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Capricorn Coast & Rockhampton Great Keppel Island & Southern Great Barrier Reef 2014 Lifestyle & Visitor Guide

Yeppoon I Emu Park I Zilzie I Byfield Rainforest I Great Keppel Island Stanage Bay I Rockhampton I Mount Morgan

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Jeffrey Smart | Fumicino car park [detail] 1975 | oil on canvas | Collection, Rockhampton Art Gallery | Š Estate of Jeffrey Smart

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Table of Contents Welcome to the Southern Great Barrier Reef .........6

Shopping & Fashion .............................................................46

Great Keppel Island & Keppel Bay..................................8

Fishing ...........................................................................................48

Yeppoon ........................................................................................12

Tide Times ...................................................................................49

Byfield ............................................................................................. 14

Fish Size & Bag Limits .........................................................52

Rosslyn Bay & Beaches .......................................................16

Beach Guide ...............................................................................54

Emu Park & Zilzie .....................................................................18

Golfing ...........................................................................................55

Keppel Sands & Joskeleigh ............................................20

Stanage Bay .............................................................................. 58

Capricorn Coast Accommodation ...............................21

Surrounding Areas ................................................................59

Rockhampton City ................................................................ 26

2014 Events Calendar.......................................................... 62

Rocky – Beef Capital of Australia ...............................32

Markets......................................................................................... 65

Rockhampton Accommodation ...................................33

Creative Capricorn................................................................. 66

Mount Morgan .........................................................................36

Self Drive Itineraries ........................................................... 68

Regional Attractions ............................................................38

Getting Here ...............................................................................74

Dining & Nightlife ...................................................................42

Map ..................................................................................................76

Restaurants & CafĂŠs ............................................................44

Tourism & Business Directory .......................................78

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Welcome to the Southern Great Barrier Reef

Set on the Tropic of Capricorn, in Central Queensland, the Capricorn Coast and Rockhampton region is an enticing mix of laidback country hospitality, modern city lifestyle and stunning coastal bays.

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he Capricorn Coast is an undiscovered paradise. Townships along the Capricorn Coast are surrounded by beautiful stretches of coastline where warm waters lap the sands of secluded beaches. Stretching 95km from Stanage Bay to the mouth of the Fitzroy River, the coast is speckled with small townships, beautiful beaches, fantastic fishing and much more. The coastal life would not be complete without the amazing Keppel Bay Islands, just 30 minutes off the coast of Yeppoon. Snorkel, trek and dive your way around the islands and explore what the Capricorn Coast has to offer. For dramatically coloured reef, Queensland’s most northerly surf beaches, and an affordable, rejuvenating coastal holiday, you just can’t miss the Capricorn Coast.

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Rockhampton is the business hub of the Capricorn region and is both a gateway to the Queensland Outback and within a stone’s throw of some of Australia’s most unspoiled beaches. Situated on the banks of the mighty Fitzroy River, Rockhampton is renowned for its elegant streetscapes with majestic sandstone buildings. The iconic life-sized bull statues represent the country roots of Rockhampton and its status as the ‘Beef Capital of Australia’. With a wider population of over 115,000, Rockhampton is the best of both city and country life, offering authentic and easy-going country hospitality, as well as city-standard shopping, dining and a wide range of entertainment options.

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Located 38km west of Rockhampton, and 240m above sea level, is Mount Morgan – one of the most charming mining towns in Australia. Rising and falling over the hills and valleys, Mount Morgan is full of wooden houses and a history reaching back to the late 1800s. A visit to this historic township is a must!

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Great Keppel Island & Keppel Bay

Sailing Keppel Bay

When you set foot on one of the Keppel Bay Islands you will feel as though you have stepped into an island paradise where the ‘squeaky-clean’ white sand flows between your toes and the ocean sparkles before your eyes. Whether you’re visiting Great Keppel for a lazy Sunday picnic lunch, or staying for a couple of weeks, you can’t fail to be impressed by the scenery or the relaxed atmosphere on the island.

