The Capricorn Region | Things to See and Do

If you enjoy the road a little less travelled, Capricorn offers a myriad of unforgettable experiences and simple pleasures. From sunset walks on the beach and fish and chips to exploring sandstone gorges, sapphire gemfields and the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

  • Visit Great Keppel Island for a lazy Sunday picnic or join a day cruise and snorkel on the spectacular Southern Great Barrier Reef surrounded by coral, fish and diverse marine life.
  • Sit back and enjoy an ice cold beer and one of Rocky’s famous steaks in one of the city’s grand old pubs and heritage precincts.
  • For a natural encounter of a different kind visit a crocodile farm. Get your photo taken holding a baby croc and tuck into unique dishes like a delicious crocodile pie
  • Love gemstones? Browse the shops at Rubyvale, Sapphire and Anakie or go fossicking for your own at Willows Gemfields.
  • Head inland to Lake Maraboon and throw a line in – this lake is home to some of Australia’s great catches like Murray Cod, Yellowbelly and Barramundi.

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Capricorn Caves

The Caves, Livingstone Area
From AU$32 - 90
Capricorn Caves is the premier nature based attraction in Central Queensland. Here you can explore spectacular caves set in a limestone ridge and even spot little insectivorous bats in certain seasons.

Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary

Yeppoon, Livingstone Area
From AU$20 - 30
At Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary, you can cuddle a koala, hold a snake and hand feed their very friendly kangaroos and wallabies whilst you experience more than 350 fascinating native animals, across 70 Species.

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.

Keppel Bay Marina

Capricorn Coast, Livingstone Area
Free Entry
Located at the gateway to the Keppel Group of Islands, Keppel Bay Marina is the friendliest and largest marina in Northern Australia. The multi award winning tourist facility is home to over 500 berths, The Waterline Restaurant, Sail Capricornia and a range of charter vessels.

Egg Rock Dive Site

The Keppels,
Egg Rock is actually three rock pinnacles that rise from 30 metres to break the surface. Located in the Keppel Islands off Yeppoon, Egg Rock is always a reliable place to see schools of pelagic fish and other large marine life.

Nuga Nuga National Park

Rolleston, Central Highlands Area
Free Entry
Spend time amongst a rare woodland communities next to one of the largest natural lakes in the Central Queensland Sandstone Belt. Conserving endangered bonewood scrub and vulnerable ooline tree, the park is an island of unique and varied vegetation in a heavily cleared landscape.

Koorana Crocodile Farm

Coowonga, Central Highlands Area
From AU$25 - 30
Koorana Crocodile Farm is a commercially operated crocodile farm and restaurant located half an hour drive from Rockhampton or Yeppoon. Gates open at 10am and fully guided tours are conducted daily at 10.

Keppel Bay Fishing Adventure

Multiple Locations
Keppel Bay is one of Queensland’s ultimate tourist destinations, but it's also a local fishing hotspot. The white sandy beaches are just a bonus. This fishing journey takes you from Yeppoon to Pumpkin Island in The Keppel Bay where you can chase reef fish, spanish mackerel and trevally.

The Tropic of Capricorn Spire

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
Free Entry
The Tropic of Capricorn is a line that represents the southernmost position of the sun on its annual journey. Rockhampton lies just north of the Tropic of Capricorn. The Tropic of Capricorn Spire Visitor Information Centre is situated at 176 Gladstone Road, Rockhampton.

Capella Light Pole Murals

Capella, Central Highlands Area
Free Entry
Don’t miss the wall and pole murals in Peak Downs Street. The pole near the pub commemorates the fact that the placing of emu plumes in the Australian Light Horse Brigade hats began at Capella during the Great Shearer’s Strike of 1891.
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