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Central Queensland

Central Queensland is the Queensland region around the Tropic of Capricorn. From the Capricorn Coast to the Central Highlands to Mackay and Gladstone.

Rockhampton is the region’s main city. WIth charming historic architecture, the Beef Capital of Australia has a laid-back country vibe. Rockhampton’s rich heritage dates back to the 1880s when prospectors found gold on Mount Morgan.

What are some things to do in Rockhampton?

The top things to see when visiting Rockhampton are:

1- Capricorn Caves
The Capricorn Caves near Rockhampton is a visual treat and a delight to explore.

2- Heritage Village
Heritage Village is a historical park that is enchanting to visit. It has replicas of historic buildings and is a portal into the region’s history.

3- Rockhampton Art Gallery
The Rockhampton Art Gallery is home to a fine art collection, especially 20th-century Australian art. Admire the talent of Albert Tucker, Arthur Boyd, Russell Drysdale, Sidney Nolan and Margaret Olley.

fraser island
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Kingfisher Bay Resort sunset
I am on a sand island. The biggest sand island in the world, to be exact. If this brings the image of a desert island to your mind with one lonely palm tree for shade and nothing else you will be surprised to learn Fraser Island, off the coast...
southern great barrier reef
As an animal lover and ‘bunny hugger’, I like to combine a relaxing vacation with some form of animal interaction to add interest to our memoirs. For me, Heron Island has it all - fabulous nature experiences and a relaxing stay at Heron Island Resort. A CORAL CAY Heron Island is...
Eurimbula National Park.
If you’re after a lark of a time, try a LARC tour of Queensland’s Eurimbula National Park.In the year 1770, James Cook chose Eurimbula National Park in central Queensland as one of his first landings spots in the state. Today, the park is still as pristine as it was...
fraser island catamaran
With friendly whales, and intriguing coves and bays, self-skippering a catamaran on the Great Sandy Straits is a lot of fun, even if you have no experience on the water. Even though I have had some water-borne experiences on catamarans, yachts and even a sleek Sydney-to-Hobart racing vessel, I don’t know...
things to do in maryborough
Some places are more well-known in faraway lands than they are at home. Maryborough in Queensland might have had a fleeting touch with fame when it featured briefly in the movie Saving Mr Banks (Maryborough was where the author of Mary Poppins grew up) but most Australians, actually I'd...

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