Magazine article Geographical

Win a Tropical Holiday to Cairns, Queensland

Magazine article Geographical

Win a Tropical Holiday to Cairns, Queensland

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The Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef region offers, quite simply, the best natural experiences in the world. Nowhere else on Earth do two World Heritage areas sit side by side, as the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics rainforests do at Cape Tribulation. These two vast ecosystems, both of which are many millions of years old, are among the planet's most diverse, offering visitors the chance to come face to face with an array of unusual and beautiful creatures. Away from the coastal regions, you enter the wide open spaces of the Outback, where adventure is guaranteed. And to top it all off, there's the ancient, yet vibrant culture of the region's indigenous peoples, whose very way of life is tied so intimately to this unique land. So whether you want to dive with brilliantly coloured fish, explore ancient rainforests, gaze at millennia-old rock art or simply feel the sand between your toes on a deserted beach, Queensland's tropical north has everything you could hope for and more. …

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