The part of Queensland from Cape Tribulatian to Innisfall was home to many  Aboriginal tribes, long before the first European explorers arived in the early 18th century. 
James Cook ran his ship Endeavour aground near Cape Tribulation in 1770. Luckely they could repair the damage.
 
European settlement started in earnest in the 19th century with people in search for gold, timber, coal and dairyland. 
 
Lush tropical rainforests and long, quiet beaches dominate the North above the crocodile invested Daintree estuary.
 
Divers will appriciate the prestine outlying reefs like Agincourt Reef which are accessable by fast boats from Ponrt Douglas.
 
A scenic tramway will bring you back in time and to the Skyway in Kuranda, where you can sail over the rainforest. The town is also the gateway to the Atherton Tablelands.
 
Thanks to the higher elevation and plenty of rainfall these tablelands are prime dairy country. All that water has to find its way to the ocean and does so via several waterfalls.
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Agincourt Reef
Daintree
Kuranda
Table Lands
Port Douglas