How lucky are we to live in such a lush and beautiful environment?
Posted by Tanya Snelling under Tablelands News | Posted on 28th Jun 2017
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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