Capricorn - Queensland

The Capricorn region, named after the Tropic of Capricorn, is home to scores of wonderful towns, with Rockhampton being the region's largest city and well known as "Australia's Beef Capital" with statues of bulls signifying the city's entrance.

The Capricorn region also plays host to the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef where you can arrive via a short ferry ride from the mainland. Just another one of Queensland's magical regions intertwined with bush and beach discoveries where you will be captivated by natures outstanding attractions.

Meander down Quay st in Rockhampton, the longest National Trust Heritage street in Australia, appreciating the monumental heritage buildings including the sandstone and copper domed Customs House. Just 35 mins north east of the city is the Capricorn Coast, with 13 long stretches of sandy coastline from Yeppoon to Emu Park. Head south of Yeppoon and jump on a ferry to Great Keppel Island, boasting 28 kms of stunning beach or inland to view the incredible Aboriginal rock art paintings in Carnarvon National Park.

Step out for an impressive view at one of the lookouts in Blackdown Tableland National Park with its sandstone plateau and breathtaking Rainbow Falls. Remember to fossick in the Sapphire Gemfields and visit the former gold mining town of Mount Morgan for a tour of the open cut mine which includes the mind blowing dinosaur footprints in the neighbouring limestone caves.

The Capricorn region offers something for everyone with its diverse natural beauty just waiting to be explored and discovered all over again and again.