SGBR Sample Itineraries
Want an idea of how long to spend on the SGBR? Short on time and inspiration? Just need to know how much you can see in a set timeframe? Download our sample itineraries here for ideas and inspiration
New Translated Tour Materials for Capricorn Caves
New Translated Tour Materials for Capricorn Caves International guests make up a significant portion of Capricorn Caves’ visitation, so to better support and enhance the visitor experience and overcome the language barrier they have launched translated tour information in 12 languages. Wi..
New Website for 1770 LARC!
Eco tour operator 1770 LARC! Tours are more than excited to annouce their new-look website . Months of planning and a variety of online expertise has culminated in the brand new promotional tool going live in April, just in time for the Australian Tourism Exchange. Marketing manager Amber..
NEW Reef & Rainforest Package
NEW Reef & Rainforest Package Great Keppel Island Hideaway is excited to announce new packages coming soon, including a Reef & Rainforest package with the stunning Byfield National Park. Proud of our diverse region, GKI Hideaway is looking to expand this into suggested self-drive..
Fraser Island One Day, Reef the Next
Fraser Island One Day, Reef the Next Kellys Beach Resorthas partnered with Kingfisher Bay Resort Group, and Lady Musgrave Experience to develop the self drive package which includes 2 nights at Kingfisher Bay Resort, breakfast daily with a Beauty Spots of Fraser Island including morning te..
Pumpkin Island Pledge No More Plastic Straws on the Great Barrier Reef
Pumpkin Island’s very own Pumpkin Xpress vessel is the 100th to join the ‘Last Straw’ campaign, pledging to never use single-use plastic straws again. Vessels as far north as Thursday Island have committed to this campaign. The campaign aims to eradicate single-use plastic straws from businesse..
His Royal Highness Prince Charles' Visit to Bundaberg and Lady Elliot Island
It has been nearly 25 years since the royal family visited, and the unexpected reason for His Royal Highness making his way to Bundaberg is to view the incredible work that his charity foundation, The Prince's Trust Australia, has been doing. The Prince's Trust Australia and the Low Glow Camp..
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales Visit to the Southern Great Barrier Reef
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales visited the Great Barrier Reef on the 6 April to learn firsthand how Australian corporate and government leaders are rallying to address the threats facing coral reefs! HRH Prince Charles joined the ‘Reef Roundtable’, hosted by The Prince’s Trust Australia a..
Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort - New package - Canon Collective ‘Dive, Snorkel, Fly’
Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort are excited to unveil their newest photography workshop 'Dive, Snorkel, Fly' with Canon Collective! From $2,469 AUD per person (twin share) Join the Canon Collective Team on Lady Elliot Island for 5 days of diving, snorkelling and aerial photography. Grab you..
Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort's New Glamping Tents
Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort is excited to reveal the newest addition ‘Glamping Tents’ to our now 43 room Eco-Resort. The additional two glamping tents are exclusive and spacious, set amongst the natural flora of the Island. Situated just steps from Sunrise Beach they boast views of the s..
Bundaberg Rum Distillery brings home top international tourism awards once again
Bundaberg Rum Distillery has been named as one of the world’s top distillery attractions winning two gongs for the second time at the 2018 Drinks International Distillery Challenge Awards in London. Already Australia’s most awarded rum distillery*, the Bundaberg Rum Distillery Experience w..
Explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef on our Guided Clear Bottom Kayak Tours!
Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort are excited to announce guided Clear Bottom Kayak Tours are now available (*tide and weather dependent) as part of our daily Activities Itinerary! All kayak tours are led by a qualified guide who will provide educational commentary about the 1,200-different speci..
Southern Great Barrier Reef Trade Manual 2018/19
For trade ready operators in our region, download our Southern Great Barrier Reef Trade Manual (March 2018 update) below. Click image to view and download:
Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort New Package Release
Experience one of the most pristine and untouched sections of the Great Barrier Reef, with new packages for Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort released.
We want to meet you at the Australian Tourism Exchange 2018
Are you coming to the Australian Tourism Exchange in Adelaide this April? We have an all-time record number of SGBR operators attending, including five new and emerging products to introduce you to on the Southern Great Barrier Reef stand. Representing the region will be: 1770 Reef -..
SGBR's First Ever Dedicated Sales Mission To Germany
In early December 2017, the Southern Great Barrier Reef undertook our first ever dedicated sales mission in Germany; an exciting next step in our commitment to trade relationships, and continuing strong growth from this very important international market. Along with our 3 partner RTOs..
2017 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards
The Southern Great Barrier Reef is being represented in three categories of the prestigious 2017 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards. The tourism industry’s peak Awards recognise and promote excellence in tourism, and the competitors are entered exclusively by winning their state or territory Aw..
From Games to Reef in an hour
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s most iconic destinations for travellers, and just an hour’s flight from the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast this April. On the Southern Great Barrier Reef, visitors can feel like intrepid explorers, as if they were discovering places no one el..
Pumpkin Island’s Private Escape Offering New Packages
Pumpkin Island’s private paradise is now offering 3, 4, and 5 night packages with full board, drinks, and transfers. Check out and share this new video that captures the spirit of Pumpkin Island, and get in touch with your ITO for these new package rates. Cl..
