TNQ Tourism Industry Excellence Awards

The TNQ Tourism Industry Excellence Awards celebrate the achievements and successes within the Tropical North Queensland tourism industry. The TTNQ Board recognises the products and people who have made their mark on the region’s tourism industry over the past year.

The awards were celebrated at a tropical cocktail party on Friday 27 October 2023 at the Cairns Convention Centre. Expedia Group were delighted to be a key sponsor of the 2023 Tourism Awards and continue supporting TTNQ to achieve its objectives and showcase the incredible diversity of the region.

View award winners below and stay tuned for 2024!

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Yee-haw partners 🤠🤠

📍 Send this to someone you want to take to @kurcowbarnwellfarm 

#exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #kurand
We hear that the Cardwell Spa Pool in @cassowarycoastaustralia has been looking particularly blue this week 🩵🌴

Have you been out to visit? Don’t forget to tag us in your photos so we can follow along on the adventure 💫🚙

📸 @ranijayzee #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia #cassowarycoast

[ID: Two people swimming in the bright blue water of the Cardwell Spa Pool, surrounded by green trees. The ground and trees are damp from recent rainfall.]
If only every day could finish on a high like this 💫 

@yagurlitours and @balloonaloft have teamed up to give you the chance to experience a breathtaking hot air balloon float over  spectacular Gulf country 🌅✨

Australia’s largest salt pans can be found in Burketown in the Gulf of Carpentaria, country of the Gangalidda & Garawa peoples. This incredible tour teaches guests about connection to the land & how the intricate weave of patterns & textures below closely resemble the beautiful art they create 👣🌺

Tours are currently scheduled through July and August, so don’t miss your chance to experience the beauty of the outback from a balloon basket ☀️

🎥 @bronni #exploretnq #explorecairnsgbr #gulfsavannah #outback
As much as we love chatting to you all online, don’t forget to look up from your screen sometimes…we’ve got some pretty great stuff to see out there! 🌴✨

📍@skyrailcairns

📸 @_sarahlatham #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR
Immerse yourself in the rich First Nations cultures of Tropical North Queensland at @ShineOnGimuy from 3-13 October 2024! With mesmerising light sculptures, cultural dance, educational conversations, workshops, live music, and more – this is one event you don’t want to miss ✨👣
 
Make your trip a little more special by heading to the Great Barrier Reef aboard @DreamtimeCairns, cruise the Trinity Inlet around Gimuy (Cairns) with @Mandingalbay or explore further with one of our welcoming First Nations tour guides 🌴
 
#ExploreTNQ #ExploreCairnsGBR #ShineOnGimuy #QldMusicTrails #TropicsTrail
Would you ever eat a dinner prepared by a chef no taller than your fork? 🍴

Le Petit Chef and Friends is now delighting guests at DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns! Watch the worlds tiniest chefs cook up a storm that is as entertaining as it is delicious 🍽️✨
  
📅 Le Petit Chef and Friends is in Cairns for a limited time: Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30-8:00pm until the end of October. Don’t miss out – book your experience now! 

#exploretnq #explorecairnsGBR
Holy croc-amole 🐊

If there’s one place where spotting crocs is a crowd favourite, it’s Tropical North Queensland! There’s a lot to learn about these prehistoric creatures & around here you don’t just have to read it in a book! 🌿

Catch a croc presentation at one of our awesome wildlife parks, or try a wildlife spotting cruise to safely visit our scaly friends 🌴✨

You might even be lucky enough to spot one in the wild on your own travels, but remember to always be Croc-wise ⚠️

📍 Rinuirru (Lakefield National Park) is home to nine different Aboriginal clans - the Lama Lama and Kuku Thaypan peoples, the Bagaarrmugu, Mbarimakarranma, Muunydyiwarra, Magarrmagarrwarra, Balnggarrwarra and Gunduurwarra clans and some related families. 

🎥 @overlandtravellers #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia #capeyork
Looking for some art that rocks? Look no further! 😉

Tropical North Queensland is home to a huge array of breathtaking Indigenous rock art sites, so we thought we’d bring you along to explore some in #Chillagoe ✨ 

There are two publicly accessible Aboriginal art sites here, the Wullumba and the Mundane site (pictured in post). We know Chillagoe is a great destination for all you history buffs, so why not make it a little more special with a trip to see this historic art 👣

#exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #Indigenousrockart #rockart #naidocweek