Whether you like train rides, road trips or water sports, the Atherton Tablelands will cater for all your needs – incredible views of nature included!
Posted by Tanya Snelling under Tablelands News | Posted on 30th Apr 2018
Whether you like train rides, road trips or water sports, the Atherton Tablelands will cater for all your needs – incredible views of nature included!
Pioneer Weekend – Historic Village Herberton
Step back in time as pioneers climb out of the history books and on to the streets. Pioneer Weekend at the Historic Village Herberton makes the past come alive with lots of costumes, demonstrations of days gone by with blacksmithing and tin panning, as well as train rides and plenty of fun for the kids. The Village is brilliant enough with its replica 1880s village life but this weekend gives everyone a chance to play dress ups and enjoy being an early settler. Oh, and there’s prizes for best “pioneer” dressed children and adults.
WHEN: May 5-6
WHERE: Historic Village Herberton, 6 Broadway, just north of Herberton.
Mt Garnet Races and Rodeo
When the race caller’s name is Bluey, you know the races are going to be a cracker. They do things differently in Mt Garnet and this combined rodeo and race meet is a great family fun weekend in the outback with market stalls, historic displays, car shows and group games and activities. Well organised and value for money the excitement and competition of the daytime is more than matched by crackling campsite fires, tall stories and live music at night.
WHEN: May 4-6
WHERE: Mt Garnet (west of Ravenshoe on the Kennedy Highway)
May Day Regatta
Looking for a lakeside picnic spot and a majestic sporting sight? The Tinaroo Sailing Club’s 50th Anniversary May Day Regatta provides both. The club welcomes anyone who wants to have a go, or just sit back and enjoy the serenity of sail boats on water. Lake Tinaroo is a popular place for swimmers, skiers, walkers and anglers and has plenty of camping spots dotted around its considerable circumference. The May Day Regatta is held at the clubhouse off Black Gully Road.
WHEN: May 5
WHERE: Lake Tinaroo
The Great Wheelbarrow Race
Chinese miners on the Atherton Tablelands used to stick all their worldly goods in a wheelbarrow and push their home from job to job. In honour of their hard yakka and novel way of moving the route between Chillagoe and Mareeba, the road is nicknamed The Wheelbarrow Highway. Once a year teams of up to 10 members – or superbly fit and slightly masochistic individuals – can recreate such trips. The Great Wheelbarrow race is for charity and takes three stages to cover the 140km. The world’s only wheelbarrow ultra-distance race is fun to do (possibly) and definitely fun to watch.
WHEN: May 19-20
WHERE: Start Chillagoe, end Mareeba
Atherton Tablelands tourism’s premiere publication Discover is a whole lot fatter this year with the inclusion of a self-drive trails booklet.
Six self-drive trails combining postcard-perfect landscapes, indulgent gourmet delights, cultural and historic highpoints and stunning natural attractions make up the booklet.
They include the Heritage Trail, Great Outdoors, Museums & Galleries, Waterfalls & Waterways, Geological Wonders, Landscapes & Wildlife, and the Taste Paradise branded Food Trail.
Tropical Tablelands Tourism chair Ghis Gallo said the “themed” self-drive routes were devised several years ago and have been immensely popular with visitors.
“It’s the first time any of our themed trails have been produced as a booklet and included in Discover’s huge 110,00 print run. Another 40,000 booklets will be distributed separately around the region.”
Discover is launched each year in April, in time for the official start of the tourism season on the Atherton Tablelands.
Discover contains the latest travel information on places to go and things to do across the Atherton Tablelands and its gateways of the Cassowary Coast, Port Douglas, Cairns and the Gulf Savannah.
The themed trails were designed to link tourism in the region as opposed to visitor experiences based around individual towns.
Ms Gallo said more than 792,000 self-drive visitors come through the Atherton Tablelands each year and the inclusion of the themed trails in Discover will make touring the Atherton Tablelands even easier.
