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Holiday Attractions Capricorn Coast Qld

Rockhampton Zoo
Located in the South Rockhampton Botanic Gardens the zoo has chimpanzees, koalas, several bird species and much more.

Rockhampton Art Gallery
Includes works from well known national and international artists, and the Walter Ried Art Centre which houses potters, actors, weavers, sewers, musicians and artists.
Telephone: (079) 277 129

Central Queensland Salt Works
At Bajool, 50km south Rockhampton you can watch the process whish extracts salt from brine.

Dreamtime Cultural Centre
his centre pays homage to the Australian Aborigines and the Torres Strait Islanders who have inhabited this land for over 40 000 years. The Centre's built on the site where elders of the Darambal tribe who once called this region their own made their campsite and gathered for ancient tribal meetings and burial ceremonies.

Set on more than 10 hectares of natural bushland, the Centre has a sandstone cave replica, burial sites, rock art and a timber-lined billabong.
Tours are conducted daily.
Telephone: (079) 361 655

Mt Hay Gemstone Park
37km south of Rockhampton
Dig your own thundereggs and spherulitic. Each thunderegg is guaranteed to be 120 million years old. Guided tours of the diggings and the gemstone processing are available.

Capricorn Caverns
23km north of Rockhampton these are Australia's largest privately owned limestone caves.
Guided tours and adventure night tours available.
Telephone (079) 342 883
Facsimile: (079) 342 936

Gangalook Heritage Village
Located 20km north of Rockhampton with examples of how the pioneers once lived. Tours are conducted daily, and the village comes to life on the last sunday of every month with music, arts, and crafts stalls, blacksmithing, shearing and pioneer displays.
Telephone: (079) 342 827

Mt Morgan
An historical tour of the town includes the open cut gold mine and man-made caves with ceiling formations which are actually 150 million year old dinosaur footprints. The town also has an historic museum with an excellent collection of mining memorabilia.

Koorana Crocodile Farm
Educational tours of the farm give an interesting insight into these deadly creatures.
Open daily 11.30am-3.00pm
Telephone: (079) 344 749
Facsimile: (079) 344 702

Cooberrie Park
Located 10 minutes north of Yeppoon many animals are on display in a beautiful bushland and rainforest environs. You can hand feed kangaroos and wallabies and cuddle a koala.
Telephone: (079) 397 590

Wonan Museum
Located 80km south-west of Rockhampton the museum is housed in the town's old butter factory and highlights a time when the area was a hive of activity from the many dairy farms.

Miners Cottage, Gem and Fossick Park
Visitors can experience a fun and rewarding of fossicking with gem cutting demonstrations and sapphire and jewellery sales.
Telephone: (079) 854 259

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