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In This Issue
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2012's Hottest Holiday Deals
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Great Barrier Reef Doco & Deals
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Turtle Hatching Tour from $10.20
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Top 8 Must-Do Animal Encounters
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Matisse Getaways from $352pp*
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View Upcoming Events
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Go Glamping - Luxury Camping!
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Wotif & TripAdvisor Awards!
Dear Subscriber,

Whether it's a long weekend or the Easter 4-day break, it's worth taking advantage of the 2012 public holidays! Check out over 140 holiday deals across the state and top up your Vitamin Me levels this year.

Queensland's Great Barrier Reef is a national treasure that everyone should experience first-hand. Book one of fifty Great Barrier Reef Deals now! Watch out for the BBC Earth and Channel Nine "Great Barrier Reef Documentary" which is airing soon - view the trailer for a sneak peak.

Turtle Hatching Season is here! Witness their incredible journey with a Turtle Tour from $10.20. Or time your holiday around the Animal Encounter Seasonal Calendar. Visit the world-class 'Matisse: Drawing Life' exhibition or try 'Glamping'... that's camping with a glamorous 'G'!

From the team at Tourism Queensland

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Great Barrier Reef
Don't Miss the BBC's Great Barrier Reef Doco!
Great Barrier Reef Documentary
Watch out for the upcoming documentary featuring Queensland's Great Barrier Reef in a series of 3 one-hour episodes on Channel Nine. Produced by BBC Earth, using remote mini-cameras, motion controlled underwater time-lapse and remotely operated vehicles have taken cameras where none have previously been; capturing the unseen magic of the reef. Watch the trailer now or view incredible deals available along the reef from Tropical North Queensland to Bundaberg.
Bundaberg
Amazing Spectacle on Now - Turtle Hatching Season!
Turtle Hatching Season
From now until late March, the beach at Mon Repos, 15km east of Bundaberg, is witness to a scene which has been taking place since time began - hundreds of newly hatched turtles racing across the sand towards the safety of the onrushing waves. Join one of the nightly Turtle Encounters to see this amazing spectacle up close. You'll need to book in advance as nightly tours sell out. View the Turtle Season Timeline and discover why Bundaberg is where Australia Shines for Turtles.
Great Barrier Reef Deals & Doco
Turtle Tours from just $10.20* - Selling Fast!
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Accor Summer Deals from just $109 per night!*
Accor Summer Deals
Top up your Vitamin Me levels with Accor Hotels in Queensland with great Summer rates starting from $109 per room per night*.

There are plenty of options so book early for great savings and create your Summer holiday memories with Accor Hotels.

*Valid for stays to 29/2/12 at participating Queensland Accor hotels. Lead in price based on Mercure Cairns Harbourside.
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Wildlife Seasonal Calendar
Top 8 Must-Do Animal Encounters
Top 8 Animal Encounters
Make your 2012 visit to Queensland all the more magical by timing it with a unique natural encounter. Go diving with Minke Whales or feed a school of sharks. If you prefer to stay dry, watch dolphins, whales and dugongs from the comfort your boat. Visit during the iconic turtle season or time it with the spectacular event of coral spawning on the Great Barrier Reef - it's not to be missed!

View the Animal Encounter Seasonal Calendar and put a unique wildlife experience on your must-do list this year.
Brisbane - Gallery of Modern Art
Matisse Getaways from $352pp*
Matisse: Drawing Life
'Matisse: Drawing Life' is the most comprehensive exhibition of Henri Matisse's prints and drawings ever mounted. The exhibition includes more than 300 drawings, prints and illustrated books by one of the twentieth century's greatest artists. To complement the exhibition, GOMA's Long Gallery will feature The Drawing Room, an interactive large-scale drawing studio for visitors, inspired by Matisse and his working environments. Book a Brisbane Matisse Getaway now including flights, 2 nights accommodation and exhibition entry from $352pp*.
View the Top 8 Must-Do List
Flights, Accomm & Entry from $352pp*
Events
Events
Matisse: Drawing Life
Brisbane: 03 December - 04 March
Brisbane Comedy Festival
New Farm, Brisbane: 28 February - 25 March
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Bleach Surfing the Fringe Festival
Gold Coast: 28 January - 09 March
Circle on Cavill and Latinmania Latin Dancing
Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast: 01 - 31 March
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World Theatre Festival
New Farm, Brisbane: 16 - 26 February
Apple and Grape Harvest Festival
Stanthorpe, Southern Downs: 02 - 04 March
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Queensland PGA Championship
Toowoomba: 20 - 26 February
Airlie Beach Outrigger Regatta
Airlie Beach, The Whitsundays: 03 March
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Agnes Waters Blues and Roots Festival
Agnes Waters, Gladstone: 24 - 26 February
View all Queensland Events
Glamorous Camping
Did You Know?
Glamping
Did you know "glamping" is the new camping? If you're tired of pitching a tent, or would never dream of spending a night under canvas - wait until you experience the very indulgent world of glamping... that's camping with a glamorous "G"!

The Granite Belt has entered the world of premium glamping with the opening of Alure Boutique Villa's Luxury Tent which provides a never imagined camping experience. Click here to view all types of camping in the south-east corner of Queensland.

Discover "Glamping" in Queensland
Queensland Shines as Most Popular State
Wotif and TripAdvisor Awards!
Leading accommodation website, Wotif.com, has released its annual Top 20 Australian destinations for 2011. Queensland scored eight of the nation's 20 most popular destinations and is the most represented state on the list, which is based on over 250,000 bookings per month by Wotif.com customers.

Top 10 - Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Cairns
Top 20 - Townsville, Port Douglas, Mackay and Airlie Beach

The popular travel review website, TripAdvisor, has announced that thirteen Queensland hotels feature in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards - Top 25 Australian Hotels list! The list was developed based on millions of reviews and opinions from travellers on the TripAdvisor website.

View the Winners of the 2012 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards!
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