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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Tropical Coast Tourism 

Tropical 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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Feel like brushing shoulders with a supermodel? Now you can, the supermodel of the island world at least 🏝 This quintessential tropical island National Park holds the title of one of the top beaches in the country 🏖 #NudeyBeach boasts incredible views, refreshing water & one of the most photogenic coral shores around 🐚✨ You can discover the island for yourself with @fitzroyislandadventures ⛵️ Don’t feel like leaving? Stay a while at @fitzroyisland resort 🍹

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Some trees like to do things backwards ⏪ Located just a short drive from #Yungaburra on the @athertontablelands, this monster Curtain Fig Tree is estimated to be over 500 years old 😲🌳 Beginning as a seed dropped high in the canopy, the fig tree grows roots down towards the forest floor 🌱 Over time, these roots have strangled the host causing it to fall into a neighbouring tree 🍂 The vertical fig roots have formed a curtain-like appearance as the host trees rotted away, leaving a freestanding fig tree for you to admire 😍✨⁣

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We talk a lot about the incredible sunrises up here, but have you caught a moonrise like this one before? 🌕✨ This is just one of the spectacular sights awaiting you at @jarramali_rock_art_tours 🌅 Get on country with Western Yalanji Traditional Custodian Johnny to explore ancient rock art, learn about bush tucker & medicine as you see first hand how Indigenous people have interacted with the land for thousands of years 👣

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If only every day could finish on a high like this 💫 This month only @yagurlitours has teamed up with @balloonaloft to trial a hot air ballooning experience 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 scheduled daily, so this is your last chance to experience the beauty of the outback from a balloon basket (for now at least 🤫) ☀️

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With the beach right at your doorstep, there’s no better place to catch a cool sunset than #PalmCove 🌅✨ Just a short 30 minute drive north of #Cairns, this tiny beachside village isn’t all about drop & flop 🌴🐚 Explore the town on foot, or choose a bike instead of car & buy fresh seafood for a sunset barbecue on the beach 🏖 You can hire a kayak & paddle right off the beach or take a tour to nearby Double Island 🍹🏝 The Palm Cove jetty is a great fishing spot, with plenty of Spanish mackerel, cod, whiting, stripeys & flathead to be caught 🎣
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After shooting to stardom on social media in 2016, the #CardwellSpaPool has remained one of the most famous stops in @tropicalcoastqueensland thanks to its beautiful blue waters 💙🌿

If you’ve ever wondered what causes these bright blue waters, we’re here to help! The science behind the colour can get a little complicated but geological experts suggest that the blue colour is from the chemistry of the rocks & water resulting in high levels of dissolved magnesium & calcium in the water 👩‍🔬

To get her & check it out for yourself, hop in the car & head about 2.5 hours south of #Cairns to #Cardwell & follow the Cardwell Forest Drive to the spa pool 🚙💦

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