“Discover has the largest distribution of any regional visitor guide and the trails are a hit with travellers so it’s a great match. It’s the most comprehensive, informative and engaging publication in the region.”
The picturesque Atherton Tablelands has a calendar crammed with events, adventure and entertainment in coming months.
Whether you like a rodeo, rock concert, the races or a regatta, there is something for everyone, set against some of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes in Australia.
Tropical Tablelands Tourism chair Ghis Gallo said the full season of events officially kicks off in Kuranda with Easter in the Park, a free event for children of all ages.
On Easter Saturday (March 31) it will rain eggs in the rainforest, with 15,000 chocolate treats dropped from the skies. The eggs are dropped on the hour from 11am to 2pm in Centenary Park with a Golden Egg in each batch.
“The lucky finders win an amazing Kuranda prize package, and the under 5s won’t be lost in the egg scramble, with a special place for the littlies to meet the Easter Bunny and collect their own bag of eggs,” Ms Gallo said.
Kuranda’s Easter in the Park starts at 10am and includes a magic show, Pamagirri Aboriginal dance performance, candy making demonstrations, a Dream State Circus show, egg and spoon and sack races, face painting, three bouncy castles and horse and carriage rides plus stalls and much more.
Fancy a rock concert amongst the stunning contours and colours of the Outback? Over April 20-22, Undara Outback Rock & Blues is an amazing weekend of music and mates in the extraordinary lava tube country.
And they’re racing – at Mount Garnet from May 4-6. It’s also the annual rodeo and a chance to let your hair down and party. After the thoroughbred racing and one day rodeo, the nightly socialising round a campfire make the event a real Atherton Tablelands treat.
Recent rain has filled Lake Tinaroo, a good omen for the 50th Tinaroo May Day Regatta on May 5.
Each year in early May sailors from all over North Queensland converge on Lake Tinaroo in the central Atherton Tablelands for what is regarded as one of the most enjoyable regattas in Queensland.
Step back in time at the Historic Village Herberton for Pioneer Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6. Families of all ages are invited to join in at the replica mining town and have a go at tin panning, try their skills at sack races and the egg and spoon challenge, or strut their stuff in period costume for Fashions on the Field.
Since it started in 2004 the 140km Great Wheelbarrow Race has raised more than $1.5 million for charity and this year’s push from Chillagoe to Mareeba will be as popular – and punishing –as ever.
Described by one participant as “hands down the best thing I’ve ever done” the team relay race follows the Wheelbarrow Way, originally the route miners would take pushing all their belongings in a wheelbarrow. Running from May 18-20 on the Atherton Tablelands, the race is a unique experience for participants, supporters and spectators alike.
The Chillagoe Rodeo (May 11-12) also known as the Bushman’s Carnival, has an Ultimate Cowboy Challenge on the Friday night and a Saturday bursting with barrel racing, steer wrestling, bronc busting and bull rides.
Other events on the calendar include the Dimbulah Lions Festival (May 26), The Malanda Show (July 6-8), The Atherton Show (July 9 &10), the Mareeba Rodeo & Festival (June 30-July 15) and Christmas in July at the end of July.
“The chock-a-block calendar celebrates our bustling, beautiful localities that want to share their community spirit and exceptional scenery,” Ms Gallo said. For more details go to www.athertontablelands.com.au
This month, the Atherton Tablelands put on a show for us from sunrise (at Mt Garnet) all through to sunset (at Ngarrabullgan, officially Mt Mulligan).
Kids from toddlers to teens will have double the fun at The Crystal Caves this school holidays with a new creative centre set up in the Atherton Tablelands attraction.
The Caves, already offering families a fascinating expedition into the underworld of minerology and semi-precious gems, now has an activity centre especially for children including free wi-fi, gemstone fossicking and jewellery making.
The kids area was created to add something extra special to a visit to The Crystal Caves for children during school holidays. (more…)
The wet season certainly lived up to it’s name this month – so much water everywhere, plus amazing views on sunny days, overlooking the beautiful Atherton Tablelands.
