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The Tourist Queensland magazine to be printed on 3 October.

This publication will be an A4 Glossy Magazine and will be an insert in the Byron Bay Echo newspaper and the Free Times in Warwick. It  will also be available at over 400 pick up points around the state including the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Hervey Bay, Capricorn Coast and Whitsundays.

The Tourist Queensland was first started for Expo in Brisbane in 1988. Five years ago we printed and distributed two editions a year in New Zealand. The next one for NZ will be in November.

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Delicious – stay, play, feast!

You’ll find an abundance of quality food in this region. From producers to waterfront restaurants, food festivals, cooking schools – the Sunshine Coast is a foodie wonderland guaranteed to tempt your tastebuds. Come and taste, tour, catch, cook, share and eat like a local.

Strawberry Fields Forever – the majority of Queensland’s 200 strawberry growers call this region home with over 600 hectares of strawberry farmland here. (Legend has it that if you break a double strawberry in half and share it – you will fall in love with each other, so be careful.)

Straight from the ocean to you – as one of the busiest ports on the eastern seaboard of Australia, Mooloolaba has the freshest seafood on the Sunshine Coast. Head to the end of Parkyn Parade and choose from the amazing array of Mooloolaba prawns, fish, oysters, lobsters and crab. Get in early for the catch of the day.

Learn how to create your own culinary masterpiece at the acclaimed Spirit House or another of the many cooking schools based here, where the region’s best chefs will teach you the trick of the trade. More details on top food experiences at www.visitsunshinecoast.com.au


Goolimbil Walkabout is a first of its kind in the Southern Great Barrier Reef region of Queensland and after long months of research and planning, the Goolimbil – Black Cockatoo tour is to be launched this month by 1770 LARC! Tours who have approvals to create a walking track within the Eurimbula National Park.

Elder of the local Gooreng Gooreng people, Merv Johnson, helped to conceive a tour plan with LARC! Tours now employing a local indigenous guide and descendent of the Gooreng Gooreng people, Conrad Ingra as hunter, gatherer and LARC! Tour Guide.

A member of the Gooreng Gooreng dancers who perform at the annual Captain Cook 1770 Festival. has worked with indigenous youth, employment, recruitment and mentoring. “My motivation is to make the whole community aware of the local aboriginal people and create pathways and opportunities for indigenous youth in the tourism industry,” said Conrad.

This unique new tour product will to provide a quality, authentic cultural tourism experience and inspire indigenous people to embrace their ancestral history.

Guests will accompany a hunter and gatherer on an expedition through coastal bushland, mangrove wetland and a rainforest to a gathering place, the Waybare The Gunya, or Waybare means home, place or camp.


Merv Johnson said he supports 1770 Environmental Tours  in developing the Goolimbil (Black Cockatoo) Walkabout Tour within Eurimbula National Park which is Gooreng Gooreng country. Find out much more www.1770larctours.com.au

Bindi’s Island – it’s new at Australia Zoo

A new island has sprung up in Queensland and is home to giant aldabran tortoises, macaws and cheeky ring-tailed lemurs. Bindi’s Island, located at Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast gives visitors the chance to visit the tropical island and come face-to-face with the furry residents and explore Bindi Irwin’s three-storey tree house. www.australiazoo.com.au/bindi-island


Top Shots Fun Park

This could just be the best family orientated attraction on the Sunshine Coast! A day at Top Shots goes a little like this; climb it, play it, splash it & hit it! There are loads of great activities to choose from - Climb the Indoor Rock Climbing Wall with three tricky climbs, putt 2 of Queensland's best 18 hole mini golf courses, Turn and Spin on the Extreme Vertical Trampoline, enjoy the Battle Dome of the Cannon Ball Blaster or for water sport lovers, the Blaster Boats and inflatable Blue Crush Waterslide!

The park has dozens of coin operated arcade games, catering options, and an onsite fast food cafe to satisfy the hunger!

You can book a party here for the kids with various packages there are many packages to choose from!

Top Shots provides the whole family with fun, action and challenges in an all-weather, beautifully landscaped setting right in the middle of Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast. www.topshotsfunpark.com.au