Tropical North Regions of Australia
"Above the Tropic of Capricorn "
Sandy white beaches, palm trees and tropical forest
Not confined to Northern Queensland, the whole of the Northern Australia Coastal fringe above the Tropic of Capricorn has warm tropical temperatures most of the year, rising to above 35 degrees (celsius) much of the year and enjoying a tropical, sometimes monsoonal, wet season in the summer from October to March.
Sandy white beaches, palm trees and tropical forest. Unique wildlife only found in the Daintree National Park and the hills climb up to the scenic Atherton Tablelands.
With Rockhampton right on the Tropic of Capricorn heading north the tropics start and by the time we get to Proserpine the constant green is present. Offshore the islands are typically tropical paradises.
Arriving at Katherine from the desert (south) you start to get a glimpse of the greenery to come at Mataranka Falls and experience the majestic Katherine Gorge. Further to the north the Kakadu is legend!
Can also be classed as 'the Outback' as its remoteness is vast. In the drier months it looks less tropical but when it rains it rains big time and the waterholes are crystal all year round!