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
28 Oct 2020
October 2020 CEO Update

Summer is upon us and with it comes regular quenching rainfall, sweet tropical produce, crystal clear waters on the reef and the Cairns & Great Barrier Reef “Summer Great. Leave Greater.” campaign, which launched on Sunday 25 October.

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Media Releases
27 Oct 2020
Dive into Summer in the Tropics

A whole new cast of characters can be spotted during summer on the Great Barrier Reef when light winds and excellent visibility offer optimum conditions for snorkelling and diving from Cairns.

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Media Releases
23 Oct 2020
Tourism leader to guide region’s recovery

Tourism industry leader Ken Chapman has been elected Chair of Tourism Tropical North Queensland at the first meeting this week of the new elected TTNQ Board.

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Media Releases
16 Oct 2020
TTNQ welcomes newly elected Directors

With Australians most likely to be holidaying at home in 2021, the stage is set for a new year of opportunity for Cairns & Great Barrier Reef and guiding the recovery will be five new faces on the TTNQ Board.

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Media Releases
2 Oct 2020
New in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef – October 2020

Reef expeditions, new hotels and wildlife experiences are among the newly launched Cairns & Great Barrier Reef products ready to entice Australians north for a tropical summer.

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CEO-Board Updates
16 Sep 2020
September 2020 CEO Update

Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) has secured a $16.5 million five-year funding agreement with Cairns Regional Council.

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Media Releases
10 Sep 2020
TTNQ secures five-year Cairns Regional Council funding

Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) has secured a $16.5 million five-year funding agreement with Cairns Regional Council.

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Media Releases
14 Aug 2020
Skyrail Chairman to chair TTNQ Board

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Chairman Ken Chapman has been appointed to the Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) Board and, subject to the approval of the incoming Board, will take on the role of Chair when it becomes vacant at the Annual General Meeting in October.

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Media Releases
14 Aug 2020
Pro cyclists swap bikes for snorkels on Great Barrier Reef

Five professional cyclists visiting Cairns for the annual Prime Tour of the Tropics have swapped their bikes for snorkels to watch a turtle being released on the Great Barrier Reef today (August 14).

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Media Releases
29 Jun 2020
New in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

Tourism operators in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef have been innovating and reinvigorating while their doors have been closed and now they are ready to take visitors on new journeys exploring the largest reef on Earth, the world’s oldest rainforest and the accessible outback.

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Media Releases
19 Jun 2020
New Zealand PM invited to holiday in Cairns

Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) has sent a formal invitation to New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Adern and her family to holiday in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef.

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Media Releases
1 Jun 2020
Drive North Queensland campaign launches State-wide

The Cairns and Great Barrier Reef region is ready to take bookings from Queenslanders following the announcement of travel being permitted within the State.

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Media Releases
11 Mar 2020
Visitors to become Cairns & Great Barrier Reef custodians

Visitors to Cairns & Great Barrier Reef will leave as custodians, revitalised by the beauty of nature and its connection to ancient Indigenous culture.

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Media Releases
11 Mar 2020
What is so GREAT about Cairns & Great Barrier Reef?

Cairns & Great Barrier Reef
See Great, Leave Greater
Inspiring visitors to leave as custodians of the region

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Media Releases
24 Feb 2020
New in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

A wellness on the reef voyage, the third of the Crystalbrook Collection Resorts, and a new centre for Indigenous art are among the new experiences in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef.

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Media Releases
24 Feb 2020
Live map shows health of Great Barrier Reef

A map showcasing daily underwater vision of the sites visited by tour vessels in the Cairns & Great Barrier Reef region has been launched by Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ).

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Media Releases
16 Feb 2020
Cairns & Great Barrier Reef conferences help environment

Wildlife and environment conservation charities will benefit from conferences being held in five leading Cairns hotels in 2020 with the launch of the Nurturing Nature program.

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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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Events + Meetings

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