A timber and tin pagoda-like building with distinctive red accents in the middle of Atherton dairy country is a bit of a head scratcher.
But the incongruous building in a paddock turns out to be a Hou Wang temple and the last remnant of Atherton’s old Chinatown.
The Malanda Falls on the North Johnstone River are a triple treat for tourists – the cascade with its own swimming pool, two rainforest walkways and a glorious picnic spot.
How lucky are we to be able to start each new year in the midst of incredible summer days! These guys definitely had a blast!
The teahouse at Lake Barrine may be 80 years old but the Devonshire teas it serves are as fresh and inviting as the crisp Atherton Tablelands air around this charming landmark.
Sliding along hundreds of metres above the earth is one of the best ways to start the day on the Atherton Tablelands.
It’s an early start and probably a strong coffee to prep for hot air ballooning. But the reward for getting up in the dark is a smooth ride over riveting scenery: most days a cloudless sky makes for a picture-perfect sunrise over the mountains.
‘Tis the season … and an eventful one indeed! Christmas decorations, music cruises, family time, tea time, road trips and lots of animals – from cassowaries and turtles to crocs, peacocks and more.
Grab your torch and miner’s helmet – the Chillagoe Caves are a true blue Down Under experience.
On the outside slate grey bluffs known as karst push out of the red earth, like an outback Mordor.
Inside, about 50 metres below the ground, a network of large chambers and passages are loaded with stalactites and stalagmites and other mesmerising limestone formations.
The clear blue and green waters of Lake Eacham make it a go-to-place on a sweltering summer’s day and with motored craft banned, it’s a serene and pristine beauty spot on the Atherton Tablelands all year round.
Temperatures are rising, summer is definitely on it’s way – what a blessing to have all the beautiful waterfalls and creeks up here in the Atherton Tablelands. This month, people also enjoyed hot air balloon adventures, locally made cheeses, stepped out of their comfort zones, into crystals and caves with a view.
It’s estimated only 10 percent of Australians have seen the elusive platypus but with a bit of time and a dab of patience you can spot this unique animal on the Atherton Tablelands.
What a month! We had OperaBites come all the way from Sydney to perform, cassowary chucks were born, strawberries devoured and beautiful places discovered.
Alan Gilanders has been fascinated by natural history since he was a child. Brought up in western Cape York Peninsular he’s now a Tablelander who runs Alan’s Wildlife Tours, works as a consulting naturalist and is involved in many conservation organisations. He’s chuffed tree kangaroos call the Tablelands home too.
What is the best time of day to spot a tree kangaroo?
There is no best time to see tree-kangaroos. They are episodic in their behaviours and can be encountered day or night.
Where are the best locations?
The best locations for finding Lumholtz’s Tree-Kangaroo are Nerada Tea Plantation near Malanda and Wongabel State Forest near Atherton.
What do they like to eat?
Tree-kangaroos eat a wide range of leaves from trees, vines and epiphytes. Like most herbivores they will take a high protein meal (flesh) if they can get it.
What makes them so special?
These amazing animals are real kangaroos but have some special adaptations. Their front limbs are much more strongly developed than their cousins from the plains, their tails are long and heavy which are good for balance and the pads on their feet are like a non-slip bathmat. They can walk in the trees, forwards or backwards and will sometimes even use their arms to swing across gaps (brachiate).
Why are the rainforests of the Atherton Tablelands perfect for them?
The rich soils of the Atherton Tablelands produce trees with high nutritional values in their leaves and this makes for valuable habitat. It seems that they are not well adapted to coastal areas. Dispersing animals can turn up well away from habitat suitable for sustaining a population. Cars and dogs are the greatest killers of tree-kangaroos in Australia.
Winter is slowly coming to an end which makes the Atherton Tablelands an even better destination for a getaway – sunny yet not too hot, and refreshing waters without jelly fish!
