Unique Environment

Two World Heritage areas side by side

  • The Great Barrier Reef and the world’s oldest rainforest are the ideal backdrop for conferences, meetings, events and incentives to remember. Their World Heritage values are closely linked with the oldest living culture on earth which can be experienced in these unique natural environments.

  • Snorkelling with turtles, swimming with whales and diving with giant potato cod are among the many ways to immerse yourself in the Great Barrier Reef. Stay dry with a scenic helicopter flight, glass-bottom boat tour or helmet dive. Try stand-up paddle boarding around an island, a massage on a reef pontoon or cocktails on a sand cay for the ultimate in relaxation.

  • Explore the world’s oldest rainforest with an Indigenous guide showing you the foods and medicines used by rainforest Aboriginal people for tens of thousands of years. Swim beneath waterfalls, encounter a cassowary or snorkel down a river looking for platypus. Hide out in a luxurious rainforest lodge, zipline through the canopy or spot crocodiles on a river cruise.

  • More than 600 tours a day explore the Reef, Wet Tropics rainforest, accessible outback, beaches, mountains and farming hinterland of Cairns & Great Barrier Reef.