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.