Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Sunshine returns to Sunshine Coast as region escapes worst of Cyclone Marcia’s fury

Sunshine returns to Sunshine Coast as region escapes worst of Cyclone Marcia’s fury
February 24, 2015

The weekend saw the Sunshine Coast receive over 200mm of rain, but the region escaped the worst of Cyclone Marcia’s fury, and tourism businesses are already reporting a “full return to normal”.

However, the coming of Cyclone Marcia did see the postponment of two major events - with Flame Hill Winery’s annual Grape Stomp to now be held next Saturday (28th February) at the winery in Montville.

The Mooloolaba Mile swimming race also had to be postponed, with a revised date still to be announced.

While some roads, including the Bruce Highway, were temporarily cut during the weekend, most have been reopened for traffic, with only some smaller roads around Gympie still affected.

Sunshine Coast Destination Ltd (SCDL) Chief Executive Simon Ambrose said that the region had been well prepared for the adverse weather, and while some disruption was caused during the weekend, most tourism businesses remained open and operating.

Ambrose explained “the Sunshine Coast has had an exceptional summer season, with virtually no weather disruption, and we were fortunate that Cyclone Marcia spared the region its full fury.

“It was impressive that many hotels and other tourism businesses had organised contingency plans to maintain services over this period, and while some people postponed their trips because of the weather, we can expect them back on the Sunshine Coast a little later in the year.”

For further information on the Flame Hill Winery’s annual Grape Stomp go to www.flamehill.com.au

15th January 2015 - CALL FOR NEXT QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT TO MAKE THE MOST OF MAJOR TOURISM OPPORTUNITIES

11th December 2014 - SUNSHINE COAST RECORDS 11% INCREASE IN DOMESTIC VISITORS THROUGH WINTER AS VICTORIANS HEAD NORTH 

3rd February 2011 - QUEENSLAND TAKES STOCK AFTER MONSTER CYCLONE 

2nd February 2011 - CATASTROPHIC CYCLONE SET TO DEVASTATE TROPICAL QUEENSLAND COAST

1st February 2011 - CYCLONE YASI FORCES WHITSUNDAY RESORT EVACUATIONS

22nd October 2010 - HELPING QUEENSLAND TOURISM WEATHER THE STORM


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Vticket

Vticket Pty Ltd is the Australian and New Zealand distributor for Gateway Ticketing Systems Inc., the world leader in high-speed access control, admission control and ticketing software for the…

read more

Attractions / Security / Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

Felton Industries

Felton Industries is Australia’s leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of quality outdoor furniture and has been supplying premium seating solutions for all sporting, commercial, community…

read more

Parks / Play / Recreation / Sport / Venues

 
 

TPEC Pool Enclosures

TPEC Pool Enclosures provide a large range of premium commercial and residential retractable swimming pool, spa and terrace enclosures throughout Australia, servicing residential, local government…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Recreation / Venues

 
 

THE FITNESS GENERATION

The Fitness Generation is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Pico Play

Pico Play is a global leader in the planning, design, development and construction of world-class themed attractions and entertainment that deliver extraordinary and memorable experiences to millions…

read more

Attractions / Consultants / Design / Recreation / Tourism

 
 

LIFE FLOOR (Aus & NZ)

Our team believes floors should be beautiful, comfortable, and engineered for safety, even when wet. Life Floor tiles meet six unique performance based standards: slip-resistance, impact absorption,…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Recreation / Safety / Surfaces

 
 

Polin Waterparks

Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976, and has since grown into a leading company in the waterparks industry. Today Polin is one of the world leaders in the design, production, and installation of…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Waterparks

 
 

TJS Services

TJS Services is a leading national facility services provider. We deliver quality cleaning, maintenance, construction and facility management services to over 1,500 sites Australia wide.  Our…

read more

Hospitality / Retail / Venues

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business