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!

#ExploreTNQ

Ahh @visitpalmcove you really do know how to put on a show 🌅

But pretty palms aren’t the only reason to visit this beachside village – you’ll also find 500 year-old melaleuca trees dotted between restaurants, resorts & day spas. Aussies, who needs a passport when this paradise is only a short flight away? 🛫 (And to our friends overseas, get your passport ready 😉)

📸 @pb.ay #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia #palmcove 

[ID: Tropical palm trees on the beach with the sun setting in the background]
Winter is coming…but not to Tropical North Queensland 🌴
 
Winter in the tropics is the perfect place to escape the chilly weather with average temperatures barely dropping below 20ºC (68ºF for all of our American followers) 🥶
So while our friends down south are shivering we’ll be at the beach, and you can be to if you book your winter holiday up here in the tropics 💅🦋
 
See you soon? 👋
 
📸 @our.traveltales #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia #winter
 
[ID: couple exploring Tropical North Queensland in sunny weather, including resort pools islands, beaches and bars]
What better way to treat your mum this Mother’s Day than with an experience in Tropical North Queensland? 🌴🦋

What’s even better is that so many of our awesome operators are offering discounts and free trips for your mum today - so don’t miss out on an epic tour today 🫶

#exploreTNQ #exploreCairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia
Tag your travel buddy ✈️🧳 

#exploretnq #explorecairnsgbr
Ready to earn your morning view? 💪

Tackle the #FitzroyIsland summit to enjoy panoramic views of the island surrounds: 1-2 hours, 4km track with a few steep hills 👣 (Hot tip - wake up early and catch the sunrise at the summit! ⏰)

🎥 @kokoalitoontheroad and @worldtravellerstogether  #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR 

[ID: Two people hiking to the summit of Fitzroy Island, past rocks, trees and grass. Views of the lookouts along the way over the ocean and island. Text on screen reads POV: Hiking the island summit for this view and just like that…]
Camping is a family favourite for the long weekends around here! Hands up if that’s how you’ve spent this weekend? ⛺️🙋

#exploreTNQ #exploreCairnsGBR 

[ID: Two children standing in front of a lake-front tent with table and camper chairs set up, watching ducks in the water.]
There’s never a dull day at the beautiful @paronellapark! 🏰🌴 First opened to the public in 1935, this stunning castle has remained virtually unchanged since then 💫 Like something out of an old love story, this spot is truly a magical & unforgettable place nestled amongst the lush @wettropicsworldheritage rainforest, it’s the kind of place that you say you'll drop in for a few hours & end up spending the whole day 🌿

🎥 @adventuringourownway  #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #cassowarycoast

[ID: A series of video clips of Paronella Park, the ruins of a Spanish style castle built in the rainforest. The park has been taken over by lush plat life and grass. Text on screen reads POV: you stumble upon a castle that’s been reclaimed by a Queensland rainforest]