Scenic Helicopter transfers now available to Heron Island Resort
In addition to Seaplane and Catamaran transfers to Heron Island, guests now have another option to experience a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef with Marine Helicopters providing transfers daily on demand from Gladstone Airport.
Southern Great Barrier Reef Local Icons Unite for Manta Rays
To celebrate the beauty and ingenuity of the Southern Great Barrier Reef and its citizens, raise awareness of the majestic manta rays and spread the word about two of the best kept secrets on the Great Barrier Reef, Bargara Brewing Company in partnership with Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort ..
Capricorn Caves New Itineraries Make Holidays Easy
Capricorn Caves have put together a variety of itineraries which highlight the extensive range of tours and facilities on offer to guests. Located just north of Rockhampton, and minutes off the main highway, Capricorn Caves is a very easy to access nature based attraction with bush accomm..
Great Keppel Island Hideaway Increases Inventory With New Rooms Now Available
Great Keppel Island Hideaway has just finished building 12 new garden rooms increasing their inventory to 48 rooms. As a growing business, GKI has seen a huge increase in visitation over the last 12 months, with forward bookings showing in a growth of 50% from December 2016 to Dece..
Kellys Beach Resort Receives Community Green Spirit Award
Bundaberg Regional Council's Australia Day Spirit Awards recognise individuals and organisations who have made significant contributions to our region and achieved exceptional results. In a ceremony held in the New Multiplex Sporting Complex, Kellys Beach Resort were honored for the..
International Growth continues for Southern Great Barrier Reef destination!
International Growth continues for Southern Great Barrier Reef destination! SGBR once again shows solid growth in the international visitor statistics. The Southern Great Barrier Reef (SGBR) has yet again showed strong positive growth in the International Visitor Survey, released by Tourism Rese..
New Management for Heron Island Resort
Heron Island Resort will be under new management from December 1st 2017. The Aldesta Group, who purchased the resort in January 2017, will take over all operations, sales, marketing and reservations. For further details email, Karen Sweeney firstname.lastname@example.org
Self Drive Packages to SGBR and Fraser Island Now Available
Kellys Beach Resort has teamed up with Lady Musgrave Experience, Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort, Rainbow Getaway Apartments and Fraser Explorer Tours to provide Reef & Nature 3, 5 & 7 Day Self Drive Packages from Brisbane or the Gold Coast. Click here to see the brochure and conta..
Capricorn Caves Boasts New Fossil Tour
Travel back in time on a fossil tour at Capricorn Caves where thousands upon thousands of fossils from tiny creatures to extinct giant beasts have been found by palaeontologists. Discover the secrets entombed in these caves over millions of years with our expert palaeo guides.
Bundy Food Tours A Queensland Tourism Leader
Suzie Clarke of Bundy Food Tours, was recognised as a tourism leader, being invited as a guest speaker at the Queensland tourism industry’s DestinationQ event. Now in its 6th year, DestinationQ is a partnership between the Queensland Government and the tourism industry. The theme of the ..
Great Keppel Hideaway Contract Rates Now With More Inclusions
After reviewing feedback from last year’s ATE, Great Keppel Island Hideaway is now proudly offering additional activity extras with their 18/19 contract rates. These include guided kayak trips to snorkel the magnificent waters of the Southern Great Barrier Reef, as well as a round the island gu..
Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort Announces Carbon Offset Program
Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort (LEIER) and Greenfleet have partnered to offset the carbon emissions from flights to and from Lady Elliot Island by planting native forests at the Barolin Nature Reserve, adjacent to the Mon Repos turtle rookery in Bundaberg. LEIER are kindly request..
Bundaberg Rum Distillery Brings Home Global Tourism Award For New Visitor Experience
Bundaberg Rum is bringing home yet another international accolade to add to its growing collection. Following top honours at the 2017 World Drinks Awards in London and the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Drinks International has named the Queensland based Bundaberg Rum Distill..
Turtle Nesting Season Has Arrived Again on the SGBR!
The first turtles have arrived at Mon Repos to nest, signalling the beginning of turtle season on the Southern Great Barrier Reef. This turtle season is extra significant as it marks 50 years since Dr Col Limpus launched the Queensland Turtle Conservation Program. Mon Repos supports..
SGBR Island Named No. 1 In Australia
Experience Oz’s annual national "Australia's Top Destinations to Experience" has named Lady Elliot Island as it’s number 1 island destination in the nation! The home of the manta ray and recent winner of the Queensland Tourism Awards Steve Irwin Award for Ecotourism is famed for its stunning co..
Southern Great Barrier Reef Shines at Queensland Tourism Awards
Queensland’s $25 billion tourism industry recognised its most outstanding, dedicated and successful operators at the 2017 Queensland Tourism Awards, where the Southern Great Barrier Reef took out multiple accolades including three Golds. Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort, set the benchmark for eco..
Training Tools - Southern Great Barrier Reef
Training Tools for the Southern Great Barrier Reef Region Welcome to the Southern Great Barrier Reef! We have provided some helpful tools freely available to our industry colleagues to help you learn more about our wonderful region! You can access all our Southern Great Barrier ..
Selling Tools - Southern Great Barrier Reef
Selling Tools for the Southern Great Barrier Reef Region You can access all our Southern Great Barrier Reef Marketing and Training tools in our Dropbox folder: Southern Great Barrier Reef - Resources for Trade
Welcome to Southern Great Barrier Reef Trade
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