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ith the protection of a fringing reef, the waters surrounding the Keppels are amazingly calm, making it perfect for all types of water sports such as snorkelling, sea kayaking, water-skiing and tubing. Great Keppel Island is only a 30 minute ferry transfer from the mainland and is the ‘jewel in the crown’ of Keppel Bay. It arguably has the best beaches of any Great Barrier Reef island and offers safe swimming all year round. Great Keppel Island Holiday Village and Great Keppel island Hideaway provide accommodation on the Island. From tents and cabins, through to private beach houses on the water’s edge, staying on Great Keppel Island is always a relaxing escape. The island is approximately 240 hectares in size and is home to 17 pristine white-sand beaches and an interior rich with native flora and fauna, all waiting for you to explore. Ninety percent of the island is bushland so it’s a bird watcher’s paradise, with over 90 species of birds identified, living amongst many different habitats. Bushwalking tracks disperse trekkers

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around the island to pristine beaches, or spectacular lookouts. These vary in range of duration and difficulty, from a leisurely stroll, to challenging hikes. Dolphins are often seen close to the main beaches during winter months and the occasional whale makes an appearance in the bay on their yearly migrations. Brush tail possums are numerous, as well as blue-tongue lizards and goannas. Camping is allowed in the Keppel Bay Islands National Park of North Keppel Island, Humpy Island, Miall Island, Middle Island, Conical Island, Divided Island and Pelican Island. Visitors must bring their own drinking water and campers require a camping permit. Permits can be purchased online or from a local Visitor Information Centre. Ferries depart every day to Great Keppel Island from Pier One, Rosslyn Bay. A number of charters, and full day cruises, sailing adventures, and extended tour options are also available from Keppel Bay Marina. The climate and location are a perfect mix for sailing adventures. The pristine beauty of the Keppels is a cruising yachtsman’s dream come true. You can even learn to sail in tropical island waters with an experienced instructor. Daily snorkelling services operate from both the mainland and Great Keppel Island to the pristine reefs of the Keppels – part of Australia’s Southern Great Barrier Reef. The Keppels are surrounded by shallow fringing reefs and vast, abundant marine life, which can be accessed quickly and easily. Divers can experience more than 40 dive locations, and see hundreds of different varieties of tropical fish, hard and soft coral, friendly turtles, sea snakes, dolphins, and giant manta rays.

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MUST-DO’S AROUND THE KEPPEL ISLANDS n Grab some snorkel gear and explore the fringing reefs n Stay a few nights in a tent, bungalow, cabin or island house n Bushwalk – many of the islands have fantastic bushwalking trails and the views are spectacular n Reel in a big catch with one of the local fishing charters

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CAPRICORN COAST

Visitor Information Centre Ross Creek Roundabout, Yeppoon Freecall: 1800 675 785

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GREAT KEPPEL ISLAND HOLIDAY VILLAGE Known as “The Quiet Alternative”, the Village is the perfect place for you to experience slow, lazy days of island life. Self-contained houses for families; ensuited cabins; double or twin rooms and canvas tents on wooden decks. All linen and snorkelling gear provided. Perfect sandy beaches. Calm water for safe swimming and snorkelling. Bush walks. Come, relax, and feel like you have your own private island. Lot 2 The Esplanade, Great Keppel Island 4700 P: 07 4939 8655 or 1800 KEPPEL E: admin@gkiholidayvillage.com.au www.gkiholidayvillage.com.au

Enjoy fishing, sailing, cruising or skippering your own boat! The Keppel group of islands is the perfect boating destination to explore with family or friends. Contact us today and tailor make your own Keppel charter experience.

