Media Releases - Latest News

Our Wonderful Volunteers – 30 Years of Service!

Nearly 340 collective years of service – that is the staggering years of donated time from thirty (30) wonderful volunteers over as many years at The Spire Visitor Information Centre on Gladstone Road in Rockhampton which has been managed by… Read more »

Record Domestic Visitors and Spend to Southern Great Barrier Reef in 2016!

After recent statistics revealed increased international visitors to the Southern Great Barrier Reef (SGBR) Destination, official figures have confirmed record domestic visitors (1.98 Million – up 1.6%) and record overnight visitor expenditure ($1.08 Billion – up 11.6%) to the year… Read more »

Continued growth of international visitors to the Southern Great Barrier Reef Destination!

The latest statistics from Tourism Research Australia confirm that international visitation to Australia, Queensland and the Southern Great Barrier Reef continues to grow. In the twelve (12) months to December 2016, international visitors to the Southern Great Barrier Reef (SGBR)… Read more »

CQ Mega Expo: 26th – 28th May

RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service would like to invite tourism businesses to exhibit at the CQ Mega Expo at Callaghan Park, Rockhampton! This event is proudly presented by the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service and focuses on promoting local businesses… Read more »

Dig the Tropic to feature in Queensland Drive Campaign

Capricorn Enterprise has significantly invested in Tourism & Events Queensland’s upcoming Queensland Drive Campaign and will be featuring the Capricorn Way and ‘Dig the Tropic’ Geo Tourism Trail. With an advertising investment of $15,500, this includes production and placement of… Read more »

SGBR flying the flag at the Flight Centre Travel Expos

The Southern Great Barrier Reef proved a very popular destination at the Flight Centre Travel Expos held in Melbourne and Sydney earlier this month, the Brisbane Flight Centre Expo will be held this weekend (18-19 Feb). The Expos showcase air,… Read more »

2017 Southern Great Barrier Reef Combined Destination Guide Released!

Capricorn Enterprise is proud to release the new 2017 Destination Guide for the Southern Great Barrier Reef …. Where Great Begins… Since 2011, three Regional Tourism Organisations Capricorn Enterprise, Gladstone Area Promotions & Development Ltd (GAPDL) and Bundaberg North Burnett… Read more »

Regional Business Growth Program Secures GREEN Light

Capricorn Enterprise CEO Mary Carroll is jubilant that another thirty-three (33) local firms will benefit through their Economic Gardening High Growth Business Program thanks to the Federal Government’s Industry Skills Fund providing funding support for the Program.  The Program is… Read more »

Social and community funding flows from Queensland Cabinet’s visit to the region

Last week’s visit by the Premier and Queensland Cabinet to our region certainly saw a number of funding announcements, predominantly in the area of social and community support, including: Works for Queensland projects for Rockhampton region Livingstone Shire Council’s projects for… Read more »

Rockhampton Jaguar Land Rover (Ian Weigh Group) Sponsorship Appreciated

I do a lot of driving in this job and host many VIPS (travel writers, travel trade, investors, politicians etc) to our destination, and first impressions count!  The Capricorn region stretches from the Central Highlands in the west (Emerald, Carnarvon… Read more »