There really is nowhere quite like Tropical North Queensland. Not only is it the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef which spans 2,600 kilometres in length, it’s sandy shores are fringed with lush vegetation, making it a truly untouched paradise. Sweeping along its northern coastline are a collection of beaches, bays and villages, including the popular resort towns of Port Douglas and Palm Cove which offer an escape from the rest of the world. In the centre of the region is the city of Cairns, with its vibrant atmosphere and modern city lifestyle.
One of the major draw cards of Tropical North Queensland is that is offers what feels like an endless summer, with a balmy climate all year round and water temperatures ranging between 23-29 degrees Celsius. Comprised of two distinct seasons, the wet and the dry, the tropical rainforest comes alive during the wet season with rushing waterfalls and streams, while the dry season offers a more moderate temperature with clear blue skies, making it one of the most popular times to visit the region.
For all of your accommodation needs, unwind completely at one of our beautifully appointed resorts. Peppers Beach Club in Port Douglas and Peppers Beach Club & Spa in Palm Cove each present their own unique offerings including all of the comforts you require, both in the heart of the wonderful coastal townships on the edge of the coral sea and within arm’s reach of the Great Barrier Reef.
Activities & Attractions
Attracting thousands of tourists annually, Tropical North Queensland is a plethora of experiences waiting to be discovered. Whether your desire is to read your favourite book beside the resort pool, lay on the beach under a palm tree as you listen to the gentle waves lapping the shores, or perhaps you’re a little more adventurous and are interested in the diverse water activities available; you’ll never be short of things to do.
Visible from outer space, the Great Barrier Reef is a vibrant ecosystem home to more than 600 types of hard and soft corals, numerous species of fish, turtles, sharks, stingrays and dolphins. There are many ways to experience the delightful underwater world below, such as cruising across the surface in a glass bottom boat, joining a snorkelling tour and swimming with fish, or fully immersing yourself with a scuba diving tour.
Mossman Gorge and Daintree Rainforest are home to pristine waterfalls, fresh water streams and views that are simply breathtaking. World heritage listed, when you join a Dreamtime Guided Walk you’ll discover a wealth of history and tradition. There are a number of self-guided walking tracks, some with mountainous outlooks and others containing viewing platforms where you can take in the wonder of the rainforest, suitable for a range of fitness levels.
Picture-perfect turquoise waters and golden sand as far as the eye can see, Four Mile Beach is located within a short walk of Port Douglas and just over half an hours’ drive of Palm Cove. Here is where you’ll find that iconic image of Tropical North Queensland, begging for you to dive into the water or hop onto a kayak or canoe to appreciate the environment. Palm Cove beach is equally as beautiful, having won many awards for its purity making it exceptionally idyllic.
Food and wine is at the heart of Queensland’s lifestyle and culture, where you’ll be spoilt with a mouth-watering banquet of tropical fruit and seasonal vegetables, freshly caught seafood, locally brewed beer and vino, at one of many restaurants and cafes serving up the finest in local produce. Many dishes are inspired by the surrounding region, with a diversity of cuisine from around the globe, providing something to satisfy even the most seasoned diner.
Ideal travel is between the months of May to September when Tropical North Queensland experiences it’s dry season - the most favoured time to visit the region. With a comfortable temperature of around 26 degree Celsius, it’s the perfect time to holiday, especially if you’re planning to dive into the crystal clear waters without the need for stinger suits. There are also man-made lagoons which are separate from the ocean and are safe to swim in all year round.
During the warmer period, also known as the wet season, humidity is much higher, however it won’t prevent you from making the most of your holiday. Air-conditioned accommodation, resort pools and refreshing beverages provide relief from the heat. Whether you’re planning to venture out on a tour or spend your time unwinding poolside, there are lots of ways to cool off and enjoy the hotter times of year.
Accommodation in Tropical North Queensland
Port Douglas and Palm Cove are the ideal base for your beachside escape, as they provide access to some of the most scenic beaches in Tropical North Queensland. There’s a sense of isolation and serenity that comes from their unique position on the edge of the Coral Sea, with the convenience of being within an hour of Cairns Airport.
Regardless of which town you choose to spend your time in, you’ll be spoilt for choice with beautifully appointed resort accommodation, all within a short stroll of the main town. Surrounded by everything the area is famous for including pristine coastline, tropical rainforest, gourmet food and wine, topped with a calm sophisticated coastal vibe, there’s nothing more synonymous with relaxation.
Peppers Beach Club
Warm, inviting and elegant, Peppers Beach Club is ideally positioned within a 10 minute walk of the centre of Port Douglas. Rooms are contemporary with a refined casual ambience, designed with natural tones reflecting the surrounding landscape. Appointed with comfortable bedding, air-conditioning, WiFi, balconies and tea and coffee making facilities, you’ll want for nothing. Sublime Bar & Grill serves splendid dishes beside the sparkling resort pool, which features a patio deck where you can soak in the Queensland sunshine.
Peppers Beach Club & Spa
In the heart of Palm Cove, Peppers Beach Club & Spa provides a resort oasis, with modern apartments and lavish penthouses, echoing the town’s coastal vibe. Complete with kitchenettes or full kitchens, each accommodation option offers the luxury of your own private balcony, along with the ease of air-conditioning and WiFi. Restore your balance at this wonderful resort, where you can lay beside the pool, dine at our acclaimed Lime & Pepper restaurant, or rejuvenate your senses at the Exclusive Spa.