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CC Tourism - Promoting Tourism on Television

🖥 Have you seen CCRC on TV recently?
✈️ Cassowary Coast Tourism has been driving visitation for holidaymakers to 'discover yourself' right here in our beautiful backyard this winter.
This is one of many ads that have been playing around Queensland on commercial television networks over the past three months.
As part of the TV campaign the Cassowary Coast has also been featured in Better Homes and Gardens, reaching a nationwide audience, with featured businesses experiencing an increase in visitation as a result.
Learn about the benefits of becoming a member of Cassowary Coast Tourism at
(Click on the picture to play the video)
Cass Coast Discover Yourself

CC Tourism - Dunk Island Update

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A couple of quotes to update our community on the Dunk Island works:


Joshua Childs:

''As the operator of the Dunk Island Spit we are pleased to announce that the Dunk Island Spit Campground is set to open on 15 July 2024. As part of our continued investment in the Dunk Island Spit, we have already completed the upgrade of the amenities block and BBQ facilities.  Major replanting has also been undertaken to improve privacy for campers. Once opened, traditional camping will be available on the north side of the Dunk Island Spit, and glamping will be available on the south side." 


Annie Cannon-Brookes: 

"The owner of the operator, Annie Cannon-Brookes, is excited to be delivering these works, and has fast tracked these so that the community and tourists alike can once again continue to enjoy this iconic location.

"It was very disappointing for the staff of the operator as the Dunk Island Spit Campground was ready to open for the busy Christmas period, but the glamping tents had to be taken down due to the cyclone that came through.  Construction works at this time of year are very much dependent on the weather, the weather is the only thing that will stop us from re-opening 15 July 2024."


Dunk Island

$10 million Building Resilient Tourism Infrastructure grants closing 19th April

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Tourism operators in Far North Queensland can now apply for a share in $10 million to help businesses be better prepared for future cyclones and floods.


The $10 million Building Resilient Tourism Infrastructure program allows operators who were severely impacted by Tropical Cyclone Jasper in December to build back better with flood-resilient infrastructure.


The program is jointly funded by the Albanese and Miles Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).


Business operators can buy plant and equipment such as solar power with battery storage, a pump or water extraction system, hoist systems to raise equipment above known flood levels, safety upgrades or develop early warning systems.


Applications for grants, up to $250,000 per project, are available to 19 April 2024, with the projects to be completed by 30 November 2025.


Tourism operators must be located in the Cairns, Port Douglas, Tablelands, Cassowary Coast, Hope Vale, Wujal Wujal, Cook, Mareeba and Yarrabah Council areas.


The package is part of the $24.15 million Tourism Recovery and Resilience Program and supplements an initial $5 million Tourism Recovery package announced in December that included hardship assistance, discounted flights and accommodation.   


A dedicated Tourism Recovery Officer has also been recruited by Tourism Tropical North Queensland to provide support to affected operators.


For more information on disaster assistance or to apply, please visit: or


(Extra information is available when you click on the 'Read More' link.)

CC Tourism Centre Looking for Ambassadors (Volunteers)

If you would like to give some time to one of the many worthy community organisations in the area (and show off your love of the beautiful Cassowary Coast), then become a volunteer with the Cassowary Coast Tourism Information Centre!


Tourism Centre Calling for Volunteers 2023

Enhance and Promote Your Sustainable Business Practices

You're invited to Enhance and Promote Your Sustainable Business Practices on Monday 20 or Tuesday 21 November 2023.
To RSVP: or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cassowary Coast Regional Council and Cassowary Coast Tourism have partnered with Ecotourism Australia, to provide fully funded access to the Strive 4 Sustainability Scorecard, a pathway to certification.
Come along to one of the information sessions at Innisfail, Mission Beach or Cardwell to learn more about the Scorecard, and how to get complimentary access.
The Strive 4 Sustainability Scorecard supports visitor economy businesses to assess their current performance across the four pillars of sustainability:
- Environmental impacts
- Socio-economic impacts
- Cultural impacts
- Sustainable management
More information about the Scorecard go to

Sustainable business practises