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.
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.
Applications from local groups for funding under Round 12 of Tourism and Events Queensland’s Destination Events Program close on February 28.
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.
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 are flocking to local national parks after recent upgrades, according to Southern Queensland Country Tourism (SQCT).
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.
Goomeri Pumpkin Festival took out the Community Event of the Year award at the Gympie Regional Council Australia Day Awards on Saturday morning
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 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.
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.
The South Burnett Regional Council may call in a consultant to examine its tourism marketing activities.
Tourism operators have urged the South Burnett Regional Council to consult with them before spending any more ratepayers’ money on tourism promotion.
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 are now open from events organisers for funding for under the State Government’s Queensland Destination Events Program.
South Burnett Regional Council has detailed new “industry engagement opportunities” ahead of Thursday night’s tourism “crisis meeting” at Wooroolin Hall.
The number of inquiries at South Burnett visitor information centres dropped by more than 5 per cent during the latest quarter.
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.
The future of the South Burnett Rail Trail looks very bright according to the newly formed South Burnett Rail Trail Users Association.
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”.
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.
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.
Murgon’s big celebration of country music is over for another year after a huge weekend at the South Burnett PCYC.
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.