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Freshwater Creek Track, Byfield National Park

Farnborough, Livingstone Area
With its rugged pinnacles, tucked-away camping spots, spectacular sand dunes and picturesque stretches of coastline, the Byfield National Park is a remote coastal getaway. Massive parabolic sand dunes—the oldest reaching 5 to 6 kilometres inland—occupy most of the southern part of the park.

Bowenia Rainforest Circuit

Byfield, Livingstone Area
One of the prettiest walking trails in the Byfield State Forest - the Bowenia Rainforest Circuit offers you the chance to stroll amongst ancient cycads and tall turpentine trees. You'll see glimpses of crystal clear creeks and be able to stop for a break at one of several recreation areas along the track.

Dig the Tropic

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It's 23.5 degrees south of the equator and the natural wonders and diverse landscapes of Australia, Chile, Brazil and South Africa all share it. The Tropic of Capricorn lays the groundwork for a trail of real dinosaur fossils, ancient rainforests, sapphire gemfields and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World - the Great Barrier Reef?

Rockhampton Day Trip – Heritage and History Drive

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This delightful drive is a departure from the Beef Capital badge and focuses on heritage, history and culture around Rockhampton. Start at the Capricorn Caves before you head south to the Rockhampton Heritage Village and then on to the Dreamtime Cultural Centre.

Drive Electric - Queensland's Electric Super Highway

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Drive into the future in an electric vehicle (EV), using the world’s longest EV charging network in a single state! The Queensland Electric Super Highway (QESH) stretches from Coolangatta to Cairns and from Brisbane to Toowoomba, enabling Queenslanders and tourists to visit the amazing natural assets and lively regional communities in an EV.

Great Inland Way

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The Great Inland way starts in Sydney and takes in much of central New South Wales before reaching the Queensland border at Hebel. The Queensland leg of the Great Inland Way road trip extends 1863 kilometres from Outback Queensland to the Coral Sea.

Rockhampton to Carnarvon Gorge Four Night Drive

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Wind your way south west on this delicious drive which begins at the Beef Capital of Australia, Rockhampton and takes in some magnificent mountains, before finishing at Queensland's gorgeous gorge at Carnarvon in the Sandstone Wilderness.

Boolimba Bluff, Carnarvon National Park

Carnarvon Gorge is an oasis in the semi-arid heart of Central Queensland, where, towering white sandstone cliffs form a spectacular steep-sided gorge with narrow, vibrantly-coloured and lush side-gorges.

Queen Mary Track

Byfield, Livingstone Area
Walk through this 'moonscape' to see the power of Mother Nature at work among the shifting sands. Located in the Byfield National Park, the Queen Mary Track offers spectacular coastal scenery, remote camping spots and an endless stretch of rolling sand dunes.

Capricorn Coast and Great Keppel Island Drive Itinerary

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The bustling hub of Rockhampton boasts authentic and easy going country hospitality, as well as cosmopolitan shopping, fine dining and a wide range of entertainment options and nightlife. The Capricorn Coast is exciting, diverse and breathtakingly beautiful.
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