Category: Tourism and Travel
Government Takes out Forfeiture Action Against Operators of Double Island
“Double Island has been neglected for a number of years which is not acceptable.That’s why I applaud the action being taken because we want to see this wonderful asset used and open to the community.”
Assistant Tourism Minister and Member for Cairns Michael Healy
Surf’s Out for North Break Wave Park Proposal in Mowbray
The Planning and Environment Court has overturned Douglas Shire Council’s approval of the North Break wave park development proposal for Mowbray.
Local community group, Douglas Shire Sustainability Group (DSSG) appealed the approval of the development application and in today’s media release, states “this is a win for all those wishing to safeguard the integrity of our planning scheme and ensuring appropriate development in Douglas Shire…The process of the Court has allowed public opinion to be heard and in this case, validated.”
Crocodile Roundtable to Convene in Cairns on Thursday
The roundtable will discuss DES’ enhanced Crocwise Strategy, Crocodile Management Plan consultation, research and monitoring of estuarine crocodile numbers and behaviour, and future initiatives.
Cairns Airport IronMan / Everything you need to know about the Event and its Road Closures
The Cairns Airport IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship Cairns is back in 2023 for the twelfth time. This year’s event is expected to attract over 4000 competitors over the six-day period. The IRONMAN Group, in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland, Cairns Regional Council, Douglas Shire Council and Queensland Police Service, are coordinating the event and have put together the following information…
Over the Moon-Space Opportunities for the Far North
Following the arrival of US Ambassador to Australia Caroline Kennedy into Cairns, high level dignitaries from all over the world met recently in the lead up to preliminary works commencing on Australia’s first large-scale, multi-use spaceport in Weipa.Following the arrival of US Ambassador to Australia Caroline Kennedy into Cairns, high level dignitaries from all over the world met recently in the lead up to preliminary works commencing on Australia’s first large-scale, multi-use spaceport in Weipa.
Space Centre Launches the Future of Space Research into the Far North
In just a few weeks, high-level dignitaries from around the world will gather in Cairns as preliminary work on Australia’s first large-scale, multi-use spaceport continues.
Environment News in 5 / Poo, kelp, debris, cloudland and purposeful travel
IN BRIEF / The lowdown on environmental news-cow poo, fishing buoys, Cloud Land, marine debris and sustainable travel updates.
Legendary Daintree crocodile Scarface mysteriously returns
After a Missing Notice was posted for the legendary crocodile, Scarface returned to his usual mangrove haunt on the Daintree yesterday afternoon.
Local Traffic Update/ Changed Conditions for Port Douglas Gran Fondo September 10 and 11
The Port Douglas Gran Fondo is coming to the region, delivering up to $5 million into the local economy with a variety of cycling courses and Festival events.
Clever “Adopt a Worker” Campaign Launches in Douglas Shire to Tackle Staff and Housing Shortages.
A new ‘match-making’ campaign has just launched in the Douglas Shire, connecting locals with a spare room and potential holiday workers. Yesterday, Tourism Port Douglas…