Local Tourism Organisations

There are four Local Tourism Organisations (LTOs) in Tropical North Queensland which target grass roots industry development, in-region trade and media support and collaborative marketing investment. LTOs liaise with their Regional Tourism Organisation and state bodies on behalf of their members.

TTNQ shares a Memorandum of Understanding with each of the LTOs in Tropical North Queensland.

Tourism Port Douglas Daintree

Tourism Port Douglas Daintree is the destination marketing organisation for the Douglas Shire which includes Port Douglas, Low Isles, Mossman Gorge, Daintree Village and Cape Tribulation. Wangetti is the southern-most point of this region and Bloomfield is the northern-most.

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Tourism Atherton Tablelands

Tourism Atherton Tablelands is the destination marketing organisation for the Atherton Tablelands which includes Kuranda, Mareeba, Atherton, Lake Tinaroo, The Lakes District, Yungaburra, Malanda, Millaa Millaa, Herberton and Ravenshoe. The region is within the boundaries of the Mareeba Shire Council and Tablelands Regional Council.

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Cassowary Coast Tourism 

Cassowary Coast Tourism is the destination marketing organisation for the Cassowary Coast which is the stretch of coast between Cairns and Townsville. It includes Babinda, the Frankland Islands, Innisfail, the Canecutter Way, Kurrimine Beach, Etty Bay, Mission Beach, Dunk Island, Tully, Cardwell, Hinchinbrook Island and Ingham. The region is within the boundaries of the Cassowary Coast and Hinchinbrook Shire Councils and stretches into the Cairns Regional Council and Townsville City Council areas.

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Savannah Way Ltd

Savannah Way Limited is a non-profit company formed to market quality visitor experiences along the drive route for the economic and social well-being of communities in the region. The Savannah Way is Australia’s Adventure Drive, linking Cairns in Tropical North Queensland with the historic pearling town of Broome in Western Australia’s Kimberley, via the natural wonders of Australia’s tropical savannahs and the Northern Territory’s Top End. Savannah Way Limited works to assist small businesses and communities along the route through sustainable tourism and network support.

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Local Tourism Associations

At a local level, there are a number Local Tourism Associations (LTA’s) across Tropical North Queensland. Each LTA conducts different activities for their members. By becoming a member of the LTA, you will have access to networking, cooperative planning and marketing activities they conduct.  The LTA’s work closely with their relevant LTO (Local Tourism Organisation), which in turn provides access to the RTO (Regional Tourism Organisation) activities and opportunities, being Tourism Tropical North Queensland.

Tourism Palm Cove 

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Tourism Trinity Beach 

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POV: walking through the rainforest canopy at @mamutropicalskywalk 🌴

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Winter in the outback? Now that’s what we call heaven ☀️ If you’re visiting @cobboldgorge, don’t forget to book a boat or SUP tour 🛶 There’s no better way to get up close & personal with the beauty of the gorge ✨ Beneath your board, native fish dart through the waters & beside you, the sandstone walls soar 19 metres high! 🐠⛰

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[ID: People in a small boat travelling through Cobbold Gorge. The water is green and blue in colour and surrounded by towering sandstone cliffs]
PSA excessive caffeine was consumed in the making of this video ☕️ Before the Monday morning blues hit, pick your perfect coffee stop in Cairns 😌

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Holy shark…whale shark that is! 🦈

This guy came to visit the @greatadventurescruises semi-sub recently and really livened up these lucky guests’ reef trip 🤿🐠

Have you seen anything quite like this on your trip to the @gbrmarinepark? 😱

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C’mon give us a smooch 💋

The team at @descentproductions came face to snorkel with this 240lb potato cod at the famous Cod Hole off the coast of @tropicalnorthqueensland 🤿🐠

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Just a couple of Papuan Frogmouths caught by the paps 🎥 Much like our fan favourites the Tawny Frogmouth, these guys aren't actually owls at all 🦉 They are part of the Nocturnal Nightjar family, and are the largest of the Frogmouths in length 🌴🪶 Although the Papuan Frogmouth is common, they’re masters of disguise, meaning they can be hard to spot to even by the sharpest pair of eyes 👀

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[ID: close up of two Papuan Frogmouth birds (similar in appearance to owls) sitting on a branch staring at the camera]
t's not hard to see why Mena Creek Falls has been enchanting visitors to @paronellapark forever 🏰🍃 Have you been here before?

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[ID: aerial of person standing on the bridge at Mena Creek Falls, surrounded by lush greenery]
Just some humpbacks putting on a whaley great show just off the @cassowarycoastaustralia 🐋🤩

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