Major & Regional Events in TNQ

Our dual World Heritage areas of the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforest are an idyllic backdrop for international sporting events like Ironman Asia-Pacific and cultural showcases such as the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair. World-class infrastructure, extraordinary outdoor locations and extensive professional events expertise ensure the successful delivery of major and regional events for positive economic and social returns.

Tourism Tropical North Queensland’s primary role is the marketing and promotion of TNQ in domestic and priority international markets. This can be done by supporting tourism events that are a major and regional event. These can be classified as events that:

  • draw visitors outside of the region to visit TNQ, and/or
  • encourage visitors to extend their length of stay whilst in the region, and/or
  • exponentially enhance their time spent in the region

Your local council can also assist with support for community and civic events. This is not an area that TTNQ can provide support in.

You can see the Major and Regional Events calendar on our destination website.

#ExploreTNQ

If the only trills you’ve heard in a while have come from notifications on your devices, it’s time to plan your escape from the sounds of the city & replace them with the bird calls of the forest, at @rosegumswildernessretreat on the @athertontablelands 🌿✨
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​📸 @phlipvids #thisisqueensland #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #seeaustralia
@portdouglasdaintree might be home to one of the most picturesque churches in all of @australia ✨⛪️ After almost being demolished in the mid-1980s, The iconic St Mary’s By the Sea chapel is the last remaining church of historical significance in Port Douglas 🙌🌴 Not to mention it makes for one dreamy photo op, no wonder it's one of the region's favourite wedding spots! 😍
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​📸 @davidlloydphotography #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #exploreTNQ  #seeaustralia
Island paradise in @tropicalcoastqueensland 🏝

This is #MuggyMuggyBeach on #DunkIsland just off the #CassowaryCoast ☀️🐚 Find a friend with a boat, hire your own boat or book a charter boat & head on over to this breathtaking island. If you're looking for a little more adventure you can book a campsite to stay the night, or stop in with @coralexpeditions on your way south to Hinchinbrook Island​! It's a top choice no matter how you get there 😍🌊
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📸 @phlipvids #exploreTNQ #thisisqueensland  #explorecairnsGBR #seeaustralia
Did you know that the fish sculptures at the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon, by Torres Strait Islander artist Brian Robinson, are modelled on smaller fish usually woven with palm leaves in traditional Indigenous artwork 🐠🌴 #Cairns is the perfect place to spend the day on your next tropical holiday - quirky markets, incredible food & luxury stays, this is where your holiday begins ☀️🌊 
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​📸 @danandmoore #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #seeaustralia  #thisisqueensland
Winter is in a few months time, you know what that means...​It's almost dwarf minke whale season! 🐋 
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​While 'dwarf' might not seem like the right word to describe a creature up to 8 metres in length & almost 6 tonnes heavy 🏋️‍♂️ They’re actually much smaller in comparison to their common minke cousins! Little is known about this pocket-sized whale, but the @gbrmarinepark is the only known predictable aggregation in the world & the only place where people are able to swim alongside this majestic animal 🐠🤿 
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​One thing that we do know is that these curious creatures love to hang around boats & divers to show off a little ⛵️ But only for a few months of the year, so if you’re looking to make friends with a minke head on over to @mikeballdive 🐚🌊
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​You'll have a whale of a time 😉

📸 @seajewlz #thisisqueensland  #seeaustralia #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #dwarfminkewhale
Staying at a hotel just to sleep in a nice room? Nah, staying at a hotel to make full use of all the incredible amenities, like a takeaway picnic pack from @​reefhousepalmcove 🌴🧺 These perfect packs can be enjoyed wherever your heart desires, whether that's on the beach, by the pool, in-room or on a day out exploring our beautiful region ☀️🌊
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​#explorecairnsGBR #seeaustralia  #thisisqueensland #exploreTNQ
It might have been a rough ride lately, but not to worry, @cairnsadventuregroup is here to help! 🛶🌊 If your idea of a fun-filled day includes rushing rapids & getting wet & wild, then #TullyRiver rafting with @ragingthunder is just the thing to get the adrenaline pumping & liven up your time in @tropicalnorthqueensland 🌿☀️
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​#thisisqueensland #exploreTNQ #seeaustralia  #explorecairnsGBR #cassowarycoast @tropicalcoastqueensland