After four relaxing days on Hamilton Island, we headed up the Queensland coast towards Cairns. The further north we went, the hotter and more humid it got, temperatures can easily hit 38 C / 100 F in the summer. We rented a car and headed towards Port Douglas, a sleepy little beach town right on the coast. This region is a unique blend of sandy beaches and tropical rainforest. The lush green forest gives way to to clear blue water, both only separated by a winding road. As we were driving on the road to Port Douglas, we could not help but admire this distinctive landscape.