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Our newest attraction is our biggest – literally!

Besides beaches and blue water, Great Keppel has another GREAT attraction – whales! Both local Keppel Island ferry companies now hold Whale Watching permits. This provides many great opportunities for all local operators to leverage off the popularity of these… Read more »

Crafty Fox Brewing opens this weekend!

Rockhampton’s newest brewery, Crafty Fox Brewing, located within the multi award winning Saleyards Distillery, will officially open its doors and showcase a selection of their exciting new beers.  Patrons will have the opportunity to meet with the guys behind the brew,… Read more »

Major Projects Update – in excess of $70B in regional projects

Projects valued at in excess of $70 Billion are detailed in the latest edition of the Capricorn Enterprise Central Qld Major Projects Report released today. Whilst coal projects total a massive $64.0 Billion, other general infrastructure projects make up the… Read more »

CQUniversity Village Festival need your help to come, stay and play a little longer

STOP PRESS! Conformation is in.  CQUniversity (CQU) are the naming rights sponsor for the next 3 years.  This in addition to CQUniversity Village Festival’s continuing sponsorship from Tourism and Events Queensland and Livingstone Shire Council. Last year CQU Village Festival… Read more »

SOUTHERN GREAT BARRIER REEF STRONGEST GROWTH IN QUEENSLAND!

If just over two (2) million domestic visitors and an annual spend of $1.1 Billion dollars isn’t impressive enough, this will: – the Southern Great Barrier Reef destination has seen the strongest percentage increase in visitation in the state of… Read more »

Yeppoon Lagoon a hit with bloggers!

Bloggers, Travel Writers and Tourism Trade have been extremely impressed with our destination’s new products over the past month, particularly the Yeppoon Lagoon and that incredible infinity view over Great Keppel Island! Capricorn Enterprise recently hosted Christine Retschlag, international Freelance… Read more »

Queensland Budget 2018-19

What’s in it for Central Queensland? This year’s STATE BUDGET 2017 includes $1.044B infrastructure investment and reportedly 3500 new jobs in Central Queensland. Livingstone Shire  $1.1M of $3.8M total spend for Yeppoon State High School additional classrooms $6.7M of $25M total spend… Read more »

Boutique cruise ship explores the Keppels!

Another FIRST for our region, on Monday 18th June, we welcomed cruise company Silversea as the ‘Silver Discoverer’ sailed through the Keppels, docking in close proximity to Great Keppel Island, overlooking the main beach accommodation and activity in stunning winter… Read more »

Caravan and Camping Shows – over 170,000 visitors

Attending major Caravan and Camping Shows is an essential activity in promoting our region and its assets to the drive market. Last weekend Southern Great Barrier Reef representatives wrapped up the annual show circuit in Brisbane, having already represented the… Read more »

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 »