The world’s oldest mountain bike stage race returns to the Atherton Tablelands this month with French national marathon champion Miguel Martinez as well as four-time Tour de France racer Erik Dekker from The Netherlands set to lead the field.
Fresh local produce, unique food experiences and some of the region’s favourite chefs will be celebrated as the Atherton Tablelands’ most exciting culinary event returns in October 2017.
Camping, swimming, birds, koala babies and epic views – the Atherton Tablelands never disappoint!
People with an interest in tourism on the Atherton Tablelands are invited to attend a free industry workshop, Conversations with TTNQ (Tourism Tropical North Queensland), in Atherton on August 22.
The workshop provides an opportunity to meet the team from TTNQ, the regional tourism organisation that markets the Atherton Tablelands as a travel destination to the rest of the world.
Winter in the tropics at its best – here is our selection of fan favourites for July!
There is a buzz happening among the motorhome and grey nomad population as they prepare for the annual pilgrimage to Mareeba for our famous Christmas in July festivities.
Visitors from throughout the region will be joined by old friends and new from across Australia and internationally for this festive and fun celebration in our northern winter.
The Atherton Tablelands is the place to be with loads of fun and engaging activities for locals and visitors over the coming months, ranging from flower shows to triathlons and the famous gatherings for the annual folk festival and Christmas in July events.
How lucky are we to live in such a lush and beautiful environment?
Lake Eacham has long been a popular spot for sporting enthusiasts from all different walks, but there is a new trend taking to its crystal clear shores – and this one involves holding your breath. Tanya Snelling finds out more.
Atherton Tablelands, 17th May, 2017 – Two new self-drive adventures – the ANZAC Trail and the Artisan Trail – will be rolled out by Tropical Tablelands Tourism (TTT) this month as part of an international campaign coinciding with the Australian Tourism Exchange. (more…)
A unique campaign that will take the Atherton Tablelands “to the road” will kick off at Tolga Woodworks today, April 19, coinciding with the launch of Tropical Tablelands Tourism’s (TTT) Discover visitor guide.
More than 500 competitors are expected to take part in this year’s Yungaburra Triathlon on April 22-23. Now in its third year, the triathlon courses start and finish at the Afghanistan Avenue of Honour memorial on the Tinaburra Foreshore, Lake Tinaroo, and traverse through stunning scenery.
From foot stomping music to heart pumping action events, the Atherton Tablelands will provide a stunning backdrop as it brings together the best of sport and entertainment over the coming months. (more…)
Looking for something a little different for your next holiday? Tired of holidaying with the masses and fighting for the best spot on the beach? If this is you, it’s time to swap the sand and salty sea for crystal clear fresh water, fringed with ancient rainforest, eucalypt or paperbark trees and breathtaking mountain views. This is the scene that awaits you at some of the most spectacular swimming lakes and waterholes on the Atherton Tablelands. (more…)
There is a common saying around here that all roads lead to the Atherton Tablelands and this could not be truer. From dusty bush roads to spectacular coastal and rainforest areas, your adventure to the Atherton Tablelands promises to be one of the most unforgettable journeys you will encounter.
Wildlife spotting, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, fishing and hiking experiences still continue to draw travellers to Lake Tinaroo looking for authentic and up close nature and wildlife encounters. (more…)
It’s almost time to frock up and head out to the mango shade at the National Trust-listed Hou Wang Temple at Atherton for this year’s celebration of community and extraordinary local culinary diversity at the Tastes of the Tablelands. (more…)
Guests at a Atherton Tablelands nature refuge are getting more than they bargained for with close up views of a cassowary dad and his two chicks. David Gibson from the Canopy Rainforest Tree Houses and Wildlife Sanctuary near Tarzali said resident cassowary Tui and his two chicks, Sinatra and Dino, had been regular visitors since last December. (more…)
The Atherton Tablelands’ rich history is a growing drawcard for visitors, thanks to events like Sunday’s VP – Victory in the Pacific – Day at Rocky Creek War Memorial Park.
