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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 »

Billboard upgraded to keep travel adventures alive

Capricorn Enterprise recently commissioned Signature Signs to upgrade the Yeppoon Road billboard, ready and raring to welcome visitors and locals alike to our always beautiful Capricorn Coast and Southern Great Barrier Reef. We hope that during the COVID-19 crisis, the… 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 »

Congratulations: Ferns Hideaway marks 30 years of welcoming guests

The team at Capricorn Enterprise send their heartiest congratulations to ‘Marto’ (John) and Genevieve Martin for their outstanding achievement of 30 years in business at Ferns Hideaway in the Byfield Rainforest north of Yeppoon.  They came to Rockhampton on their… Read more »

Cancelled local/regional events (to date):

In following the national guidelines widely circulated, the following events have been cancelled in the period to June 2020: Festival of the Wind – Emu Park Keppel Sands Krabtastic Livingstone Shire Council – All public programmes and events cancelled from… Read more »

Keeping the Air Fair – critical to post COVID-19 business, tourism and community

With COVID-19 currently grounding 80% of the world’s aircraft, leaving two major Australian airlines with their wings clipped, Capricorn Enterprise is calling on Local, State and Federal political leaders to support both of the key local airline carriers who are… Read more »

There is no need to stop dreaming about your next escape…

Katie, Paul and Jasper from The Feel Good Family have temporarily parked their van in Tasmania, and whilst stationary at the moment, they are spending their social distancing days reminiscing some exciting adventures from their recent visit to our destination… Read more »