The breadth and variety of Australia’s landscapes and environments is remarkable. From deserts to beaches, mountains to cities, we’ve got it all. Tropical North Queensland (TNQ) is one of those rare gems of a region that encapsulates Australia’s environmental diversity. Spanning from Cairns up to Cape York and the Torres Strait Islands, TNQ offers history, culture, adventure and much more.
In a bid to help Australians reconnect with themselves and with nature, Tourism Tropical North Queensland has just launched the #FeelGrounded campaign. Whether your idea of relaxation involves snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef, sampling local produce or simply taking some time out on a secluded beach, there’s definitely a way for you to #FeelGrounded in TNQ.
The #FeelGrounded campaign comes at an important time for many Australians. According to a Medibank Wellness Report, over the last 24 months 4.9 million Australians say they are affected by stress, with the key causes being lack of sleep, work pressure and juggling too many things at once.
Tourism Tropical North Queensland Chief Executive Officer Pip Close says: “With wellness a priority for many Australians in 2019, Tropical North Queensland is the place where they can feel grounded with incredible locations for hiking, biking, swimming, diving and yoga.”
The new campaign is fronted by Australian model Samantha Harris, who had the opportunity to discover some of the region’s stunning offerings.
“It was incredible to be invited to Tropical North Queensland to explore the destination – we were literally chasing waterfalls,” says Harris.
“I totally connected with the feel grounded concept – it’s exactly what you feel from the minute you touch down in Tropical North Queensland – that feeling of letting all your stress and worry go.”
TNQ is well worth checking out for your next getaway if you need to #FeelGrounded. The new luxe resort Riley by Crystalbrook Collection is a great start. Luxury accommodation aside, other grounding experiences in the area include a visit to Vlassof Cay, which is a secluded sand cay in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef. This postcard-perfect spot is a 10-minute chopper ride from Cairns and is ideal for private picnics and rejuvenating swims. Or take a leisurely drive through the Atherton Tablelands and discover the scenic food trails. And Mossman Gorge offers an historic and cultural experience like no other; here you can witness incredible Indigenous smoking ceremonies and take guided rainforest story-telling walks.
To start researching your Tropical North Queensland trip, head to tropicalnorthqueensland.org.au.