Located in tropical north eastern Queensland, the Wet Tropics NRM region is an expansive area of some 2.2 million hectares. It is a place of great beauty and possibly the world's greatest ecological diversity and is the only region to boast two contrasting World Heritage Areas side by side - the Wet Tropical rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef.
The region supports a range of industries including tourism. Key primary industries include:
- fishing and aquaculture
The area is home to a rich and enduring Aboriginal cultural heritage, with at least 17 Traditional Owner groups made up of more than 20,000 Rainforest Aboriginal people.