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Camping, fossicking out statewide

MEDIA STATEMENT FROM QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT Fossicking has joined camping as another activity that needs to stop to support social distancing during the COVID-19 emergency. Natural Resources and Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham today urged council and private camping ground operators… Read more

Recreation areas, dams, lakes and weirs closed

SUNWATER STATEMENT In line with recent government announcements, Sunwater recreation areas, dams, lakes and weirs will be closed to public use from Tuesday 31 March 2020 until further notice. This includes: day trips camping land and water-based activities – swimming, boating,… Read more

Campgrounds close in response to COVID-19

MEDIA STATEMENT FROM QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT The Palaszczuk Government today announced the closure of all campgrounds in national parks, state forests and state managed recreation and protected areas, in response to the COVID-19 (corona virus) outbreak. Minister for Environment and the… Read more

Closed for COVID-19

Unfortunately we’ve had to close the Emerald Visitor Information Centre (VIC) to the public, due to COVID-19. However, the centre will be staffed from 9:00am to 4:00pm weekdays for phone and email conversations, support and enquiries. We have also put… Read more

Changes to BICC

Following the Federal Government announcement on Sunday March 22 2020 the following protocols have been enforced due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of 12pm Monday 23 March the following changes will be implemented at the Blackwater International Coal Centre. *… Read more

Check out the region’s hidden gems

by Tourism Development Coordinator Paul Thompson With all the recent rain around the Central Highlands, a lot of our waterways, creeks, rivers and even some dormant waterfalls have come to life. This is a great time to pack a picnic… Read more

Holiday Here This Year

AUSTRALIANS are being encouraged to throw their support behind Australia’s tourism industry in the wake of the devastating bushfires, by holidaying in their own backyard. Tourism Australia’s Holiday Here This Year campaign launched today taps into the overwhelming goodwill and… Read more

Carnarvon Creates

A unique arts & cultural experience 26 March to 2 April 2020 Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and cultivate your creativity at this amazing artist retreat at Takarakka Bush Resort in stunning Carnarvon Gorge National Park, an absolute hidden gem.  Join… Read more

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