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DIAMOND CLASS TOUR TO OUR DIAMOND CLASS DESTINATION!

Multi Award winning tour company Fun Over Fifty has chosen the Capricorn Coast to showcase a new ‘travelling Diamond Class’ coach with the “Capricorn Coast and Great Keppel Island Explorer ‘Diamond Class’ Tour”. Fun Over Fifty founder, Toni Brennan began… Read more »

WHALE WATCHING IN KEPPEL BAY!

Incredible news! Not one, but our two local ferry companies, Freedom Fast Cats and Keppel Konnections have both received permits to provide WHALE WATCHING commencing this winter! Freedom Fast Cats have announced their successful whale watching permits with tours to… Read more »

Federal Budget 2018-19

In addition to the major budget items including infrastructure, health and education, last year’s federal budget had a strong focus on small business. This year’s budget has focussed on a number of longer term tax incentives for individuals and SMEs… Read more »

THEMED TRAILS TO BUILD BEEF’S ECONOMIC IMPACT

Capricorn Enterprise is launching a collection of themed leisure trails designed at enhancing visitors’ experiences during Beef Australia.   The trails were created to help local businesses capitalise on major events like Beef Australia and increase visitor expenditure.  They are… Read more »

PUMPKIN ISLAND JOINS THE ‘LAST STRAW’ CAMPAIGN

Pumpkin Island’s very own Pumpkin Xpress vessel is the 100th to join the ‘Last Straw’ campaign, pledging to never use single-use plastic straws again. Vessels as far north as Thursday Island  have committed to this campaign. The campaign aims to… Read more »

TV SPECIAL ON SOUTHERN GREAT BARRIER REEF!

UPDATE: Don’t forget to watch Travel Oz on 7Two, Saturday 9th June 2018 to see the TV Special! The Southern Great Barrier Reef has been filmed for an international TV special! The three Regional Tourism Oganisations of Capricorn Enterprise, GAPDL… Read more »

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR SECURED FOR CAPRICORN COAST!

A major international investor has been secured for the Capricorn Coast which has been hailed a key turning point for our destination. Knight Frank Rockhampton and Region Principal Pat O’Driscoll has successfully completed the sale of Keppel Cove Master Planned… Read more »

EMU PARK BUSINESSES TO THE RESCUE!  

Emu Park businesses have come to the rescue for stranded backpackers travelling north.  Emus Beach Resort at Emu Park on the Capricorn Coast is overflowing with backpackers unable to head further north. Paul and Mandy Neubecker are run off their… Read more »

Massive increase in visitors from Europe/UK to Southern Great Barrier Reef destination!

A whopping 19% increase in international visitors from Europe/UK in the year ending December 2017 to the Southern Great Barrier Reef destination has got tourism officials excited!  Southern Great Barrier Reef (Capricorn – Central Highlands to the Keppel Islands, Gladstone/Discovery… Read more »

NEW BUSINESSES SURGE ON CAPRICORN COAST!

A surge in new business registrations in Livingstone Shire (predominantly on the Capricorn Coast) in just one year, between 2015/16 and 2016/17 has been revealed in the most recent ABS data.  Registered businesses in 2015/16 in the Capricorn Coast region… Read more »