The north-east region of Australia is a huge area of the state of Queensland, stretching from the Cape York Peninsula in the far north, down to the Whitsunday group of islands in the south. This takes in a stretch of coastline that lies on the Pacific Ocean that runs for many hundreds of miles; crucially, including the Great Barrier Reef. The most popular towns in this region are Cairns and Townsville, but there are dozens of other settlements that can be found along this coast and where comfortable and luxurious self catering accommodation in the north-east region of Australia can be secured.
As with much of Australia, you will tend to find that the majority of the activities can be found along the coast in the north-east region. This is because the further inland you travel, the more arid the landscape and climate becomes. The outback is definitely for people who are keen to discover a very unique and inhospitable environment on our planet and there are some tours and activities to be booked through professionals. On the coast, the sport of surfing is king here and there are often opportunities for you to learn how to ride the waves. Other activities include swimming (be sure to check for ‘designated’ safe swimming areas and never just presume!), jet skiing, scuba diving, water skiing and fishing.
You really will be staying in an awesome part of the world on your holidays in the north-east region of Australia! The weather and Pacific coastline all come together to make for a unique holiday experience that will make memories that last forever. Top of your list of places to visit in Queensland has to be the Great Barrier Reef. There are plenty of opportunities to book professionally organised tours of the reef and this is vitally important to ensure the sustainability of this ecosystem. The towns of Townsville and Cairns especially have their own great choice of attractions to keep all members of your travelling party happy. Also, a trip to the Whitsunday Islands is highly recommended whilst in this part of the world.
For your holidays in the north-east region of Australia you can expect the climate to become progressively hotter and humid the further north you travel. The warmest part of the region is around the Cape York Peninsula, where temperatures hardly shift from one month to the next. Typically, they will be well into the thirties degrees Celsius on most days. The climate will become more sub-tropical in the south and there are more variations from season to season.
The best way to arrange your travel to the north-east region of Australia is to firstly book your flights from the UK to Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD). There are quite a few airlines that fly on this route and these include Qantas, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines and Virgin Atlantic. These depart from London Heathrow (LHR). Next, you will need to arrange a domestic flight up to Cairns International Airport (CNS) and there are many airlines to choose from for this leg of your journey.