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Drag n Dine Show to hit New Royal Hotel Rubyvale

Colourful fun is going to light up the New Royal Hotel Rubyvale this week as Brisbane based multi-award-winning drag cabaret entertainer, Wanda D’Parke brings her flamboyant show back to the Central Queensland Highlands community. Following a successful visit to the… Read more

Tell us how we can enhance your stay

What can the Central Queensland Highlands do to enhance its welcome to recreational vehicle (RV) owners, caravanners and campers? A survey is open here until 30 April 2021 to collect public feedback for the Central Queensland Highlands Recreational Vehicle (RV) and… Read more

Expanded VIC operating hours

Our welcome is now bigger than ever! We’ve recruited six more visitor service officers which means our Visitor Information Centres (VICs) in Springsure, Blackwater, and Duaringa are now open for longer during the peak season April – October. Blackwater’s VIC… Read more

Farewell to tourism trailblazer

We are incredibly saddened by the loss of Peter Brown, founder of the multi-award-winning Rubyvale Gem Gallery. Peter, who arrived in the Sapphire Gemfields in 1974, was a trailblazer and a leader in our local tourism industry, and an all-round… Read more

All set for Easter

With our tourism season kicking off in just a couple of weeks, the crew at the Central Queensland Highlands Visitor Information Centre (VIC) has spent a day exploring more of our local attractions. The familiarisation tour in and around Blackwater… Read more

TV Star Trifecta

The Central Queensland Highlands has basked in the TV spotlight lately, featuring in three segments within a fortnight! Peter Brown from Rubyvale Gem Gallery Peter told his life story to Channel 9’s My Way. “The man who went to the Gemfields to… Read more

New Emerald-Sunshine Coast Flights

If you live on or near the Sunshine Coast, Alliance Airlines is making it easier than ever to Explore More of the Central Queensland Highlands. Direct, twice-weekly Emerald-Sunshine Coast flights are now available. Prices start from just $155 one way… Read more

Get the kids off the devices and into Central QLD Highlands!

Let’s face it. Most kids would probably be happy to fill the Easter school holidays with Roblox and TikTok! But it’ll be far easier to peel the kids away from their mobile devices – at least temporarily – when you… Read more

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