For many years the dirt road to Chillagoe has thought to have been off-limits for rental cars, but tourism operators are leading the push to dispel this long thought myth. Chillagoe Guesthouse owner Eugene Miglas said a lot of reeducation was needed as many still believed no rental cars were authorised to make the journey west due to a 32km section of sealed and unsealed roads.
There may not be snow at this Christmas in July celebration but there certainly will be warm toasty fires, plenty of camaraderie and hundreds of motorhomes as grey nomads from across Australia and internationally make their annual pilgrimage north for the popular festivities. (more…)
If you fancy yourself a foodie, a speedster on two wheels or a history buff, Tropical Tablelands Tourism (TTT) has created the ultimate in tourism experiences. (more…)
The Crystal Caves Museum in Atherton today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates tourism businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.
“As such an unusual attraction, this is a great honour for us,” Manager Ghislaine Gallo said. “TripAdvisor is a great platform for international visitors to recognise the importance of a collection such as ours” she said. (more…)
A collaborative approach to tourism was the order of the day as the region’s two mayor’s from the Mareeba Shire and Tablelands region pledged their support to grow the $125 million a year industry. (more…)
At Atherton Antiques and Australiana everything old is new again. Fran and Nick at Atherton Antiques and Australiana have been selling quality antiques and collectables from their heritage art deco building in Atherton for nearly 25 years.
Season Opening – 21st March 2016 is the official opening date for Cobbold Gorge Tours and Cobbold Village.
With Easter being early and a healthy wet season, lets kick off with a bang! (more…)
Tropical Tablelands Tourism is kicking off the new year with a Queensland-wide blast featuring the ﬂagship Rotary Tastes of the Tablelands event on Channel 7’s Queensland Weekender. (more…)
The fresh, local produce grown in the rich, bountiful soils and gentle climate of the Atherton Tablelands is the basis of popular food trails that cross the highlands. (more…)
Summer has arrived and with it comes perfect weather for exploring the spectacular waterfalls that abound at the wetter, southern end of the Atherton Tablelands. (more…)
Attention to social media and a digital version of the Discover Atherton Tablelands visitor’s guide have contributed to another successful year for Tropical Tablelands Tourism. (more…)
Anyone who has been to stunning Cobbold Gorge will not be surprised that Cobbold Gorge Tours has won not one but two major tourism awards. (more…)
Atherton Tablelands prepares for Inbound Up North.
The Atherton Tablelands will be on show this week as 100 visiting travel trade and tourism operators taking part in Inbound Up North experience the region first hand. (more…)
World’s most iconic mountain bike race to get underway this week. The 21st Crocodile Trophy starts in Cairns on Saturday, October 17 and makes it way to the Atherton Tablelands the following day. (more…)
One of the region’s largest food events Tastes of the Tablelands will celebrate the extraordinary culinary diversity of the Atherton Tablelands when it is held later this month on Sunday, October 18. (more…)
Visitors have given the new ‘smart’ Discover the digital thumbs up with more than 35,000 people having read the online visitor guide since it was launched in April this year. (more…)
The Atherton Tablelands is gearing up for a number of high profile sporting events set to take place over the coming months, attracting
visitors from far and wide and boosting the local economy in what is typically the quieter shoulder season. (more…)
Thousands of grey nomads have begun rolling into Mareeba in the lead up to one of the biggest motorhome and lifestyle events to take place in Queensland – Christmas in July. (more…)
Tropical Tablelands Tourism (TTT) is urging local businesses to step up to the mark and “Go For Gold!”. (more…)
Tripadvisor has awarded ‘Certificate of Excellence 2015 Winner’ to Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre. (more…)
Tourism Events Queensland (TEQ) together with Tropical Tablelands Tourism are inviting operators to take part in a face to face digital workshop to help boost the region’s collective online presence. (more…)
Queensland’s BIG4 Atherton Woodlands Tourist Park has been awarded Silver status under TripAdvisor’s worldwide GreenLeaders™ Programme. (more…)
An iconic shot of the Barron Falls looking spectacular in full flood from February this year will be used to entice more than half a million visitors to the Atherton Tablelands over the next 12 months.
