Eco / Arts Authentic Experiences Strategy

Arts Nexus has joined with Wet Tropics Management Authority and Queensland Water and Land Carers to investigate what the potential was for an Eco / Arts Cultural Tourism Strategy.  As a result, a co-hosted Forum was held on 18 October 2017.

A number of small enterprising, arts based groups and businesses from across Far North Qld,  gathered with Landcare and environment groups to discuss the many opportunities available to provide unique, authentic visitor experiences.

This partnership is the first time these three dedicated networks of passionate people, have come together.  The Forum is step one of what we hope to be a long conversation over a period of time. What the outcomes will be, will be determined on the day and by those that email us and let us know how they would like to be involved.

As a result of receiving a BUILDING BETTER REGIONS grant from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, we will hold a series of focus groups that will discuss specific aspects of a potential Eco/Arts Authentic Experiences Strategy.  

INFORMATION SESSIONS are being held across the region

If you would like an invitation to one of the FOCUS GROUPS, email us

Melissa Robertson (Arts Nexus), Paul Chantrill (Wet Tropics Management Authority), Gaye Scott (20/20 Group)

**** POSTPONED ****
Eco/Arts Authentic Experience Focus Groups planned this week in Mossman/Port Douglas (3 April) and Mareeba (4 April) have been postponed.The Mossman Focus Group was themed First Nation but now coincides with the funeral of a Traditional Owner. Out of respect for sorry business and because some key stakeholders won’t be able to attend, the decision was made to postpone.

As we were delivering Mossman and Mareeba together, economising on time and effort, this also means Mareeba has been postponed. The focus groups at Lake Barrine (8 April), Babinda (9 April) and Mission Beach (24 April) are proceeding as scheduled and if you would like to attend and of these, please RSVP. We will however, keep you posted on new arrangements for Mossman and Mareeba.For more information email :

Where it all began