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Tourism products identified as a Best of Queensland Experience, that demonstrate their ability to deliver a high-quality visitor experience, will have the opportunity for inclusion in future TEQ marketing activities.  This is an incredible opportunity for our operators in smaller… Read more »

Southern Great Barrier Reef (SGBR) on show at Flight Centre Travel Expos

The Southern Great Barrier Reef was once again a very popular choice for potential travellers at the recent Flight Centre Travel Expos held in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The Travel Expos offer exclusive travel deals on airfares, hotels, tours, car… Read more »


We are quite literally on the map – Yeppoon, Great Keppel Island, Pumpkin Island in addition to Rockhampton, Blackwater and Emerald.  What Map you ask? Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) have produced a 40 page ‘Discover Queensland’ ebook for visitors to… Read more »

Help for your tourism business

There is a plethora of information on-line to assist Tourism businesses in both Marketing and Capacity Building to grow your business – here are just some of them from: Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC)  … Read more »

Full speed ahead for Rockhampton bike trails and tech hub

Rockhampton has welcomed the opening of the Smart Hub Precinct in the city’s iconic Customs House, and new trails at the Mt Archer First Turkey Mountain Bike Reserve. Collaborative environments like the Smart Hub provide the foundations for future businesses… Read more »

Regional Projects to Pave Way for Positive 2018 and Beyond

It is with a high degree of anticipation that I predict a positive period ahead for our region (2018 – 2022) which will result in more employment opportunities, local industry participation plus economic stability and growth for the region. Whilst… Read more »

Our Locals Love Tourists!

Capricorn residents (Central Highlands, Rockhampton region, Capricorn Coast) are significantly more likely than the average Queenslander to agree that tourism has a positive impact on the community. 63% of residents agree that tourism has a positive impact on the community,… Read more »

Romper Stomper and Picnic at Hanging Rock star Lily Sullivan in Yeppoon last week for the Beau Coops Winter 2018 campaign

Around the Corner Creative co-founders, Penny Hunt and Naomi Pelletier have hosted yet another famous Australian face in Yeppoon last week, actress Lily Sullivan (best known for her leading roles in Romper Stomper and Picnic at Hanging Rock). Sullivan will… Read more »


“Forward bookings for the Australia Day Long Weekend are extremely encouraging off the back of a highly successful Summer holiday season! With three major Australia Day events over the long weekend, even impending rain won’t dampen this weekend! Great Australia… Read more »

Twin Cities a Commute Closer

TWIN CITIES A COMMUTE CLOSER… 413 additional Rockhampton workers are now commuting to the Capricorn Coast to conduct their jobs which is a 46.4% increase over 5 years (2011 to 2016). The 2011 census revealed that 890 workers living in… Read more »