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Capricorn Caves set to beam during the Summer Solstice

December is that incredibly exciting time of the year when life is a blur, and the rush of the festive season certainly catches us up. However, at the iconic Capricorn Caves, just 23 kilometres from the city of Rockhampton, it… Read more »

From Reef to Rainforest, Ch 9’s Getaway explores the Capricorn Coast, Southern Great Barrier Reef

Dropping anchor at Great Keppel Island and Byfield rainforest for four nights last week, presenter David Whitehill and cameraman Roger Price filming for Channel 9’s popular national lifestyle television show Getaway, spent their days exploring our blue and green natural… Read more »

Great Barrier Reef Road Trip – Sean Scott 

We were very excited to welcome Sean Scott, one of Australia’s leading Ocean and Landscape photographers, to our Southern Great Barrier Reef destination last week. Capricorn Enterprise, in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland and the Regional Tourism Organisations across… Read more »

Fun Over Fifty – Southern Great Barrier Reef Tour launched

Are you fabulously over fifty and ready to take the trip of a lifetime to experience the Southern Great Barrier Reef? Fun Over Fifty has launched the first of 13 new tours for 2021, starting with a 9-day tour which… 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 »

Dive into an activity you can feel good about

Local operators on the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Keppel Dive have successfully achieved their ecotourism certification, aiming to further improve how they deliver their high-quality nature-based tourism experience. With a primary focus on protecting our ocean, this certified product now… Read more »

Team effort for growth pays off!

Team Effort for Tourism Growth Pays Off! Earlier this month, Tourism Research Australia (TRA) released the official IVS (International Visitor Survey) and NVS (National Visitor Survey) data to the year ending September 2018, which revealed some fantastic growth for Queensland… Read more »

International Visitor Growth doesn’t “just happen”

International Visitors right across our Capricorn region and greater Southern Great Barrier Reef destination have continued to grow over the past few years, with one of the highest regional percentage growth rates in Queensland. Whilst international numbers from our key… Read more »

Record wins for Capricorn Region and Southern Great Barrier Reef destination at Queensland Tourism Awards 2018!

A record four (4) Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards for the Capricorn Region and a record fourteen (14) Awards across the greater Southern Great Barrier Reef (SGBR) Destination were taken out at this year’s Annual Queensland Tourism Awards at the… Read more »

Southern Great Barrier Reef Region Breaks Tourism Records

Tourism has solidified its position as a pillar in our local economy according to new data released yesterday (Tuesday 2nd October) showcasing record high results. The National Visitor Survey data is released by Tourism Events Queensland, and recent figures revealed… Read more »