Take a tour of the Capricorn Caves north of Rockhampton and witness spectacular natural creations deep in a limestone ridge. These caves are also home to colonies of small insectivorous bats in certain seasons.
Capricorn's National Parks provide walking trails for all levels of fitness. The jewel in the region's crown is Carnarvon Gorge in the central highlands with its towering white cliffs and lush side gorges.
Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary is home to more than 300 native animals and you can cuddle a koala, hold a snake and hand-feed their very friendly kangaroos and wallabies. Emerald Botanic Gardens is an impressive showcase of Queensland's tropical flora, great for both serious plant lovers and for an early morning or late afternoon stroll.
A wildlife destination with a difference is Koorana Crocodile Farm half an hour drive from Rockhampton or Yeppoon, a family-run crocodile farm and restaurant. If you don't mind getting your hands dusty then try fossicking at Mount Hay Gemstone Tourist Park west of Rockhampton, an internationally known destination for thunder egg fossicking.
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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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APT (Australian Pacific Touring) offer unforgettable Queensland holidays. Their exciting variety of small group Four Wheel driving through Cape York, Outback Queensland and the coast showcase the wonders of Queensland.
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From AU$2325 - 3395
Auswalk is the pioneer of walking holidays in Australia. On their tours you will walk through national parks, progressing from one accommodation to the next.
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Blackdown Tableland National Park protects a sandstone plateau rising abruptly above Central Queensland's flat plains.
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Bluff Point Track is located within Capricorn Coast National Park, Bluff Point section. Coastal volcanic headlands with intriguing rock formations, scenic lookouts and a variety of short walks through diverse plant communities along the coast are highlights of a visit to Capricorn Coast National Park.
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Boolimba Bluff walking track is located within the Carnarvon Gorge Section of Carnarvon National Park.
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The Bowenia Rainforest Circuit is located within the Byfield State Forest. Picturesque recreation areas surrounded by rainforest-edged creeks, rugged mountains, pine plantations and ancient cycads are highlights of a visit to Byfield State Forest.
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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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Hidden in the rugged ranges of Queensland's central highlands, Carnarvon Gorge features towering sandstone cliffs, vibrantly coloured side gorges, diverse flora and fauna and Aboriginal rock art.
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