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Virtual reality filming

It’s been a fun few days filming in the Sapphire Gemfields and Blackdown Tableland National Park for a new virtual reality (VR) project. We are working with film maker Lou Petho, Australian Nature Guides and the Queensland Information Centres Association… Read more

** UPDATED: VIC is open (again)

The Visitor Information Centre in Emerald is open to the public again, following confirmation that a COVID case in Blackwater was a false alarm. Call in to the VIC between 10:00am and 4:00pm weekdays and 10:00am and 2:00pm on weekends… Read more

Carnarvon Gorge, Sapphire Gemfields featured in “Holidaying with kids”

BY CAPRICORN ENTERPRISE Family Holiday Destinations (FHD) believes that there is no better place to be confined over Winter than the state of Queensland. Sharing destination information and inspiration for family travel, the website and digital magazine is dedicated to… Read more

Queensland is OPEN!

BY CAPRICORN ENTERPRISE In welcomed news for the ailing tourism sector, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk yesterday revealed a valuable lifeline for the industry that will deliver significant steps towards reviving the region. From noon today (Monday 1st June), Queenslanders can… Read more

Shout out to Central Highlands tourism volunteers

National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the people at the heart of the Central Highlands’ tourism industry. en volunteers help to run the Visitor Information Centre (VIC) in Emerald 361 days a year (with the exception… Read more

Australian Nature Guides provide USA students with a taste of Carnarvon

BY CAPRICORN ENTERPRISE The usual silence, peace, and remote tranquillity that the Sandstone Wilderness landscape is renowned for has not been critically altered in recent months, but creativity and innovation has been ringing louder than ever for Carnarvon Gorge based… Read more

Fossicking returns

MEDIA STATEMENT FROM QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT We’ve got a real gem for you! All Queensland fossicking areas re-opened from 11.59pm Friday, 15 May 2020. Do you dig it?! But don’t forget, we all still need to do our bit – continue… Read more

Dams and weir facilities re-open to public

BY SUNWATER Sunwater has re-opened additional facilities at its recreation areas, dams, lakes and weirs. Members of the public will be able to access Sunwater-managed toilets, shower blocks and BBQ facilities in day use areas from midday Friday 15 May…. Read more

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