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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

A beautiful showcase of Emerald

The Central Highlands has starred in a campaign to recruit junior doctors to rural QLD. James Cook University’s General Practice Training unit has produced a fantastic video of Emerald (watch below) as part of the Be there. For them campaign to attract… Read more

Dig for Treasure

Take a break from the iPads to dig for treasure️! Explore More of the Sapphire Gemfields these school holidays: Call into a fossicking park, fill a bucket, and get sieving to find your fortune Go wildlife spotting with a wander… Read more

TV Spotlight Shines on Central Queensland Highlands

A national spotlight will soon shine on the Central Queensland Highlands when a popular TV program showcases the region. The episode of Taste of Australia with Hayden Quinn is expected go to air on Network 10 in June and will… Read more

This Bottle Tree’s Story is Very Cool!

The tree (pictured) is estimated to be more than 140 years old and still bears the initials of World War 1 and 2 soldiers and their sweethearts. The young men carved letters into the trunk while waiting to catch the… Read more

Ever Seen Red Algae?!

Red algae occurs in narrow landscapes where direct sunlight is minimal. These plants have adapted to photosynthesise using reflected light, rather than direct sunlight, so they reflect the opposite end of the colour spectrum compared with most other plants. (A… Read more

Festival Puts Country into Capella

With amazing acts and so much to see and do, The Capella Country Music Festival 2022 is going to be an event not to be missed. The event runs from 3 to 8 May at the Capella Covered Arena and tickets… Read more


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