Keppel Bay Marina, Rosslyn Bay P: 07 4933 6244 E: info@keppelbaymarina.com.au www.keppelbaymarina.com.au

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Stay: Self Contained Cabins Ensuited Cabins Bunkhouses A-Frame House Eat: Hideaway Bar & Bistro Fully Licenced Open 7 days Lunch & Dinner

Only 30 min by ferry from Rosslyn Bay Harbour P: 07 4939 2050 E: bookings@gkihideaway.com.au Book Online www.greatkeppelislandhideaway.com.au

Play: Kids Playground Relax, Swim, Bushwalk

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Yeppoon Capricorn Coast Visitor Information Centre Ross Creek Roundabout, Scenic Hwy, Yeppoon P: 1800 675 785

Yeppoon is the gateway to the Capricorn Coast, situated 38km north east of Rockhampton. Wander along the town’s picturesque esplanade with its backdrop of offshore islands, sparkling azure sea and clear blue skies and soak up the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

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rowse through the many boutiques and surf stores and have a bite to eat at one of the beautiful cafés or restaurants in town. Following World War II, many towns in Queensland built war memorials. One of Yeppoon’s main commemoration of its soldiers was the renaming of ‘The Esplanade’ overlooking Main Beach to ‘Anzac Parade’. This then became one of three streets where avenues of Norfolk Pine trees were planted in 1921, symbolic of continuing life. Yeppoon has a strong reputation as a producer of tropical and exotic fruits (mangos, pineapples, lychees) and is home to some of the largest producing pineapple farms in the State. The annual Yeppoon Lions Tropical Pinefest, held every October, is a celebration of the region’s history as a pineapple producing area. Within walking distance of the town centre are Figtree and Ross Creeks, home to the black and little red flying foxes. At sunset, thousands of these fascinating mammals rise spectacularly as they head off to their feeding grounds – an awesome sight to see!

Anzac Parade Esplanade

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Yeppoon offers a variety of accommodation options from camping and caravan sites to cabins, motels, fully serviced apartments, resorts, B&Bs, historic holiday houses and farm stays.

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MUST-DO’S IN YEPPOON n Head to the Community Markets and sample some of the area’s freshest produce n Cuddle a koala at Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary n Stop for a coffee at one of the local cafés n T ickle your funnybone at Footlights Theatre Restaurant n Tee off at one of the quality local golf courses n E xplore the popular Farnborough Beach – a surfing and fishing hot spot! n E xplore the Keppel Islands – cruises depart Rosslyn Bay daily

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Byfield Head just 25 minutes north from Yeppoon to discover the lush forests of Byfield and spectacular scenery of the surrounding parks and forests.

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he Byfield National Park and State Forest abounds with wonderful scenery, rolling sand dunes, beaches, rainforest-edged creeks and rugged mountains. This area is the exclusive home of the rare Byfield Fern.

If you are after relaxation, experience Byfield’s peaceful serenity… paddle a canoe or take an eco cruise amongst ancient rainforest in the area’s freshwater creeks. 4WD enthusiasts can go beach driving in nearby Byfield National Park. Visitors will discover one of the largest and most breathtaking parabolic sand dunes in Australia. These beaches boast a good surf break, and if you like to fish, the area is surrounded by plenty of bays and creeks to throw in a line. Camping grounds also provide basic facilities. Camping permits are required to visit the National Park (fees apply).

Byfield is rich with diversity and forms one of the largest unspoiled eco-systems on the east coast of Australia. The Capricorn Coast’s major waterway, Water Park Creek, is also host to ancient and towering remnant rainforest with many resident native birds and animals. The small village of Byfield is a haven for craft and nature lovers. It has an attractive café, small school and numerous attractions and accommodation houses. In the surrounding state forest you’ll find picturesque water holes, picnic and camping areas. The accommodation houses specialise in deluxe log cabins and romantic bungalows. The area is also home to the locally renowned Ferns Hideaway Resort. Nestled in the rainforest, this resort has a rustic charm and will appeal to all ages.

