The cruise industry in Queensland has been a tourism growth success story over the past decade. The cruise market in Queensland has grown rapidly, going from 238 calls in 2013/14 to 520 calls in 2017/18. The Queensland Government recognises the importance of cruise tourism for delivering economic and social benefits to Brisbane and coastal Queensland. The intention is to ensure Queensland captures the continuing strong growth in the cruise sector and optimises potential economic and job creation outcomes into the future.
Tourism and Events Queensland actively promotes Queensland through a range of activities in a bid to attract new cruise ships to the state.
Tourism and Events Queensland also undertakes a range of activities to ensure the Queensland tourism industry is well equipped to service the growing cruise shore excursion requirements, with the aim of maximising the economic benefits of cruise shipping to Queensland.
   Portside with ship in background

How to get involved

Check out this presentation on how to get involved in cruise shore excursion programs.

Click here for a list of inbound tour operators currently involved in cruise shore excursion programs. 

Ship in Port    Townsville Volunteers greeting passengers