Prince William visits Queensland
Friday 18, March 2011
Tourism Queensland is delighted to welcome His Royal Highness Prince William to Queensland this weekend. Prince William will visit the state to inspect areas that were affected during the extreme weather conditions in the past months.
Prince William will use his visit to extend his support to communities in areas affected by Cyclone Yasi and recent flooding which affected the state earlier in the year.
The Prince will join the community and volunteers in Cardwell, before travelling to Tully to meet with the Cassowary Coast locals and volunteers.
In Cairns, Prince William will visit locals and those involved in the recovery effort.
The Prince will then travel to South East Queensland to meet communities and volunteers in Ipswich and Grantham, both of which were greatly affected during the recent floods.
Prince William will then attend the ‘Spirit of Country’ concert in Toowoomba to raise the spirits of flood affected communities and thank Queensland’s SES and emergency crew workers.
Whilst in Queensland the Prince will also attend a disaster fund-raising reception in Brisbane to support the Premier’s Disaster Fund. The event with Prince William will take place on Sunday, March 20th, at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre at South Bank.
Tickets are available at www.qld.gov.au. Numbers are limited people interested in attending should get in early.
Following the series of natural disasters in Queensland, all tourism destinations and the majority of tourism businesses are currently open including beaches, island resorts, accommodation, day tour operators and restaurants.
The Great Barrier Reef sustained limited, surface damage to a very small part of the reef as a result of Cyclone Yasi. The Great Barrier Reef is 2300km long with thousands of reefs, coral cays and islands. The vast majority of these were unaffected and most cruises and diving groups are operating normally.
Destinations including the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Fraser Coast, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Agnes Water, 1770, Central Queensland, Queensland's Outback and Western Downs, Southern Downs and Granite Belt, Toowoomba and the South Burnett are currently accessible and ready to welcome visitors.
Further travel information and advice can also be found at www.experiencequeensland.com
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