Promoting the World Heritage Area

The Wet Tropics World Heritage Area is one of Australia’s significant international icons.

The Wet Tropics Management Authority promotes the existence, values, culture and nature of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area through a number of ways both locally and around the globe. By sharing information about the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, we aim to increase the relevance and importance of the World Heritage Area in people’s lives and in their understanding of this significant landscape.

Partnering with tourism

The tourism industry is an important partner in helping to promote the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Technology has allowed easier and quicker access to information and the tourism industry helps facilitate pathways to global audiences.

The Wet Tropics Management Authority collaborated with Tourism Australia and Parks Australia to launch the Wet Tropics landscape as a ‘must see’ destination around the world. 

We are also working with the tourism industry to ensure that tour operators in the region and around Australia have the opportunity to access factual and interesting information about the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and to deliver this information to a high standard. The Wet Tropics Tour Guide Training Program is available for tour operators wishing to expand their knowledge.

The Wet Tropics Management Authority aims to support sustainable tourism and economic development in the region. We are conducting a  feasibility study with the aim of establishing an Australian World Heritage Gateway Centre to showcase regional World Heritage Areas. Promoting the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area as a major attraction and as the backdrop for many other experiences will allow communities across the globe to visit the region and also understand and experience its many qualities from a distance.

Communicating to the world

The Wet Tropics Management Authority provides information to Visitor information Centres around the region. We also offer support through capacity development, training and the provision and development of information  and communication products about the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

The Wet Tropics Management Authority’s logo is dominated by the Cassowary symbol. The current logo is easily recognisable; a circle with a stylised cassowary head at the center. It is a reminder about our responsibility in ensuring the iconic species of the Wet Tropics region are valued and protected.

Celebrating achievements

The Wet Tropics Management Authority's Cassowary Awards conducted every year emphasises how the cassowary embodies the values of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. The awards recognise and acknowledge individuals who contribute to the well being of the World Heritage Area.


 

 

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Wet Tropics Indigenous ranger network creates new connections

Wet Tropics Indigenous ranger network creates new connections

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Research grants fund further study into Wet Tropics

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