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
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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Newsletters
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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Media Releases
25 Nov 2020
TTNQ welcomes Victorian and Sydney borders opening

The Cairns & Great Barrier Reef tourism industry has 125 million reasons to be happy with the confirmation that visitors from Greater Sydney and Victoria will be able to travel from 1 December.

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Media Releases
12 Nov 2020
TTNQ welcomes Tourism Minister

Tourism Tropical North Queensland Chief Executive Officer Mark Olsen congratulated the Member for Sandgate Stirling Hinchcliffe on his appointment as Minister for Tourism Development and Member for Cairns Michael Healy on becoming Assistant Minister for Tourism Development.

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Media Releases
6 Nov 2020
Taste Summer in the Tropics

You can’t go past a cold beer and a bucket of prawns in summer, but have you tried a Cassowary Cocktail or a Tiger Prawn Schnitzel with pineapple and persimmon?

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Media Releases
27 Oct 2020
Dive into Summer in the Tropics

A whole new cast of characters can be spotted during summer on the Great Barrier Reef when light winds and excellent visibility offer optimum conditions for snorkelling and diving from Cairns.

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Media Releases
23 Oct 2020
Tourism leader to guide region’s recovery

Tourism industry leader Ken Chapman has been elected Chair of Tourism Tropical North Queensland at the first meeting this week of the new elected TTNQ Board.

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Media Releases
16 Oct 2020
TTNQ welcomes newly elected Directors

With Australians most likely to be holidaying at home in 2021, the stage is set for a new year of opportunity for Cairns & Great Barrier Reef and guiding the recovery will be five new faces on the TTNQ Board.

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Media Releases
10 Sep 2020
TTNQ secures five-year Cairns Regional Council funding

Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) has secured a $16.5 million five-year funding agreement with Cairns Regional Council.

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Media Releases
14 Aug 2020
Skyrail Chairman to chair TTNQ Board

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Chairman Ken Chapman has been appointed to the Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) Board and, subject to the approval of the incoming Board, will take on the role of Chair when it becomes vacant at the Annual General Meeting in October.

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Media Releases
14 Aug 2020
Pro cyclists swap bikes for snorkels on Great Barrier Reef

Five professional cyclists visiting Cairns for the annual Prime Tour of the Tropics have swapped their bikes for snorkels to watch a turtle being released on the Great Barrier Reef today (August 14).

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Media Releases
4 Aug 2020
TTNQ appoints Marketing Manager

Tourism Tropical North Queensland has appointed Marketing Manager Lani Strathearn to spearhead the rollout of the Cairns & Great Barrier Reef brand.

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Media Releases
29 Jun 2020
New in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

Tourism operators in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef have been innovating and reinvigorating while their doors have been closed and now they are ready to take visitors on new journeys exploring the largest reef on Earth, the world’s oldest rainforest and the accessible outback.

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Media Releases
1 Jun 2020
Drive North Queensland campaign launches State-wide

The Cairns and Great Barrier Reef region is ready to take bookings from Queenslanders following the announcement of travel being permitted within the State.

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Media Releases
3 Apr 2020
TTNQ plans domestic market recovery

The Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) Board has signed off on key initiatives to target recovery in the domestic market.

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#OakBeach really does have the whole package 🌿🐚 Tropical rainforest, white sandy beaches & crystal clear ocean views, check check & check ✅

Once you’re done exploring the beautiful beaches of @portdouglasdaintree, stop in at @thalabeach & go coco-nutty for the view 🌴🥥

We’ll see you there soon, right? 😉

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We’re taking the scenic route to #Cooktown, care to join us? ✨ The #BloomfieldTrack is a coastal 4WD track linking Cape Tribulation to Wujal Wujal & Cooktown & is full of spectacular views, creek crossings, secluded beaches, a rainforest archway & incredible wildlife 🦋🍃 

In the wise words of @coastal_drifters … always take the dirt road 🚗
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Your action packed weekend awaits 🙌 It’s been a rough ride lately, but don’t worry, @cairnsadventuregroup is here to help 🛶🌊 If your idea of a fun-filled day includes rushing rapids & getting wet & wild, then #TullyRiver rafting is just the thing to get the adrenaline pumping & liven up your time in @tropicalnorthqueensland 🌿☀️

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Dreaming of an island escape? ✨🐚 Then @tropicalcoastqueensland is the place for you 🏝 It’s not all about mainland beaches in #MissionBeach ☀️ Just off the coast you’ll find a bounty of breathtaking islands just waiting to be explored 😍 Discover quaint island getaways like this one in your own boat or climb aboard an island tour & discover some unmissable places like @franklandislands ⛵️ 

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Happy Tuesday from our adorable friend Rosie 🥺 Did you know that the red-legged pademelon is the only ground dwelling wallaby that lives in the @wettropicsworldheritage rainforests? 🦘🍃 
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Rosie was rescued in #CapeTribulation & is now having a great time at @daintreeicecream 🍦🌿 (we know we wouldn't mind spending our days with an ice cream company 😉)
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Nestled deep within a 180 million-year-old rainforest, @mossmangorge is the unbelievably beautiful home of the Kuku Yalanji people ✨🌿 Before you explore the pristine waters of the gorge itself, or head off on a cultural experience in the rainforest, take some time to peruse the gallery & sample the local food at Mossman Gorge Centre 🍃🦋
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Have you ever dreamed of waking up on a volcano crater?! 🌋 Didn't know it was a thing? Let us introduce @mtquincan on the @athertontablelands 😲☀️ This luxury hideaway is the perfect romantic escape, designed specifically for couples (read, no kids!) 🥰 Each pole cabin features stunning views, fireplaces for those cool hinterland evenings and a double spa. Ahhh, the ultimate romantic trifecta! 💖🔥
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Gooood morning from #EllisBeach ☀️🌴 Who wouldn't mind taking a leaf out of @vanlifestraya's book and waking up here? ☕️ Located only 5mins north of #PalmCove on the #GreatBarrierReefDrive, you'll find the Ellis Beach Oceanfront Bungalows. @vanlifestraya recommend getting here early to secure an unpowered spot at the end right by the beach 🏖 If you're there on a Sunday arvo, pop down to @ellisbeachbargrill dollar oysters & live music 🦪 If not, they're open daily serving delicious meals, coffee & cold drinks of course 🍻
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