Tourism

Mon 25 Nov 2019

How thieving tourists are harming Magnetic Island’s koalas

premium_icon How thieving tourists are harming Magnetic Island’s koalas

Visitors to Magnetic Island are endangering the lives of koalas all in the name of taking home a keepsake of the tropical island.

Sat 23 Nov 2019

WATCH: Tourist chased by cassowary at Cape Tribulation

premium_icon WATCH: Tourist chased by cassowary at Cape Tribulation

Forget magpies: this is one bird you do not want to get on the bad side of, as a tourist experienced at a Far Northern beach. WATCH VIDEO

Thu 21 Nov 2019

Creepy catch to $1-a-night hotel room

Creepy catch to $1-a-night hotel room

A hotel has found a strange use for its unpopular room 8, which guests can book for about a dollar — if they agree to be filmed the whole time.

Tue 19 Nov 2019

Map reveals grim fact about the world

Map reveals grim fact about the world

When it comes to travelling overseas next year, you may want to take a look at this map before booking your itinerary for 2020.

Thu 14 Nov 2019

‘No culture at all’: Angry mums slam Australia

‘No culture at all’: Angry mums slam Australia

The women on Mumsnet have picked apart their least favourite holiday destinations — and some of their most extreme comments were about us.

Fri 8 Nov 2019

Medical funding runs out for shark attack victims

premium_icon Medical funding runs out for shark attack victims

Two backpackers seriously injured in a shark attack in the Whitsundays last week will no longer have free medical treatment from the Australian Government.

Disturbing find inside shark’s stomach

Disturbing find inside shark’s stomach

A search for a missing tourist has ended with a grim discovery, after a shark was hauled from the water with a personal item in its stomach.

Thu 7 Nov 2019

Hotel guest tells of smelly surprise

premium_icon Hotel guest tells of smelly surprise

Two travellers claim they were almost knocked out by a “rotten” discovery in a hotel.

Uluru price hikes coming in 2020

premium_icon Uluru price hikes coming in 2020

ENTRY fees at Uluru are set to increase by up to 52 per cent next year in a bid to keep up with inflation.

Tourism operator cops $20k fine for ‘misunderstanding’

premium_icon Tourism operator cops $20k fine for ‘misunderstanding’

A GREAT Barrier Reef tourism operator has been fined $20,000 for illegally taking tourists to Lady Musgrave Island while its permit was suspended.

Wed 6 Nov 2019

Booze and pills behind cruise ship tourist's death: coroner

premium_icon Booze and pills behind cruise ship tourist's death: coroner

Coroner releases his findings into the death of Heather McKenzie - a passenger on a cruise ship - last year.

Security guards police toilet use at Reef resort

premium_icon Security guards police toilet use at Reef resort

A security guard has been posted outside toilets on tourism hotspot ensure only paying customers use them.

JOBS BOOST: Australia Zoo’s $8m tourism project lifting off

premium_icon JOBS BOOST: Australia Zoo’s $8m tourism project lifting off

Construction has started on a major $8 million tourism infrastructure project being delivered at Australia Zoo.

Mon 4 Nov 2019

How locals corrected this ‘disgusting’ sign

premium_icon How locals corrected this ‘disgusting’ sign

A sign erected near a prominent tourist attraction has been corrected by locals and condemned by the mayor who says it has “no place” in the region.

Drones to watch Whitsundays sharks under LNP Govt

premium_icon Drones to watch Whitsundays sharks under LNP Govt

LNP Leader Deb Frecklington has promised to send up drones to monitor sharks across the Whitsundays as tourism bosses demand more action to protect tourists.

Urgent action needed to stop sharks killing tourism

premium_icon Urgent action needed to stop sharks killing tourism

In a rare move, the state’s tourism industry has issued a joint statement outlining its shark control wishlist, begging politicians to stop point scoring.

Thu 31 Oct 2019

VIRTUAL TOUR: First look at incredible $5m dive site

premium_icon VIRTUAL TOUR: First look at incredible $5m dive site

The first designs of a $5 million dive site on the Gold Coast have been revealed, showing off the unusual design. WATCH THE VIDEO OF HOW IT WILL LOOK

Wed 30 Oct 2019

Scuba-diving Camilla inspired by Great Barrier Reef

premium_icon Scuba-diving Camilla inspired by Great Barrier Reef

Scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef helped provide the Camilla Franks will the inspiration for her latest collection, which she launched at Bondi Beach.

Hemsworth’s prank on clueless tourist

Hemsworth’s prank on clueless tourist

At the launch of Tourism Australia’s new global campaign, one of its stars had the room in stitches with a hilarious hitchhiker story.

Tourist’s ‘shameful’ servo bikini act blasted

Tourist’s ‘shameful’ servo bikini act blasted

A photo of a bikini-clad woman inside a Bali convenience store has divided tourists, with some even branding the photo “creepy”.

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