Did you know that @australia used to be largely a rainforest-clad continent? 🌿🌱 The @wettropicsworldheritage rainforest is the oldest remaining patch of this ancient forest, estimated to be over 180million years old 😲  That’s why you’ll find some of the most primitive flora & fauna species here. In fact, there are 700 endemic species within the World Heritage Area that can’t be found anywhere else in the world 🌏

📸 @reubennutt #exploreTNQ #ExplorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia
Say hello to island time at @bedarraisland 🌴💆

This exclusive paradise is just waiting to shower you with incredible activities, brilliant food & breathtaking views over the @gbrmarinepark 🥰🥂

📸 via @bedarraisland #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia #cassowarycoast
This is how you make the most of warm sunny days in the tropics 🍉

@visitpalmcove might be one of our favourite tropical beaches & it's not hard to see why 🌴 Not only is there stunning sandy shores to kick back & relax on, but there's so much more to explore! Walk around barefoot, choose a bike instead of a car & buy fresh seafood for a sunset barbecue on the beach 🦐🌺 You can hire a kayak & paddle right off the beach or head out to nearby #DoubleIsland 🏝 The Palm Cove jetty is a great fishing spot, with plenty of Spanish mackerel, cod, whiting, stripeys and flathead to be caught 🎣

⚠️ Remember - If you choose to swim, only do so at patrolled beaches & make sure you stay inside the net to stay safe as there may be marine stingers present in the water.

📸 @hannah.klue #exploreTNQ #exploreCairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia #palmcove
Have you travelled along the Waterfall Circuit before? 🌿✨ If not? Make your way to the @athertontablelands & start exploring 💦 #EllinjaaFalls is a definite favourite, with a shallow pool perfect for swimming & a BBQ area for if you get hungry, you’ll be able to spend all day long at this beauty 🍃

📸 @daavic #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustrali #athertontablelands
As the weather cools off, hiking is back on every active traveller’s to-do list & where better to start the hike than right here in @trinitybeachcairns on the #EarlHill summit track🥾✔️ 

If you’re an avid adventurer, tell us your favourite TNQ hike? 👇

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