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FERNS HIDEAWAY Secluded colonial styled resort nestled beside a rainforest creek. The Restaurant is open for lunch Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and offers a modern à la carte menu, boasting fresh local ingredients. Enjoy log fires, live entertainment on weekends and an abundance of wildlife. Accommodation cabins, rooms, camping and caravans 7 days a week. 67 Cahills Road, Byfield 4703 P: 07 4935 1235 Group bookings “anytime” are welcome www.fernshideaway.com.au

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Stony Creek Swimming Hole

NOB CREEK POTTERY AND BYFIELD MOUNTAIN RETREAT

One of Queensland’s largest collections of pottery, hot glass, jewellery, paintings and stone hand basins. Shop in the award-winning rustic rainforest gallery. Meet the nationally acclaimed potters. See the workshop and kilns. Stay in magnificent Byfield Mountain Retreat (www.byfieldmountainretreat.com), a fully self contained lodge on 66 acres of rainforest with spectacular views of Central Qld’s hinterland. Gallery hours – Open daily 10am–4pm (closed Tuesday and Wednesday except on School Holidays) 216 Arnolds Road, Byfield 4703 (Signposted 30 minute drive north of Yeppoon) P: 07 4935 1161 M: 0428 192 601 E: info@nobcreekpottery.com.au www.nobcreekpottery.com.au

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Rosslyn Bay & Beaches Rosslyn Bay Harbour is situated 7km south of Yeppoon on the Scenic Highway to Emu Park. It is the departure point for transfers to Great Keppel Island and for a range of cruising and bareboat charters around Keppel Bay.

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osslyn Bay is also home to Keppel Bay Marina, one of the largest marinas in Northern Queensland. A must-do, whilst visiting the marina, is to take a stroll around the docks and marvel at the luxurious boats moored in the 500 floating marina berths. The marina also has a licensed restaurant where you can enjoy a meal whilst overlooking the water. Rosslyn Bay is a man-made harbour and is a popular local fishing spot. The harbour has a public jetty, boat ramps, Coast Guard and service station. Nearby Double Head in the Capricorn Coast National Park, is an ancient volcanic plug formed over 70 million years ago and boasts fantastic geological formations. There is a quality bush walk to the summit where you will see stunning panoramic views of the Keppel Islands. Before departing Rosslyn Bay, stop off at the Fisherman’s Co-op and sample some locally caught reef fish, prawns, bugs and mud crabs. Causeway Lake – The Causeway Lake is nestled between Kinka and Mulambin Beaches and is the perfect place for a picnic lunch. It is a very shallow and expansive lake which is popular for kayaking and fishing, and also offers great photo opportunities at sunset. Beautiful Beaches – The Capricorn Coast has many long stretches of beach and secluded bays, all of which have been touched by the legacy of Captain James Cook, who sailed through the bay in the year 1770. Lammermoor, Kinka, Mulambin and Kemp Beaches, Cooee Bay and the Causeway Lake all line the Capricorn Coast, offering many pleasures, wonderful accommodation and so much beauty that you might never want to leave. Yeppoon Main Beach and Emu Park Main Beach are the two patrolled beaches along the coastline, however all beaches offer good swimming conditions, and picnic tables and facilities are provided in most locations.

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There are over a dozen volcanic plugs still in existence in areas around the Capricorn Coast. Examples of these are Double Head, Mt Jim Crow and Mt Wheeler to name a few.

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Kemp Beach from Double Head Lookout

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Emu Park & Zilzie Just a scenic 20km drive along the coast from Yeppoon, Emu Park is a peaceful coastal village with shady parks and picturesque beaches.

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mu Park is also home to the famous Singing Ship sculpture. Set against a spectacular coastal vista, the majestic monument commemorates the area’s legacy of the historical explorations of Captain James Cook. A gentle sea breeze produces a musical sound through fluted pipes that will be long remembered.

