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That’s the spirit! Fabulous food and distilled delights give our region a boost!

Delicious gourmet delights, seriously good coffee and quality locally made spirits, are just part of the Capricorn region’s array of options that will get your taste buds watering.  Right on the ocean’s doorstep, our fantastic part of the Southern Great… Read more »

National Geographic Traveller UK visits Pumpkin Island!

Thanks to Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ), as part of their Global Great Barrier Reef media familiarisation program, we recently hosted Tamsin Wressell, Editor at National Geographic Traveller (UK) as part of her two week visit to Queensland and her… 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 »

Global goddess visits twice in a month

Last month we were also thrilled to host Christine Retschlag, world renowned travel writer based in Brisbane.  Editor and journalist, “The Global Goddess”, has spent 29 years working on newspapers and magazines in Australia, Hong Kong, London and Singapore.  Christine… Read more »

Tourism Trade love our destination

A six night stay just wasn’t enough for Sandra Feustel, General Manager Product & Client Relations, Pan Pacific Travel Australia (one of Australia’s major Inbound Tour Operators established in 1984).  With husband Frank, Sandra experienced a number of our accommodation… Read more »

Social Influencer visits Central Highlands

Social influencer, Matt Williams, was last week exploring the Central Highlands region as part of activity conducted by Capricorn Enterprise and the Southern Great Barrier Reef regions. Matt was commissioned to capture imagery, videos and write blogs that showcase the… 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 »

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 »

Today Show Live Weather Crossover in our Region

The Capricorn Coast is on show to a national television audience this week, with Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) highlighting their new ‘Beautiful One Day, Perfect The Next – Find Your Perfect Next’ campaign in partnership with the Today Show… Read more »

Selling our destination to the world! Annual Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE)

This week, I am sending our greetings from Adelaide at Tourism Australia’s Annual Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) where 2,500 sellers and buyers in the tourism industry participate in four (4) solid days of back to back 15 minute appointments which… Read more »