News / Media Releases

Keep up to date with the latest news from TTNQ. The following are the most recent media releases for both the media, travel writers and tourism trade.

Media Releases
2 Jun 2021
John O’Sullivan joins TTNQ Board

Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) has appointed Experience Co Chief Executive Officer John O’Sullivan to the Board of Directors.

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Media Releases
21 May 2021
TTNQ partners with PEPR Agency

Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) has appointed PEPR Agency as their preferred communications partner to drive visitation to Cairns and Great Barrier Reef.

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Media Releases
26 Mar 2021
New in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

Summer lives on in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef with new tours, food and beverage options aimed at domestic travellers seeking adventure and relaxation in an international destination.

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Media Releases
8 Mar 2021
Cairns & Great Barrier Reef operators in a spin for holiday vouchers

Cairns & Great Barrier Reef tourism operators are revved for a busy Easter and the lead-up to the region’s peak domestic season being boosted by the announcement of the Cairns Holiday Dollars campaign.

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Media Releases
1 Mar 2021
Yidinji welcome for ARIA winner Amy Shark in Cairns

Internationally acclaimed Aussie singer/songwriter Amy Shark was treated to a Welcome to Country performance by Indigenous cultural group Minjil before her live show at the Cairns Performing Arts Centre on Saturday.

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24 Feb 2021
Wotif awards Cairns top town

Cairns has been awarded the 2021 Wotif Aussie Town of the Year. Now in its fourth year, the awards spotlight deserving destinations around the country for their contribution to local tourism.

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Media Releases
15 Jan 2021
Accommodation deals for Cairns Summer Sounds

Live music is back in 2021 with four top Australian names performing at Cairns Summer Sounds in February.

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Media Releases
7 Jan 2021
TTNQ salutes Tjapukai

Tourism Tropical North Queensland Chief Executive Officer Mark Olsen said the industry’s thoughts were with the staff of Tjapukai following news that it would close.

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Media Releases
17 Dec 2020
Give a great experience this Christmas

Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) is urging people to give their loved ones a tour experience to help keep locals in jobs.

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Media Releases
11 Dec 2020
Discover a Summer in the Tropics adventure

Summer has arrived in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef and with it will be the best adventure rainforest experiences of the year.

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Media Releases
8 Dec 2020
Experience tropical luxury this summer

Summer is when the rainforest comes to life in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef. Warm rains enhance the vibrant greens of the Wet Tropics, cassowaries emerge with their chicks, and waterholes offer an inviting place to cool off.

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Media Releases
3 Dec 2020
Giant Cairns snorkeller arrives in Sydney

A giant snorkeller is floating in Darling Harbour inviting Australians to holiday in ‘Cairns & Great Barrier Reef’ and discover why the tropical destination is the preferred summer playground for visitors from around the world.

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A picnic under the palms might just be the perfect way to end your weekend 🌴🧺 You can stop looking for a place to go, we’re found paradise right here in @portdouglasdaintree ✨🌺 Say hello to #RexSmealPark, with unobstructed views over the Coral Sea this is one of the best spots to kick back & watch the sunset from 🌅 
​📸 @discovering_port_douglas  #thisisqueensland #explorecairnsGBR #seeaustralia #exploreTNQ
The view of #EmeraldCreek that you might not have seen ✨🌌 This stunning @athertontablelands gem (get it? 😉) is one of the most photogenic spots around 💦 With breathtaking walking trails & awe-inspiring views of the valley, plus the unmissable #EmeraldCreekFalls 🙌 To get here from Cairns, head off along the Kennedy Highway towards Mareeba for about an hour 🚙

📸 @evjocks #exploreTNQ #thisisqueensland  #explorecairnsGBR #seeaustralia
Rainforest & rapids & reefs, oh my! 🌿 

Looking for adventure? @tropicalnorthqueensland has got you covered 🪂 Discover fresh fruit at @rustysmarkets, then make your way through rapids & rivers with @cairnsadventuregroup & @babindakayaking 🛶 Don’t forget to spend some time winding down with a few drinks at @saucecairns 🍹

Your adventure starts now! Click our bio link for more great ideas 👆

📸 @jamesvodicka #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia
Happy World Oceans Day! 💙

With the @gbrmarinepark right on our doorstep, what better place to celebrate the wonders of the ocean? 🌊🐠 

Did you know that the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest reef system? 😲 It’s home to an incredibly diverse range of marine life, including some prehistoric creatures & corals that are millions of years old 🐚

Find out how you can help protect the reef by clicking our bio link 👆
​📸 @__zanewilson #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia  #exploreTNQ
Happy birthday @queensland! 🎉

Celebrating Queensland Day under the stars in #MissionBeach ✨🌴 

There’s a lot to love about our beautiful state, especially in @tropicalnorthqueensland 🙌 We’ve got the @wettropicsworldheritage listed rainforest & @gbrmarinepark in our backyard, vast outback landscapes, incredible culture & some amazing wildlife 🌿🐨 What’s not to love 😉

Is this your favourite place in Queensland? 🦋
​📸 @gattinicolas #thisisqueensland #exploreTNQ  #seeaustralia #explorecairnsGBR
Don’t mind us, we’re just daydreaming about the postcard-perfect @fitzroyisland 🐚☀️ 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 🏝 Remember, Nudey by name only so keep your clothes on 🤭👙

Have you visited Fitzroy Island yet? ✨

📸 @theramblerco #thisisqueensland #explorecairnsGBR #seeaustralia  #exploreTNQ
Natural beauty at its finest ✨🏖 Just a few hours drive north of Cairns, in #CapeYork, lies the breathtaking #ElimBeach ☀️ Setting up camp at @eddiesbeachcampground means you’re in the perfect position to visit the awe-inspiring Coloured Sands ✨ Only accessible by 4WD at low tide, the famous Coloured Sands are a bucket list sight for everyone who visits the area. ⚠️ Remember to stay safe while visiting. Look after yourself & this natural landmark 🧡

📸 @jensenxjade #seeaustralia #exploreTNQ #thisisqueensland  #explorecairnsGBR