Tourism

Mon 22 Jul 2019

TOURISM BOOM: Visitor numbers  set a new record

premium_icon TOURISM BOOM: Visitor numbers set a new record

The number of tourists holidaying on the North Coast over the past 12 months has risen by 8%.

Thu 18 Jul 2019

Charger sparks future: new tech to bring tourism to Valley

premium_icon Charger sparks future: new tech to bring tourism to Valley

NRMA and council join forces to bring electric cars into the region

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

Thu 4 Jul 2019

Help. I've got visitors coming for the school holidays.

premium_icon Help. I've got visitors coming for the school holidays.

Giving them the bed is the easy part. Keeping guests entertained, especially if they come with children, is the tricky bit.

Thu 20 Jun 2019

Noosa to put up ‘full’ sign as over-tourism becomes issue

premium_icon Noosa to put up ‘full’ sign as over-tourism becomes issue

One of Queensland’s internationally famous tourist playgrounds has been forced to put out the “full” sign as it faces being loved to death by “over-tourism”.

Wed 19 Jun 2019

‘Too rainy’: Tourists slam Australia

‘Too rainy’: Tourists slam Australia

Backpackers have lashed out, saying Australia’s weather, rules and people are a major disappointment. But Aussies aren’t having it.

Mon 17 Jun 2019

RED TAPE: Jobs lost as Island business forced to close

premium_icon RED TAPE: Jobs lost as Island business forced to close

Popular Fraser Island tour operators say State Government red tape has forced their doors to close after more than two decades in business

Changing times for today’s backpackers

premium_icon Changing times for today’s backpackers

Wet T-shirt contests and Jägerbombs are taking a back seat to an “immersive” travel experience in Gen Y backpackers according a report released this week.

Sat 15 Jun 2019

The 360-island oasis that’s largely ignored

premium_icon The 360-island oasis that’s largely ignored

It’s the Caribbean-style ‘astonishing’ Queensland wonder filled with 360 islands - five times as many as the Whitsundays.

Sat 8 Jun 2019

Where you can find some of the world's best street art

premium_icon Where you can find some of the world's best street art

From cheeky murals to political posters, street art is powerful stuff the world over.

Tue 4 Jun 2019

Iconic attractions to see before they go

Iconic attractions to see before they go

Some of the world’s most iconic landmarks and destinations are in danger of disappearing. Here are the things to visit before it’s too late.

Thu 30 May 2019

What about jobs that won’t cost us the earth?

premium_icon What about jobs that won’t cost us the earth?

'A different vision for Australia is easy to imagine and straightforward to implement. It just needs political will- and a plan.'

See inside the newest selfie attraction

premium_icon See inside the newest selfie attraction

Selfie lovers are already going crazy for a new immersive attraction landing on the Gold Coast, but where you’ll find it may surprise you.

Tourism hub pokies promise bombshell

premium_icon Tourism hub pokies promise bombshell

STATE Government promises no more pokies on the Gold Coast for a global tourism hub but it’s not what its bureaucrats are conveying.

Whale One's new look revealed as season kicks off

premium_icon Whale One's new look revealed as season kicks off

As whale season kicks off on the Sunshine Coast, one of the region's most iconic tourist attractions has unveiled its 'massive' makeover.

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