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Capricorn Coast campaign urges Queenslanders to ‘Holiday here this year’

Capricorn Enterprise will launch a user-generated landmark campaign this weekend, designed to encourage the Central Queensland region (including our traditional western markets) as well as Mackay, to pack up the family, jump in the car, and take the drive to… Read more »

Life continues in abundance on the Southern Great Barrier Reef

Visitors to Putney Beach on Great Keppel Island were treated to a TURTLE-Y awesome afternoon, as five newborns made their way to check out their new home on the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Unable to wait until nightfall to ‘find… Read more »

Aussie icon set to rock the Keppels

UPDATE: Tuesday 10th March 2020 In the interest of guests’ safety, due to weather predictions, this event has been postponed to Saturday 20th June. For more information on tickets (tickets with the new date will be sent), ferry bookings (will… Read more »

Industry recovery support for tourism

The Queensland Government will allow small to medium Queensland businesses impacted by the coronavirus to defer their payroll tax payments for six months from February 1. Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said the State Government’s decision was the latest… Read more »

Collaboration between Capricorn Enterprise and Regional Development Australia

Capricorn Enterprise’s February Chairman’s Boardroom Lunch welcomed special guest, Grant Cassidy, Chair of Regional Development Australia Central and Western Queensland (RDACWQ), who presented the Region’s Priorities. Recognising the value of a shared regional approach, RDACWQ in collaboration across its 12… Read more »

Off the grid on Pumpkin Island

If your tribe needs to unwind and reconnect, this month’s edition of Virgin Australia Magazine has included five Australian destinations, including our very own Pumpkin Island, that will recharge your batteries, naturally. The Kids Gone Wild article written by journalist… Read more »

A ‘star’ is born in Rockhampton

As we celebrate the Year of Indigenous Tourism throughout 2020, working to meet the demand for more authentic cultural experiences, Rockhampton, within the Southern Great Barrier Reef destination, has welcomed Gandali, the second baby chimpanzee to have been born in… Read more »

“Country Singer” Jasmine Rae ready to rock Great Keppel Island

Popular Australian singer/songwriter, Jasmine Rae is grabbing her “Pink Guitar” and dropping anchor at Great Keppel Island in 2020, set to bring the bush to the beach at the second annual Country on Keppel event from 17-19 July. Proudly presented… Read more »

Southern Great Barrier Reef Promo Ramps up in New Zealand

No surprises that Kiwis love Queensland, with the Gold Coast and Brisbane their main port of call into our Sunshine State, with direct flights into the Sunshine Coast also commencing later this year. New Zealand is also one of our… Read more »

Local Outrigging Clubs to host National event on the Capricorn Coast – November 2020

In a strong partnership, Rocky and Capricorn Coast Outrigger Canoe Club have bid for and won the rights to host the 2020 AOCRA National Marathon event for OC1-V1-OC2 canoes. To be held on the weekend of 7-8 November, this event… Read more »