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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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'.

Auswalk Walking Holidays

Multiple Locations
Auswalk is the pioneer of walking holidays in Australia. On their tours you will walk through national parks, progressing from one accommodation to the next. Your luggage is moved ahead while you walk.

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.

Pilbeam Theatre

Rockhampton City, Rockhampton Area
The Pilbeam Theatre is the focal point of a variety of national, international and local entertainment throughout the year including drama, dance, music, comedy and more. Named after Rockhampton's former long-serving mayor, RBJ Pilbeam, the Pilbeam Theatre is located on the corner of Victoria Parade and Cambridge Streets, Rockhampton, overlooking the Fitzroy River.
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