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August long weekend jackpot

Rockhampton and Capricorn Coast locals – you have all won a prize! With our annual carnival of spinning lights cancelled in 2020, the scrumptious allure of Keppel Dogs and fairy floss will be sorely missed. Our senses will wish for… Read more »

Queensland is OPEN!

In welcomed news for the ailing tourism sector, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk yesterday revealed a valuable lifeline for the industry that will deliver significant steps towards reviving the region. From noon Monday 1st June, Queenslanders can undertake unlimited travel anywhere… Read more »

Australian Nature Guides provide USA students with a taste of Carnarvon

The usual silence, peace, and remote tranquillity that the Sandstone Wilderness landscape is renowned for has not been critically altered in recent months, but creativity and innovation has been ringing louder than ever for Carnarvon Gorge based Australian Nature Guides…. Read more »

Timings amiss as virus wipes out Show festivities

With public holidays going ahead on their pre-scheduled days across Rockhampton and the Capricorn Coast despite the cancellation of Show celebrations, Capricorn Enterprise is urging the local community to keep their thoughts with suffering accommodation providers who plan to reopen… Read more »

Queensland travel bubbles will rupture already damaged tourism industry

Capricorn Enterprise CEO, Mary Carroll is appealing to the Premier to consider the serious implications to the Capricorn Coast and broader Capricorn region, should an additional Northern Queensland ‘travel bubble’ be approved (in addition to the outback travel bubble). The… Read more »

Second instalment of campaign keeps dreams alive

View the 60 second clip here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg8mp56b5UU&feature=youtu.be. “Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer.” – Laureth Rumble, Pumpkin Island The richness of experiencing a trip away, even among the beauty of your own backyard,… Read more »

Spotlight shines on selfless Yeppoon resident

Following months of ongoing bad luck battling bushfires, storms and now a pandemic, grateful Bungundarra resident, Justine Hodges was full of cheer after discovering she was the first winner of Capricorn Enterprise’s ‘Dreaming of the Future’ competition. The competition, which… Read more »

Celebrating the fuel that powers the Capricorn Coast

A day in the life of a Capricorn Coast Visitor Information Centre volunteer is full of cheer, bellies brimming with laughter and a hearty communal love for promoting everything fabulous about our incredible destination. The busy 31 year-old information hub,… Read more »

Fitzroy Basin Water Plan consultation

The Queensland Government wants to maximise the benefits of the Rookwood Weir project by bringing this new infrastructure into the region’s water planning framework. On 29 April 2020, the Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy released the notice of… Read more »

Small business can apply for $10,000 – first in best dressed, so be quick!

Under the $100 Million Small Business Adaption Grant Program, small businesses can apply for a grant of up to $10,000. Grants can be used for: financial, legal and other professions marketing and communications activities (I am investigating this to see… Read more »