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Sun 27 Sep 2020

Christmas in NZ? New hope for trans-Tasman travel

Premium Content Christmas in NZ? New hope for trans-Tasman travel

Jumping across the ditch for a holiday in New Zealand could be on the cards by Christmas. But there’s one thing that needs to happen first.

Fri 25 Sep 2020

Coast tourism soars to new heights with flights to Canberra

Premium Content Coast tourism soars to new heights with flights to Canberra

In a major coup for the region’s tourism and local businesses, flights between the Coast and the nation’s capital have been locked in for the first time.

Thu 24 Sep 2020

Meet one of Mackay’s most influential architects

Meet one of Mackay’s most influential architects

Most of his collection is entered in the local and state heritage registers for the architectural significance

Wed 23 Sep 2020

Seven of the sweetest spots to stay in Byron Bay

Premium Content Seven of the sweetest spots to stay in Byron Bay

Swim in Australia’s best pool and bunk on the beachfront at these Byron Bay beauties within a short drive of the Gold Coast. SEE THE STUNNING PHOTOS

Ten hidden gems for your northern NSW escape

Premium Content Ten hidden gems for your northern NSW escape

With thousands of Queenslanders expected to cross the border for a NSW bubble escape in October, we’ve found some of the region’s best kept secrets.

Temperature checks, masks vital for flying in COVID times

Premium Content Temperature checks, masks vital for flying in COVID times

The COVID-19 pandemic has made travelling more daunting than ever before, but Queenslanders don’t necessarily need a vaccine to feel safe about taking flight.

Tue 22 Sep 2020

Quarantine camps ‘like five star resorts’: Butcher

Premium Content Quarantine camps ‘like five star resorts’: Butcher

Mining camps to be used as quarantine hubs and the miners go to Gladstone hotels.

Border changes a ‘relief’ amid ‘horrendous’ situation

Premium Content Border changes a ‘relief’ amid ‘horrendous’ situation

WITH major changes to border rules on the cards, we asked local mayors and politicians for their thoughts.

North Burnett to Gladstone rail trail gets $330K boost

Premium Content North Burnett to Gladstone rail trail gets $330K boost

THE development of the Boyne Burnett Inland Rail Trail is gaining speed thanks to $330,000 in funding.

Qld quarantine hub to launch international routes

Premium Content Qld quarantine hub to launch international routes

Direct international flights could return to Cairns from multiple locations as a bid for the city to host 1000 quarantine travellers at once heats up.

Hottest school holiday destinations and must-do road trips

Premium Content Hottest school holiday destinations and must-do road trips

New data has revealed something every Queenslander has always known – we love Queensland! So it’s certainly not a bad thing that we can’t go anywhere else.

Push to build Australia’s ‘Big Bacon’ in Kingaroy

Premium Content Push to build Australia’s ‘Big Bacon’ in Kingaroy

A PETITION is currently circulating to bring Kingaroy the greatest thing we never knew we needed - the giant strip of Aussie bacon.

Sun 20 Sep 2020

Are these the world’s dumbest travellers?

Are these the world’s dumbest travellers?

Tourists can be embarrassing, but every now and then a traveller does something so jaw-droppingly stupid it makes headlines, like these folks.

Sat 19 Sep 2020

WATCH: Frightening moments family spent stranded at sea

Premium Content WATCH: Frightening moments family spent stranded at sea

UPDATE: Eight people feared missing at sea have since returned home uninjured.

Top spots to visit in Queensland these school holidays

Premium Content Top spots to visit in Queensland these school holidays

There haven’t been many positives for the tourism scene this year, but industry leaders are buoyed by a ‘silver lining’ to the coronavirus pandemic.

Fri 18 Sep 2020

Why this seaplane crashed with 11 people on-board

Premium Content Why this seaplane crashed with 11 people on-board

The plane crashed into trees on an island in the Whitsundays.

Thu 17 Sep 2020

Aussies’ extreme move after bumped flight

Aussies’ extreme move after bumped flight

An Aussie couple left homeless and jobless in New Zealand were left with “no choice” but to fly to the UK to wait out their return home.

Qantas launch $787 ‘border-free’ flight

Qantas launch $787 ‘border-free’ flight

If you’re missing the little luxuries experienced at 38,000 feet – Qantas have launched a new seven-hour flight that will scratch that itch.

Premier kept in dark as quarantine role ramped up

Premium Content Premier kept in dark as quarantine role ramped up

The Federal Government has announced it will increase the number of Aussies stuck overseas who can return home. It just failed to talk to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk...

Big problem with Dreamworld’s grand reopening

Premium Content Big problem with Dreamworld’s grand reopening

There were massive lines for Dreamworld’s reopening after a six-month coronavirus shutdown. But many visitors were disappointed when they finally got inside.

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