North Queensland Calls You - Vintage Australian Travel Poster

North Queensland Calls You to a Winter Holiday in the Tropics.

This marvellous poster promoting North Queensland as a tourist destination features a man calling out from within a tropical landscape in the background. The original poster was created by Percival Albert Trompf in 1934,  printed for Queensland Government Tourist Bureau by Frederick Phillips, Government Printer.

The charming beauty and lushness of the tropical rainforest are prominent features in North Queensland tourist promotional material from the 1890s onward. The tourist experience of the rainforest was typically conjured up and comfortable, the same as it is today. The natural attractions at Kuranda included the Barron Falls, the Barron River, and the Tropical Rainforest, examples of the magnificence of nature.  The lavish tropical vegetation was admired by visitors. Two adventurous entrepreneurs in Kuranda established similar businesses in the 1920s that highlighted “nature’s wonderland”.  “Fairyland” and “The Maze”, which later became known as “Paradise” . To get to the "Fairyland Tea-Gardens" visitors needed to cross the Barron River by boat, then walk along a trail laced with fern and orchid covered rainforest to a rustic thatched roof hut where tea and scones on white tablecloths was served.

Kuranda is truly an extraordinary place to visit and it’s a shame that so many Australians haven’t heard the "Call to visit North Queensland for Winter Holiday in the Tropics".


  • The "North Queensland Calls You" poster is a reproduction of an original Vintage Australian Travel Poster.
  • This poster is digitally printed on high quality paper with vivid colour and exceptional detail.
  • We use Australia Post and your print will be delivered in a postage tube for extra protection.
  • Our online images are electronically watermarked, the actual purchased prints are not.


Vintage Travel Poster - North Queensland Calls You

  • Product Code: VTP-AU-137_Nth-Queensland-calls_Trompf
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $15.50

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