Whats On

Show off the best about CQ to the world via Instameet

Living in CQ reader submitted photographs
Living in CQ reader submitted photographs contributed

THE warm-up to the #thisisqueensland Instameet on Saturday has been a winner.

You have shown us some of your favourite spots across the region by tagging us @onelocaltoanother on Instagram.

The Rockhampton Zoo, Rosslyn Bay, Gracemere and the caves just outside Rocky are now there for the world to see.

But the real event is finally here.

In what organisers hope will become the world's biggest Instameet, keen snappers are being asked to simultaneously share thousands of images of Queensland visitor experiences using the #thisisqueensland tag.

Rockhampton Instagrammers can capture their region's best tourism assets in this social media event, which is designed to showcase Queensland to the world, tomorrow (Saturday, Oct 4).

It could be your favourite sunset spot.

Maybe it's your hideaway for a camping weekend, the waterfall you hike to or the beach you chill out at.

Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey said Instagram was a powerful social media platform with more than 200 million monthly users world-wide.

She said high-profile digital influencers would join everyday Queenslanders and tourism operators to send a collective nod to the State.

"The Queensland Instameet will involve people coming together to connect, explore and collectively sell our tourism assets to the world by posting authentic and compelling photos to inspire others to visit," she said.

"We will showcase our world-class visitor experiences; from watching the sunset on Hamilton Island's One Tree Hill through to stargazing in the outback or snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef."

For more information on the Queensland Instameet visit queensland.com/instameet.

GET INVOLVED

If you Instagram a photo of your favourite place and tag our account @onelocaltoanother, we could publish your photo in The Bulletin after the Instameet.

Organised Instameet spots:

Rockhampton Botanic Gardens, 9am

Emu Park, 4.45pm

INSTAMEET GURU

Meet Mark Clinton.

The Northern NSW Instagrammer will highlight Rockhampton's best assets on Saturday.

INSTAGRAM USERNAME: @markclinton (56k followers).

INSTA STYLE: 80% DSLR/ 20% iPhone. Landscapes, mountains, people and everything in-between.

WHAT YOU LIKE ABOUT INSTAGRAM: It gives everyday users a chance to showcase their work with the world.

DAY JOB: Camera operator at Mark Clinton Photo.

WHY YOU'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE CAPRICORN INSTAMEETS: Meeting new faces under the warm tropical sun.

Topics:  instagram, instameet




More than a handful of hearty ambassadors for the region

The region's new Heart Foundation ambassadors

Region strives in ambassador numbers

Caves community speaks out

Caves Country Pub owner Jenny Thompson would like to see more community forums held by councils.

Roads and weed management were on the agenda

Chopper down halfway between Longreach and Blackall

Queensland Fire and Rescue. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Emergency services attempting to access aircraft crash.

Latest deals and offers


Your Chance to Win

A Holiday to Kingfisher Bay!
Learn More

Hugo and Treats tell of their love for Central Queensland

MC Hugo and DJ Treats buzzed to be at the Tropical Bloom Festival this weekend at Hedlow Creek.

Duo are part of the line up for the Tropical Bloom Festival

Tackling depression through song and story

BUSKER: Brian Musch.

Giving back through song and speech

The Bachelor host: this year's season is a cracker

The Bachelor host Osher Gunsberg.

GUNSBERG says tonight will be "the best night of TV of the year".

Kerri-Anne Kennerley to Sonia Kruger: "Stay brave"

She said her television peer should "stay brave"

Swimwear designer looking for love on The Bachelor

Noni Janur on her first day of filming.

The 25-year-old is one of 22 women vying for Richie Strahan’s heart

Three reasons your mind will be blown this week

Alan Dale and Jacki Weaver in a scene from the TV series Secret City.

THREE shows on Foxtel to make your mind boggle.

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

Iconic Denison St building sold for close to $1M

The Swan Hotel building in Denison St.

ONE of Rockhampton’s most iconic buildings has been sold

Unique Rockhampton bar hits the market

HOT PROPERTY: Cuban themed bar Chango Chango is up for sale.

Popular Rocky bar hits the market.

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd