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Launch of new multi-media campaign inspires locals to book now and holiday soon!

“There is no question that when a tourist comes and visits a destination, those dollars get spread right through the economy.’ – Grant Cassidy, Empire Apartment Hotel We have proved in the past that strong roots weather the toughest storms,… Read more »

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 »

World of fun for the Gleesons

The newly established 5-star ‘World of Fun’ accommodation in Yeppoon, run by seven-year-old Ruby has taken out the top gong in week two of Capricorn Enterprise’s ‘Holiday at Home’ competition after a raving review from VIP guest, five-year-old Eva. From… Read more »

Airline uncertainty raises alarm for local business community

Following initial concerns raised by Capricorn Enterprise on 7th April 2020, the first Regional Tourism Organisation in Queensland to make a public statement about the looming airline crisis, a series of events has escalated. As COVID-19 continues to lay waste… Read more »

Backyard holiday a success

It was high-fives and excitement all round for the first winners of our Holiday at Home Family Competition, which reached over 9,000 locals on Facebook in the first week and welcomed more than 45 fabulous entries. Yeppoon mother of three,… Read more »

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 »