Tourism

Fri 7 May 2021

Revealed: Gold Coast theme park's $35m rollercoaster plans

Premium Content Revealed: Gold Coast theme park's $35m rollercoaster plans

Dreamworld has revealed details of its latest rollercoaster, a 105 km/h experience with an exhilarating burst of darkness during the park’s 1.2km new ride.

Wed 5 May 2021

Popular tourism site closed as court case rages on

Premium Content Popular tourism site closed as court case rages on

Gunlom Falls — one of the jewels of Kakadu National Park — will be closed as the court case between Traditional Owners and Parks Australia rages on.

Dreamworld’s $75m transformation plans

Premium Content Dreamworld’s $75m transformation plans

Ardent Leisure has unveiled a jaw-dropping $75 million proposal for Dreamworld.

Urgent: The next travel bubble we need to save Qld tourism

Premium Content Urgent: The next travel bubble we need to save Qld tourism

First it was the NZ bubble, now tourism leaders are lobbying the for a new bubble to support the state’s rebounding industry.

Tue 27 Apr 2021

The dream jobs in paradise nobody wants

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It’s a place to while away your spare time lazing on the beach, hiking or diving - but jobseekers are snubbing work in this dream location.

Thu 22 Apr 2021

How to score $100 Qld travel voucher

How to score $100 Qld travel voucher

Queenslanders will be offered a new incentive to holiday at home this year with the announcement of thousands of new travel vouchers.

They’re back! How to score more free Qld holiday vouchers

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First it was far north Queensland, now two other destinations are offering over $4 million in free experiences for holiday-makers.

Tue 20 Apr 2021

Court sinks dream of $1.6bn tourism mecca

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A Federal Court ban imposed on the director of besieged finance outfit Mayfair 101 effectively leaves in doubt a $1.6bn tourism vision.

Fri 16 Apr 2021

BRIGHTEN UP: Upbeat news from around the region

Premium Content BRIGHTEN UP: Upbeat news from around the region

Bundaberg is full of good news stories and here are just some of the things that made us smile from across the region this week

Wed 14 Apr 2021

ROLL ON: Travel dreams alive and well for local grey nomad

Premium Content ROLL ON: Travel dreams alive and well for local grey nomad

Bundaberg retiree Gaylene Seeney has been travelling around the state and country for the last four years with her loveable mini fox terrier Albert in tow

Tue 13 Apr 2021

Tourism to pay dearly for botched vaccine rollout

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Queensland’s tourism sector will have to scrap revival plans after targets for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout were abandoned, industry leaders say.

Mon 12 Apr 2021

NQ’s top tourism towns revealed

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Three North Queensland towns have made the list of finalists for Queensland’s Top Tourism Town.

Fri 9 Apr 2021

Qld’s travel voucher scheme under scrutiny

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New figures raise questions about whether the State Government’s travel voucher scheme really adds up.

BRIGHTEN UP: Upbeat news from around the region

Premium Content BRIGHTEN UP: Upbeat news from around the region

Bundaberg is full of good news stories and here are just some of the things that made us smile from across the region this week

Thu 8 Apr 2021

Queensland tourism’s $13b COVID wipe-out

Premium Content Queensland tourism’s $13b COVID wipe-out

Queensland’s $26 billion tourism industry was slashed in half last year as international travel bans, border closures and COVID outbreaks took their toll.

Wed 7 Apr 2021

Bachelor star, other Instagram influencers to promote NT tourism

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The Bachelor star Brooke Blurton is among five social media influencers the NT Government has enlisted to help promote tourism in the Territory.

Best holiday hotspots now Aussies can go to NZ

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With international tourism returning here are some of the best spots in New Zealand to visit.

‘Hope restored’: Travel bubble’s massive windfall for Qld

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Plans are already underway to bring hordes of Kiwis to Queensland, with the government in advanced negotiations with several major airlines.

BOOT OR HOOT: Bundy has say on new scooter initiative

Premium Content BOOT OR HOOT: Bundy has say on new scooter initiative

It’s been just short of a week since they arrived in Bundy and now locals have had their say.

Tue 6 Apr 2021

Surprise visitor influx delights Cairns tourism businesses

Premium Content Surprise visitor influx delights Cairns tourism businesses

Far North tourism businesses were braced for the fallout from a snap lockdown in Brisbane – only to be surprised by an influx of visitors.

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