Tropical North Queensland Islands

Swathed in Natural Beauty

Perfect for all types of getaways, Tropical North Queensland is home to some of the country’s most wonderful island resorts. Start with a trip to picturesque Lizard Island, swathed in rainforest and offering spectacular diving, game fishing, bushwalking, sailing, indulgent spa treatments and pristine secluded beaches to be discovered by foot or motorised dinghy.

Part of a protected marine park off the coast of Cairns, Green Island offers beautiful coral reefs and gorgeous rainforest, alongside a luxury resort with modern facilities.

Fitzroy Island Resort is also easily accessed from Cairns, and offers an affordable tropical paradise. Fitzroy Island is all about rainforest, beaches and high reaches, with just as much to explore on land as in the sea. Explore bush walking tracks throughout the island, like the Lighthouse and Summit walks, with views all the way to the Great Barrier Reef. Trek to magic spots, like Secret Garden and Nudey Beach, one of Tropical North Queensland’s most iconic beaches.

Only eight kilometres off the coast of Townsville, Magnetic Island is packed with sheltered bays, sandy beaches and beautiful walking tracks. This laid-back island community is perfect for families and couples, and features a range of accommodation options, perfect for every budget.

Insiders' Tips

  1. Hike up to Cook's Look: Once used by sailors from one of James Cook’s expeditions, this is the highest point of Lizard Island, and offers extensive views of the reef.
  2. Dive The Moltke: Easily accessible from Magnetic Island, this wreck has been here for 70 years.
  3. Look out for Wildlife: Over two-thirds of Magnetic Island is dedicated national park and home to Northern Australia’s largest colony of wild koalas.

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