Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Meet the Cap Coast's New Attraction; Artwork to Have Visitors Calling In

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Meet the Cap Coast's New Attraction; Artwork to Have Visitors Calling In

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Byline: Trish Bowman Trish.Bowman@capnews.com.au

YEPPOON Visitors Information Centre at Ross Creek roundabout has had a facelift with a design that encourages people to step in the door and find out more.

Information centre volunteer Greg Thomas said the new addition to the building, affectionately known as Robin the Reef Roamer, is a vibrant and cheerful wall of colour that sparks curiosity in those driving past.

"The colour draws the eye and the design itself invites people to find out more and that is what we are here for, to help visitors to the region get the most out of their stay," Mr Thomas said.

"The positioning ensures that you can't miss it which is great news for the centre."

Capricorn Enterprise CEO Mary Carroll said the artwork was inspired by the colourful and mighty Southern Great Barrier Reef.

She said it brought to life the fun and frivolity offered both above and below the ocean.

The team at Capricorn Enterprise are eager to encourage more people to drop in, speak with their wonderful team of volunteers, and plan a longer stay on the Capricorn Coast and Robin certainly will help them achieve that desire.

Ms Carroll said she believed the custom-designed, vibrant imagery brought to life by talented local artists from Out There Co delivers the crux of what our inspiring coastal region has on offer.

"Snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef ranks high on the bucket lists of many tourists and underwater explorers and it is also the ideal place for visitors who might be learning how to snorkel for the first time," Ms Carroll said.

"When the opportunity arose to give the Capricorn Coast Visitor Information Centre a breath of fresh air, supporting local talent was a no brainer for the regional tourism organisation."

After Tropical Cyclone Marcia hit in 2015, Capricorn Enterprise worked with Bill and Luke Gannon from Out There Co to recreate the history of the infamous late-night bakery in Pie Alley. …

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