Capricorn Coast & the Southern Reef Islands attractions

Top Choice Cave in Rockhampton

Capricorn Caves

Riddling the Berserker Range some 24km north of Rockhampton, this vast cave complex is one of the Capricorn Coast's foremost attractions. Technically not subterranean (they were formed by water working on the limest…
Top Choice Gardens in Rockhampton

Botanic Gardens

These Heritage-listed gardens, begun in 1873, are a beautiful escape from often-sweltering Rockhampton, with tropical and subtropical rainforest, landscaped gardens and lily-covered lagoons. The formal Japanese gard…
National Park in Agnes Water & Town Of 1770

Deepwater National Park

This unspoiled coastal landscape has long sandy beaches, walking trails, freshwater creeks, good fishing spots and two camping grounds. It’s also a major breeding ground for loggerhead turtles, which lay eggs on the…
Lagoon in Yeppoon

Yeppoon Lagoon

The focus of Yeppoon's foreshore, this 2500-sq-metre 'resort-style' swimming lagoon features an infinity edge blending into vistas of the open ocean and Keppel Islands. With kids' play areas, abundant grassy banks, …
Island in Gladstone

Curtis Island

Curtis Island, just across the water from Gladstone, can’t be confused with a resort island. Apart from swimming, fishing and lolling about on the dunes, its main drawcard is the annual appearance of rare flatback s…
National Park in Agnes Water & Town Of 1770

Eurimbula National Park

The 78-sq-km Eurimbula National Park, on the northern side of Round Hill Creek, harbours an unspoilt landscape of dunes, mangroves and eucalypt forest. You'll also find delightful beaches, hikes at many levels of di…
Gardens in Rockhampton

Kershaw Gardens

Just north of the Fitzroy River, this excellent botanical park showcases Australian native plants and is a great spot for a picnic or play with the kids. Its attractions include the 9m-high adventure playground Wyat…
Cultural Centre in Rockhampton

Dreamtime Cultural Centre

The story of the local Darumbal people is well conveyed in this easily accessible insight into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and history. You can self-guide through exhibits such as 'The Vanishing C…
Gardens in Gladstone

Toondoon Botanic Gardens

These lush gardens comprise more than 80 hectares of tropical, subtropical and dry-rainforest environments, showcasing flora ranging from those of these latitudes to plants of far-north Queensland. There’s a visitor…
Gallery in Byfield

Nob Creek Pottery

Established in 1980, Nob Creek Pottery is a working pottery and gallery nestled in 10 hectares of lovely rainforest, the natural habitat of the rare Byfield Fern. Focussing on fine ceramics, the gallery also showcas…