Tuesday 3 March 2009

New Tourism - March 2009

Welcome to the March edition of New Tourism for 2009, Tourism Queensland’s latest news from the Sunshine State. Highlights of this month’s edition include a new Skywalk in the Gold Coast rainforest, Brisbane’s latest boutique hotel and some great events across the State.

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Skywalk takes hinterland exploration to new heights
The Gold Coast hinterland’s eco offerings reached a new high with the opening of the Rainforest Skywalk on Tamborine Mountain last month.

Hop into Gladstone this Easter
Festival fever will hit the Central Queensland city of Gladstone this Easter with the annual Harbour Festival and Coconet Classic both promising to be bigger than ever this year.

Luxury comes to Bundaberg coast
Bundaberg’s Coral Coast has welcomed its first internationally-branded luxury apartment hotel with the opening of the Grand Mercure Bargara Apartments.

Wheely good tours of the Sunshine Coast
The Sunshine Coast’s picturesque beaches and hinterland regions have become much more accessible for disabled visitors thanks to WheelAdventures.

Carnivale into Port Douglas
The seaside resort village of Port Douglas is busy preparing for its annual Carnivale festival – a celebration of life in the tropics over 10 balmy days and nights from May 21 to 31.

Brisbane welcomes The Portal Hotel
The Portal Hotel, in fashionable inner-city Spring Hill, will be Brisbane’s latest accommodation option when it welcomes its first guests on March 6.

Step back in time in Charters Towers
History is coming alive in Charters Towers with new horse drawn carriage and wagon tours and the reopening of the World Theatre tours and the town’s museum.

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