Who are we and what do we do?
Capricorn Tourism is one of the fourteen Regional Tourism Organisations in Queensland, recognised by Tourism Queensland and Tourism Australia.
The region incorporates the local authority areas of Rockhampton & the Capricorn Coast region and the Central Highlands Region, stretching from the Capricorn Coast and Great Keppel Island in the east, west through Rockhampton and Gracemere, then travelling out to Emerald, the Sapphire Gemfields and Carnarvon Gorge.
The region covers an area of approximately 115,000 square kilometres.
Capricorn Tourism is a non-profit membership based organisation that exists through the support of membership subscriptions, marketing initiatives, grant funding and corporate sponsorships. We represent some 350 tourism businesses including farm stays, beach and island holiday venues, the sapphire gemfields and Central Highlands.
Capricorn Tourism also operate a nationally accredited Visitor Information Centre located at "The Spire" on the Gladstone Road in Rockhampton, just as you arrive in the city. From here, our qualified travel consultant staff and team of volunteers are able to provide 'local' advice and make bookings for travel, accommodation and attractions. Ours is a proudly non-biased booking and information service.
The Management Committee of the organisation comprises 13 members from the tourism and hospitality industry, local government stakeholders and fellow tourism organisations.
Our primary role is:
To establish the Capricorn Region as a desirable visitor destination and to effectively compete in a strategically targeted manner in the regional, state, national and international visitor markets.
To ensure the community within the region has a high level of understanding of the benefits of tourism.
To assist the facilitation of a strong, healthy and diverse local economy with emphasis on the development of new or expanded tourism enterprises for the region.
To provide visitors with a range of quality information and booking services including the Capricorn Visitor Centre, the 1800 number and also the website.
Capricorn Tourism works in close partnership
with our local tourism organisations and economic development organisations:
Capricorn Coast Tourist Organisation
Rockhampton Tourist & Business Information
Central Highlands Tourism
Rockhampton Regional Development
Central Highlands Development Corporation