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
12 May 2022
International showcase for Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

The Tourism Tropical North Queensland team will join forces with more than 70 products to sell Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef at the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) in Sydney next week.

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Media Releases
28 Apr 2022
World’s top mountain biking event comes to Cairns

Crankworx, the world’s most watched mountain bike event, has announced that Cairns will be added to its World Tour in 2022 and will be held for the next two years at Smithfield’s high-profile rainforest trails.

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Media Releases
11 Apr 2022
Drive North Queensland ready for winter rush

Drive North Queensland has launched the second edition of the Drive North Queensland Map promoting iconic drives including the Great Barrier Reef Drive, Great Tropical Drive, and Epic Cape York.

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Media Releases
8 Apr 2022
Plan for First Nations tourism underway in TNQ

Consultation is about to start on the Tropical North Queensland First Nations Tourism Action Plan with workshops to be held across the region to support the development of Indigenous tourism.

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Media Releases
30 Mar 2022
Domestic visitors spend up in Tropical North Queensland

Australian visitors spent a record $2.7 billion in Tropical North Queensland during 2021 despite the loss of the key Sydney and Melbourne markets for much of the year, according to the National Visitor Survey.

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Media Releases
28 Mar 2022
Cairns welcomes inaugural Singapore Airlines flight

Cairns is once more connected to the rest of the world with the arrival of Singapore Airlines flight SQ203 today.

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Media Releases
22 Mar 2022
Federal funding to reignite international tourism for Cairns

Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of $15 million funding for the destination marketing organisation to reignite the region’s $1 billion international visitor economy.

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Media Releases
11 Mar 2022
Tropical North Queensland activation targets eco-conscious Aussies

TTNQ will turn Australia’s online editorial platform Concrete Playground ‘green’ as part of their partnership with Qantas Loyalty and the airline’s new Green tier program.

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Media Releases
7 Feb 2022
Tropical North Queensland welcomes open borders

The Tropical North Queensland tourism industry has welcomed the opening of international borders on February 21.

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Media Releases
7 Feb 2022
Tropical North Queensland tour vouchers up for grabs

North Queenslanders can apply for a $100 voucher to use for Tropical North Queensland tours and experiences such as white-water rafting, river drift snorkelling and cruising to Green and Fitzroy Islands.

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Media Releases
2 Feb 2022
What’s New in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

The beginning of 2022 in Tropical North Queensland brings a range of new tours and attractions, accommodation renovations and events, giving you plenty of reasons to visit the region this year.

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Media Releases
19 Jan 2022
Record cycling events in Tropical North Queensland

The world’s oldest rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef, and the accessible outback of Tropical North Queensland are the backdrop for a record 11 cycling and mountain biking events in 2022.

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Media Releases
13 Jan 2022
Create Great to elevate Tropical North Queensland brand

Tropical North Queensland’s brand story will be elevated with new imagery, website optimisation and storytelling through Tourism Tropical North Queensland’s (TTNQ) Create Great program.

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Media Releases
14 Dec 2021
Ways to do summer in the Atherton Tablelands

With the excitement of the Queensland borders reopening on December 13, what better way to spend your summer than in the tropics of North Queensland.

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Media Releases
24 Nov 2021
Great Barrier Reef bursts with new life as billions of coral babies are born

Last night, in an explosion of colour and a show-stopping sign of life, billions of coral babies were born on the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Cairns, marking another milestone in the ongoing story of life on the Reef.

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Media Releases
23 Nov 2021
Youth & Adventure marketing campaign launched

Diving, white water rafting, canyoning, sailing and hot air ballooning are part of a new campaign to entice the youth and adventure market north.

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Media Releases
9 Nov 2021
TTNQ welcomes vaccination certainty

Tourism Tropical North Queensland congratulated the Queensland Premier on her decisive action in providing certainty around vaccinations from December 17.

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Media Releases
3 Nov 2021
Drive North Queensland website launched

A dedicated website showcasing the diverse drives in North Queensland has been launched on the back of a bumper year for drive tourism.

