Bloggers get 'write' stuff about Cairns
TEN international bloggers with a combined audience of more than 2.5 million readers have spent five days in the Far North.
The "Queensland Blogger Correspondents" who hailed from the UK, Canada, the US, Malaysia, Germany and Australia, took part in two intensive blogging workshops delivered by Australia's No. 1 blogger Darren Rowse.
The workshops were customised to showcase the iconic attractions of the region.
One was on Green Island east of Cairns and the other at Silky Oaks Lodge in the Daintree National Park.
They also split into smaller groups and visited wildlife parks and indigenous art galleries, zip-lined through the Daintree rainforest on a jungle surfing tour, kayaked through Cape Tribulation Bay and went white water rafting on the Barron River.
They also took a scenic helicopter ride to a remote Great Barrier Reef cay and enjoyed sunset cocktails and an ukulele lesson on the beach at Palm Cove.
During their down time, they prepared articles for Tourism Queensland's new blog and continue to document their adventurous experiences via their own blogs.
Tourism Tropical North Queensland chief executive officer Rob Giason said word-of-mouth advertising was authentic and powerful.
"We've introduced the Queensland blogger correspondents to our amazing natural environment and holiday activities, giving them superb material to blog about," he said.
The 10 bloggers were chosen from 767 entrants representing 53 countries, all vying for the chance to spend five days in Queensland with ProBlogger’s Rowse.
The bloggers are social media experts in the fields of motherhood, food, photography, travelling, men's lifestyle, diving, craft, creativity and business.
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Global reach: Katja Hentschel from Germany was one of 10 bloggers who were given a five-day insight into the wonders on offer in the Far North. Picture: MIKE WATT