News: Tourism

Chinese authorities close Everest base camp to tourists

Chinese authorities have closed the base camp on the Tibetan side of Mount Everest to visitors who don't have climbing permits. With authorities making the decision as a result of a…

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Feb 16, 2019 Environment / Safety / Tourism /


Queensland Government claims giant dinosaur tracks discovery will boost visitor numbers to the outback

Queensland Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said the discovery by palaeontologists of a series of well-preserved dinosaur tracks on a property near Winton in central west…

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Feb 15, 2019 Attractions / Education / Environment / Tourism /


Sea World’s oldest dolphin dies aged 55

Sea World's oldest dolphin, Amity, often described as “one of the oldest-lived dolphins in human care”, has died at the Gold Coast theme park at the estimated age of 55.…

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Feb 14, 2019 Attractions / Tourism /


Zoos SA look to keep giant pandas in Adelaide

With its 10-year set to expire in November, Adelaide Zoo is seeking to keep the only giant pandas in the southern hemisphere into the future. While giant pandas, Wang Wang and Fu Ni have…

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Feb 14, 2019 Attractions / Environment / Finance / Government / Tourism /


Christchurch City Council funds new five-pool aquatic and recreation facility in coastal New Brighton

The construction of a five-pool facility in Christchurch coastal suburb of New Brighton, which will include pools with temperatures ranging from 25C to 40C, plus a cold water plunge pool,…

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Feb 13, 2019 Aquatics / Recreation / Tourism /


Healesville Sanctuary staff and volunteers mark the tenth anniversary of the Black Saturday bushfires

10 years on from the Black Saturday bushfires of February 2009, staff and volunteers at Healesville Sanctuary gathered to mark the anniversary and plant a Manna Gum, a symbol of regrowth,…

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Feb 13, 2019 Environment / Parks / Tourism / Venues /


Waitakere ranges function venue and corporate retreat for sale

One of the biggest vertically-integrated urban function venues and corporate retreats in Auckland has been placed on the market for sale. Waitakere Estate, overlooking the city of Auckland…

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Feb 13, 2019 Events / Hospitality / Tourism / Venues /


Report recommends governance overhaul for Daylesford Macedon Ranges Tourism following festival failure

An overhaul of some of the operations of Daylesford Macedon Ranges (DMR) Tourism is among the recommendations of a report into the failed Live. Love. Life Festival. A lack of governance…

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Feb 12, 2019 Entertainment / Events / Tourism /


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