Dig the Tropic

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It runs through Australia, Chile, Brazil and South Africa - across a range of landscapes and natural wonders. The Tropic of Capricorn lies 23.5 degrees south of the equator and marks the most southerly latitude at which the sun can appear directly overhead at noon. Head to the Capricorn Tourism Visitor Information Centre on Gladstone Road in Rockhampton where the Tropic of Capricorn Spire is located to learn more about this circle of latitude and its effects on the geology, wildlife and inhabitants of the region.

Journey Details

Duration
182 Hours
Distance
1269 Kilometres

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Public Telephone
  • Tour Desk

Activities

  • Camping
  • Hiking/Trekking
  • Swimming

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Henderson Park Farm Retreat

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$165 - 225
Henderson Park, a fifth generation family run working cattle property, is uniquely positioned just 10 minutes off the East Coast Highway and 30 minutes north of Rockhampton, Central Queensland. Join an educational property tour, simply unwind or take a break from travelling. Go on a bush walk, see wildlife and cattle in their natural environment, go canoeing, swimming, fishing (creek is stocked with Barramundi!) and admire the stunning sunset and evening bird song. There are two styles of fully self contained accommodation available. Luxurious accommodation is provided in an intimate setting at Hedlow Lodge, which boasts 180 degree views over the property and water from the spacious communal deck. Four queen ensuited rooms are available in Hedlow Lodge. Their Pioneer Style Cabins are cosy and timber lined with private verandahs also overlooking beautiful Hedlow Creek. Two cabins are available each with different bedding configuration. Ranked number 1 of 32 places to stay in the Rockhampton region on Trip Advisor, hosts Annika and Ryan are waiting to welcome you to their little piece of paradise!

Sunlover Lodge Holiday Units and Cabins

Capricorn Coast, Livingstone Area
From AU$90 - 130
Sunlover Lodge Holiday Units and Cabins have got something different, real peace and quiet! Sunlover Lodge is designed for complete relaxation. People seek them out because they are so quiet, set off the main highway, close to the beach in over an acre of lush, tropical award-winning gardens and only a short walk to lovely Kinka Beach. Lounge beside the palm fringed pool or watch the antics of the local birdlife whilst enjoying free use of the barbecue. Stay one night, stay for a week or more you'll love it and you'll love their low costs. Kina Beach is also great for shell collecting, fishing, swimming and walking. The self contained accommodation is sure to please, it's bright, fresh and clean with comfortable furnishings and good quality bedding, large kitchen and lounge rooms, everything you could think of including all linen is supplied and changed weekly. The pool is a good size for laps and a wading pool for the kids to have splash in safely. Parking is mostly shady with plenty of room to park a boat as well. A short drive to Emu Park provides you with everything you could possibly need with lovely restaurants and food outlets.

Casa Nostra Motel

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
From AU$100 - 175
Casa Nostra Motel is a brand new motel with large spacious, fully air-conditioned rooms. With a convenient location on the Bruce Highway, they are a perfect stop over for the weary traveller. To ensure you get a good night sleep the rooms are over 100 metres off the highway. Features include a pool and covered barbecue area, air-conditioning, parking for large vehicles, coin operated laundry and flat screen television. One, two and three bedroom accommodation is available.

Great Keppel Island Hideaway

Great Keppel Island,
  • Deals
From AU$60 - 300
Great Keppel Island Hideaway welcomes guests to share their barefoot island paradise, an authentic locally owned Island resort situated on the Southern Great Barrier Reef, merely 30 minutes ferry from Yeppoon. The Resort boasts simplistic back to basic cabin style accommodation, a fully licensed restaurant and bar overlooking The Great Barrier Reef with 17 pristine white sandy beaches. Explore private coves and pockets of fringing reef around Great Keppel Island for safe swimming, snorkelling, diving or simply lazing in the azure waters with turtles and dolphins. Hire stand-up paddle boards, kayaks or join a guided kayak or Jet Ski tour. Fish straight off the beach or jump aboard a deep water fishing trip for a fresh dinner catch. Great Keppel has stunning scenic bushwalks which disperse trekkers around the island to secluded beaches and spectacular lookouts where you can enjoy hidden island picnic spots to indulge and unwind. The animal life is prolific, with brush tailed possums, blue-tongue lizards, goannas, echidnas and a huge variety of birdlife. Alternatively simply relax sipping cocktails overlooking the tranquil waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

Blackall Caravan Park

Blackall, Blackall-Tambo Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$27 - 160
The Blackall Caravan Park offers powered and unpowered sites, fully self-contained cabins and units. There are two amenity blocks, a laundry, dump point, pets are welcome, free wi-fi and drive through shady grass/slab sites. Situated off the highway, this park offers a peaceful and relaxing stay. The rich diversity of the Caravan Park offers many attractive options for the holiday maker or traveller. There is a coffee shop open 9am to 7pm and damper making demonstrations. They have a camp oven dinner followed by damper and billy tea every night (May to August). It's a great opportunity to meet, mingle and talk with fellow travellers. The next morning you can stroll downtown - it's just a short walk to shops, pubs, clubs, and aquatic centre. Debbie, Chelsea, Cliff and Denise at the Blackall Caravan Park would like to welcome you to Blackall.

