Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) is the peak regional visitor destination and marketing organisation for Tropical North Queensland (TNQ) / Cairns & Great Barrier Reef and is a membership based, industry funded, incorporated private company, limited by guarantee.
The TNQ region is best known as the gateway to the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Rainforests (the only place in the world where the ‘rainforest meets the reef’). The region encompasses Cape York Peninsula and Torres Strait in the north, Cairns, Cairns Beaches, Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Daintree and Cape Tribulation, Cooktown, Gulf Savannah, Kuranada, Atherton Tablelands, Mission Beach and south to Cardwell. The land coverage equates to 20% of the total area of Queensland, but is home to only 6% of the Queensland population.
Tourism is the main economic driver in the TNQ region and the number one employer with one in five people employed in the tourism industry. For the latest tourism research and statistics in our TNQ region, visit our Research and Statistics page.