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Check out the region’s hidden gems

by Tourism Development Coordinator Paul Thompson With all the recent rain around the Central Highlands, a lot of our waterways, creeks, rivers and even some dormant waterfalls have come to life. This is a great time to pack a picnic… Read more

Holiday Here This Year

AUSTRALIANS are being encouraged to throw their support behind Australia’s tourism industry in the wake of the devastating bushfires, by holidaying in their own backyard. Tourism Australia’s Holiday Here This Year campaign launched today taps into the overwhelming goodwill and… Read more

Carnarvon Creates

A unique arts & cultural experience 26 March to 2 April 2020 Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and cultivate your creativity at this amazing artist retreat at Takarakka Bush Resort in stunning Carnarvon Gorge National Park, an absolute hidden gem.  Join… Read more

Vision for Thriving Visitor Industry

A three-year vision to develop a thriving visitor economy for the Central Highlands has launched. The Central Highlands Visitor Economy Strategy 2020-2022 sets out how the industry can collaborate to attract more overnight visitors, increase income across the year and… Read more

Short Film Paves Way for New Tourism Trail

A new short film signals the beginning of a new tourism product for the Central Highlands. The Gregory Crinum Mine Legacy video premiered at the Tourism and Events Forum in Emerald on Wednesday, 27 November, to launch the new Central… Read more

Two Projects to Turbo Charge Tourism

Two exciting initiatives to turbo charge tourism and events growth in the Central Highlands will launch at an industry event next week. The Tourism and Events Forum will be presented by the Central Highlands Development Corporation (CHDC) in Emerald on… Read more

Map to Discover the Central Highlands

Visitors to Queensland’s Central Highlands now have a handy new tool to explore the region. The new Central Highlands Touring Map is a fold-out brochure featuring information on the region’s best drives, including four-wheel-drive routes and self-drive trails. The full-colour… Read more

Brochure Rounds Off Tourism Trifecta

The new Sapphire Gemfields Treasure Trail brochure is set to make it easier and more enjoyable to explore one of the Central Highlands’ premiere destinations. Launched ahead of the 2019 tourism season, this 8-panel, full-colour fold-out uses detailed maps to… Read more


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