Criterion Hotel Motel. Image courtesy of the Rockhampton Regional Council.

Council region spotlight: Rockhampton Regional Council


Rockhampton is recognised globally as the economic heart of Central Queensland, located on the Tropic of Capricorn, about 600km north of Brisbane and around 1000km south of Cairns. Recognised nationally as the beef capital of Australia, beef produced in Rockhampton is exported across the world. In addition to beef, there are a range of emerging agricultural … Continued

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Enjoy delicious food, incredible music and fantastic company at Eats and Beats. Image Courtesy of the Logan City Council.

Council region spotlight: City of Logan


The City of Logan is home to more than 300,000 people, from 217 different cultures. It is part of the Greater Brisbane region, and as a city, celebrates its diversity and the rich and varied lifestyle it offers. Logan is a young city with over 40 per cent of residents aged 30 or younger, adding energy … Continued

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Star trails in Central West Queensland

Regions of Queensland: what’s new in Central West Queensland


Did you know? Central West Queensland is known for wide open skies and a dry warm climate. The major towns includes Barcaldine, Longreach, Birdsville, Winton and Mount Isa. You can even find dinosaur footprints and fossils near Winton, Australia, camel racing in Boulia and where man meets beast in the Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo. … Continued

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Regions of Queensland: what’s new in Bundaberg and Fraser Coast


Did you know? Located 200km north of Brisbane, the Wide Bay Burnett region covers Bundaberg and Fraser Coast. This region is known to have the best whale watching spots in Australia, and it is also home to the beautiful Southern Great Barrier Reef and largest sand island in the world, Fraser Island. The main urban centre is … Continued

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Regions of Queensland: what’s new in Central Queensland


Did you know? Central Queensland’s major regional centre is Rockhampton, also known as the ‘beef capital of Australia.’ Australia’s national beef expo is held once every three years in Rockhampton and will be held from 6 to 12 May 2018. Rockhampton acts as a business gateway for the mining and agricultural industries, while the Gladstone … Continued

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Regions of Queensland: what’s new in Mackay and Whitsunday Islands?


Did you know? The Mackay Whitsunday region is known for relaxing tropical lifestyle with beautiful beaches, rainforests and national parkland – as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands. The sub-regions include Bowen, Mackay, Hinterland (Moranbah, Nebo, Dysart, Middlemount) and the Whitsundays. Mackay is an hour flight away from Brisbane and has … Continued

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2016 Townsville City Views - Cactus Saloon Rooftop by Megan MacKinnon - Townsville North Queensland, Image Courtesy of Townsville Enterprise

Regions of Queensland: what’s new in Townsville and North Queensland?


Did you know? Located in the “Dry Tropics” region, Townsville is the main government and business support centre in North Queensland. This region includes Bowen, Ayr and Charters Towers. A beautiful and pedestrian-friendly city, Townsville has Castle Hill at its centre, along with an esplanade with views of the popular Magnetic Island. It also has the … Continued

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Regions of Queensland: What’s New in Gold Coast and Hinterlands


Did you know? The Gold Coast and Hinterlands has over 57 kilometres of coastline and is bordered on its west by world-heritage listed rainforest. Approximately 12,500 new residents move to live on the Gold Coast each year, and it attracts over 12 million visitors. It is not only one of Australia’s favourite holiday destinations, but one of … Continued

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