Dinosaurs and Fossicking

Sink your teeth into the prehistoric dinosaur history of Queensland’s Outback. Or try your luck at the old fashioned way of getting rich quick in the gold or gem fields of Queensland.
  • Take a road trip along the Tropic of Capricorn, starting at Yeppoon and roaming inland through Winton to Boulia, and you’ll uncover a living museum of prehistoric fossils and geological landscapes from a time when dinosaurs ruled the earth.
  • Put on your Palaeontologist hat and join a dig to dust off dinosaur bones or trawl through the impressive displays in the museums throughout the outback.
  • Visit the limestone Capricorn Caves to see fossils ingrained in the cave walls.
  • Fossick for dinosaur fossils at Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum.
  • See the world’s best-preserved dinosaur stampede at Lark Quarry Dinosaur Trackways.
  • Grab a fossicking pan and strike it rich with a gold or gemstone find in Capricorn.
  • Mount Morgan - one of the oldest mines in Australia.
  • Head to the Sapphire Gemfields for a guided mine tour and gem galleries that will leave twinkles in your eyes.
  • Hunt for a Queensland Boulder Opal in Opalton in Queensland's Outback.

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Photography Class / Tour of Brisbane

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$29 - 29
2 June 2020
In this hands-on photography tour, you'll learn to take great photos in some of Brisbane's most photogenic spots. Enjoy hidden gems with a local artist who has his finger on the pulse. They'll start at The Terrace at Emporium Hotel’s 21st Floor, where you'll be provided with complimentary coffee/tea, and take in a magnificent view of Brisbane and its iconic river.

Biloela Markets in the Park

Biloela, Banana Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 20 June 2020
Normally held on the third Saturday of the month, the Biloela Markets line the park lands near the Biloela Information Centre on Callide Street. This is where you’ll find those unexpected gems, the funky hand tooled or crafted specialties, homemade treats, jams and sauces, candles and scents, organic fruit and veg.

Gemfest - Festival of Gems

Anakie, Central Highlands Area
From AU$12 - 12
6 – 7 August 2020
What is Gemfest? A Festival of Gems! There’s no better place to celebrate the origin, appeal and sheer beauty of precious and semi-precious stones at the home of the largest sapphire fields in the Southern Hemisphere.

Toowoomba Gemfest - Gems and Jewellery

Centenary Heights, Toowoomba Area
From AU$5.00 - 5.00
17 – 18 October 2020
This is a great two-day community event for the whole family! Selling a wide range of cut and uncut gemstones, jewellery, semi-precious gemstones, beads, pearls, fossils, opals, crystal and mineral specimens from all over the world.

Capricorn Film Festival

Yeppoon, Livingstone Area
From AU$0 - 44
13 – 17 January 2021
Capricorn Film Festival Inc is an Australian not for profit film arts organisation, which discover local, national and international cinema gems and artists; whom they showcase to a diverse audience of film lovers.
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