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The Great Greenwayn: Places to visit
Outstanding natural beauty spanning from Cairns to Townsville in Tropical North Queensland.

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This amazing rainforest is composed of tablelands and majestic mountain slopes.

Great Green Way

Situated between Townsville and Cairns in the Far North Queensland of Australia is the ostentatious wilderness known as the Great Green Way. This place boasts 25 tropical islands beyond its coast and grants access to two of UNESCO's world heritage sites: the Great Barrier Reef that contains over 1,500 species of fish and more than 2,800 species of individual reef; and the Wet Tropics Rainforests that harbors more than 370 species of birds and a wide array of vivid plant life.

You and your family can explore vibrant coral reefs that are simply teeming with an abundance of assorted marine life, visit the 12 different mainland National Parks, and top it all off by enjoying a picturesque Australian sunset with tropical drinks in your hands. The Great Green way prides itself with The Big Crab, a seafood restaurant specialising in fresh mud crabs and scrumptious tiger prawns -- a perfect compliment to your island getaway. The Great Green Way also possesses that laid back atmosphere reminiscent of the traditional North Queensland way of living. Its soothing overall ambiance lets you take in all the splendid wonders of these lush tropics amidst the pristine Australian waters at your own steady pace.

Things to do

A variety of fun activities that are meticulously fashioned also await you and your family. Why bother taking the typical city tour when you can have a full magnificent view of the panoramic sights of the Grand Green Way? The Cardwell Air Charters makes this possible with its 75 minute tour above scenic waterfalls, mystical gorges and spectacular coastal views so beautiful that you would surely wish this charter to continue forever.

If you are the type of person who is not too keen with water-related activities or just wants to have fun without getting soaked, then the Reef HQ Aquarium is the destination for you. The Reef HQ Aquarium boasts of a massive underwater viewing tunnel that exhibits 2.5 million litres of sea water with a host of marine life thriving in it, which is more or less the same with that of the Great Barrier Reef. One of the main attractions of the Reef HQ Aquarium is its 750,000 liter Predator Exhibit that contains the S.S. Yongala wreck, which adds to the overall daunting exhibit that contains the leopard sharks, the black tip reef shark and a nurse shark. With its massive collection of marine life displayed through huge viewing tunnels, there’s no doubt why the Reef HQ Aquarium is labeled as the world's largest living coral reef aquarium.

Now, if you want to experience the subtle atmosphere of the Great Green Way coasts, it is highly recommended that you take a cruise through the Hinchinbrook Rent a Yacht. Included in this service is the liberty to maneuver a yacht by yourself, giving you the rare opportunity to commune with nature as you brave the coastal shores of the Great Green Way. With the inviting beauty of this Australian place, you will surely feel yourself being one with nature.