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Discover the Nogoa River trail

Explore More of Emerald’s Nogoa River by following a nature trail created by the Central Highlands Regional Council. Starting at Rifle Range Road’s John Gay Bridge, the Nogoa River nature trail is a 2km gravel pathway that leads pedestrians and… Read more

We’re famous! CQ Highlands stars on TV show

Channel 7’s Creek to Coast recently shone its spotlight on the Blackdown Tableland National Park and the nearby Red Rock Bush Camp, east of Emerald, as part of its episode about the Capricorn Way. Watch the clips below or read… Read more

Doughnut miss your flight! The new airport café boasts local treats and friendly staff

BY CENTRAL HIGHLANDS REGIONAL COUNCIL Now there’s more reason than ever to get to the airport early. High Fly Café in the Emerald Airport is open and ready to take your order. ‘This is the first time council has run… Read more

Inaugural Gemfields Festival a massive success

BY CAPRICORN ENTERPRISE A passionate community, unique location and welcoming atmosphere were three of the key ingredients mixed to create a tremendously successful inaugural Gemfields Festival earlier this month. After being re-branded and re-imagined in 2022, the festival was spread… Read more

Three new guides for Emerald

Three new guides have been released to help you to Explore More of Emerald’s star attractions.

Get set for the Gemfields Festival

The latest details about the 2023 Gemfields Festival, including a full program and ticketing info, can be found here. The story below is about the 2022 event and is therefore now out of date! BY CAPRICORN ENTERPRISE The Sapphire Gemfields… Read more

Striking a pose for tourism promotion

The Central Queensland Highlands recently hosted a photo and video shoot for Tourism Australia (TA). Two of our key destinations – Carnarvon Gorge and the Sapphire Gemfields – were in the spotlight, with local residents answering a call to be… Read more

New tour company kicks off in Carnarvon Gorge

Offering several options from walking tours to 4×4 tag-along tours through Nyanda Station, viewing rarely seen parts of Carnarvon National Park, along with the Nyanda Gorge Tour


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