Magnetic Island: Bays, Beaches and Boulders

A short ferry ride off the coast of Townsville, Magnetic Island is a treat for anyone who loves chilled island life with walks in nature, wildlife spotting and beautiful beaches. Maggie is one of the few islands in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park that is big enough...

Beyond Mount Garnet: National Parks Camping:

The wide-open spaces and big rivers of the area around Mount Garnet make for some great wilderness camping and yet some areas are mostly ‘virgin territory’ with National Parks camping areas that hardly anyone has been too, writes Paul Curtis. A few months ago I was...

Cobbold Gorge: Gorgeous Outback Oasis

After several hours of driving through the parched landscape of the Gulf Savannah country, the last thing you expect to see is a turquoise infinity pool with a swim up bar, but that's exactly what you find on arrival at Cobbold Gorge. Cobbold Gorge is located on Robin...

Undara: Spectacular Volcanic Lava Tubes

People come for miles to see the unusual volcanic lava tubes at Undara National Park in North Queensland but they are only part of the reason why a visit to Undara should be on your 'to do list'. Undara is about a 3-4 hour drive west from Cairns or Townsville, a small...

Boonmoo Station: Camping in the Outback

With more and more people choosing to camp in the peace and quiet of the bush, its no surprise that camping at outback cattle stations is so popular. And Boonmoo Station is a top spot to stay. Boonmoo is about two hours drive north west of Cairns and close to the...

Things to Do in Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation is a small settlement in the Daintree where the bitumen road comes to an end before the Bloomfield Track. The scenery is stunning with old growth rainforest hanging down over wide empty white sandy beaches. There are only about 200-300 people who live...

Explore NQ

Tropical North Queensland, in the north east of Australia, is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. With its diverse landscapes ranging from breathtaking deserts to ancient rainforests, this region is a nature lover’s paradise. Immerse yourself in the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, where you can explore vibrant coral reefs and encounter fascinating marine life. Indulge in the beauty of the numerous islands scattered along the coast, each offering its own unique charm. At Travel NQ, we invite you to experience North Queensland like a local and unlock the hidden treasures of this enchanting destination.

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New to Travel NQ? Get started by reading some of our most visited and shared posts: There are several posts about individual camping spots on Travel NQ but these two have lists so they are a good overview…

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Visit the Reef

The top priority for most visitors to north Queensland is to visit the Great Barrier Reef. Here’s what to expect on a snorkeling trip.

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Most of North Queensland’s festivals and events occur in the dry season between May-October when the weather is cooler. Here’s a list of…

Cairns Tablelands

Things to do in the Atherton Tablelands

40+ ideas for things to do and see

Granite Gorge: Rock-Hopping Heaven

Great family camping near Mareeba

Grand Barron Lodge: Kuranda’s Best Kept Secret?

River views and stunning sunsets over the Barron River

Marvellous Mareeba: Things to Do in Mareeba

There’s a lot more explore in Mareeba than most people realise

Hot Air Ballooning: Watching the Sunrise Over Mareeba

An awesome way to appreciate the outback

Outback Stargazing: Mareeba’s Night Sky Secrets

Head into the bush to learn about the stars

Authentic Kuranda: Riverboat Cruise and Rainforest Tour

Forget the souvenir shops behind and head for the Barron River

Offroad Adventures: 5 Wilderness Road Trips in FNQ

Exploring the backroads of the Tablelands

7 Things You Don’t Expect to Find in North Queensland

There’s more to tropical FNQ than reef and rainforest

Paddock to Plate: A Foodie Tour of the Atherton Tablelands

Sampling gourmet foods produced in the food bowl of the north

Camping NQ

Beyond Mount Garnet: National Parks Camping:

Exploring virgin national parks south of Mount Garnet

Cobbold Gorge: Gorgeous Outback Oasis

North Queensland’s unexpected outback gem

Undara: Spectacular Volcanic Lava Tubes

Exploring the volcanic remains of the Gulf Savannah

Travelling in Cape York: A Low Impact Guide

How to minimise your impact in the remote wilderness of Cape York.

Places to Camp Overnight Near Townsville

Overnight camping spots close to Townsville

Boonmoo Station: Camping in the Outback

The serenity of bush camping on cattle station.

Coastal Camping: Tropical Beach Escapes in FNQ

Scenic beaches and rugged headlands – the best of FNQ’s coastal camping

Bush Camping Etiquette: How to Minimise Your Footprint

How to ensure ‘happy camping’ for yourself and others.

Camping at Wetherby Station

Get away for some remote bush camping near Cairns

Cattle Station Camping: Pitching Your Tent in Outback NQ

A list of cattle stations where you can camp in FNQ