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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 »

The Spirit of the Southern Great Barrier Reef has landed in time for Spring!

The Capricorn Coast’s clean, salty air, relaxed and laid-back lifestyle, and strong community values have executed the perfect location to produce some of the world’s finest gin and vodka. Injected with a bountiful supply of locally sourced botanicals infused with… Read more »

RECORD overnight visitor expenditure to year ending March 2023!

Tourism Research Australia has this week released visitation data for the year ending March 2023 with record results for the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Official Tourism Research Australia (TRA) data released recently confirmed that to the year ending March 2023,… Read more »

Southern Great Barrier Reef Agri-Tourism Business Mentoring Program – Applications close next Tuesday 13th June

Capricorn Enterprise is pleased to announce we are hosting an Agri-tourism business mentoring program. The Southern Great Barrier Reef regions in partnership with Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) are seeking to support the development of new agri-tourism businesses to… Read more »

International spotlight on Capricorn Region Southern Great Barrier Reef at ATE 2023

Last week the 43rd edition of ATE (30th April to 4th May), was hosted by Tourism Australia, in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland and supported by Destination Gold Coast, and brought together around 2,300 delegates from Australia and more than 30 international… Read more »

International spotlight on Capricorn Region Southern Great Barrier Reef

Eleven (11) international tourism trade partners and four (4) international media representatives are experiencing the Capricorn region within the Southern Great Barrier Reef (SGBR) destination over the next three weeks, either prior to, or after, their attendance at the annual… Read more »