The Wet Tropics Management Authority acknowledges and thanks all sponsors of the most recent Cassowary Awards held on 10 March 2018.

Your support demonstrates your commitment to the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and appreciation of the outstanding contribution and presentation of the Area made by so many in the community.

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (Gold Sponsor)

Discover where Australia begins at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, 15 minutes from Cairns.

See Aboriginal performers bring the world’s oldest living culture to life through dance, art and interactive demonstrations.

Visit by day, and learn about bush foods, the didgeridoo, hunting methods and how to throw a boomerang and spear. 2½ hour tours include face painting, Creation story, Aboriginal dance performances, bush foods and medicines presentation, weapons and hunting presentation, didgeridoo demonstration, and boomerang and spear throwing.

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
Photographer: Tjapukai

Visit at night and participate in a fire ceremony followed by a corroboree celebrating Aboriginal Dreamtime stories, and join the Rainbow Serpent circle to learn traditional language songs before the ceremonial fire is lit. Dinner is a selection of Australian meat and seafood dishes, and an array of salads and desserts featuring tantalising Indigenous flavours. Relax around the fire with the Tjapukai warriors where there is time for an intimate chat.

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service

Managing national parks involves protecting natural and cultural values, conserving species diversity, maintaining healthy ecosystems, preserving heritage places and presenting parks for visitors.

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service works in partnership with agencies such as the Wet Tropics Management Authority and Traditional Owners, as well as with dedicated caring individuals and community groups.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Photographer: Skyrail

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Embark on a fascinating journey of discovery over and through the world’s oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

Enjoy a truly unique perspective of Australia’s World Heritage listed tropical rainforest as you glide just metres above the pristine rainforest canopy before descending to explore the forest floor at the Red Peak and Barron Falls Stations.

CQUniversity logoCQUniversity Australia

CQUniversity was originally founded in Rockhampton and now has more than 30,000 students across Australia, including in Cairns.

A renowned research institution and a benchmark leader for how Universities should engage with their communities, CQUniversity is now recognised among the best universities in the world, and as a leader in the area of social innovation. 

Stanwell Corporation

Stanwell logoStanwell Corporation’s Barron Gorge Hydro is located 20km north-west of Cairns. It sources water from the Barron River to produce electricity, before releasing the water back into the river.

In 2011, a $28 million refurbishment of the Barron Gorge Hydro was completed, extending the power station’s life for another 40 years and ensuring Far North Queensland continues to benefit from secure and environmentally responsible energy.


North Queensland Land Council
Photographer: NQLC

North Queensland Land Council

The North Queensland Land Council (NQLC) is the recognised Native Title Representative Body for its region, representing approximately 38,000 Aboriginal traditional owners and residents. NQLC’s region covers approximately 943,300 km2 of lands and waters, with approximately 411,164 km2 of this being land.


Daintree Discovery Centre
Photographer: Daintree Discovery Centre

Daintree Discovery Centre

A multi-award winner, the Discovery Centre is nestled in the heart of the rainforest, 10 kilometres north of the Daintree River. 

The Centre is a 'must see' for anyone visiting the area and where you can experience the rainforest at every level - from the forest floor to the upper most reaches of the canopy.



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Photographer: Powerlink

Powerlink is a leading provider of electricity transmission services, delivering safe, cost effective and reliable electricity across its 1,700km network from Cairns down to the New South Wales border. We have a strong history of connecting customers and communities to the energy they need, providing electricity to almost four million Queenslanders.


Queensland Department of Environment and Science

The Department of Environment and Science is committed to a vision of a healthy and resilient environment for a sustainable and prosperous Queensland. The department’s key priorities are to enhance Queensland’s ecosystems; protect the Great Barrier Reef; protect significant heritage places; and avoid, minimise or mitigate impacts to the environment.

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