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Why we should be talking about accessible tourism

Queensland is an incredible state in which to travel and holiday, but for the almost 4 million Australians living with a disability, our iconic destinations, experiences and venues are sometimes inaccessible.  It is important that the tourism industry seriously consider this often overlooked… Read more »

Freedom Fast Cats join the growing list of eco-certified operators across our destination

It takes dedication and passion to pave the way for a sustainable future, and the Allen family from Freedom Fast Cats have long held the Southern Great Barrier Reef as part of their heritage. With a deep understanding of their… Read more »

Work in Paradise – post your tourism and hospitality job vacancies for free

With many tourism businesses continuing to experience staff shortages, it’s time to make the most of the Work in Paradise program. Businesses right across Queensland can use the Tourism and Hospitality jobs site to connect with job seekers for free… Read more »

Holidaying at Carnarvon Gorge is now a Breeze

With a strong commitment to helping guests create an enjoyable holiday experience that won’t quickly be forgotten, Queensland owned and operated, Breeze Holiday Parks have recently taken the reigns of the former Takarakka Bush Resort at Carnarvon Gorge. Open year-round… Read more »

100K of single-use plastic eliminated by businesses in the Livingstone and Rockhampton and Shires!

What an achievement!  In the 9 months since the Plastic Free CQ program started, 53 food retail businesses have eliminated 100,000 pieces of single-use plastic. This is an absolute milestone for the program and credit to its members’ engagement.  These local businesses have… Read more »

CQ urged to name local ‘Greats’

Central Queenslanders are urged to name their local heroes as part of the Queensland Greats Awards recognising the efforts and achievements of remarkable individuals and institutions. Let’s celebrate these “greats” for their invaluable contribution to the history and development of… Read more »

New life begins at Koorana Crocodile Farm

Back in 2020, Capricorn Enterprise snapped up the sponsorship of a prehistoric beast named ‘Fiona’ to support the ongoing work of Koorana Crocodile Farm during one of the most challenging times of the long-term farm’s existence.  As tourism was placed… Read more »

Information for businesses – COVID (2022)

Updated 15 June 2022 – scroll down for details Link to pre-2022 information Mask mandate in airports lifts this weekend (18-19 June) The mask mandate in all Queensland airports will be lifted from this weekend. Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said… Read more »

Savannah Guides recruits one of our own as first female President

Launching herself into the great outdoors, immersed in nature and surrounded by wildlife, Michelle Whitehouse began living out her passion in 2016 amongst the pristine sandstone beauty of Carnarvon Gorge. Committing herself wholly to developing a greater understanding of, and… Read more »

RECORD Holiday makers and Overnight Visitor Spend (OVE) to Southern Great Barrier Reef destination to year ending September 2021!

Tourism Research Australia data for the year ending September 2021 released this week revealed that the Southern Great Barrier Reef (SGBR) destination, is one of the best performing in the State, despite the ongoing effects of COVID-19 to the Queensland… Read more »