The northernmost tip of Queensland is the only place in the world where two natural World Heritage areas come together, the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Discover the untouched wilderness of Australia’s wild north in Cape York and the Torres Strait Islands. Cairns The capital of Tropical North Queensland is the perfect jumping-off point for the Great Barrier Reef, with boats departing every day to cruise, snorkel and dive. Seek out waterfalls in the Atherton Tablelands close to the city, eat fresh seafood on the trawler-turned-restaurant Prawn Star in the marina and pick up some colourful local produce at Rusty’s Markets. Cairns International Airport is 10 minutes from the city centre, with flights to most Australian capitals and cities in New Zealand, Asia and PNG. Port Douglas The dreamy resort town of Port Douglas is a popular spot for local and visiting foodies. Spend a day in the green surrounds of Mossman Gorge and swim in the many sheltered waterholes. In September, celebrate the flavours of Tropical North Queensland alongside celebrity chefs and local producers at the annual Taste festival. Port Douglas is a one-hour drive north from Cairns.