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Media Releases
23 Oct 2021
Awards celebrate TNQ tourism excellence

Pioneers and young achievers were recognised at the 2021 Simon George & Sons TNQ Tourism Industry Excellence Awards at Rainforestation Nature Park in Kuranda

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Media Releases
22 Oct 2021
What’s New in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

With a range of new tours and attractions, food and beverage options, and a hotel opening, Tropical North Queensland is a must-visit destination for summer and the upcoming holiday season.

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#ExploreTNQ

Unrivalled coastal views weave through natural World Heritage wonders in @portdouglasdaintree & #OakBeach is no exception 🌴⛵ Just 10 minutes from #PortDouglas, ​Oak Beach is a sleepy beachfront haven, perfect spot for a secluded stay ✨ ️

📸 @vali.visuals #exploreTNQ #seeaustralia #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland
POV: selfies at @kurandakoalagardens 🐨🤳

​One of the top experiences in @australia is to say hi to our furry friends 🐨👋 @kurandavillage is home to many of our tropical wild friends, so where better to go animal-spotting than at one of Kuranda’s many wildlife gardens and sanctuaries like Kuranda Koala Gardens, one of the very few places in the country where you cuddle a Koala for a souvenir photo! 🎥💫

#exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia
If you're after a palm & relaxing holiday, @visitpalmcove has got you covered 🌴😉

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 🎣

📸 @stvzie #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia
Discover the stunning #BlencoeFalls in #GirringunNationalPark 🌴 Where #BlencoeCreek plunges & cascades in spectacular fashion to the bottom of a deep gorge 💦🦋 With towering cliffs & rugged ridges, Blencoe Falls is the gateway to the @wettropicsworldheritage  Great Walk 🏃🏻‍♀️ Explore 110km of walking tracks, offering everything from short strolls to full day hikes 🙌🏼🥾

📸 @wunez #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia
@silkyoakslodge is putting a new spin on ‘feeling green’ 🌴💚

If you like your rainforest wilderness with a side of luxury, this is the place for you! 
Set deep in the rainforest of @portdouglasdaintree, the newly refurbished Silky Oaks really delivers following its multimillion dollar rebuild, with dreamy treehouses & an idyllic onsite spa 🧖‍♀️✨

Don’t forget to take a dip in your very own balcony bath 💦 

📸 @jilarapearl #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia #portdouglasdaintree #silkyoakslodge
This isn’t your every day photo of a tropical paradise, but around here, we’re not limited to just reef & rainforest - we’ve got outback tracks too! 🏜

Say hello to Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park in #CapeYork ✨Open from June to December, this outback paradise is is renowned for its vast river systems & spectacular wetlands 🌴 The park has a rich & diverse landscape, with grasslands, woodlands, wetlands, coastal estuaries, mangroves & mudflats even! You can also find sandstone hills & escarpments on the southern end of the park 😍 It’s also a place of local Aboriginal significance, with sites associated with occupation, ceremonies & stories of ancestral spirits found throughout the park 👣 

📸 @true.north.adventures #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia
Here’s to the mums that fill our lives with adventures in the tropics 🌺

How are you celebrating Mother’s Day? ✨🌴

📸 @megannamourr #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia
Here’s a cassowary joke for your morning - Why did the cassowary cross the road? 🤔 To prove he wasn’t a chicken 🐓😝

There’s not many places you can spot the elusive Southern Cassowary as you take a leisurely stroll down the street, but @tropicalnorthqueensland is one of them! 🏝 #EttyBay is one of the most popular spot to see cassowaries in the wild, they’ll often be seen wondering around near the beach 🙌 Did you know that there are approximately 700 plant species endemic to the @wettropicsworldheritage area? And almost 100 species that heavily depend on the cassowary to distribute their seeds 🌴😲

No wonder it’s called the Cassowary Coast 😉

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