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. Explore Key Contacts for more information on Council Support.

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


#OakBeach really does have the whole package ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿš Tropical rainforest, white sandy beaches & crystal clear ocean views, check check & check โœ…

Once youโ€™re done exploring the beautiful beaches of @portdouglasdaintree, stop in at @thalabeach & go coco-nutty for the view ๐ŸŒด๐Ÿฅฅ

Weโ€™ll see you there soon, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

๐Ÿ“ธ @steve_jl_photography #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia
Weโ€™re taking the scenic route to #Cooktown, care to join us? โœจ The #BloomfieldTrack is a coastal 4WD track linking Cape Tribulation to Wujal Wujal & Cooktown & is full of spectacular views, creek crossings, secluded beaches, a rainforest archway & incredible wildlife ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿƒ 

In the wise words of @coastal_drifters โ€ฆ always take the dirt road ๐Ÿš—
โ€‹#exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia
Your action packed weekend awaits ๐Ÿ™Œ Itโ€™s been a rough ride lately, but donโ€™t worry, @cairnsadventuregroup is here to help ๐Ÿ›ถ๐ŸŒŠ If your idea of a fun-filled day includes rushing rapids & getting wet & wild, then #TullyRiver rafting is just the thing to get the adrenaline pumping & liven up your time in @tropicalnorthqueensland ๐ŸŒฟโ˜€๏ธ

๐Ÿ“ธ @phlipvids #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia
Dreaming of an island escape? โœจ๐Ÿš Then @tropicalcoastqueensland is the place for you ๐Ÿ Itโ€™s not all about mainland beaches in #MissionBeach โ˜€๏ธ Just off the coast youโ€™ll find a bounty of breathtaking islands just waiting to be explored ๐Ÿ˜ Discover quaint island getaways like this one in your own boat or climb aboard an island tour & discover some unmissable places like @franklandislands โ›ต๏ธ 

๐Ÿ“ธ @no.ninetofive #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia
Happy Tuesday from our adorable friend Rosie ๐Ÿฅบ Did you know that the red-legged pademelon is the only ground dwelling wallaby that lives in the @wettropicsworldheritage rainforests?ย ๐Ÿฆ˜๐Ÿƒ 
Rosie was rescued in #CapeTribulation & is now having a great time at @daintreeicecream ๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŒฟย (we know we wouldn't mind spending our days with an ice cream company ๐Ÿ˜‰)
#exploreTNQ โ€‹#explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia
Nestled deep within a 180 million-year-old rainforest, @mossmangorge is the unbelievably beautiful home of the Kuku Yalanji people โœจ๐ŸŒฟ Before you explore the pristine waters of the gorge itself, or head off on a cultural experience in the rainforest, take some time to peruse the gallery & sample the local food at Mossman Gorge Centre ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฆ‹
โ€‹๐Ÿ“ธ @luciemadra #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #seeaustralia #thisisqueensland
Have you ever dreamed of waking up on a volcano crater?! ๐ŸŒ‹ Didn't know it was a thing? Let us introduce @mtquincan on the @athertontablelandsย ๐Ÿ˜ฒโ˜€๏ธย This luxury hideaway is the perfect romantic escape, designed specifically for couples (read, no kids!) ๐Ÿฅฐ Each pole cabin features stunning views, fireplaces for those cool hinterland evenings and a double spa. Ahhh, the ultimate romantic trifecta! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ”ฅ
โ€‹๐Ÿ“น @phlipvids #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia
Gooood morning from #EllisBeach โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒด Who wouldn't mind taking a leaf out of @vanlifestraya's book and waking up here? โ˜•๏ธ Located only 5mins north of #PalmCove on the #GreatBarrierReefDrive, you'll find the Ellis Beach Oceanfront Bungalows. @vanlifestraya recommend getting here early to secure an unpowered spot at the end right by the beach ๐Ÿ– If you're there on a Sunday arvo, pop down to @ellisbeachbargrill dollar oysters & live music ๐Ÿฆช If not, they're open daily serving delicious meals, coffee & cold drinks of course ๐Ÿป
โ€‹#exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia