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

Top Choice Cave in Rockhampton & Around

Capricorn Caves

A rare acoustic and visual treat is found deep beneath the Berserker Range 24km north of Rockhampton near the Caves township. The most popular one-hour tour includes a classical music recording and, around mid-morni…
Top Choice Pub in Rockhampton & Around

Great Western Hotel

The GWH is part country pub, part concert venue, and part of Rockhampton's social fabric. Try to time your visit to Rocky for a Wednesday or Friday night when you can watch brave cattlefolk being tossed in the air b…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Agnes Water & Town Of 1770

Getaway Garden Café

The region's most revered eatery continues to impress due to its culinary simplicity using only local ingredients, impeccable family-oriented service and natural, waterside setting. Breakfasts are healthy and accomp…
Top Choice Fusion in Yeppoon


An Oz-Asian fusion beast, with a stylish ambience that's hard to replicate anywhere, let alone a small coastal town, by head chef Callan Crigan. Panko-crumbed tiger prawns and red sea salt soft-shell crab were our s…
Top Choice Gardens in Rockhampton & Around

Botanic Gardens

Just south of town, these gardens are a beautiful oasis, with tropical and subtropical rainforest, landscaped gardens and lily-covered lagoons. The formal Japanese garden is a zone of tranquillity, there's a cafe (o…
Top Choice Gallery in Gladstone

Cedar Galleries

This old-school Aussie artists’ colony (25km south of Gladstone) is signposted off the Bruce Hwy, 7km southeast of Calliope. It has limited farmstay accommodation available (studio $100 first night, $60 subsequent n…
National Park in Agnes Water & Town Of 1770

Deepwater National Park

Eight kilometres south of Agnes Water you'll find an unspoiled coastal landscape with long sandy beaches, walking trails, freshwater creeks, good fishing spots and two camping grounds accessible only by 4WD. It’s al…
Asian in Rockhampton & Around

Saigon Saigon

This two-storey bamboo hut overlooks the Fitzroy River and serves delicious pan-Asian food with local ingredients like kangaroo and crocodile served in a sizzling steamboat. Not up for reptile? The menu is as intric…
Wine Bar in Gladstone


Indicative of Gladstone's maturing social scene, this slick wine bar in the newly developed entertainment precinct also has a long cocktail list and serves delicious charcuterie (cured meat dishes). Breakfast and co…
Gallery in Byfield

Nob Creek Pottery

Nob Creek Pottery is a working pottery and gallery nestled in leafy rainforest. The gallery showcases hand-blown glass, woodwork and jewellery; the handmade ceramics are outstanding.