Tourism

Wed 16 Oct 2019

9000 Kiwis to flock to the Coast in major $11m deal

premium_icon 9000 Kiwis to flock to the Coast in major $11m deal

Nine-thousand extra New Zealand tourists will visit the Sunshine Coast over the next three years, bringing an $11 million economy boost.

Sat 12 Oct 2019

BEHIND THE BRICK: The lives at 103 Orchard Street

BEHIND THE BRICK: The lives at 103 Orchard Street

Bella Epstein never knew the real horror her parents experienced during the Holocaust until they were passing.

Thu 10 Oct 2019

The secrets inside the mansion on O Street

The secrets inside the mansion on O Street

Find your inner child with this real life version of Narnia or Alice in Wonderland - with more than 100 rooms and more than 70 secret doors.

Hordes rush to climb Uluru

premium_icon Hordes rush to climb Uluru

This incredible image has revealed the mass of people attempting to make a last-ditch effort to climb Uluru before its closure this month

Wed 9 Oct 2019

Record numbers of tourists choose CQ for holidays

premium_icon Record numbers of tourists choose CQ for holidays

NO resort on Great Keppel Island - no worries.

Sex, hair and Donald Trump are 'for now'

Sex, hair and Donald Trump are 'for now'

Theatre has long been a place for political comment and activism. These New York shows are worth every dollar and are as funny as they carry a serious message.

Mon 7 Oct 2019

The Dunny Run: Guided tour of public toilets

premium_icon The Dunny Run: Guided tour of public toilets

IN the ultimate fightback move when your tourism industry has gone down the toilet, Granite Belt folk have decided that if you can’t beat them, join them.

Sun 6 Oct 2019

Island’s 4WD permit fees skyrocket

premium_icon Island’s 4WD permit fees skyrocket

Families will cop a threefold fee hike to drive on two of southeast Queensland’s most idyllic beaches in an extraordinary move that’s sparked concerns.

Fri 4 Oct 2019

Council reveals position on Kelly Slater surf ranch

premium_icon Council reveals position on Kelly Slater surf ranch

Sunshine Coast Council has made its position very clear about the proposed Kelly Slater surf ranch and major subdivision west of Coolum.

Wed 2 Oct 2019

Hotel where men are banned

Hotel where men are banned

It’s a delightful oasis in a sought-after resort town, but this hotel is so exclusive, it has banned half the world from its rooms.

Tue 1 Oct 2019

Eerie Chernobyl control room opens to tourists

Eerie Chernobyl control room opens to tourists

For the first time since the 1986 nuclear disaster, the control room at Chernobyl is set to become a tourist attraction despite extreme radiation levels

Mon 30 Sep 2019

Hidden sting in ‘disgusting’ food bill

Hidden sting in ‘disgusting’ food bill

A PAIR of tourists have posted a photo of a staggering bill they were asked to pay after ordering two plates of spaghetti, some fish and a glass of water.

Tue 24 Sep 2019

Demise of Thomas Cook wrecks travel plans

Demise of Thomas Cook wrecks travel plans

THE collapse of British travel agency Thomas Cook has left around 150,000-holiday makers stranded and scrambling to make their way back home.

Adventure park reaches new heights

premium_icon Adventure park reaches new heights

From sky-high zip lines to suspended bridges overlooking incredible lush rainforest, Tree Top Challenge is reaching new heights in eco-tourism.

Sun 22 Sep 2019

Aussie ‘ghost island’ sells for huge price

Aussie ‘ghost island’ sells for huge price

Cyclone-ravaged Dunk Island — an eerie forgotten Australian paradise since 2011 — has been snapped up for as whopping $32 million.

Sat 21 Sep 2019

Bali takes a hit from bonking ban plan

premium_icon Bali takes a hit from bonking ban plan

A plan to ban sex between unmarried couples in Indonesia is already biting tourism, as their leader asked lawmakers to delay the vote after public opposition.

Fri 20 Sep 2019

DINGO WARNING: Island rangers out in force on holidays

premium_icon DINGO WARNING: Island rangers out in force on holidays

'It is so important that all visitors to the island stay dingo-safe especially if camping with children'

Wed 18 Sep 2019

Bali to ‘send back’ troublemakers

Bali to ‘send back’ troublemakers

From urinating in public to trafficking in drugs — Australians who behave badly in Bali have been issued with a strong warning by the island’s governor.

Wed 11 Sep 2019

Tourism heavyweights want their voices heard

premium_icon Tourism heavyweights want their voices heard

Business leaders in the aviation, historic and adventure spheres want their seats back on this tourism board. Here’s why.

Mon 9 Sep 2019

SA tourism chief doesn’t know how much 'Old Mate' ad cost

premium_icon SA tourism chief doesn’t know how much 'Old Mate' ad cost

The new Tourism Department boss doesn’t know how much the widely-panned ‘Old Mate’ tourism campaign ad cost, and says the jury is still out on its effectiveness.

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