It’s a beautiful, easy drive to the Atherton Tablelands wherever you are coming from so why not stay more than a day?
That’s the message being promoted this Easter by Avis and Budget rental cars in a joint campaign with Tropical Tablelands Tourism (TTT). Four thousand brochures will be distributed via Avis and Budget outlets from Townsville through to Port Douglas over the Easter holiday period. (more…)
Major events such as Taste of the Tablelands, The Croc Trophy, the Mareeba Rodeo and the Yungaburra Triathlon will form the basis of Tropical Tablelands Tourism’s (TTT) event strategy.
TTT chairman Michael Trout said events were a great way to complement the natural attributes and to attract visitors to the region throughout the year, particularly during the quieter shoulder season of April to May and October to November. (more…)
Tropical Tablelands Tourism’s (TTT) media and PR consultant Tanya Snelling was honoured with not one, but two awards at the recent 2014 Queensland Multi Media Awards (QMMA) on November 8. (more…)
Tourism operators on the Atherton Tablelands have taken out seven awards at the recent TNQ Tourism Awards on Friday, November 21. (more…)
Atherton Tablelands, 6th November, 2014 – Learn social media the smart way with a dedicated member’s forum brought to you by Tropical Tablelands Tourism (TTT) next Wednesday, November 12. (more…)
Planning is now underway for the 2015/2016 edition of Discover, Tropical Tablelands Tourism’s major destination marketing tool. (more…)
Operators on the Atherton Tablelands should reap the benefits of a number of high profile and burgeoning sporting events set to take place in the region over the coming months. (more…)
Two of the regions most iconic attractions on the Atherton Tablelands will be snapped during what is hoped will be the “Biggest Instameet in the World”. (more…)
The @Queensland Instagram account is hosting the‘Biggest Instameet in the World’ all across the sunshine state on Saturday 4 October. To ensure our beautiful Atherton Tablelands region is included in the action, @athertontablelands invites you to join us at the Curtain Fig Tree at 2pm. (more…)
Tropical Tablelands Tourism is urging “foodie” businesses to join Tourism Australia’s Restaurant Australia campaign and share the spotlight with local success stories such as Rainforest Bounty, Skybury Coffee and Mt Uncle Distillery. (more…)
The unique tastes and food experiences that can be found on the Atherton Tablelands will be broadcast to potentially more than 40 million households in the US over the coming months following a recent visit from full-time RV couple Ray and Evanne Schmarder. (more…)
The Tablelands Folk Festival Yungaburra Sessions has had a rather chequered past. Some months attracting a great crowd, some months a quiet affair.
The July sessions featuring one of North Queensland’s premier entertainers , Jeremiah Johnson should prove to be the former. (more…)
There will be food, entertainment, bucking broncos and Christmas in July, but best of all there will be thousands of grey nomads passing through the Atherton Tablelands over the coming months as the tourist season gets into full swing. (more…)
Yungaburra’s impressive strangler fig, which is more than 500 years old, will be used to entice hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Atherton Tablelands as the latest Discover visitor guide hits the shelves of information centres across the East Coast in time for Easter. (more…)
Tourism Kuranda has won the Mareeba Shire Council – Australia Day Award for significant contribution to the development of commerce and industry 2014. (more…)
In a thrilling night for tourism operators on the Tablelands, a total of six gongs were handed out at Friday’s TNQ Tourism Awards. (more…)
Tropical Tablelands Tourism (TTT) has wrapped up a series of information seminars as part of a new member engagement initiative. (more…)
This month Tropical Tablelands Tourism will host two information forums in Mareeba and Atherton on October 29-30.
