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We tried: a ghost tour of the National Film and Sound Archive

We tried: a ghost tour of the National Film and Sound Archive

The building used to house a morgue and hundreds of human specimens acquired in sketchy circumstances.

  • by Serena Coady

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New artificial reef off Straddy to lure divers as sand mining finishes
Tourism

New artificial reef off Straddy to lure divers as sand mining finishes

A new artificial reef shaped like the Southern Cross has been sunk off Adder Rock on North Stradbroke Island to lure extra divers to the island as revenue from sand mining finishes in 2019.

  • by Tony Moore
WA tourist numbers in decline as Tasmania reaps boom in visitors

WA tourist numbers in decline as Tasmania reaps boom in visitors

WA was the only state to record a decline in international visitors over the last year, while Tasmania's tourism industry is booming.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Forecast glitch left balloon crash pilot unaware of wind change: report
Tourism

Forecast glitch left balloon crash pilot unaware of wind change: report

An investigation into a hot air balloon crash-landing that injured 11 people in a popular Victorian wine region also found a pre-flight safety briefing was ineffective.

  • by Tom Cowie
Hop-on, hop-off tourist bus service launches in Swan Valley
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Hop-on, hop-off tourist bus service launches in Swan Valley

The service is hoped to unlock tourism potential in Perth's beloved Swan Valley, running half-hourly Wednesday-Sunday and every 90 minutes Monday and Tuesday.

  • by staff writers
Queensland government flags superyachts in The Spit development plan
Gold Coast

Queensland government flags superyachts in The Spit development plan

Berths for boats longer than 80 metres as well as parks, an underwater sculpture garden and a controversial ocean-side cruise ship terminal have been flagged.

  • by Sonia Kohlbacher
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Government to review Rotto safety after jetty collapse injures three
Tourism

Government to review Rotto safety after jetty collapse injures three

The RIA had been under pressure after it was revealed engineers had been warning about the structural integrity of the Army Jetty at the south end of Thomson Bay since 2010.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Harry and Meghan effect to lure Brits to Fraser Island
Royal family

Harry and Meghan effect to lure Brits to Fraser Island

Each hour of the royals' official events on Fraser Island could be worth almost $2 million to Queensland.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Asia’s social media 'influencers' wanted to spruik WA

Asia’s social media 'influencers' wanted to spruik WA

A new report found Asian tourists liked WA because of its natural landmarks and food offering but there was plenty to do to attract more.

  • by Hamish Hastie
'Sad day for society': shock over halting of tramcar restaurants
Tourism

'Sad day for society': shock over halting of tramcar restaurants

Colonial Tramcar Restaurant devotees are shocked the burgundy carriages have stopped rolling, with one exclaiming, 'we cannot let this happen'.

  • by Nicole Precel, Matilda Boseley & David Estcourt
Tram restaurant grinds to a halt after failing safety test
Tourism

Tram restaurant grinds to a halt after failing safety test

The well-known Melbourne restaurant tram service has temporarily ground to a halt after failing a safety standard assessments to remain on the tram network.

  • by David Estcourt