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Local accommodation and tour operators’ urgent appeal for community support

Pay now, stay later… It’s a phrase currently sprinkled throughout modern-day business marketing, but with Coronavirus placing our region’s vital small business sector under immense strain, the urgency of this call-to-action has now turned to a desperate and necessary measure…. Read more »

Koorana’s ongoing fight for survival – adopt a croc

Upon temporarily closing their doors to the public last month, Koorana Crocodile Farm were devastated as they watched their tours halt and cash flow immediately cease. The working farm, established is 1981 started a new industry for Queensland, but with… Read more »

Holiday at home for your chance to WIN!

Whether it’s relaxing in the backyard coastal ‘resort’, fossicking for garden treasures, sharing the thrills of a wildlife adventure, fantasy fishing in the home headwaters or cooking up a culinary storm with a pretend creation from your favourite restaurant, Capricorn… Read more »

Cancelled local/regional events (to date):

In following the national guidelines widely circulated, the following events have been cancelled in the period to June 2020: Festival of the Wind – Emu Park Keppel Sands Krabtastic Livingstone Shire Council – All public programmes and events cancelled from… Read more »

Keeping the Air Fair – critical to post COVID-19 business, tourism and community

With COVID-19 currently grounding 80% of the world’s aircraft, leaving two major Australian airlines with their wings clipped, Capricorn Enterprise is calling on Local, State and Federal political leaders to support both of the key local airline carriers who are… Read more »

Denis Cox: Star of the Today show

Denis Cox from the Great Western Hotel isn’t letting the current global situation get him down. After rolling through the first few months of 2020 with a sequence of personal and professional impacts, he has chosen to embrace his time… Read more »

There is no need to stop dreaming about your next escape…

Katie, Paul and Jasper from The Feel Good Family have temporarily parked their van in Tasmania, and whilst stationary at the moment, they are spending their social distancing days reminiscing some exciting adventures from their recent visit to our destination… Read more »

Our 5 practical tips for using Facebook LIVE

With many of our consumers staying at home and trying to ride out this storm, our small businesses are being forced to be innovative about the way they operate and communicate. This will mean stepping outside of your comfort zone… Read more »

Temporarily closed businesses

Updated 13 May 2020 This page is no longer being updated. Click on the links for further information about businesses reopening from 15th May (Stage 1) or from 12th June (Stage 2). Scroll down for a list of the businesses… Read more »

Accommodation sector suffers losses into new financial year

Following a bumper December/January period for many accommodation providers in the region, the spread of coronavirus is now threatening to make the coming year the worst-performing, leaving local operators grappling with the fallout. With our upcoming Easter period and peak… Read more »