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Southern Great Barrier Reef promoted in UK and Europe!

For 5 days and nights across 6 events this week (3-8 Dec), Eloise Chaffers is representing the Southern Great Barrier Reef destination at “Queensland is Calling”, Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) roadshow to UK and Europe.  A huge delegation of… Read more »

Capricorn/Southern Great Barrier Reef shines at Queensland Tourism Awards 2023!

Out of 31 categories at this year’s Queensland Tourism Awards, Capricorn Enterprise Members placed 7 times out of 11 awards received across the greater Southern Great Barrier Reef destination! In a highly competitive event, Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards reflect exceptional achievement… Read more »

Keepers of the Reef featured in Qantas Spirit of Australia

If you are flying with Qantas this November, check out the mention of Pumpkin Island and Reef Distillers on page 26 in the story titled “Keepers of the Reef”. This beautiful 10 page story about reef guardians is supported by… Read more »

Southern Great Barrier Reef Agritourism Immersive Study Tour

Six agritourism businesses from across the Southern Great Barrier Reef destination joined representatives from their three Regional Tourism Organisations (Gladstone, Bundaberg, Capricorn RTOs) and Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ), on an immersive study tour of Northern Tasmania last week to… Read more »

German science reporter, documentary filmmaker and book author visits the Southern Great Barrier Reef

With a desire to learn more about the Southern Great Barrier Reef and the work of local researchers, Master Reef Guides and scientists along the way, Lars Abromeit from Germany spent time discovering parts of the Barrier Reef that make… Read more »

Southern Great Barrier Reef named Finalists for Excellence in Tourism Awards

The Southern Great Barrier Reef (SGBR), one of Australia’s most ecologically significant and exciting emerging leisure destinations, has been announced as a finalist in “Partner of the Year” category of the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) Awards for excellence in… Read more »

Key international Aussie Specialists visit the Southern Great Barrier Reef!

Over the weekend, ten (10) key international travel agents from the UK, France and Italy visited our destination as part of their Southern Great Barrier Reef five day adventure, with a host from both Tourism Australia and Tourism and Events… Read more »

Business Boost Grants now up for grabs

The Business Boost grants program provides support to businesses to improve their efficiency and productivity through organisational development. The grants can be used for activities that will create growth, such as strategic business planning, design and implementation of sophisticated cloud… Read more »

Queensland launches accessible tourism podcast – Accessed That in a bid to open travel to everyone

2023 marks the Year of Accessible Tourism in Queensland and the Sunshine State has upped its inclusivity game with the launch of a new podcast, Accessed That, hitting the airwaves. The podcast was conceived around the belief that ‘travel should… Read more »

Unveiled: Rockhampton’s Stanwell Clean Energy Hub

Queensland Government has unveiled the first look at the future Stanwell Clean Energy Hub. To begin the transformation of the Stanwell Clean Energy Hub, publicly owned energy company Stanwell Corporation will build the Future Energy and Innovation Training Hub (FEITH)… Read more »