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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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

Rosslyn, 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, Funtastic Cruises and a range of charter vessels.

Capricorn Caves

The Caves, Livingstone Area
From AU$32.50 - 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, 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.

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.

Gudda Gumoo (Rainbow Waters)

Blackdown, Central Highlands Area
Gudda Gumoo (Rainbow Waters) tracks are located in the Blackdown Tableland National Park. Rising abruptly above the surrounding dry plains, Blackdown Tableland protects spectacular sandstone scenery at the north-eastern edge of the Central Queensland sandstone belt.

Rubyvale Gem Gallery

Rubyvale, Central Highlands Area
Free Entry
Australian Tourism Award winning Rubyvale Gem Gallery is a small family business established in 1988, and now situated in their new shop on Main Street in Rubyvale. For over 40 years Peter Brown has been mining and cutting the local sapphires, and setting them in uniquely designed jewellery.

Freshwater Creek Track

Farnborough, Livingstone Area
With its rugged pinnacles, tucked-away camping spots, spectacular sand dunes and picturesque stretches of coastline - the Byfield National Park a 'must visit' during your Capricorn Coast holiday. The Freshwater Track, which takes about 30 minutes to complete and is an easy grade, will give you the chance to explore this stunning part of Queensland.

Saleyards Distillery and Cafe

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

WWI Memorial Journey - Bundaberg to Yeppoon

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The journey from Bundaberg to Yeppoon, north east of Rockhampton, includes a number of different aspects of Queenslanders' war service, including commemorating war nurses at one of the Bundaberg Memorials, a visit to the museum of an early aviation hero and WWI veteran Bert Hinkler, a memorial which doubled as a union rallying point in the mining town of Mount Morgan and an avenue of trees representing those lost in WWI on the beachside at Yeppoon.
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