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Destination proudly welcomes third Master Reef Guide

Offering over 10 years of PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) certified experience, together with a genuine passion and love for her beautiful backyard, Keppel Dive owner and operator Lyndsay Appleton has recently become the third Master Reef Guide gracing… Read more »

Tourism Minister ground proofs Great Keppel Island

Earlier this week, Queensland’s Minister for Resources, Scott Stewart announced that the transfer of the Great Keppel Island resort leases from Tower Holdings to Altum Property Group would not proceed based on the Financial Management Capability Assessment (FMCA). In response,… Read more »

Single-Use Plastic Ban in Queensland

From September 1 2021, certain single-use plastic items will be banned in Qld, including plastic straws, stirrers, cutlery, plates, bowls and expanded polystyrene cups and containers.  The Qld Government has contracted the Boomerang Alliance* to conduct a series of early evening forums across the… Read more »

Rockhampton Museum of Art – Lease of Restaurant tender

An exciting and unique opportunity is available for an experienced hospitality business to be part of the revitalisation of Rockhampton’s Riverbank Precinct and establish itself as a vibrant destination venue for the region.  Tenders are being sought for the exclusive… Read more »

Queensland Budget

Support for business and workers Big Plans for Small Business Strategy 2021-23 is designed to build a small business sector that helps drive economic recovery and employment across Queensland. The new strategy outlines how $140 million worth of support for… Read more »

A Middle Eastern Feast at Vue

It’s the season for winter tastes that soothe the soul and Chef Michael Rantissi from Kepos Street Kitchen and Kepos & Co is ready to bring his modern middle eastern dishes to Vue Wine Bar & Restaurant. The popular and… Read more »

Local reef operators to benefit from Reef Education Program

As part of the Queensland Government’s Economic Recovery Plan, Queensland schools can now apply to receive the reef experience school excursion subsidy. The three-year program will turn the Great Barrier Reef into Queensland’s biggest classroom and create new tour opportunities… Read more »

Dan & Steph explore the Coast’s produce and hospitality

Did you miss Dan & Steph’s food journey through the Capricorn Coast on Channel 7 last Saturday 26th June? Watch it on demand anytime on 7plus – The down-to-earth Hervey Bay couple are serious foodies. After winning the fourth… Read more »

SALT Apartments recognised at Best of the Best

SALT Apartments in Yeppoon have recently received the 2021 Travellers’ Choice Award, putting them in the top 10% of Hotels worldwide. The Traveller’s Choice Award celebrates hotels that consistently deliver fantastic experiences to travellers around the globe. SALT Apartments earned… Read more »

Central Queensland set to become Olympic training destination

With just 37 days before the world’s greatest athletes take stage at the Tokyo 2021 Olympics, Australia’s best canoeists and rowers are ready to hit the Fitzroy River in Rockhampton for some last-minute intensive training. Previously hailed as one of… Read more »