Must see attractions in Capricorn Coast & the Southern Reef Islands

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    Rockhampton Art Gallery

    Founded in 1967, this great regional gallery owns an impressive collection of modernist Australian paintings, including works by Russell Drysdale, Arthur…

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    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…

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    Moss Garden

    Less than 3km from the main trailhead, a 650m walk takes you across the river and up and down gentle inclines to the Moss Garden, a cool and shady place…

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    Mt Archer

    The highest peak in the Beserker Range and the focus of a 4250-hectare national park, this mountain (604m) has walking trails weaving through eucalypts…

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    Quay Street

    This historic streetscape, where grand sandstone Victorian-era buildings face the broad Fitzroy River, is Rockhampton's most beautiful area. You can pick…

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    Wards Canyon

    Just over 4km from the main trailhead, a short flight of steps leads some 200m up into a little side gorge, where a small waterfall trickles down the rock…

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    Mt Wyndham

    The highest point on the island (178m), reachable via a 1½-hour walk from Fisherman's Beach. Great views of Long Beach.

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    Shelving Beach

    Secluded little cove, accessible via a steep scramble. Good for snorkelling.

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    1st Lookout

    Great views of Fisherman's Beach from here.

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    Rockhampton Heritage Village

    A great place to break up a road trip, the Heritage Village is 11 hectares of relocated and replica buildings from the 1850s to the 1950s. Offering a…

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    Lake Awoonga

    Created by the damming of the Boyne River in 1984, Lake Awoonga is a popular recreational area 30km south of Gladstone. Backed by the rugged Castle Tower…

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    Calliope River Historical Village

    If you are in the area, market days at the Calliope River Historical Village, 26km southwest of Gladstone, are hugely popular, attracting over 3000 people…

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    Cedar Galleries

    This old-school Aussie artists’ colony has limited farmstay accommodation available (studio $100 first night, $60 subsequent nights). Guests can watch the…

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    Central Queensland Livestock Exchange

    The largest livestock saleyards in the southern hemisphere, the CQLX, known traditionally as Gracemere Saleyards, comes alive on Friday mornings, when the…

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    Tropic of Capricorn

    Straddle the Tropic of Capricorn at the visitor centre on Gladstone Rd – it's marked by a huge spire.