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Council To Discuss Tourism Marketing

Council To Discuss Tourism Marketing

The South Burnett Regional Council may call in a consultant to examine its tourism marketing activities.

Tourism Operators Want A Say

Tourism Operators Want A Say

Tourism operators have urged the South Burnett Regional Council to consult with them before spending any more ratepayers’ money on tourism promotion.

Time For Clear Thinking On Tourism

Time For Clear Thinking On Tourism

The South Burnett is not a tourism mecca in the same vein as the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast or the Whitsundays. We never will be and – frankly – we don’t need to be, either.

Applications Open For Events Funding

Applications Open For Events Funding

Applications are now open from events organisers for funding for under the State Government’s Queensland Destination Events Program.

Council Unveils New Tourism ‘Structure’

Council Unveils New Tourism ‘Structure’

South Burnett Regional Council has detailed new “industry engagement opportunities” ahead of Thursday night’s tourism “crisis meeting” at Wooroolin Hall.

Tourist Inquiries Drop 5pc

Tourist Inquiries Drop 5pc

The number of inquiries at South Burnett visitor information centres dropped by more than 5 per cent during the latest quarter.

BaconFest To Return In 2019

BaconFest To Return In 2019

Kingaroy’s BaconFest committee has been weighing the pros and cons of the festival becoming a biannual event for several months … and on Thursday, the decision was announced.

Big Interest In Rail Trail Group

Big Interest In Rail Trail Group

The future of the South Burnett Rail Trail looks very bright according to the newly formed South Burnett Rail Trail Users Association.

Kingaroy Misses Out On Big Peanut

Kingaroy Misses Out On Big Peanut

Plans to build a Big Peanut in Kingaroy have come a tad unstuck after Chinchilla’ s “Big Watermelon” won Wotif’s competition to build Australia’s “Next Big Thing”.

Crisis Meeting For Tourism Operators

Crisis Meeting For Tourism Operators

South Burnett tourism operators will hold a meeting in December to propose alternatives to the South Burnett Regional Council’s handling of tourism promotion over the past 15 months.

Tourism Review On Thursday

Tourism Review On Thursday

South Burnett Regional Council will be discussing tourism activities in the region over the past 12 months at a Tourism Review to be held this Thursday (November 8) in Kingaroy.

Another Magic Murgon Muster

Another Magic Murgon Muster

Murgon’s big celebration of country music is over for another year after a huge weekend at the South Burnett PCYC.

Surprise Star Rocks The Waterhole

Surprise Star Rocks The Waterhole

Rockers at this year’s The Waterhole Rocks in Nanango enjoyed a surprise on Friday night … a star turn on stage by Vicky O’Keefe, daughter of Aussie legend JOK.

Here’s To Yarraman’s Big Week

Here’s To Yarraman’s Big Week

Drought had looked to be the main risk for Yarraman’s annual town festival, “The Colours Of Yarraman”, but on Saturday it was rain that had organisers worried.

Vote Now For The Big Peanut!

Vote Now For The Big Peanut!

Okay … it’s time to get serious and start voting! Time is running out for Kingaroy’s Big Peanut to become Australia’s “Next Big Thing”.

Mike Enjoys His Uphill Journey

Mike Enjoys His Uphill Journey

At 2:15am on Tuesday, Mike Zande climbed aboard his pushbike at Wulkuraka, the official starting point of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Koala Takes It To The Streets

Koala Takes It To The Streets

Aussies overseas are often asked if kangaroos really hop down our streets … but in Kingaroy you can forget about the ‘roos.

Rail Trail Festival Ready To Run

Rail Trail Festival Ready To Run

Organisers of the inaugural Murgon Rail Trail Festival and Marathon are hoping for fine weather and a bumper turnout on Sunday.

Vintage Fans Rally In Kingaroy

Vintage Fans Rally In Kingaroy

Everything from the smallest stationary engine to the largest semi-trailer was on display at the recent Kingaroy and District Machinery Club Rally in Kingaroy.

Colourful Celebration For Spring

Colourful Celebration For Spring

Wondai’s annual Spring Garden Expo was as bright and bustling as ever at the weekend with visitors exploring a multitude of stalls stretching around the edge of Wondai Sportsground

Roads Are ‘Scaring Away Tourists’

Roads Are ‘Scaring Away Tourists’

Durong resident Simon Stretton has again called on the South Burnett Regional Council to repair Shellytop and McLean roads urgently.

Celebration Salutes Everything Italian

Celebration Salutes Everything Italian

Moffatdale Ridge’s annual Italian Festival had a lot of competition this year – rugby league grand finals, Nanango Muster, Nanango Races, Avocado Festival etc – but still about 1200 people turned up to celebrate la dolce vita.

$4.5m Upgrade For Historic Rail Bridge

$4.5m Upgrade For Historic Rail Bridge

An historic disused rail bridge on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail is undergoing a $4.5 million refurbishment to make it a major tourist attraction.

Showgrounds Packed Again For Muster

Showgrounds Packed Again For Muster

More than 740 caravans and campervans packed out the Nanango Showgrounds at the weekend for the 16th annual Heritage Nanango Country Muster.

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