TTNQ goes 360

See tropical north Queensland like never before.

Tourism Tropical North Queensland [TTNQ] have launched a new social media campaign whisking potential visitors away on a virtual tour with a difference.

The peak tourism body has released six new 360-degree videos showcasing the Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Mossman Gorge, Atherton Tablelands and Dunk Island.

TTNQ chief executive officer Alex de Waal says the campaign uses new video technology to immerse viewers into the environment.

“This 360-degree technology, which is best viewed on a tablet or smart phone, is ideal for promoting a destination as spectacular as tropical north Queensland as it brings our magnificent natural scenery and experiences to life,” Mr De Waal says.

“We’re confident that taking people deeper into the Great Barrier Reef, connecting them with the wet tropics rainforest or sharing our enviable tropical lifestyle will create a stronger desire for the destination and encourage them to consider tropical north Queensland for their next holiday.

“Featured locations include Wongaling Beach, Dunk Island, Four Mile Beach, Macrossan Street, The Reef Marina at Port Douglas, Rex Smeal Park, Mossman Gorge, Millaa Millaa Falls, Nandroya Falls, Curtain Fig Tree, Palm Cove’s esplanade and Agincourt Reef.

“Tropical North Queensland has a highly-engaged Facebook audience of more than 168,000 people from all over the world and we anticipate more followers as word about the incredible immersive views of our destination spread.”

The videos will be showcased on the Tropical North Queensland’s Facebook page and YouTube Channel and shared with Tourism and Events Queensland, Tourism Australia and the local businesses and destinations featured in them.

The videos were produced by Phil Warring, a finalist in the Tropical North Queensland Young Achiever Excellence Awards.