Life in the tropics

Townsville

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Townsville is Australia’s largest tropical city with a population of around 185, 000. It’s a thriving coastal city and port, and a stepping-off point for visiting the Great Barrier Reef. The resort regions of the Whitsunday Islands and Mission Beach are within easy reach, as are historic outback towns such as Charters Towers. 

Find out more about Townsville by visiting the International Student website.

Cairns

Cairns

With over two million visitors annually, Cairns is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia. Attractions include two World Heritage natural environments – the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the Wet Tropics ancient rainforests; nearby resort regions include Port Douglas and Mission Beach; the picturesque Atherton Tablelands and outback Queensland is within easy reach.

Find out more about Cairns by visiting the International Students website.

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