Capricorn is a fossicker’s paradise with geological wonders like gold, opals, gems and dramatic landscapes to discover. You can either join a fossicking tour or obtain a permit to get off the beaten track to do it yourself.
Strike it rich with a gold find at one of the oldest mines in Australia at Mount Morgan or if precious gemstones is more your style, there’s a range of locations to get your fix.
Opalton in Queensland's Outback is your destination to hunt for a Queensland Boulder Opal and for Sapphires head to the Sapphire Gemfields for a guided mine tour and gem galleries.
You can also fossick for other geological treasures like thunder eggs, fossilised wood and dinosaur fossils.