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Dark Skies Hang Over Bunyas

Dark Skies Hang Over Bunyas

A meeting called on Sunday to clear the air over a proposed nomination of the Bunya Mountains as an “International Dark Sky Place” appears to have left the local community as divided as before.

Yellowbelly Lures Thousands To Lake

Yellowbelly Lures Thousands To Lake

Water levels and registration numbers may have taken a small dip at this year’s Lake Boondooma Yellowbelly Fishing Competition but organisers were still delighted with the weekend’s turnout.

Event Funding Closes Soon

Event Funding Closes Soon

Applications from local groups for funding under Round 12 of Tourism and Events Queensland’s Destination Events Program close on February 28.

Festival Celebrating 20th Birthday

Festival Celebrating 20th Birthday

The South Burnett Wine and Food In The Park Festival will be celebrating its 20th birthday on March 9, and organisers are planning another great family day out.

Campground Closed For Upgrade

Campground Closed For Upgrade

The popular Dandabah camping ground in the Bunya Mountains National Park will be closed for the next two months so that camping facilities can be upgraded

Visitors ‘Flocking To National Parks’

Visitors ‘Flocking To National Parks’

Visitors are flocking to local national parks after recent upgrades, according to Southern Queensland Country Tourism (SQCT).

Gallery Adds To Trail Experience

Gallery Adds To Trail Experience

The Blackbutt Art Gallery will be celebrating its 17th birthday this year, and if the summer holiday season is anything to go by it should be a happy occasion.

Pumpkin Festival Named Top Event

Pumpkin Festival Named Top Event

Goomeri Pumpkin Festival took out the Community Event of the Year award at the Gympie Regional Council Australia Day Awards on Saturday morning

Discussion Paper Canvasses VIC Options

Discussion Paper Canvasses VIC Options

Tourism operators, volunteers and the general public have less than nine days to comment on the future of the region’s five accredited Visitor Information Centres.

Tourism Merger Possible?

Tourism Merger Possible?

Tourism promotion could face another shake-up following reports of discussions between Southern Queensland Country Tourism (SQCT), the privately run Tourism Darling Downs and the State Government.

Overseas Tourists Break Record

Overseas Tourists Break Record

The number of international tourists visiting Southern Queensland Country has hit a record high in the past year, according to new Tourism Research Australia (TRA) data.

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.

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