Top things to do in Capricorn Coast & the Southern Reef Islands

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 Pub in Rockhampton

Great Western Hotel

Dating to 1862, the GWH is part country pub, part concert venue, and part of Rockhampton's social fabric. Out back is an undercover bullring – try to time your visit for a Wednesday or Friday night, when you can wat…
Top Choice Australian in Rockhampton

Headrick's Lane

This architect-repurposed, high-ceilinged bar, restaurant and microbrewery, making intelligent use of a heritage-protected merchant's store in central Rockhampton, became the most urbane place to eat in town the ins…
Top Choice Cafe in Agnes Water & Town Of 1770

Getaway Garden Café

This open-sided, teak-doored pavilion, set in restful tropical gardens popular with local wildlife, is the venue for some of the best food in Agnes. Dealing primarily in breakfast and lunch (eggs Benedict with brisk…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Gladstone


With its polished concrete, clean lines and open facade, this slick espresso-and-wine bar is perhaps Gladstone's most 'urban' place of refreshment. The wine list holds a few Italian glasses alongside those from acro…
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…
Top Choice Fusion in Yeppoon


The chef at Megalomania is a real globetrotter, offering Moroccan-style goat curry on the same menu as grilled barramundi with panko-coated rösti, wild mushroom and truffle risotto and palm-sugar-cured Wagyu with ci…
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 Bay Islands. With kids' play areas, abundant grassy ban…
Vegan in Agnes Water & Town Of 1770

Sol Foods

This wholefoods grocer doubles as a cafe and an enlightened source of local knowledge. The vegan cakes are unbeatable and the salads are hearty and good value.