Riverside Tourist Park

North Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$29 - 120
Riverside Tourist Park is set on five acres right on the Fitzroy River, with only a short walk into the heart of the city and the bowls club next door. They offer a variety of accommodation levels which include self contained cabins, onsite vans and powered and unpowered sites. There is also a recreation and outdoor barbecue area.

Discovery Parks - Rockhampton

North Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
From AU$35 - 220
Discovery Holiday Parks, Rockhampton is a quality property situated in North Rockhampton and covers an area of 10 acres with beautifully landscaped gardens. They offer a large variety of self-contained cabins and villas to suit every budget and need from individuals, families to larger sporting groups. Discovery Holiday Parks, Rockhampton, is the ideal destination for a romantic getaway, the family holiday or large sporting group and corporate functions. The resort is perfectly located for all shopping needs with Rockhampton's largest shopping centre and Homemakers centre both within walking distance. The property offers to guests two swimming pools, Kangaroo Jumper cushion, half size court tennis and playground. Whether you want to make the most of every minute or simply while away the hours, Discovery Holiday Park, Rockhampton is full of unexpected surprises.

Capricorn Caves

The Caves, Livingstone Area
  • Free WiFi
  • Deals
From AU$30 - 180
Capricorn Caves is a tranquil bush retreat, located just 23 kilometres north of Rockhampton, just minutes off the Bruce Highway. The 33 hectare property offers a range of accommodation options which can cater for the individual right through to large groups. Spacious one and two bedroom deluxe cabins are fully self contained, and air conditioned with large decks for outdoor dining. The caravan park has large van sites, a spacious undercover barbecue area and immaculate amenities. Groups can book into the 48 bed lodge featuring quad share bunk beds, large recreation room and wrap around verandahs. Guests can enjoy easy walking guided tours through the spectacular limestone caves or a wild caving adventure. Cook up a barbecue, swim in the pool or photograph the kangaroos and other native animals.

Coolwaters Holiday Village

Capricorn Coast, Livingstone Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$38 - 270
They are located between Yeppoon and Emu Park on the stunning Capricorn Coast. A 40 minute drive from the city of Rockhampton. The Capricorn Coast is part of the Southern Great Barrier Reef and is situated on picturesque Keppel Bay close to Rosslyn Bay Boat Harbour, with Great Keppel Island only 30 minutes away. Coolwaters has the spectacular Kinka Beach at the front, natural bush walks at the back, all set on the banks of the iconic Causeway Lake. Family fun is created at Coolwaters. Children will be entertained for days with the facilities on offer including a massive five slide Water Park, a BMX track and a 90 metre Resort Pool. If it's relaxation you're needing, enjoy the natural beauty offered on their unique 150 acre sea side resort style Holiday Village. Your family hosts Paul and Louise invite you to experience a memorable holiday at Coolwaters Holiday Village. Coolwaters offers a wide selection of accommodation options. They have spacious powered and unpowered caravan and camping sites, with or without slabs and 32 self contained cabins and units. If it's camping, caravanning, self contained cabins, units or camp and conference facilities they have it all at Coolwaters Holiday Village.

Rubyvale Gem Gallery Apartments

Rubyvale, Central Highlands Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$107 - 200
Your comfort is guaranteed staying in one of Rubyvale Gem Gallery's spacious self-contained holiday apartments. Private patios and verandas surrounded by attractive gardens, ensure you will relax and unwind after an exciting day of sapphire fossicking. Located in the centre of Rubyvale means you can walk across the street to the pub, a grocery store, the Post Office, laundromat, fossicking park, and you are right next door to the Rubyvale Cafe serving delicious meals and coffees. Also next door is the Australian Tourism award winning Rubyvale Gem Gallery where you will discover sapphires as you have never seen before, in an unbelievable array of colours and shapes, and set in the most exquisitely designed jewellery that will make you feel like royalty. Whisper quiet air-conditioning in all the apartments will keep you cool in their warmer months and toasty warm in the winter. The friendly staff have all lived on the Sapphire Gemfields for over40 years so they can share their wealth of information with you, entertain you with stories of the colourful characters past and present, and maybe even steer you in the right direction so that you can dig up your own sapphire fortune!
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