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Island View Caravan Park awarded Travellers’ Choice Award

Island View Caravan Park at Kinka Beach was thrilled to receive a Travellers’ Choice Award recently through Tripadvisors coveted recognition program. With winners based on the quality and quantity of reviews, opinions and ratings collected on Tripadvisor, the awards are… Read more »

Taste Capricorn Coast website is now live!

Paddock to plate, ocean to earth…discover Taste Capricorn Coast – Capricorn Enterprise, in partnership with Livingstone Shire Council is proud to present a new website as part of a broader food trail experience this week which will be officially… Read more »

New tour bus takes visitors even deeper through Carnarvon Gorge

Leading guided tours is more than ‘just a job’ to Michelle and Simon from Carnarvon Gorge Eco Tours (Australian Nature Guides). With a passion for the outdoors and showing visitors the wonders of their beautiful backyard, the pair, with over… Read more »

SGBR strongly represented at the 2021 Australian Tourism Exchange

The 41st edition of Australia’s largest tourism tradeshow has kicked off in Sydney this week, with a record number of Trade-ready operators from across the Southern Great Barrier Reef (SGBR) representing our diverse and exciting destination. Last year’s Australian Tourism… Read more »

Disaster relief just clicks away with new app

A new online website and app will make it easier and faster for small businesses to prevent, prepare, respond, recover and communicate when disaster strikes helping them to get back on their feet sooner. The online small business disaster hub… Read more »

Get ready to make tracks at this year’s GKI Trail Run

Hosted by local club-based Fitzroy Frogs Triathlon, the 2021 GKI Trail Run/Hike is on again as active adventurers of all ages and abilities discover the beauty of our local island paradise. The event course has something for everyone, with a… Read more »

Inaugural Top Tourism Town winners announced

Winners have been revealed for Queensland’s hotly contested Top Tourism Town, with 37 outstanding finalists from across the state competing for the top award. The Awards hosted by the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) recognise and celebrate towns that excel… Read more »

Plastic Free CQ providing assistance to retailers

From 1st September, certain single-use plastic takeaway items will be banned in Qld – these include straws, cutlery, stirrers, plates, bowls and expanded polystyrene cups and containers. If you’re a food business, this may affect your packaging needs… but the good… Read more »

Korte’s Resort named #4 Hotel in Australia

Rockhampton’s Korte’s Resort is celebrating this week after being ranked 4th in Trip Advisor’s Top 25 Hotels in Australia. Every year, Trip Advisor pull together all the reviews, ratings, and saves that travellers share from across the globe, and uses… Read more »

Temporary relaxation of working hours for student visa holders in the tourism and hospitality sector

The Federal Government has announced additional visa measures to assist the tourism and hospitality sector, which is experiencing work shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The 40 hours per fortnight, work limitation for student visa holders has been relaxed for those… Read more »