Immerse yourself in the World-heritage wonders of North Queensland between Cairns and Townsville along The Great Tropical Drive. Experience 13 discovery trails that wind their way from palm-fringed beaches, to ancient rainforests and the golden outback of North Queensland.
Amaze at the sheer size and abundant marine life of the Great Barrier Reef or take some time out and relax on one of over 20 idyllic tropical island hideaways. Take a step back in time and discover the charms of the heritage trail. Taste paradise on indulgent tropical food trails or soar above the tablelands in your very own hot air ballooning adventure.
Explore our ancient rainforests with adventures including mountain treks, canopy walks, waterfall and gorge tours or kayak and rafting. Experience rich indigenous culture or venture into our ‘accessible outback’ a truly remarkable landscape filled with amazing discoveries, including 190,000 year old lava tubes, gorges and escarpments.
The Great Tropical Drive is an Australian tropical adventure full of unexpected discoveries. It’s where you’ll feel amazed, inspired and alive. It’s where Australia shines. And you’ll shine too, from the moment you arrive.
Find out more about The Great Tropical Drive, including maps and route choices.