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
12 November 2019
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 16 November 2019
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.

Capricorn Film Festival

Yeppoon, Livingstone Area
From AU$0 - 33
20 – 21 November 2019
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.

Wanderlust: Touring Exhibition of the 2018 Queensland Regional Art Awards

Darling Heights, Toowoomba Area
Free Entry
10 December 2019 – 8 January 2020
From dirt roads to rock pools, luscious rainforests to local festivals, Queensland is a state that inspires exploration. It’s full of diverse personalities, local legends and hidden gems valued by tourists and locals alike.

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.
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