Autobarn Know How


    Escape To North Queensland


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    Arguably one of Australia’s favorite and most beautiful holiday destinations, Tropical North Queensland is Australia’s home of relaxation and thrill seeking all in one. With the long coastlines, amazing islands, beautiful rainforests and wildlife all around, it is no wonder it is one of Australia’s most admired destinations.


    If you are looking for a relaxing or an adventurous holiday, North Queensland has the best of both worlds. From snorkeling to skydiving to ocean cruises to animal sanctuaries, North Queensland will not disappoint. 


    NOTE: Before you head off, be sure to contact your local Autobarn store if you have any concerns or questions about taking your vehicle on the journey.


    Getting There


    There are many North Queensland airports, with the largest being the Port Douglas and Cairns airports. If flying in, both airports have extensive travel options from there with car hire, campervan hire, buses, taxis and even limousine hire.


    If your are travelling by car, there are many roads and highways leading into North Queensland with the most obvious being the National Highway A1 if coming from the south or the National Highway A6 if coming from the west (inland).



    What to do

    Tropical North Queensland has a great variety of things to see and do. From adventure sports, food and wine festivals, nature and wildlife tours, theme parks, entertainment or relaxation and wellness centres, there is something to keep you occupied at all times of the day.


    The Daintree Rainforest is one of the most popular destinations for obvious reasons. Just a 1.5 hour drive from Port Douglas, with tours leaving from all North Queensland towns and cities daily, this is one trip not to be missed. The world heritage listed rainforest covers approximately 1200 square kilometers and with the wild life made up of reptiles, frogs, birds and butterflies every visitor is sure to spot some friends along the way.


    Some may prefer to relax and cruise out to an island paradise for an afternoon, day or week. There are many destinations which have cruise ships and yachts cruising out to the tropical islands that have accommodation and activities available. Or, some may prefer to stay aboard the yacht and cruise around the ocean and watch for the marine life!


    Adventure sports are of plenty; skydiving, whitewater rafting, 4 Wheel Driving, kayaking plus much more, the thrill seekers will run out of time or adrenaline before they run out of activities! 


    If in Cairns, take the Kuranda Scenic Railway through the coastal mountains and then the Skyrail back down for the amazing views. The journey on the way up aboard the over 120 year old Kuranda Scenic Railway will take you on a journey through the history of the railway and Cairns itself, whereas the Skyrail on the way down will give you breathtaking views and some stops along the journey to get off, stretch you legs and go for a walk on the boardwalk throughout the forest.


    With all this plus loads more to do in Tropical North Queensland, it is a fantastic spot to get away for a relaxing holiday by yourself, with the family or even with a large bunch of friends.


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    NOTE: This information is provided as a guide only and professionals should be consulted when doing any work to a vehicle. Autobarn is not liable for any loss or damage which is suffered or incurred (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) for any personal injury or damage to property suffered or sustained as a result of using the information provided.