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Video Spotlights South Burnett

Video Spotlights South Burnett

South Burnett food and tourism businesses will be eager to welcome back visitors once COVID-19 pandemic restrictions have been lifted.

Spend Virgin Dollars On Tourism: LNP

Spend Virgin Dollars On Tourism: LNP

The LNP has called on the State Government to scrap its attempted Virgin takeover and instead establish a $200 million tourism marketing fighting fund.

Virus Helps Solve Rail Trail Puzzle

Virus Helps Solve Rail Trail Puzzle

COVID-19 restrictions may have kept tourists out of the South Burnett, but the lockdown has turned out to be an unexpected winner for the South Burnett Rail Trail.

Council Shelves Tourism Plan

Council Shelves Tourism Plan

A proposed marketing plan to encourage more tourists to visit the South Burnett has been shelved due to COVID-19.

Holidaymakers Banned From Islands

Holidaymakers Banned From Islands

People are now banned from travelling to three Queensland islands popular with holidaymakers as part of COVID-19 restrictions.

Pursers Suspends Caboolture Service

Pursers Suspends Caboolture Service

Pursers Coaches has suspended its services from the South Burnett to Caboolture due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Rail, Coach Services Cut Back

Rail, Coach Services Cut Back

Long-haul train and coach services within Queensland will be temporarily reduced as part of wider efforts to contain COVID-19.

Boondooma, Yallakool Close

Boondooma, Yallakool Close

The South Burnett’s two lakeside tourist parks have been closed due to COVID-19 precautions.

National Park Camps To Close

National Park Camps To Close

The State Government is closing all camping areas within Queensland National Parks, State Forests and Recreation Areas from Thursday (March 26) until further notice.

Gympie Suspends Volunteer-Run Services

Gympie Suspends Volunteer-Run Services

Gympie Regional Council will suspend all volunteer activities in an effort to safeguard health and help contain the spread of COVID-19.

Phyllis Shows Pumpkin Pride

Phyllis Shows Pumpkin Pride

Tourists who drive through Goomeri now have a new option for a selfie .. with a difference!

VSB Fears Tourism Meltdown

VSB Fears Tourism Meltdown

The Visit South Burnett (VSB) local tourism organisation is concerned event cancellations due to COVID-19 could devastate the region’s tourism operators.

Rotarians To Flock To Kingaroy

Rotarians To Flock To Kingaroy

Hundreds of Rotarians will be heading to Kingaroy next year – and between $500,000 and $750,000 pumped into the local economy – thanks to local businessman Neil Black.

Push To Form ‘Dark Sky Park’ Association

Push To Form ‘Dark Sky Park’ Association

The push for the Bunya Mountains to become a “Dark Sky Park” is continuing despite a lukewarm response from some local residents last year.

Volunteers With A Generous Heart

Volunteers With A Generous Heart

A bright idea and fundraising by two Council volunteers will make life a little bit safer for visitors to Kingaroy

Bunya Nut Cookbook Unveiled

Bunya Nut Cookbook Unveiled

A new recipe book showcasing tried and tested Bunya nut recipes from mountain residents was launched last week.

New Tourism Group Launches

New Tourism Group Launches

The immediate future of international tourism in Queensland looks bleak, but South Burnett tourism operators could benefit from a lift in domestic tourism.

Forum Targets Regional Priorities

Forum Targets Regional Priorities

A quarterly community forum to gather feedback and set priorities for the future of the Wide Bay-Burnett and Fraser Coast region was held in Cherbourg on Monday.

Wondai Can’t Join Tourism Group … Yet

Wondai Can’t Join Tourism Group … Yet

The Wondai Business Networking Group will have to incorporate before it can join the South Burnett Regional Council’s Tourism Advisory Committee (TAC).

Going Nuts For Visitors

Going Nuts For Visitors

Members and friends of the Bunya Mountains Natural History Association have been busily breaking up bunya cones to pop the nuts into the freezer.

New Group Wants Return To Old Ways

New Group Wants Return To Old Ways

A long decline in the South Burnett’s tourism industry can be reversed if local operators stop listening to government tourism organisations and return to doing things themselves

Bunya Rainforest Lookout Officially Opens

Bunya Rainforest Lookout Officially Opens

The State Government is encouraging visitors to take a look at $600,000 worth of Works For Queensland upgrades completed recently at the Bunya Mountains.

Tourism Group Starts Membership Drive

Tourism Group Starts Membership Drive

The Visit South Burnett Local Tourism Organisation will launch a membership drive over the coming four weeks as part of its plan to reinvigorate local tourism

Sprints Join List Of Cancellations

Sprints Join List Of Cancellations

The annual Wondai Street Sprints – scheduled to run on April 4-5 – have joined the growing list of local events cancelled in 2020.

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