Must see attractions in Capricorn Coast & the Southern Reef Islands

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    Botanic Gardens

    These Heritage-listed gardens, begun in 1873, are a beautiful escape from often-sweltering Rockhampton, with tropical and subtropical rainforest,…

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    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…

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    Dreamtime Cultural Centre

    The stories of the local Darumbal people and Torres Straits islanders are well-conveyed here. Self-guide through exhibits such as 'The Vanishing Culture…

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    Cathedral Cave

    Just off the main trail, 9km from the start of. the trailhead, this tremendous rock art site, occupying a vast rock overhang, has had considerable…

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    Art Gallery

    Some 5km from the trailhead and another 350m along a side canyon, this rock art site has been a spiritual place to the Bidjara and Karingbal people for…

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    Cooberrie Park

    Contributing to the preservation of Australian wildlife has never been more significant, given the devastating wildfires of 2019–20. At this small…

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    Long Beach

    One of the loveliest beaches in Queensland: pristine, squeaky white sand, teal waters and a naturist section at the north end.

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    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…

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    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…

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    Leeke's Beach

    Long stretch of white sand, with rocks to scramble on. Great for walking or sunbathing.

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    Putney Beach

    Adjacent to Fisherman's Beach, with calm waters. Popular with families.

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    Wreck Beach

    Wide, white sandy crescent, with excellent snorkelling offshore.

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    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 eucalyptus forest…

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    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,…

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    Miners' Heritage Walk-in Mine Tour

    Some 1.2km beyond Rubyvale is this former walk-in mine. Informative 40-minute underground tours, in which you descend into a maze of tunnels, begun in…

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    Archer Park Rail Museum

    Housed in a handsome heritage-listed railway station dating to 1899, this museum is a labour of love, telling the station’s story through photographs,…

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    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…

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    Agnes Water Museum

    This fine little museum is a labour of love that delves deeply into local history, such as Captain Cook's 1770 landing and voyage of exploration,…

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    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…

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    Amphitheatre

    Found down a side gorge across the creek and some 350m from the main trail, and 4km from the main trailhead, this hidden garden, reachable via a scramble…