New life guard on duty for the school holidays 🌴😉

This feathered fellow decided to give @lifeguardmaxi a break and take over patrolling the beach at #EttyBay 🏖 

There’s not many places you can spot the elusive Southern Cassowary as you stroll along the beach, but @tropicalnorthqueensland is one of them! 🏝 Did you know that there are approximately 700 plant species endemic to the @wettropicsworldheritage area? And almost 100 species that heavily depend on the cassowary to distribute their seeds 🌴😲

#exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia
Boat parties in @portdouglasdaintree is where it’s at 🥳

Whether you’re heading out on a guided river tour or hiring your own boat, there’s no better way to spend the day than exploring the waterways of the tropics 🌱 

What’s your favourite boating pastime? Ours is croc-spotting! 🐊

📸 @jennsomewhere #exploreTNQ #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia #explorecairnsgbr 

[ID: two people on a boat floating down a river with trees either side]
Nope, you're not flicking through the pages of @natgeo, although we wouldn’t blame you for thinking you were 💫🌴 Deep within a 180 million-year-old rainforest, where ​the Kuku Yalanji people have roamed for more than 50,000 years lies the pristine waters & stunning views of #MossmanGorge 🍃💦

Before you explore emerald green waters flowing over smooth, granite boulders enveloped by ancient tropical rainforest, head off on a Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk, peruse the gallery or sample the local food at @mossmangorge centre 🌿🎨🦖 

#exploreTNQ #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia #explorecairnsGBR

[ID: man sitting in clear water at Mossman Gorge, in front of boulders with a stream running between them. The area is surrounded by lush rainforest.]
You don’t need any special talents to be talent for @tropicalnorthqueensland! 📸

For all those people that love being in front of the camera, it’s your time to shine! We’re looking for fresh faces to feature in new content to promote the tropics and our incredible experiences 🌴 We feature people from all walks of life in our content, so no matter who you are or where you come from we’d love to hear from you 🦋

Register your interest now 👉 tropicalnorthqueensland.org.au/tnq-talent-scout
Ever wanted to visit an outback oasis in @tropicalnorthqueensland? Then #LawnHillGorge in Boodjamulla National Park is the place to be! 🏜

You’ll find this beauty along the @savannah_way_australia, boasting vivid organ sandstone cliffs, towering above the emerald green lime-rich waters of Lawn Hill Creek🚙🍃 Paddle through the lily-clad waters of the creek, explore hidden waterfalls or take a walk down memory lane & learn about ancient fossils & the local Aboriginal culture 🛶🦕
Boodjamulla National Park is home to freshwater crocodiles - while freshwater crocs are typically shy & will stay away people. Please be respectful while exploring their habitat. Remember to listen to your guides, obey any warning signs & keep your distance from wildlife 🌴

📸 @phlipvids #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia
@portdouglasdaintree will have you swinging for joy 😝🌴

This hidden gem might not be on the top of your travel list, but it’s definitely worth a wander 🐚✨ Say hello to #CowBay, with three secluded bays, it’s the perfect place for a little bit of R&R during your travels⛱ If you’re after a bit more action, try a guided sea kayaking tour 🛶 

Did you know that Cow Bay really was named after cows 🐮 Rumour has it, the name comes from local cattle farming back in the day or sea cows (dugongs) that feed in the area 🌊

Don’t worry, you’ll settle into the ‘swing’ of things around here pretty quickly 🍃🐠

📸 @kye.duncan #explorecairnsGBR #exploreTNQ #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia