Ben Woodward has grown up in the tourism industry, with his parents pioneering one of Tropical North Queensland’s premier attractions, Rainforestation Nature Park Kuranda, in 1976.


Since then, the family business, has expanded significantly to become The CaPTA Group, the region’s largest privately owned group of attractions and touring companies (consisting of Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Jungle Tours, Tropic Wings, Wooroonooran Safaris, Rainforestation, Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome, and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary).


Ben now has the role of Director of Sales & Marketing, managing a team of 12 across local, domestic, international and digital markets.

Ben has been on the NQ ATEC Committee since 2009, became Chair of the NQ YATEC Committee in 2012 and soon after became the National YATEC Chair and a Director on ATEC’s National Board. In 2013 he was honoured as the recipient of the Len Taylor YATEC Award for Excellence. He is currently President for SKAL International Cairns and a Board Director of Tourism Port Douglas & Daintree, also rejoining the ATEC National Board in 2017.