Tourism Tropical North Queensland

As the Regional Tourism Organisation, Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) brings together the industry and the community to drive the value of the visitor economy through destination marketing. 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 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.

Media Releases
4 Jul 2024
Tropical North Queensland showcased to NZ agents

New Zealand’s top Expedia Travel Agent Affiliate Program agents were rewarded with an eight-day famil of Tropical North Queensland ahead of an increase in direct flights to Cairns.

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Media Releases
18 Jun 2024
TTNQ conference analyses effective tourism marketing

Global tourism recovery trends, changing consumer behaviour, and responsible artificial intelligence use are among the topics to be discussed at the My Queensland TNQ Tourism Conference at the Hilton Cairns tomorrow (June 19).

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Media Releases
6 Jun 2024
Tourism toolkit to boost Gulf Savannah resilience

A toolkit to help tourism operators develop new experiences and encourage visitors to the Gulf Savannah beyond the peak season will be launched next week to help boost the region’s resilience after natural disasters.

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Media Releases
5 Jun 2024
Accessible tourism grows in Tropical North Queensland

An accessible rainforest canopy walkway and a kayak launcher are among 46 new Tropical North Queensland initiatives to result from Queensland’s Year of Accessible Tourism.

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Media Releases
2 Jun 2024
Queensland is Bluey’s world for real life

That’s the latest major tourism marketing offensive Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) is kicking off today, in its biggest campaign in more than a decade, and Tropical North Queensland has a starring role.

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CEO-Board Updates
29 May 2024
May 2024 CEO Update

Team Tropical North Queensland held more than 7000 appointments to promote the destination in Melbourne last week at the Australian Tourism Exchange 2024. Our destination was represented at 48 booths with 86 delegates attending the four days of trade appointments and events, in addition to meetings with aviation partners and media.

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Media Releases
13 May 2024
What’s New in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef – May 2024

Jump on a jetski and whizz around Pajinka, the northern-most tip of Australia, with a First Nations-led jetski tour launching on 25 May. Pafetai Morseau from Badu Island has founded Cape York Jetski Tours to showcase the remote region’s culture and history as part of an action-packed jetski tour that can also take in the Torres Strait islands. Fishing and trips to remote art centres are among the options for the tours departing from Seisa in Cape York Peninsula.

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Media Releases
13 May 2024
Sustainability News in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef – May 2024

Tropical North Queensland is the most eco-certified destination in Australia with 72 active ecocertified companies and 27 businesses undertaking the process with Ecotourism Australia.

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CEO-Board Updates
1 May 2024
May 2024 CEO Update

Tropical North Queensland’s events calendar is in full swing with 100 community heroes from across the country attending the world-first Savannah Sounds on the Reef featuring Sheppard and Lee Kernaghan at the Reef Magic pontoon on Saturday.

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CEO-Board Updates
3 Apr 2024
April 2024 CEO Update

The new Singapore Airlines A350 service touched down in Cairns this week bringing with it the opportunity to progress Tropical North Queensland’s international recovery.

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CEO-Board Updates
6 Mar 2024
March 2024 CEO Update

TTNQ has launched a Sustainability Leaders Group as part of our vision for Tropical North Queensland to be the leader in ecotourism in Australia and our mission for every visitor to leave our destination as a custodian of the region’s stories.

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Media Releases
13 Mar 2024
Tropical North Queensland offers $100 off tours

Visitors to Tropical North Queensland can enjoy $100 off hundreds of tours including Great Barrier Reef trips, scenic helicopter flights and guided rainforest adventures from today with the national launch of the Tropical Dollars campaign.

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Media Releases
5 Mar 2024
Palm Cove tops list of ‘Best Beaches in the World’

Described as the ‘epitome of a tropical paradise’ Tropical North Queensland’s Palm Cove has been crowned best beach in the world by Conde Nast Traveller magazine.

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Media Releases
5 Mar 2024
Tropical North Queensland resilience attracts business events

The resilience of Tropical North Queensland after record flooding in December has inspired corporations planning incentive events for international destinations this year to move their business to Cairns.

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Media Releases
19 Feb 2024
What’s New in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef – February 2024
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Media Releases
17 Feb 2024
Visitors welcomed back to the Daintree on Monday

Independent day visitors can head north of the Daintree River from 5am on Monday 19 February to see the iconic view from the Alexandra Lookout and visit attractions such as the Daintree Discovery Centre.

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Media Releases
14 Feb 2024
Sustainability News in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

Tropical North Queensland is the most eco-certified destination in Australia with 72 active eco-certified companies and 27 businesses undertaking the process with Ecotourism Australia.

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CEO-Board Updates
7 Feb 2024
February 2024 CEO Update

With Cape Tribulation still inaccessible, forward bookings in Port Douglas well down and Cairns still behind previous years, it is essential that everything gets thrown at helping Tropical North Queensland tourism operators who face a very tough end of summer season.

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Media Releases
20 Jan 2024
Great Barrier Reef Drive opens today

The iconic Great Barrier Reef Drive opened at 8am today (Saturday January 20) providing a coastal route to Port Douglas and Daintree in addition the daily ferry service from Cairns and the scenic inland route via Mareeba and Mount Molloy.

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Media Releases
17 Jan 2024
Tourism Recovery Officer begins work

Tourism Tropical North Queensland has appointed Fiona Nicholl to the Tourism Recovery Officer role funded by the Federal and State Governments through the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

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CEO-Board Updates
10 Jan 2024
January 2024 CEO Update

Tourism Tropical North Queensland has been advocating for industry support since 10 December when Tropical Cyclone Jasper was looming and to date we have done more than 40 media appearances to let decision-makers and visitors know where help is needed.

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TTNQ Events & Meetings

Pop these important dates into the calendar to attend upcoming events, trade conferences and workshops.

Regional Events