News: Tourism

Politicians pledge funds but are they serious about water safety?

In the run up to the Federal and NSW elections, with politicians making pledges to a range of water safety and education initiatives, the Australian Professional Ocean Lifeguard Association…

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Feb 11, 2019 Aquatics / Government / Recreation / Safety / Tourism /


Public feedback sought on new parks and reserves management plan for Western Australia

The Western Australia Government is seeking public comment on a new 10-year management plan proposed for more than a million hectares of parks and reserves in the Wheatbelt region. The…

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Feb 11, 2019 Environment / Parks / Recreation / Tourism /


Growing popularity of Rottnest Island sees it approach 2034 visitor target

The growing popularity of Western Australia’s Rottnest Island has seen it attract almost 770,000 people in 2018, a 15% year-on-year increase in numbers. The visitor growth is so…

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Feb 10, 2019 Attractions / Hospitality / Recreation / Tourism /


Smart sprinklers installed along Cairns Esplanade Parklands 

The Cairns Esplanade is the most visited location in Cairns, with more than 1 million people enjoying the parklands and its facilities each year. Under the Smart Urban Irrigation Project,…

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Feb 10, 2019 Environment / Parks / Recreation / Tourism /


Ex-HMAS Tobruk opened as a wreck-dive experience

The new ex-HMAS Tobruk dive site will be ready for divers to explore on 25th February, after a series of delays following its scuttling last year. Queensland Minister for Environment and…

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Feb 9, 2019 Attractions / Environment / Recreation / Sport / Tourism /


Star Gold Coast reveals plans for Broadbeach outdoor concert venue

The Star Entertainment Group has unveiled plans for an open-air concert venue across the road from its hotel and casino at Broadbeach on the Gold Coast. The proposal outlines plans to…

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Feb 8, 2019 Entertainment / Hospitality / Tourism / Venues /


More mountains to climb with plans for development of new National Park

New management tools and catering for the different needs and aspirations of all stakeholder groups are essential for managing New Zealand’s National Parks, according to Tourism…

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Feb 8, 2019 Environment / Parks / Recreation / Tourism /


Darwin Waterfront Lagoon reopened to swimmers

The Darwin Waterfront Corporation has advised that the Darwin Waterfront Recreation Lagoon and beach area has today reopened for swimming. The lagoon was closed on 1st February 2019 due to…

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Feb 8, 2019 Aquatics / Attractions / Environment / Tourism / Waterparks /


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