300 tradies line up for last Bechtel gear auction

TRADIE HEAVEN: Last Bechtel gear auction for the year.

Millions of dollars worth of pre-loved Bechtel up for grabs

Man builds playground entirely out of packing tape

Artist Eric Lennartson is in the process of completing his huge tape sculpture at the Ipswich Art Gallery.

VIDEO:And here's where you can play on it.

Countdown to Woodford Folk Festival begins

ECONOMIC BOON: Woodford Folk Festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.  Photo Contributed

The first larger-than-life inhabitants have stepped into Woodfordia

Support for our younger Central Queensland veterans

Dylan Fraser with now former Australian Prime Minister John Howard.

Support group for Central Qld young veterans

'I need to do what I can': 65km walk for cancer patient

Karlee Robinson is walking from Caloundra to Noosa for her cousin Aaron Parker, who has terminal brain cancer.

What do you do when someone you love has terminal brain cancer?

Thousands expected at biggest BAM for the year

HAPPY DAYS: The Beach Arts Music festival traditionally attracts a good crowd.

Big festivites today at Tannum's Beach Arts Music fun.

Animal liberation group follows circus to Ipswich

Lennon Brothers Circus has set up camp in Caloundra and lion trainer, Mohammed Jritlou, gave the Daily an inside tour to meet some of the animals he cares for. Mohammed with some of his performing pooches. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Animal Liberation Queensland will protest at the site tomorrow

Miranda Manifold "Unique" Jewellery Exhibition

"Unique" Christmas Collection of Jewellery by Designer Miranda Manifold on show and for sale at Gecko Valley Winery.

10 common snakes and how to identify them

SUNSHINE Coast snake catcher Richie Gilbert has seen it all in more than 13 years on the job.

Five of the best to places to bushwalk

Popular pass time offers something for everyone

Tips on how to respond to cyclone, storm warnings

Mark Fitzpatrick took this photo from a balcony in the Gladstone CBD.

Six tips for what to do if a heavy storm, cyclone is forecasted.

10 spots to visit in the Gladstone region this summer

Aerial View of South End (bottom) and Facing Island. Gladstone. Photo Brenda Strong / The Observer

Want to get out and cool down? Here's where to visit in summer

Dreamworld reopens after 6 weeks in limbo

UPDATE: Dreamworld reopened today with a “respectful” day to celebrate the return of visitors to the park.

Fraser Coast has global appeal as visitor numbers soar

Patrick Janke from Germany is one of many international travellers who has chosen to visit Fraser Coast on his journey.

Overseas visitor numbers are up 4%.

Is it time to crackdown on illegal camping at Mt Warning?

Our sleeping giant: Mt Warning overlooking the cane fields of the Tweed.

American tourist first hiker to die atop the popular summit

International visitor numbers going up on Fraser Coast

The region saw 136,000 visitors in the year to September 2016.

'Embarrasingly good': $90m blitz to lure tourists to Gladstone

Arrival of the Pacific Dawn, Thursday, March 10, 2016. Photo Helen Spelitis / Gladstone Observer

GLADSTONE is set for a "good couple of years” on the tourism front.

20,000 new jobs by 2020 the hope of new tourism campaign

Bulcock Beach, Caloundra.

New campaign hopes to generate 20,000 new tourism jobs by 2020

Engineer drops tools for Gladstone fishing, camping mecca

Back to Basics Adventures duo Jack Strickland and Az Gallagher shot part of their upcoming TV series at North West Island off Gladstone's coast.

North West Island to feature on fishing, camping TV show