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
7 Apr 2021
April 2021 CEO Update

Domestic demand for Cairns & Great Barrier Reef is at an all-time high with more than 60,000 people expected through Cairns Airport this week after a very successful Easter brought 21,000 arrivals our way.

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Media Releases
26 Mar 2021
New in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

Summer lives on in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef with new tours, food and beverage options aimed at domestic travellers seeking adventure and relaxation in an international destination.

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CEO-Board Updates
10 Mar 2021
March 2021 CEO Update

The Cairns Holiday Dollars campaign has turned the spotlight on Cairns & Great Barrier Reef with almost 100,000 people registering in just 48 hours and more than $4.6 million in publicity generated for the destination.

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Media Releases
8 Mar 2021
Cairns & Great Barrier Reef operators in a spin for holiday vouchers

Cairns & Great Barrier Reef tourism operators are revved for a busy Easter and the lead-up to the region’s peak domestic season being boosted by the announcement of the Cairns Holiday Dollars campaign.

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Media Releases
1 Mar 2021
Yidinji welcome for ARIA winner Amy Shark in Cairns

Internationally acclaimed Aussie singer/songwriter Amy Shark was treated to a Welcome to Country performance by Indigenous cultural group Minjil before her live show at the Cairns Performing Arts Centre on Saturday.

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Newsletters
24 Feb 2021
Wotif awards Cairns top town

Cairns has been awarded the 2021 Wotif Aussie Town of the Year. Now in its fourth year, the awards spotlight deserving destinations around the country for their contribution to local tourism.

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CEO-Board Updates
10 Feb 2021
February 2021 CEO Update

Federal Tourism Minister Dan Tehan has assured the Tropical North Queensland business community that the Government would offer targeted support for those who need it beyond March.

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Media Releases
15 Jan 2021
Accommodation deals for Cairns Summer Sounds

Live music is back in 2021 with four top Australian names performing at Cairns Summer Sounds in February.

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Media Releases
7 Jan 2021
TTNQ salutes Tjapukai

Tourism Tropical North Queensland Chief Executive Officer Mark Olsen said the industry’s thoughts were with the staff of Tjapukai following news that it would close.

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Media Releases
17 Dec 2020
Give a great experience this Christmas

Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) is urging people to give their loved ones a tour experience to help keep locals in jobs.

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Media Releases
11 Dec 2020
Discover a Summer in the Tropics adventure

Summer has arrived in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef and with it will be the best adventure rainforest experiences of the year.

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CEO-Board Updates
9 Dec 2020
December 2020 CEO Update

2021 presents our region with both challenges and opportunities. Our primary international markets will hopefully be returning to the region, and we have a real opportunity to increase our share of Australians travelling at home in 2021.

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Media Releases
8 Dec 2020
Experience tropical luxury this summer

Summer is when the rainforest comes to life in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef. Warm rains enhance the vibrant greens of the Wet Tropics, cassowaries emerge with their chicks, and waterholes offer an inviting place to cool off.

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Media Releases
3 Dec 2020
Giant Cairns snorkeller arrives in Sydney

A giant snorkeller is floating in Darling Harbour inviting Australians to holiday in ‘Cairns & Great Barrier Reef’ and discover why the tropical destination is the preferred summer playground for visitors from around the world.

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Media Releases
25 Nov 2020
TTNQ welcomes Victorian and Sydney borders opening

The Cairns & Great Barrier Reef tourism industry has 125 million reasons to be happy with the confirmation that visitors from Greater Sydney and Victoria will be able to travel from 1 December.

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CEO-Board Updates
25 Nov 2020
November 2020 CEO Update

The Cairns & Great Barrier Reef tourism industry has 125 million reasons to be happy with the confirmation that visitors from Greater Sydney and Victoria will be able to travel from 1 December.

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Media Releases
12 Nov 2020
TTNQ welcomes Tourism Minister

Tourism Tropical North Queensland Chief Executive Officer Mark Olsen congratulated the Member for Sandgate Stirling Hinchcliffe on his appointment as Minister for Tourism Development and Member for Cairns Michael Healy on becoming Assistant Minister for Tourism Development.

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Media Releases
6 Nov 2020
Taste Summer in the Tropics

You can’t go past a cold beer and a bucket of prawns in summer, but have you tried a Cassowary Cocktail or a Tiger Prawn Schnitzel with pineapple and persimmon?

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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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