Ep3: Glories of Tropical North Queensland


On this edition of Kiwi Tripsters, we transport you to the palm-fringed glories of Tropical North Queensland. We gorge our way through Port Douglas, admire the Daintree, take to the water in the Great Barrier Reef and size up the tropical urban playground of Cairns. Welcome to Tropical North Queensland.

Cape Tribulation
Cape Tribulation. Photo: Queensland.com

Port Douglas is a winter-defying resort town, packed with incredible eateries and the dazzling Four Mile Beach. Plus we take a side-trip to serene Palm Cove, just off the Captain Cook Highway.

Port Douglas and Four Mile Brach. Photo: Queensland.com

Where the rainforest meets the reef. Go wild from Port Douglas, with riveting adventures in the Daintree and at Mossman Gorge. Plus we preview the sensational CrocArena in Port Douglas, where you can swim with salties!

Saltwater crocodile. Queensland Australia
Saltwater Crocodile. Photo: Queensland.com

Port Douglas is synonymous with exceptional food, with a host of food producers and farmers clustered around the tourist hotspot. We talk to Peter Davidson about his exceptional chef-guided small group tour, Port on a Plate.

Nautilus Restaurant, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
Nautilus Restaurant. Photo: Queensland.com

Kick winter into touch with a palm-fringed escape to North Queensland’s gateway city of Cairns. Beautifully landscaped, compact and laid-back, we highlight the city’s winning attributes, from the tropical lagoon swimming pool at the Esplanade to the enticing eateries strung along the Marina. Plus explore the glories of the Great Barrier Reef, with some recommended excursions.

Great Barrier Reef. Queensland, Australia
Reef Magic Pontoon. Photo: Queensland.com
  • 01:00 Heading to Tropical North Queensland; Palm Cove and Port Douglas
  • 06:59 Wildlife around Port Douglas
  • 13:50 Chat with Peter Davidson of Port on a Plate
  • 23:00 Great Barrier Reef and Cairns

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