The story of a region is often in its railways and Capricorn boasts two fine rail museums: The Mount Morgan Railway Museum and Rockhampton's Archer Park Rail Museum.
The hub of Central Queensland's art scene is Rockhampton Art Gallery, home to a high quality Australian art collection as well as frequent exhibitions. Nearby is the Rockhampton Heritage Village, including local markets held twice a month on Sundays. The Village showcases the rich, colourful history of the Rockhampton district from the mid-19th Century to the 1950's.
And west of Rockhampton on the Central Queensland sapphire fields you'll find 'Miners Heritage' - Australia's largest underground walk-in sapphire mine. The 30 minute historical mine tour is fascinating and a little eerie, too, and is suitable for all ages.
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Archer Park Rail Museum contains several exhibitions associated with railways and the Rockhampton Council Tramways.
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Australia's Country Way guides you to the delights and treasures that pepper the countryside of the Great Dividing Range.
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Don't miss the wall and pole murals in Peak Downs Street. The pole near the pub commemorates the fact that the placing of emu plumes in the Australian Light Horse Brigade hats began at Capella during the Great Shearer's Strike of 1891.
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The 1869 'Peak Downs' homestead is the largest restored station homestead of its kind in Australia, and is the centrepiece of the Capella Pioneer Village complex on the Gregory Highway at Capella, in Queensland's Central Highlands region.
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Capricorn Cave Tour is the premier nature based attraction in Central Queensland. Here you can explore spectacular caves in a limestone ridge and spot little insectivorous bats in certain seasons.
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The bustling hub of Rockhampton boasts authentic and easy going country hospitality, as well as cosmopolitan shopping, fine dining and a wide range of entertainment options and nightlife.
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The Central Highlands Multicultural Festival celebrates and showcases cultural diversity in the local and regional community through mouth-watering global cuisine, icy-cold international beers and dazzling dance, music and entertainment.
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The nine day Central Queensland Outback Drive follows the Tropic of Capricorn west from Rockhampton, the Beef Capital of Australia.
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The Central Queensland Military Museum houses artefacts from the military history of Rockhampton and surrounding districts.
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The origin of the town's name is shrouded in mystery! Some say a railway surveyor saw a dingo on the creek bank and gave the town its name, others say that Moses Wafer, an earlier pioneer, heard dingos howling at night and named the town around his camping site.
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