25 year anniversary key messages
Suggested key messages that can accompany 25 years logo(s):
History in the making
After over a decade of campaigning by passionate environmental groups and scientists, the Australia Government nominated the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area for World Heritage listing on 9 December 1988. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.
An ancient landscape of timeless wonder
The Wet Tropics World Heritage Area has worldwide recognition for its spectacular scenery; rugged topography with fast-flowing rivers etched with deep gorges and cascading waterfalls, and panoramas of undisturbed rainforest as far as the eye can see.
Explore your Wet Tropics World Heritage Area today!
Take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the inner depths of some of the world’s oldest, continually surviving rainforests. Get up close and personal with rare plants and animals, marvel at some of the worlds’ most breathtaking scenery, and celebrate being in far north Queensland.
25 years of World Heritage
The Wet Tropics World Heritage Area was listed because of its outstanding universal value; meaning that it was a place of exceptional importance for the whole world. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the listing.
A precious place for all the world
Twenty five years ago the Wet Tropics of Queensland was considered to be of exceptional significance to the world for its natural values that its permanent protection was of highest importance to the international community. This year marks the 25th anniversary of its listing as a World Heritage Area.
Key general messages
Wet Tropics World Heritage Area - a living museum
Stretching from Cooktown to Townsville in tropical north Queensland, the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area is a living museum of ancient plant and animal species that are found nowhere else in the world.
Wet Tropics World Heritage Area - a window in time
The rainforest clad mountains that are a backdrop to our tropical north Queensland lifestyle contain evidence of some of the major leaps in the earth’s evolutionary history, namely, the origin, evolution and dispersal of flowering plants.
Wet Tropics World Heritage Area - ancient, unique and interesting
Wet Tropics World Heritage Area forests are home to many rare and endangered animal species, some that have changed very little since prehistoric times. Take a morning bushwalk and you may spy a musky rat-kangaroo, the most primitive species of macropod in the world.
Wet Tropics World Heritage Area - Rainforest Aboriginal Country
Welcome to the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, a vibrant living cultural landscapes and the traditional country of Rainforest Aboriginal people. Take the time to connect with Rainforest Aboriginal people and walk away with a richer, deeper experience of why the Wet Tropics is so special.