News: Attractions

Zoos SA shares five conservation wishes for 2021

To mark the New Year, conservation charity - Zoos SA, operator of Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park - has shared its five conservation wishes for 2021 which include the continuation of…

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Jan 1, 2021 Attractions / Education / Environment /


Hobart’s MONA reopens after lengthy Coronavirus closure

Tasmania's Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) has reopened to the public, having undergone a revamp of its displays during its lengthy closure. Closed since March due to COVID-19, the…

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Dec 30, 2020 Arts / Attractions / Safety / Tourism /


AALARA releases ‘urgent request for the survival of our industry’

With industry operators impacted by insurance companies reducing or removing coverage, the Australian Amusement, Leisure and Recreation Association (AALARA) has issued a dramatic…

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Dec 30, 2020 Attractions / Insurance / Legal / Tourism / Waterparks /


Almost half of China’s 1.4 billion population spend less than US$150 a year on leisure activities

While the growing affluence of China’s vast population is welcomed across global markets, a new report has revealed that almost half of the nation’s 1.4 billion people spend…

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Dec 30, 2020 Attractions / Finance / Retail / Tourism /


20-year expansion plan announced for Coffs Harbour’s The Big Banana

The Big Banana Fun Park in Coffs Harbour has announced a $50 million masterplan outlining a major expansion of the iconic tourist attraction. With the Big Banana Fun Park holding 15…

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Dec 24, 2020 Attractions / Retail / Tourism / Waterparks /


Peter Abbott announced as new Puffing Billy Chief Executive

The Emerald Tourist Railway Board has confirmed the appointment of Peter Abbott as incoming Chief Executive for Victorian heritage tourist attraction - Puffing Billy. Abbott has previously…

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Dec 24, 2020 Attractions / Tourism /


ABS figures show part-time tourism jobs exceeding full-time positions for first time

Hard hit by COVID-19, the proportion of tourism jobs in the Australian economy has plunged to its lowest September quarter on record, according to new figures from the Australian Bureau of…

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Dec 23, 2020 Attractions / Recreation / Tourism / Waterparks /


Sea World’s New Atlantis precinct launches with opening of the Vortex

Guests have today been riding the new Vortex ride at Sea World on the Gold Coast. The first part of Village Roadshow's new $50 million New Atlantis precinct, construction of the ride,…

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Dec 21, 2020 Attractions / Entertainment / Finance / Tourism /


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