Tourism Tropical North Queensland

Tropical North Queensland is one of the most diversely beautiful and powerful Australian tourism stories. Together we can unlock the story of The Tropics and build tourism success as one of the country’s most thriving destinations. At Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ), we are proud to market this region to the world through stories founded around reef, rainforest, Indigenous, outback, lifestyle and adventure.

Latest News

Keep your finger on the pulse and stay up to date with our latest news.

CEO-Board Updates
22 Jan 2020
January 2020 CEO Update

Conscious of the impact of the bushfires both on our southern State counterparts and on our local operators, TTNQ’s marketing efforts have been delayed by a few weeks to ensure we are striking a balance in the market.

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Media Releases
13 Jan 2020
Experience Australia’s two Indigenous cultures

The Cairns & Great Barrier Reef region’s World Heritage areas are home to Australia’s two Indigenous cultures, which can be experienced on more than 80 tours during Queensland’s Year of Indigenous Tourism.

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CEO-Board Updates
18 Dec 2019
December 2019 CEO Update

A new decade is just around the corner and with it a fresh, new brand platform to help Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) members throughout the region promote Cairns & Great Barrier Reef. The aim is to inspire travellers who want to see the world differently and know that they have made a difference by choosing to visit our region.

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Media Releases
13 Dec 2019
Tourism industry urged to support domestic campaign

Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) is seeking to deliver more than $40 million in sales to TTNQ members and generate some $50 million in advertising value and awareness through a 2020 domestic campaign.

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Media Releases
6 Dec 2019
Summer brings new life to Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

Tropical fruits are ripening, wildlife is awakening, and waterfalls will soon be pumping as Summer unfolds in two parts in the Cairns and Great Barrier Reef region. The world’s oldest living culture, Australia’s Aboriginal people, look to nature to determine the time of year with their six-season calendar marking the changes in their environment.

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Media Releases
8 Nov 2019
Take a Daintree digital detox before Christmas

Need a digital detox before the Christmas frenzy begins? The Daintree is one of the last must-do destinations where you can go off the grid and detox without sacrificing comfort and activities galore.

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Media Releases
18 Oct 2019
Tropical North Queensland welcomes travel writers

Australia’s top travel writers are converging on Tropical North Queensland this week to tour the region and hold their annual conference.

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Media Releases
19 Oct 2019
TNQ tourism industry celebrates success

The achievements and successes of the local tourism industry were celebrated last night (October 18) at the 2019 Tropical North Queensland Tourism Industry Excellence Awards, held at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.

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Media Releases
17 Oct 2019
Sustainability a part of tourism in Cairns region

Kangaroo poo hoovered up for fertiliser alongside the Wet Tropics rainforest and free electric car charging stations are among the sustainability initiatives in Tropical North Queensland.

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Media Releases
24 Sep 2019
New in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef region
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Media Releases
30 Aug 2019
Great Barrier Reef 2019 Outlook Report

TTNQ CEO Pip Close attended a Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) briefing today on the 2019 Outlook Report for the Great Barrier Reef.

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Media Releases
30 Aug 2019
Great Barrier Reef’s stories revealed

Visitors to the Great Barrier Reef are learning about the diversity and complexities of the world’s largest coral reef system from a group of qualified storytellers.
Image: Calypso Reef imagery | Master Reef Guide Pablo Cogollos takes passengers on Sunlover Reef Cruises on a snorkelling tour.

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Media Releases
28 Aug 2019
Drive alongside the Great Barrier Reef

Stopping to enjoy the sights along the Great Barrier Reef Drive has become easier with the installation of more than 143 road signs featuring images of swaying palm trees to help drivers find their way.

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Events + Meetings

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