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Rockhampton River Festival

Rockhampton River Festival The Rockhampton River Festival is happening this weekend on the newly revitalised riverfront.   The theme in 2017 is ‘River Revived’ where you can celebrate, create, congregate and consume.  The festival is a free event for all… Read more »

Capricorn Coast, Southern Great Barrier Reef Campaign

Another first for our destination is in the global market this month! At the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) this year in Sydney, one of our appointments was with – an on-line platform that partners with Destinations and Wholesalers in… Read more »

Capricorn Summer Shines in NZ Herald

Our region made quite an impact on the Head of Content at NZ Media and Entertainment (NZME), Cassie Roma, as a result of Southern Great Barrier Reef participating in Tourism and Event’s Queensland’s “Queensland on Stage” in June. Capricorn Enterprise… Read more »


This past week we hosted Petra Steinig, Managing Director of The Travel Insiders, an Inbound Tour Operator (ITO) based in Brisbane with a team of six inbound specialists in boutique and personal inbound/incoming tour requests into Australia. Petra’s 15 years’… Read more »


Thanks to Tourism Australia, we are so very excited to be hosting next week, social influencer James Relf-Dyer all the way from London!  James has a staggering 254,000 followers!  James is only in region for one and a half days… Read more »


With 22,100 followers, we are very excited that Dianne Costa & Ben Andryc from FunTravel TV are visiting the Capricorn Coast this week! Ben and Di will be capturing the underwater magic of Great Keppel Island, Pumpkin Island and Keppel… Read more »

Winter Festivals and Events are here!

With the event season in full swing in our region, locals and visitors alike will have plenty of events, festivals and activities to choose from in the forthcoming weeks. Rockhampton River Festival 2017 The Rockhampton River Festival is happening again… Read more »

Major reforms for education with Gonski 2.0

Last week, the Federal government passed new legislation, introducing major reforms for education.  Mr David Gonski AC has endorsed the Quality Schools reforms and agreed to lead a Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools. The Review, to be… Read more »

TV Advertising

From Stanage Bay to Keppel Sands, the Capricorn Coast features in another television campaign this week throughout the Mackay, Central Qld and Wide Bay audiences (our 400km radius).  Thanks to additional funding from the state government via Tourism and Events… Read more »

Road Signs

Two new main road signs were erected last week on the Bruce Highway (Pacific Coast Way) promoting the Capricorn Coast Tourist Drive to the north and south of the Yeppoon turn off. Sincere thanks to the Department of Transport and… Read more »