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May’s full moon set to cast a positive shadow

On the eve of our next full moon (7th May 2020), Fern’s Hideaway Resort’s resident muso, John Martin has performed an exceptionally significant cover of Cat Stevens ‘Moonshadow’, providing a message of hope as our region begins to see some… Read more »

Holiday at Home competition

From the newly established 5-star ‘Gleeson’s World of Fun’ accommodation in Yeppoon, to Owen’s exciting Wildlife Adventures, the final two weeks of the Holiday at Home competition certainly made us smile! Check out details of our week two and three… Read more »

5 ways to celebrate a socially distant Mother’s Day

“The sun will still shine. The flowers will still bloom. Emotion will still be shared. Hope will still prevail, and love will still conquer.” Although the coronavirus pandemic has thrown some logistical spanners in the works for 2020, time keeps… Read more »

Millions of wishes granted

5 minutes with Economic Development Committee member, Indigo Gold With a long-term passion for writing and a proven track record of success, the small yet dynamic team at Indigo Gold have been crafting compelling stories for local businesses for over… Read more »

WIN a reef to rainforest adventure!

Capricorn Enterprise has launched a competition to engage the community through social media, encouraging visitors and locals to keep their dreams and plans alive with an exciting chance to win and experience the very best of our stunning destination. Struggling… Read more »

From Sandstone Wilderness to the Southern Great Barrier Reef – lending a lockdown lifeboat

While many of us fantasise spending weeks on a remote island with limited contact to the ‘real’ world, surrounded by white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and ending each day enjoying a magical sunset, a group of Carnarvon Gorge tourism… Read more »

The shining light in a remarkable cavern

Jordan Wheeler, Assistant General Manager of the Capricorn Caves has just been named as one of two Emerging Tourism Professionals for Australian Regional Tourism (ART) across Australia. Identified as an emerging leader and advocate of the industry with the potential… Read more »

Capricorn Enterprise successful in lobbying for island and mainland lease relief

Natural Resources Minister Dr Anthony Lynham announced a waiver of more than $33.8 million in State land rent to help support business during the COVID-19 emergency. Read the official media statement here. As part of the relief package, more than… Read more »

Trade Ready Program gets set to launch in Rockhampton

Starting on Monday 11th May in Rockhampton, the Trade Ready Program provides additional skills and experiences to individuals who are new entrants to the civil construction industry, whether they are displaced from their current employment or looking for a new… Read more »

State waives $33.8M in land rent for farmers, tourism and clubs

Capricorn Enterprise CEO, Mary Carroll, on behalf of the tourism industry gratefully welcomed Minister Lynham’s announcement this week, which provided a waiver in land rent for farmers, tourism and clubs. “On behalf of the entire tourism industry, I am extremely… Read more »