Key natural attractions

 

It's always hard to plan your time when there is just so much to see and do!  Use the following pages to help you connect to the local experts, to learn about our favourite spots and to plan your adventure in one of the most beautiful places on Earth...


If scenic panoramas are what you're after, you can drive along 40 scenic routes with over 100 spectacular lookouts and camera hotspots. A trip to the Wet Tropics is most certainly not complete without taking in the vistas of Queensland's highest peaks, Bartle Frere and Bellenden Ker, and Australia's longest single-drop waterfall, the 305m Wallaman Falls.

For those who are more on the energetic, get your gear on and head out into some simply stunning bush walks or cycling trails... or for those who just want to relax, there are plenty of places to put your feet up ranging from the most basic type of camping in the bush to 'eco-style' hideaways to the most luxurious resorts.

 

No matter where you go, don't forget your camera!


Wet Tropics walks

Pack your lunch and take
a hike!  Enjoy some of the
most awesome walks in
Australia.



 

Key attractions to explore

We've picked out our favourites
but there's plenty more to
explore!

 

Great scenic drives

There are over 600km of
roads to explore in the Wet Tropics
and 40 scenic routes. You will be
amazed at the changes in the
landscape as you explore.

 

Camping information

There is simply no better way of
getting intimate with nature
than camping!

 

Regional Tourism
Organisations (RTO)

The Wet Tropics spans across the
two RTO regions of Tourism
Tropical North Queensland [TTNQ]
and Townsville Enterprise [TEL].

Park conditions and alerts

Knowing what the weather has in
store for you can make all the
difference between an awesome
experience and perhaps... well... a
more challenging one!

Regional park guide:

Cairns to Townsville

Click the link or image to download the brochure PDF:

Tropical coast journey guide (8.2MB)
 

Regional park guide:

Atherton and Evelyn tablelands

Click the link or image to download the brochure PDF:

Atherton and Evelyn tablelands journey guide (3.6MB)

 

 

News and Events

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