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Wet Tropics of Queensland, Australia

From series “Famous Unesco Sites in Australia”
The State of Queensland also has the grand tourist attraction of national significance called Wet Tropics of Queensland. These extensive rainforests can safely be listed among the most beautiful in the world. Local places feature rich exotic vegetation and an abundance of picturesque rivers and waterfalls, mountains and valleys. The area of ​​tropical forests is 8 940 square km. A stroll there will be full of exciting discoveries.

Wet Tropics of Queensland, Australia The reserve is home to about 380 species of plants and more than a hundred species of rare animals, many of which can not be seen outside of the Australian continent. Among the main inhabitants of the rainforest, marsupials and bats have to be mentioned. The tropics are home to rare and incredibly beautiful butterflies. Researchers appreciate this place for the variety of unique plants that have grown on the earth millions of years ago.

A significant part of the hiking trails is concentrated in the valley of the Daintree River. The National Park owns the same name with river; this is where you can see scenic waterfalls, the Mossman Gorge, and visit Cape Tribulation. No less interesting is the nearby city of Cairns that can boast with a tropical zoo, as well as a very nice gallery. Those who want to get acquainted with culture of the local people have to visit Cairns Tjapukai cultural center. There one can see an amazing collection of household items and handicrafts. For thousands of years, local aborigines have been consuming deadly poisonous plants growing in tropics. After a visit to the center, you will know how and why they did that without compromising their health. Next - Fraser Island


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Wet Tropics of Queensland - interactive map

Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Babinda Community Financial Services Ltd.' located in 25 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Malanda Ute & Car Hire' is located in 23 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Millaa Millaa Fuel Stop' in 13 km
Supermarket: 'Tobin's 5 Star Supermarket' in 14 km
Apotheek: 'Malanda Pharmacy' in 23 km
Police station: 'Millaa Millaa Police Station' in 14 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Mungalli Creek Biodynamic Dairy and Organic Cafe' in 8 km
Railway station: 'Pawngilly' in 19 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Cairns Airport CNS - in 68 km
 »  Townsville Airport TSV - in 223 km

Best hotels near Wet Tropics of Queensland

The Canopy Rainforest Treehouses & Wildlife Sanctuary

Located in 18 km from Wet Tropics of Queensland
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Rooms: 7
This rainforest sanctuary benefits from many on-site leisure activities including fishing, hiking and horse riding. Guests can also enjoy a massage … More: photo, rates and booking
Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

Located in 21 km from Wet Tropics of Queensland
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Rooms: 9
Set on 93 hectares of tropical highland rainforest, Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat provides all linen, plus fluffy bathrobes and slippers. Guests have … More: photo, rates and booking
Malanda Lodge Motel

Located in 22 km from Wet Tropics of Queensland
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Rooms: 17
Air-conditioned guest rooms feature access to a shared balcony which comes with views of the garden. Amenities include satellite television, … More: photo, rates and booking
Crater Lakes Rainforest Cottages

Located in 26 km from Wet Tropics of Queensland
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Rooms: 4
Each of the Crater Lakes Rainforest Cottages has a fully self-contained kitchen, dining area and log fire. The lounge area includes a leather sofa, … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Kuranda Scenic Railway
63 km - Kuranda Scenic Railway
Located in Australia, the Kuranda Scenic Railway is incredibly dangerous but also fabulously beautiful. It was built at the end of the 19th century. The rail line cuts through the picturesque rainforest of the Barron Reserve. During a trip, passengers have the …
Barron Falls
74 km - Barron Falls
One of the most beautiful and most popular waterfalls in Australia is called Barron. The waterfall is located on the river of the same name. Experienced travellers recommend visiting this natural sight during the rainy season when the water volume is maximum. Tourists …
Hartley Crocodile Adventure Farm
95 km - Hartley Crocodile Adventure Farm
Those who dreamed at least once in life to watch for dangerous predators of the planet, being in close proximity, should visit Hartley’s crocodile farm. The farm is located in Australia, North Queensland, It is a cross between a traditional amusement park and a …
Wallaman Falls
125 km - Wallaman Falls
The biggest waterfall in Australia is the Wallaman Falls. Its height is about 300 meters. This attractive natural object finds its place in the extensive rainforest, a small river Stony Creek supply the waterfall. As far back, as 1958 the Wallaman Falls was recognized …
Great Barrier Reef
224 km - Great Barrier Reef
One of the main attractions of Australia and the natural site of world importance is the Great Barrier Reef, whose length is 2 500 km. It consists of a little less than 2 900 separate coral reefs and 900 islands. An area of the Great Barrier Reef is 344 400 square km. …
Ravenswood
312 km - Ravenswood
Australian Ravenswood has been founded close to the gold fields and emptied quite recently. Earlier in 2008 there was mining of gold and precious metals in this area. Today this abandoned town with its beautiful buildings is an important tourist attraction where …
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