The Southern Great Barrier Reef is being filmed for an international TV special!
The three Regional Tourism Oganisations of Capricorn Enterprise, GAPDL and Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism who collaboratively market the Southern Great Barrier Reef destination, have commissioned Sydney-based television production company Grainger TV to film the 30-minute travel special.
Capricorn Enterprise Chief Executive Officer Mary Carroll says the TV special aims to show the best of the region’s Southern Great Barrier Reef islands and the on-shore attractions.
Filming began one week ago on Great Keppel Island, and continues south to Heron Island and Lady Musgrave Island.
On shore, the special features attractions on the Capricorn Coast including Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary and Capricorn Caves, down through Gladstone, Agnes Waters and the Town of 1770 to Bundaberg.
Chief Executive Mary Carroll said “Our destination is so diverse, you can find many Queensland experiences in the Southern Great Barrier Reef from limestone caves and hands-on wildlife sanctuaries to island and reef cruises, adventures by amphibious landing craft, food tours and amazing local produce.”
Many of the region’s outstanding characters will be featured, from the King of Keppel 40 year long island accommodation operator Geoff Mercer to Lady Musgrave boat operator Brett Lakey.
Ms Carroll said “Our destination has appeal to all ages, from families and couples to singles and retirees. We have invested significant resources into this activity because we know that spectacular vision beaming to a national audience has immediate results.”
The Southern Great Barrier Reef special will be screened on a Travel Oz special on the Seven Network late May, and distributed by international factual specialists TVF London to international TV Networks.
The footage will also be re-cut into one minute vignettes and distributed to international web outlets with audiences in excess of half a billion users.