Southern Great Barrier Reef

The Southern Great Barrier Reef region comprises the tourism regions of Capricorn, Gladstone and Bundaberg North Burnett.

Capricorn is the northern gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef and straddles the Tropic of Capricorn, stretching from the Central Highlands in the west, to Rockhampton, the Capricorn Coast and Great Keppel Island in the east.

Gladstone is the centre of the Southern Great Barrier Reef and gateway to Heron, Wilson, Lady Musgrave and the Capricorn Bunker Group of Islands.

The Bundaberg region is the southern gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef and is Australia’s premier location for observing nesting sea turtles at Mon Repos Conservation Park. The region stretches from the town of Bundaberg, Lady Elliot Island and Mon Repos in the east to the North Burnett region, with Gin Gin in the west and Childers to the south.

Capricorn Enterprise, Gladstone Area Promotion and Development Ltd and Bundaberg Tourism are the region’s economic development bodies and regional tourism organisations.

The Southern Great Barrier Reef Hero Experiences have been developed to deliver the region’s long-term tourism vision and brand promise. The Hero Experience themes are:

  • Southern Great Barrier Reef
  • Turtles
  • Regional Character
  • Regional Flavours
  • Fishing
  • Beach Culture

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