Cairns Holiday Dollars

Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ), together with the Queensland Government, is excited to launch a major tourism campaign designed to encourage Queenslanders to explore the best of Cairns & Great Barrier Reef – Cairns Holiday Dollars.

We will be making available 15,000 vouchers worth $200.00 (inc. GST) each to Queensland residents to enjoy tourism experiences in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef. The vouchers can be used to claim 50 per cent of any eligible tourism experience booked, up to a maximum of $200.00 (inc. GST).

The campaign aims to encourage more Queenslanders to travel to Cairns & Great Barrier Reef, extend their stay and get out and experience the diverse tours and attractions we have to offer.

The campaign will run from 15 March to 25 June 2021.

How to get involved

Operator registrations to be part of the Cairns Holiday Dollars campaign closed on the 19th March 2021.

Tourism experiences are eligible to take part in the program. Deals will be featured on that consumers can book using their vouchers.

Tourism experiences could include:

  • Adventure tourism experiences. For example, bungy jumping, canyoning, white water rafting, and skydiving.
  • A tourism experience with a dining inclusion, where the tourism experience is the booking lead.
  • Day Spa packages that include a minimum of two treatments.
  • Entry to galleries and gallery exhibitions.
  • Family passes for a tourism experience, including adults and concessions.
  • Scenic flights. For example, helicopters, light aircraft, and hot air balloons.
  • Transport that includes a tourism experience. For example, touring and tourism experiences that include a transfer.
  • Water-based activities, reef and marine tourism experiences including diving, liveaboard experiences, and multi-day expeditions.
  • Wildlife parks, zoos, and aquariums.

A Cairns Holiday Dollar Deal can be packaged with multiple operators and/or experiences but must have a lead tourism experience operator taking the booking and responsibility of the deal. Keep in mind you are offering a ‘deal’ to consumers, it does not need to be a ‘discount’.

For full details on eligibility, and requirements to participate, please see the Cairns Holiday Dollars Operator Handbook.

Once registered to take part in the campaign, you’ll need to load your Cairns Holiday Dollars deal/s through ATDW for display on

We also recommend you get on board with leveraging the campaign through your own marketing to maximise awareness and opportunities for people to book your experience. You can add the ‘Cairns Holiday Dollars’ logo to your marketing collateral, including your social posts and website – see the Style Guide, linked in the handbook.

Learn more

TTNQ hosted a webinar to explain the campaign in more detail and help you through the registration. The session was recorded and you can watch below, incase you missed it.

Help to register and participate

How-to video: Register in the operator portal (now closed)

How-to video: Load your Cairns Holiday Dollars deal in ATDW

Need some technical help? There’s a dedicated operator support hotline available from 8:00am – 6:00pm, Monday – Friday

Ph. 13 74 68

Supporting the industry

Cairns & Great Barrier Reef has been one of the hardest-hit regions from the impacts of COVID-19 and the Cairns Holiday Dollars promotion is designed to support the industry and continue to encourage Queenslanders to get out and explore the region’s world-class tourism experiences.

By incentivising visitors to book tourism experiences, we may also see visitors extend their length of stay which generates benefits across the tourism sector – by staying longer in their accommodation, creating more opportunities to eat out and explore the local shopping opportunities. By encouraging a longer length of stay, the campaign may further stimulate and spread visitor spend throughout the region.

The campaign will also support longer-term domestic tourism growth by showcasing the diverse tourism experiences on offer in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef.