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Country on Keppel completes line-up of stars

ADAM BRANDLYN BOWTELL | MATT CORNELL | JAMES BLUNDELLMELANIE DYER | CAITLYN SHADBOLT | DANNY PHEGANTONY COOK & THE BLUNDELL BROS | ZAC CROSS BANDBROOKE SUPPLE | KATE MAHOOD | DENVAH2021 GREEN BROTHERS COUNTRY ON KEPPEL TALENT SEARCH WINNER ALICE… Read more »

Southern Great Barrier Reef heads to New Zealand

This week, on behalf of the whole of the Southern Great Barrier Reef destination (Capricorn, Gladstone & Bundaberg), SGBR Leader Eloise Chaffers is attending Tourism and Events Queensland’s New Zealand Trade Show, “Queensland is calling”. During 85 appointments in Auckland… Read more »

Bonza touches down in Rockhampton

It was a wonderful day at Rockhampton Airport on Friday 24th February as the inaugural Bonza flight from Townsville to Rockhampton touched down. Hundreds of guests joined the celebrations as Bonza CEO, Tim Jordan encouraged everyone to ‘get off the… Read more »

MS EUROPA 2 drops anchor on the Southern Great Barrier Reef

Visitors and locals who were out and about making the most of the Capricorn Coast’s sunshine on Sunday were treated with a spectacular sight as they glanced out over Keppel Bay to Great Keppel Island. The 226-metre giant carrying over… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »