Holidaymakers will be given $200 vouchers to see Australia’s east coast – so here is how to get them
- 15,000 Queenslanders can apply for a $200 discount voucher from Monday
- Voucher to boost struggling tourism industry in Far North Queensland
- It’s a 50 percent discount voucher: you have to spend $400 to use the $200
Thousands of Queenslanders can get their hands on a free $200 discount voucher to spend on Easter break tourism in the state’s tropical top end from Monday.
The Sunshine State will smile on North Queensland from tomorrow as the government hands out 15,000 travel vouchers to boost spending on domestic tourism.
Only Queenslanders can go in the ballot to win a voucher which can be used in the state’s far north including on the Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas and Cairns.
BREAKING: 15,000 travel vouchers worth up to $200 are up for grabs for Queenslanders to discover Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef.
From tomorrow, visit https://t.co/RF4sDqn8Hw to register for your special voucher code to spend on tourism experiences in the Tropical North. pic.twitter.com/acso3FArRr
— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) March 6, 2021
The vouchers entitle the holder to a 50 per cent discount on the cost of eligible tourism attractions, up to $200.
That means you have to purchase something worth at least $400 to get your free $200 discount.
The offer is valid until the end of June.
The vouchers can only be spent in Far North Queensland. Pictured: Pajinka, north of Bamaga
Pictured: Heart Reef on the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland
The Pyramid at Gordonvale near Cairns. 15,000 Queenslanders can apply for the free vouchers
To use the voucher you have to book an activity that occurs between March 15 and June 25.
It can only be used once, for one experience and cannot be split up.
The voucher draw starts on Monday and closes on March 11 – Queenslanders can register here.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the Cairns Holiday Dollars program in Brisbane on Sunday saying the tourism industry in the state’s far north had been doing it tough.
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‘Some of these schemes have worked well in other states, but we believe that this is absolutely what industry spoke to government about. We have listened and today we are delivering,’ she said.
The government hopes the joint initiative between the state government and Tourism Tropical North Queensland will help struggling tourism operators overcome a $2.2billion coronavirus deficit.
Queensland’s voucher initiative follows similar schemes in New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria.