Destination Management Plan

Tourism Toward 2032
Destination Management Plan


Tourism Tropical North Queensland, as the Regional Tourism Organisation, brings together the industry and the community to increase the visitor economy through destination marketing, partnering in the region with local tourism organisations and over 666 industry members.

The region has geographical coverage of 20% of Queensland, stretching from Cardwell in the south to the Torres Strait in the north and out west to the Northern Territory border.

As one of the world’s most inspiring nature-based destinations, it is the gateway to hundreds of accessible experiences set on the stage of the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s oldest rainforest and the outback. Inhabited by an ancient culture and shared by passionate locals.


What can you do

TTNQ is in the process of developing a ten-year Destination Management Plan as our roadmap to sustainable tourism growth towards 2032 and beyond.

We have appointed consultant Krista Hauritz to facilitate regional consultation workshops, she has a wealth of experience in tourism management and community engagement.

From your feedback in the workshops, and with the help of your Local Tourism Organisation or Local Government representative, Krista will work on a plan to define your specific region’s long-term vision and ensure all the community and stakeholders are committed to the deliverables with an agreed understanding of what success looks like.

If you would like to join one of the regional sessions, please register below:

North Peninsula Area Session – 27 April REGISTER HERE

Thursday Island Session – 28 April  REGISTER HERE

Cooktown Session – 15 May REGISTER HERE

South Cairns (Gordonvale & Babinda) – 18 May REGISTER HERE

Cassowary Coast Session – 18 May REGISTER HERE

Atherton Tablelands Session – 19 May REGISTER HERE

Palm Cove Session – 19 May REGISTER HERE

Gulf Savannah Session – 26 May REGISTER HERE

Weipa Session – 29 May  REGISTER HERE

Port Douglas Session – 30 May REGISTER HERE

Cape Tribulation & Daintree Session – 30 May REGISTER HERE

Trinity Beach Session – 23 June REGISTER HERE

Cairns Session #1 – 21 June, 9am REGISTER HERE

Mareeba Shire Session – 22 June REGISTER HERE

If you can’t make one of the sessions and would like to provide feedback, please complete this short survey below.

For any questions, please get in touch with our Industry Relations Manager [email protected]

For Reference view the Current Tropical North Queensland Destination Tourism Plan 2021



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