Koorana Crocodile Farm

MUST-DO’S IN EMU PARK & ZILZIE n Ignore the old advice “never smile at a crocodile” and enjoy a visit to Koorana Crocodile Farm n Retrace the footsteps of explorer Captain James Cook and visit the Singing Ship lookout at Emu Park n Bring history to life at the Emu Park Historical Museum n Grab some light tackle and try your luck fishing in one of the local estuaries n Play a round of golf at Zilzie Bay, the world’s first synthetic golf course n Enjoy cruisy coastal-style alfresco dining at Coco’s Seaspray

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Once an exclusive beach resort at the turn of the 20th century, Emu Park is now appreciated as an idyllic seaside village with plenty of character. Hosting events like ‘Oktoberfest’ and the ‘Festival of the Wind’, as well as monthly markets, Emu Park has plenty on offer. Emu Park boasts a full range of shopping choice, including IGA supermarket, pharmacy, bakeries, hairdressers, hardware and more. Located just to the south of Emu Park is the village of Zilzie. Gaining prominence as one of Queensland's newest destinations, Zilzie has significant new tourism and residential developments underway. Emu Park and Zilzie have a variety of accommodation on offer from quality budget accommodation, to motels and eco resorts. If you have a boat or just like to wet a line, nearby Coorooman Creek is a popular local fishing spot with a quality boat ramp and pontoon. From Zilzie, the scenic touring loop heads back to Rockhampton, on the way passing the turn-off to Koorana Crocodile Farm where you’ll see Australia’s own living dinosaurs in the flesh. At Koorana you can take a tour of the farm, hold a baby ‘croc’ and watch the big ’salties’ at feeding time.

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The Singing Ship in Emu Park was built in honour of Captain James Cook to commemorate his visit to the region when exploring the eastern Australian coastline in the year 1770.

The Singing Ship

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Keppel Sands & Joskeleigh Keppel Sands is the southern-most community of the Capricorn Coast. This charming township was once known as Sandhills due to the striking sandhills along the beach which can even be seen when travelling along Emu Park Road (from Rockhampton).

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eppel Sands has an idyllic village-style appeal that has changed very little in comparison to many other coastal destinations. Situated approximately 40km from Yeppoon, Keppel Sands is separated from Zilzie and Emu Park by the mouth of Coorooman Creek which in turn makes it a popular fishing and crabbing location. A popular holiday spot for families, Keppel Sands boasts a hotel, caravan park, motel, local store, two boat ramps and has a lovely picnic area by the beach.

Keppel Sands

Nearby, is the unique community of Joskeleigh which has a captivating past. Joskeleigh has strong links with the South Sea Islanders who were brought to Queensland in the nineteenth century. A great spot to learn more about the history is the small Joskeleigh South Pacific Museum. It highlights the role played by the Kanakas, brought out by the 'blackbirders' to work the sugar cane fields as indentured labour. The museum is run by volunteers and is believed to be the only museum of its kind in Queensland. To visit the museum, please call ahead on 07 4934 4854 to make a booking. HOW TO GET THERE: Access to Keppel Sands and Joskeleigh is by sealed road, the turn-off onto Keppel Sands Road is approximately 27km from Rockhampton or 18km from Emu Park. Keppel Sands also has an all-tide boat ramp at Coorooman Creek, and a tidal ramp at Pumpkin Creek. The Coast Guard is located at South Head with access via Pumpkin Creek.

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Capricorn Coast Accommodation

ROSSLYN BAY RESORT AND WELLNESS SPA

ď Ž Studio, 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments ď Ž Beaches Restaurant ď Ž New Holistic Day Spa ď Ž Pool and BBQ Area ď Ž Across the road from the beautiful Kemp Beach ď Ž Next door to Keppel Bay Marina ď Ž Close to Great Keppel Island Freedom Fast Cats ď Ž Intimate Wedding and Conference Facilities ď Ž National Park Walking Tracks

34-48 Vin E Jones Drive, Rosslyn Bay, Yeppoon P: 07 4933 6333 E: reception@rosslynbayresort.com.au www.rosslynbayresort.com.au

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BIG4 CAPRICORN PALMS HOLIDAY VILLAGE Experience a sea change only 300m to Mulambin Beach and 2km to Rosslyn Bay Harbour. Stay in our new resort style Villas or set up on our powered and unpowered camping and van sites. Family fun facilities include the new 34m double loop waterslide and refreshing splash pool, jumping pillow, playground, pedal cars and outdoor theatre. There is something for everyone, the perfect family getaway.

