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Mount Hay Gemstone Tourist Park

Wycarbah, Rockhampton Area
From AU$25 - 35
Mount Hay Gemstone Tourist Park, 36 kilometres west of Rockhampton on the Capricorn Highway is an internationally known destination for thunderegg fossicking. Thundereggs or 'volcanic birthstones' are crystalline formations that occur when gas bubbles in molten lava solidify on cooling.

Freedom Fast Cats

Multiple Locations
Freedom Fast Cats takes you through the spectacular Keppel Bay Islands; located at Southern Great Barrier Reef near the Tropic of Capricorn, and boasting some of the most pristine beaches, and unspoilt habitats the reef has to offer.

Footlights Theatre Restaurant

Yeppoon, Livingstone Area
Footlights Theatre Restaurant is a true Australian gem. There's a sumptuous three-course dinner with a brilliant two hour show performed by a professional team who have almost 5,000 shows and 37 years under their belts.

Great Western Hotel

Rockhampton City, Rockhampton Area
From AU$0 - 100
Established in 1862, Rockhampton’s iconic Great Western Hotel has a rich history not only as an iconic Hotel and award winning Steakhouse, but also an entertainment venue. Renowned for bringing thrilling events such as rodeos, professional bull riding and and headline music acts to Central Queensland.

Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary

Yeppoon, Livingstone Area
From AU$20 - 30
At Cooberrie Park, you can cuddle a Koala, hold a Crocodile, Snake or Lizard, play with Birds, interact with playful Monkeys and hand feed Kangaroos! Located just just 28 minutes from Rockhampton and 15 minutes from Yeppoon Beach.

Saleyards Distillery

Allenstown, Rockhampton Area
Located in Rockhampton in a historic Queensland Hotel is the Saleyards Distillery. What was an iconic hotel originally built in 1881 has been transformed into a unique and quirky distillery specialising in the distillation of rum, gin and vodka.

Miners Heritage Walk-In Mine

Rubyvale, Central Highlands Area
From AU$17.50 - 20.00
Miners Heritage is Australia's largest Underground Walk-In Sapphire Mine Tour. Visit the Central Queensland Sapphire Fields and take an informative 40 minute guided Mine Tour, which is suitable for all ages.

Archer Park Rail Museum

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
From AU$6.80 - 9.50
Archer Park Rail Museum contains many exhibitions associated with railways and the Rockhampton Council Tramways from 1899. Rollingstock, including the Purrey Steam Tram, and rail memorabilia have been collected from a variety of sources including private collectors, former rail workers, the "Friends of Archer Park", and Queensland Rail.

Rockhampton Zoo

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
Free Entry
Discover more than 60 species of native and exotic animals at Rockhampton Zoo! Come and meet the newest member of their chimpanzee family, baby Capri who was born in February 2018, or stop by the Australian Wetlands zone to marvel over their giant saltwater crocodile 'The Colonel'.

Rockhampton Art Gallery

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
Free Entry
Situated along the Fitzroy River in the heart of Central Queensland, Rockhampton Art Gallery was established in 1967. The Gallery’s permanent collection tracks Australia’s modernist movement and with artworks by luminaries such as Charles Blackman, Arthur Boyd, Sidney Nolan, Russell Drysdale, John Brack and Fred Williams amounts to one of the most significant collections in regional Australia.
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