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

Yeah, yeah, we know you've seen #MissionBeach a lot lately 🏝 But how could you possibly get sick of looking at something so stunning? 💫🐚 
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​Snuggly tucked along @tropicalcoastqueensland, Mission beach & its 14 kms of golden beaches are one of @australia’s best-kept secrets & we’re about to tell you why ☀️ It’s not just sandy shores & nearby islands, we’ve also got river rafting, cool spa pools, hidden alcoves & a chocolate factory just to name a few 🦋

Click the bio link to find out more about Mission Beach 👆
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​📸 @overlandtravellers #explorecairnsGBR #exploreTNQ  #seeaustralia #thisisqueensland
Who knew baby bats could be so cute?! 😍 This 7 month old spectacled flying fox belongs to an endangered species - one of many species found around @tropicalnorthqueensland 🍃 Discover the different species, how they are cared for & the importance of bats in the ecosystem on a tour at @TolgaBatHospital 🦇
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​What started as an adoption process of just two bats has turned into the Tolga Bat Hospital, with the team rescuing over 1000 orphaned & displaced bats each year! Whether you join a tour, offer a donation, pick up something from the gift store or become a member of the hospital, you can leave the @athertontablelands knowing you’ve contributed to the survival of the species ✨ 
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​#exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR  #seeaustralia #thisisqueensland
No matter how many times you see it, a beautiful snap of the famous #MillaaMillaaFalls is undeniably breathtaking 💦🍃 This @wettropicsworldheritage listed 18m plunge is the centrepiece of what’s known as the Waterfall Circuit 🚘🌴 While you’re here, don’t forget to explore the other gems of the @athertontablelands - #ZillieFalls & #EllinjaaFalls just to name a few 💫 

Keep your eyes peeled for an electric blue Ulysses Butterfly fluttering about on your travels 🦋
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​📸 @thebeachesaus #exploreTNQ  #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia
​If you've ever imagined what an underwater sunset would look like, the coral at #ospreyreef has to be pretty close 🌅 Want to check out this incredible dive site for yourself? Hop on a liveaboard experience with @mikeballdive for the ultimate @gbrmarinepark adventure ⛵️ With expeditions departing from #Cairns, ranging from 3-7 nights, there’s no shortage of excitement to be had 🤿 

If diving into the deep isn’t quite up your alley, you can still get your underwater fix on dry land at the @cairns_aquarium 🐠
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​📸 @summitstoseasphotography #exploreTNQ  #seeaustralia #thisisqueensland #explorecairnsGBR
Calling all adventure seekers! 🗣 If your idea of a good time includes bungy jumping from a 50m-high tower then you’re going to love @tropicalnorthqueensland 💫🌿 Reach new heights in #Cairns at @australia’s one & only bungy jump! 🤸‍♂️ Located just 20 minutes north of the city, you’ll be treated to views over the stunning Coral Sea as you jump or swing your way back to ground level 🍃🙌 
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​With the addition of a brand new experience on the way, this is where you discover REAL adventure 😉

📸 @thebucketlis #explorecairnsGBR #exploreTNQ #seeaustralia #thisisqueensland
Nope, you're not flicking through the pages of @natgeo, although we wouldn’t blame you for thinking you were 💫🌴 Deep within a 180 million-year-old rainforest, where ​the Kuku Yalanji people have roamed for more than 50,000 years, lies the pristine waters & stunning views of #MossmanGorge 🍃💦 Before you explore emerald green waters flowing over smooth, granite boulders enveloped by ancient tropical rainforest, head off on a Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk, peruse the gallery or sample the local food at @mossmangorge centre 🌿🎨🦖 
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​📸 @natalieleephotography  #exploreTNQ #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia #explorecairnsGBR