Tourism

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.

Decadent delights: Food tour of the region's hidden gems

premium_icon Decadent delights: Food tour of the region's hidden gems

Meet the producers behind the best food in the region with this farm and tasting tour

A roadmap to supercharging agribusiness

premium_icon A roadmap to supercharging agribusiness

New report could help shape the future of the agriculture tourism industry in the region

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

Great Barrier Reef tops list of best places on earth

premium_icon Great Barrier Reef tops list of best places on earth

Residents living on the edge of paradise as reef named one of the best places on earth

Fun for families to treasure

Fun for families to treasure

Whitsunday Transit Family Fun Day is one of the Great Barrier Reef Festival's major highlights.

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 25 Jul 2019

Not too big, not too small ... Mackay is just perfect

premium_icon Not too big, not too small ... Mackay is just perfect

'Mackay or Townsville or Cairns isn't just 20 minutes up the road ... it has got its own little quirks and each region has its own attributes and strengths.'

Mon 22 Jul 2019

Where can you see the Melbourne Cup trophy?

premium_icon Where can you see the Melbourne Cup trophy?

Find out where you can see the Melbourne Cup when it visits the Whitsundays this week.

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.

Our visitors are spending 50% more in Mackay

premium_icon Our visitors are spending 50% more in Mackay

'(It is) further proof that tourism is establishing itself as a key pillar of our economy'.

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”.

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