Tourism

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.

Wed 24 Jul 2019

New CEO lands job ahead of international candidates

premium_icon New CEO lands job ahead of international candidates

Meet the new CEO who has big shoes to fill at GAPDL.

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.

NEW STATS: Record number of visitors to southern reef

premium_icon NEW STATS: Record number of visitors to southern reef

RESEARCH to be released today shows a record number of domestic tourists visited the Southern Great Barrier Reef region in the last year.

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

Mon 1 Jul 2019

Why NQ tourism boss decided to step down

premium_icon Why NQ tourism boss decided to step down

TOURISM Tropical North Queensland CEO Pip Close has resigned to “pursue other opportunities” after two years heading up the marketing organisation.

Thu 27 Jun 2019

Olympic bid: Rule change favours SEQ

premium_icon Olympic bid: Rule change favours SEQ

SEQ's hopes of hosting the 2032 Olympic Games have taken a leap forward, with historic rule changes approved last night that boost the region’s chances.

Tue 25 Jun 2019

Hotel where guests will sleep with the fishes

premium_icon Hotel where guests will sleep with the fishes

Queensland’s newest tourist attraction will bring a whole new meaning to waterbeds, with an underwater hotel set to be moored off the state’s central coast.

Fri 21 Jun 2019

Interactive: Queensland’s top 10 dive sites

premium_icon Interactive: Queensland’s top 10 dive sites

Queensland is out to increase its share of global dive tourism, and these are the spots that will help it succeed. SEE THE LIST

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

Tourist spending climbs over $1b in FNQ

premium_icon Tourist spending climbs over $1b in FNQ

Cairns’ tourism industry may be struggling, but new figures suggest one market has given the region a much-needed boost.

‘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.

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