Tourism in North Queensland looks set to benefit from a major celestial event, which will take place on November 14.
People are expected to head to the area in their droves to witness the earth's total solar eclipse, as it is the only place in the world where the phenomenon can be seen.
Initial estimates suggest as many as 40,000 people will head to the region to see the two-minute spectacle, with the best vantage points found in Cairns, Port Douglas and Mossman.
A number of major events are scheduled to coincide with the eclipse, such as a family-oriented event and marathon in Port Douglas.
The Solar Eclipse Marathon is expected to attract 2,000 runners who will meet before sunrise to start their 42-kilometre run as soon as the sun re-emerges from behind the moon.
Tourism Queensland recently recommended that parents make the most of their kids being back at school by taking a mid-week holiday in the state.
It suggested taking some time out at the Whitsundays, or heading to Fortitude Valley in Brisbane for some rest and relaxation as the summer draws to a close.
There are various benefits to holidaying at this time of year, the organisation noted, namely that prices tend to be lower and there are fewer people around as many of them have gone back to work.
Anyone visiting Queensland is also advised by the group to enjoy a taste tour of the surrounding area, as there is some fantastic produce on offer.
For example, the Sunshine Coast Hinterland has some excellent cheeses to sample, as does nearby Maleny, potentially giving tourists something to take home with them.
In the Granite Belt area, there are many jams, chutneys, pickles and fortified wines to be indulged in at the Bramble Patch.
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