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Tourism Numbers Boom

Tourism Numbers Boom

A new tourism partnership between the South Burnett Regional Council and the Visit South Burnett local tourism organisation already appears to be bearing fruit.

Get Permits Or Get Fined

Get Permits Or Get Fined

Weekend warriors heading to the coast are being urged to plan ahead by obtaining the correct permits and to behave responsibly after 32 Penalty Infringement Notices were issued in the Cooloola region during the past week.

Council To Fund Tourism Group

Council To Fund Tourism Group

South Burnett Regional Council will fund a local tourism association for six months, with the possibility of future support if the group meets agreed performance targets.

Bazaar Bid To Beat COVID

Bazaar Bid To Beat COVID

COVID-19 smashed plans for this year’s Blackbutt Avocado Festival but organisers have now come up with a “bazaar” plan in its place.

Council Buys Historic Mountain

Council Buys Historic Mountain

Somerset Regional Council has bought an historic mountain at Esk for $420,000 with the aim of encouraging recreational tourism at the site.

Murgon Duo To Run Yallakool

Murgon Duo To Run Yallakool

Murgon businessman Heath Sander and his wife Rowena have been appointed the new managers for Yallakool Caravan and Recreation Park at Bjelke-Petersen Dam.

Updated Trails Guide Released

Updated Trails Guide Released

Toowoomba Regional Council has launched the 2020 “Walks & Trails of Toowoomba Region” guide which showcases 78 local nature excursions.

Focus On Indigenous Tourism

Focus On Indigenous Tourism

Queensland’s “Year of Indigenous Tourism” has been stretched out into 2021 as the tourism industry continues to recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

Dams To Reopen For Campers

Dams To Reopen For Campers

Boondooma and Bjelke-Petersen dams will reopen for overnight guests from August 1, just in time for the South Burnett Regional Council-sponsored Festival of the Dams. 

New Circuit Extends Link

New Circuit Extends Link

The Link trail that connects Yarraman to Kingaroy via Nanango is barely a year old, but it is now about 60 per cent bigger.

Bike Track Plan Moves Ahead

Bike Track Plan Moves Ahead

A new adventure tourist experience is a step closer to fruition with the awarding of a design contract for new mountain bike trails at the Bunya Mountains.

Freestays Pay Off For Proston

Freestays Pay Off For Proston

A free 48-hour caravan and RV parking area in Proston which opened a little more than three years ago is starting to pay steady dividends for the town.

Cultural Centre Timeline

Cultural Centre Timeline

Work on Murgon’s new $1.59 million Cultural Centre in Macalister Street is planned to start within the next three months.

Wondai Festival’s Ready To Run

Wondai Festival’s Ready To Run

The Wondai Country Running Festival is one of the few South Burnett events in 2020 that didn’t decide to “pull the plug” early during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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