Meet the Capricorn Coast’s latest celebrity!
Posted on July 16th, 2019
With a face luminously ‘out there’ on the Visitor Information Centre at Ross Creek roundabout, affectionately named Robin the Reef Roamer is set and ready to dazzle travellers the moment they arrive in town.
Inspired by our colourful and mighty Southern Great Barrier Reef, and bringing to life the fun and frivolity offered both above and below our rich, sparkling ocean, Robin and the team at Capricorn Enterprise are eager to encourage more people to drop in, speak with our wonderful team of volunteers, and plan a longer stay on the Capricorn Coast.
Capricorn Enterprise CEO Mary Carroll believes that the custom-designed, vibrant imagery brought to life by talented local artists ‘Out There Co’ delivers the crux of what our inspiring coastal region has on offer.
“Snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef ranks high on the bucket lists of many tourists and underwater explorers and is also the ideal place for visitors who might be learning how to snorkel for the first time.”
When the opportunity arose to give the Capricorn Coast Visitor Information Centre a breath of fresh air, supporting local talent was a no-brainer for the Regional Tourism Organisation.
Following TC Marcia back in 2015, Capricorn Enterprise worked with Bill and Luke Gannon from Out There Co to recreate the history of the infamous late-night bakery in Pie Alley. This initial artwork kickstarted a hint of urbanism across the Coast and beyond as their contemporary storytelling began spreading throughout the region.
“The Capricorn Region is lucky to have access to incredible artists right on our doorstep,” said Ms Carroll.
“Out There Co are continuing to spread their flare and we are proud to have their talents prominently on display as visitors arrive at the Coast.”
But don’t let your impressions stop there…
Once you have taken in the beauty of its rejuvenated exterior, step inside the Capricorn Coast Visitor Information Centre and be further blown away by what you will discover!
“We encourage valuable face to face conversations with passionate local volunteers and invite visitors to come inside and find out how we can help you turn your holiday from good to great,” said Ms Carroll.
“A good visitor information centre can mean the difference between visitors just driving through and those choosing to stay, see the local sights and spend in the local economy.”
“You can gather information on everything you need from many of our local operators, book tours, access a variety of region maps and itinerary’s, along with hottest specials and deals on offer.”
The accredited one stop shop for travel information welcomes nearly 15,000 visitors per year originating from Australia, or further abroad locations including Germany, France and Nordic regions.
Continue your journey through the Centre and you will be amazed to discover the impressive Shell World, which is a display of over 20,000 shells which include marine, land and fossil molluscs, all wonderfully collected by the members of the Keppel Bay Shell Club.
The Capricorn Coast Visitor Information Centre and Shell World are open every day from 9:00am – 5:00pm so drop in and let Robin and the team be your official guide to the best of the region!