The seminars, which will be presented by TTT’s marketing consultant, Pinnacle Marketing, will give members an update on the industry, how the organisation delivers its initiatives to market the destination and the opportunities for operators. (more…)
Tropical Tablelands Tourism’s (TTT) Drive North Queensland app has played a major role in the region securing $230,000 in contestable funding.
The funding, which will be used to promote Tropical North Queensland to the domestic drive market, was awarded to Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) earlier this week. (more…)
Tropical Tablelands Tourism (TTT) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ). (more…)
Tropical Tablelands Tourism is urging all members to get behind a push to raise awareness of the value of their industry and the role of their local tourism organisation. (more…)
All things old will be celebrated in traditional fashion at this year’s annual Pioneer Weekend at Herberton Historic Village on the weekend of May 4 and 5. (more…)
Kuranda will host the inaugural Great Easter Egg Drop on Easter Saturday (March 30) showering people visiting the Village in the Rainforest with 5000 Easter eggs throughout the day. (more…)
Tropical Tablelands Tourism will launch its 2013/2014 Discover magazine this Thursday at 11am at Herberton Historic Village.
Michael Trout, chairman of Tropical Tablelands Tourism (TTT), said Discover was one of the most important tools used by the local tourism organisation to promote the region and he said the latest edition was better than ever. (more…)
Chillagoe will host more than 50 tour guides as part of the Savannah Guides School from April 18 to 21, 2013. (more…)
The Atherton Tablelands showed why it was the best place to enjoy an extended holiday in the far north after one of its own was recognised as the most unique accommodation in Queensland. (more…)
December 7, 2012 – Tropical Tablelands Tourism (TTT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Bronwyn Cant to the newly created role of executive officer.
A motion was passed at the local tourism organisation’s annual general meeting this week (December 4) to appoint Ms Cant in the important role. This is the first time in TTT’s history that it has had an executive officer in place. (more…)
Tech-savvy tourists will have North Queensland’s tourism industry in the palm of their hands following Tropical Tablelands Tourism’s (TTT) creation of a smartphone app. Read More
Atherton Tablelands Promotion Bureau Ltd, t/a Tropical Tablelands Tourism Annual General Meeting, will be held on Tuesday 4th December 2012 at 12 noon, at Kuranda Hotel Motel, Cnr Arara and Coondoo Streets Kuranda.
All members are encouraged to attend the meeting. (more…)
October 5, 2012 – More than 1300 hundred Japanese students arriving in the far north next week will spend two nights on the Atherton Tablelands. (more…)
September 27, 2012 – Atherton Tablelands is preparing for one of its busiest few weeks as a number of festivals and events kick off in the region culminating in the total solar eclipse on November 14. (more…)
A group of six national and international trade partners descended on the Tablelands recently with a key objective to “rediscover” tropical north Queensland. (more…)
Member for Barron River, Michael Trout, will remain at the helm of Tropical Tablelands Tourism, stating that he believed the current board of directors were achieving significant goals in progressing the aims of the regional tourism organisation, and that he wanted to offer his services going forward in the role of chairman of the board of directors. (more…)
Residents of the Tablelands have always known the region is naturally uplifting. Now, this promise has been embodied in a new brand tag line, Uplifting by Nature, and visual refresh for the region’s tourism marketing collateral.
A new initiative to drive business into every district of the Tablelands is set to be released this Easter by Tropical Tablelands Tourism.
The self drive promotion leverages off the regional tourism organisations new website www.athertontablelands.com.au using a QR code (quick response code print based URL) to connect drivers in rental cars with regional self drive itineraries. (more…)
This year’s student charter groups from Japan will provide a welcome bonus for their local family hosts, says Tropical Tablelands Tourism Chairman, Michael Trout.
“2012 has started well for tourism in the Tablelands region, with excellent forward bookings from Japanese students,” he said.
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