Tourism

Wed 14 Aug 2019

Sunshine State puts southerners in the shade

premium_icon Sunshine State puts southerners in the shade

Queensland is beautiful one day, perfect the next — and now has bragging rights over one of its southern rivals.

Tue 13 Aug 2019

BAHAMAS BLISS: How to make your friends jealous

BAHAMAS BLISS: How to make your friends jealous

As the stingrays' barbs swung around me with the familiarity of a happy dog, I couldn't help but tense as Steve Irwin came to mind, writes Rae Wilson.

Thu 8 Aug 2019

Aussie man dies snowboarding in NZ

premium_icon Aussie man dies snowboarding in NZ

The identity of man who died while on snowboarding trip in NZ has been confirmed to be from the Clarence Valley.

Wed 7 Aug 2019

Dramatic moment whale-watching boat bursts into flames

premium_icon Dramatic moment whale-watching boat bursts into flames

Dramatic footage has been released capturing the dramatic rescue of eight passengers as a whale-watching charter boat erupted into flames off.

How backpacker’s dream holiday turned to terror

premium_icon How backpacker’s dream holiday turned to terror

TWO Chilean women came to Cairns to start their dream working holiday in Australia. Now the trip is in tatters as one of them recovers from a knife wound.

Tue 6 Aug 2019

Passport name ‘too rude’ for flying

Passport name ‘too rude’ for flying

IT WAS supposed to be a joke, but now 33-year-old Kenny is no longer laughing after being told he can no longer leave his homeland.

What residents will do to stop second casino

premium_icon What residents will do to stop second casino

RESIDENTS of a Gold Coast suburb are planning a dramatic step to stop a casino being built in their area, as a new development brings the project closer.

Mon 5 Aug 2019

Family business folds as stakeholders 'take action'

premium_icon Family business folds as stakeholders 'take action'

A family-owned fresh food emporium has closed its doors less than six months after a major relocation.

‘Unruly tourists’ in hot water again

‘Unruly tourists’ in hot water again

THE family of tourists who had a scandal-plagued holiday in New Zealand have hit the headlines once again in their homeland.

Sun 4 Aug 2019

Thousands flee Kashmir over attack alert

Thousands flee Kashmir over attack alert

INDIAN security officials have issued an alert for Kashmir, saying they had found evidence of attacks being planned, causing thousands of tourists to flee.

Sat 3 Aug 2019

Why tourists are flocking to this old mine

premium_icon Why tourists are flocking to this old mine

Chernobyl isn’t the only nuclear site experiencing a tourism boom, with an abandoned uranium mine in west Queensland becoming a surprise star.

Thu 1 Aug 2019

Sleep with the fishes and live to tell the tale

premium_icon Sleep with the fishes and live to tell the tale

You’ll be able to bed down under the stars — and underwater — on a giant new pontoon designed to draw 60,000 more visitors to the Great Barrier Reef.

Wed 31 Jul 2019

Popular motel on the market

premium_icon Popular motel on the market

READY for a sea-change? For the first time in 18 years, this motel in a popular FNQ tourist town is up for sale.

Why swimming at our remote beaches is risky business

premium_icon Why swimming at our remote beaches is risky business

AN UNDERWATER filmmaker believes fishing trawlers may have contributed to a horror shark attack this week at a remote sandy cay off Cape York.

Thu 18 Jul 2019

REVEALED: Ipswich's 25 most impressive businesses

premium_icon REVEALED: Ipswich's 25 most impressive businesses

Once a backwater of Brisbane, new data has revealed how Ipswich is entering a new age of tourism and business

Wed 17 Jul 2019

Queensland tourism surges ahead of biggest rivals

premium_icon Queensland tourism surges ahead of biggest rivals

Queensland has taken an old tourism slogan to heart, recording a stunning year of visitor numbers.

Thu 11 Jul 2019

Anger as tourists swarm Uluru before climb closes

Anger as tourists swarm Uluru before climb closes

An upcoming deadline has led to a flock of tourists at Uluru. Locals say a photo taken at the base of the monolith is making them feel “sick”.

Wed 10 Jul 2019

Scientists are on a mission to save Nemo

premium_icon Scientists are on a mission to save Nemo

Scientists are warning Finding Nemo could have a much darker sequel unless humans switch off their lights.

Sun 7 Jul 2019

Soak up the sights of a sophisticated city

premium_icon Soak up the sights of a sophisticated city

There are so many great things to do in Brisbane that the difficulty will be deciding what you have to miss out on

Just a hop to a world away

premium_icon Just a hop to a world away

The Tiwi Islands offer a glimpse into a different culture with an ancient and modern history that few of us know

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