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Stunning New Destination Guide!

“Welcome to our world.  Stretching from the Southern Great Barrier Reef in the east to the Sandstone Wilderness in the west, our world is a place which is easy to find but where you can just as easily lose yourself in… Read more »

TV Crews from Keppel Islands to the Central Highlands This Week

This week, we host two film crews in region, TPD Media filming the Sandstone Wilderness of Carnarvon Gorge (part of the SGBR Sandstone Stories Project being led by GAPDL on behalf of the 3 regions of Capricorn, Gladstone and Bundaberg)… Read more »

Flight Centre Expo Sydney a Great Success

The first consumer travel show for 2016 was attended last weekend in Sydney.  Capricorn Enterprise Tourism Marketing Manager Dee Bowd attended the annual Flight Centre Expo on behalf of the Southern Great Barrier Reef destination (Capricorn, Gladstone and Bundaberg regions). … Read more »

6 Major Tourism Trends for 2016

In a recent TripBarometer study conducted on behalf of TripAdvisor by independent research firm Ipsos, forty-four thousand (44,000) travellers and hoteliers responded about their plans for 2016 which revealed six (6) major trends. Trend #1 – Seeking new experiences In… Read more »

Capricorn Events Receive Major Funding in State Announcement

A recent announcement by Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Kate Jones has confirmed $120,000 worth of funding as part of Tourism and Events Queensland’s (TEQ) second round of the Queensland Destination Events Program (QDEP) for four major events within the… Read more »

Great Barrier Reef Tourism Industry Forum

Thanks to our Southern Great Barrier Reef Destination team at Tourism and Events Queensland (Karen and Maria), a fantastic opportunity is available for our SGBR operators to meet with representatives from Tourism Australia and Tourism Events Queensland on Monday 15th… Read more »


CQUniversity continues to go from strength to strength and I am honoured to have been a Governor in Council (Board Member)  for the past three years.  As we enter another exciting new year, the following summary of achievements for 2015… Read more »

Economic Gardening “High Growth Business Program” registrations extended to 27 January 2016

Business Registrations for the upcoming “High Growth Business Program”  – scheduled to commence late March – have been extended to Wednesday January 27th. Due to the financial support of both Livingstone and Rockhampton Council’s, and anticipated funding via the Industry… Read more »

Capricorn Coast Businesses Enjoy Bumper Festive Season

Local Capricorn Coast businesses are all smiles following a bumper Christmas and New Year period. Great weather coupled with the opening of Yeppoon’s new foreshore water park, ‘Keppel Kracken’, has ensured an even busier than expected period for the Coast’s Retail and Hospitality… Read more »

Information session: National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF)

Round 3 of the NSRF opens on 15 January 2016. The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development invites potential applicants to an information session on Tuesday, 19 January 2016 from 9am to 10:30am at The Edge Apartment Hotel, 102 Victoria… Read more »