News 21.01.20

LOCATION SPOTLIGHT: FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND – SO MUCH MORE THAN A TROPICAL PARADISE



Renowned as the home of the Great Barrier Reef, Far North Queensland is a diverse region, not only boasting spectacular coastline and lush rainforest but an array of natural and man-made location gems.

Cairns esplanade. Image courtesy of Tourism Tropical North Queensland.

The city of Cairns sits right at the doorstep of the reef. With its international airport, it’s the gateway to Far North Queensland and the major urban hub. The northern beaches area is ripe with beaches, resorts, coastal towns, marinas and rainforest, including World Heritage site Daintree National Park and the Atherton Tableland.

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas. Image Courtesy of Sheraton.
Palm Cove Image courtesy of Karen Jones
Gordonvale. Image Courtesy of Tourism Tropical North Queensland.

Travelling south to the Cassowary Coast, the township of Innisfail is the jewel of the region, with streets lined with art deco, heritage buildings. In complete contrast, astounding nearby Paronella Park (featuring heavily in the feature film Celeste starring Radha Mitchell – trailer below) evokes the ancient and otherworldly. 

Inland into the Savannah Gulf area is where the arid outback meets oasis –  expansive grasslands, remote country towns, winding tree-lined rivers, rockpools, and breathtaking geological formations.

Normanton. Image courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland
Almaden. Image courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.
Norman River in the Gulf Savannah. Image courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland
Cobold Gorge. Image courtesy of Tourism Tropical North Queensland

Screen Queensland’s Production Attraction Incentive is available for projects with a minimum QPE (Queensland Production Expenditure) of AUD $3.5 million. Additionally, Screen Queensland facilitates a network of Film Friendly councils that support visiting productions by cutting red tape and streamlining approval processes for filming, as well as connecting productions with on-the-ground businesses and service providers. 

For more information on incentives and location services, contact:

Gina Black
EVP – Production Incentive and Attraction
Screen Queensland
[email protected]
+61 7 3248 0504
https://screenqueensland.com.au/