Wildin Way, Mulambin, Yeppoon 4703 P: 07 4933 6144 Free call: 1800 068 703 E: stay@big4capricornpalms.com.au

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SUNLOVER LODGE

Come and drop your anchor at this well appointed motel, centrally located.  Easy walking distance to shops and beach.  Good choice of restaurants and hotels within 100m.  Undercover off-street parking.  Foxtel and guest BBQ.

Unique Style Accommodation set in Tropical Gardens. 1+2 Bedroom Self Contained Cabins and Family Units, including 2 Deluxe Spa Cabins. Short stroll to beach, large pool, shady BBQ, Wi Fi available. A Quiet Hideaway sure to please. Situated just off Capricorn Coast Scenic Highway.

19 James Street, Yeppoon 4703 P: 07 4939 1130 F: 07 4939 1126

3 Camelia Street, Kinka Beach 4703 P: 07 4939 6727 E: mail@sunloverlodge.com.au www.sunloverlodge.com.au

ISLAND VIEW CARAVAN PARK

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Located on the esplanade overlooking Keppel Islands, between Yeppoon & Emu Park. Enjoy our shady sites, try our two bedroom Seaview Chalets or other accommodation. Experience the tranquillity of the bush while still close to tourist attractions. Pets on application. GPS co-ordinates – Sth 23 12’97 East 150 47’51. 946 Scenic Highway, Kinka Beach 4703 Bookings: 1300 309 973 P: 07 4939 6284 F: 07 4939 6434 E: enquiry@island-view.com.au www.island-view.com.au

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First Class Hostel on the coast. Modern rooms with own ensuite. Pool. n 4 Double/Triple n 4 Queen n 2 Luxury Queen/King n Shared dorm from $29.00 pn Close to Shopping Centre, CBD and beaches. 14 Maple Street, Yeppoon 4703 P: +61 (0) 7 4939 2925 E: info@flashpackers.net.au www.flashpackers.net.au

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Rockhampton City Capricorn Spire Visitor Information Centre The Spire, Gladstone Road, Rockhampton P: 1800 676 701

Rockhampton is reinventing itself as a sophisticated, cosmopolitan hub, steeped in cultural heritage.

ARTS, CULTURE & HERITAGE f it’s the arts you’re interested in you will be impressed by the Rockhampton Art Gallery. It houses an extensive permanent collection of works by Australian and Queensland artists, featuring iconic Australian painters Sidney Nolan, Russell Drysdale and Arthur Boyd.

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Located next to the art gallery, the Pilbeam Theatre is the centre of Rockhampton’s performing arts community and is host to a range of regular performances by local, national and international talent. The National Trust, and the Heritage Commission, have listed many of the sandstone buildings in Quay Street as a “historical streetscape” unique in Australia. There are many buildings of historical significance, including cathedrals, hotels, hospitals, the supreme courthouse and the old post office. Another great place to visit is the Rockhampton Heritage Village, a museum where you will learn what it was like to live in the area between 1850 and 1950. If you’re passionate about history, plan to visit the heritage-listed Archer Park Rail Museum. The museum displays Rockhampton’s rail history and the interactive soundscape ensures it is fun for all ages. The fully restored Purrey Steam Tram is believed to be the only one of its kind in the world. Rockhampton Art Gallery

IT’S FEEDING TIME AT THE ZOO! Don't miss out on the excitement – 7 days a week. n Rainforest Aviary 2.45pm n Chimpanzee 3.00pm n Lorikeet Feeding 3.15pm n Koala Talk 3.20pm

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MAJESTIC GARDENS & ZOO Almost as old as the city itself, the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens have recently been awarded heritage listing. They are 144 years old and are regarded as one of the best regional gardens in Australia. Spend a relaxing afternoon wandering through the lush grounds at the Rockhampton Zoo, located within the Botanic Gardens, and discover animal species from all over the world. The Kershaw Gardens, on Rockhampton’s northside, stretch 1km along the Bruce Highway and are an ideal place to experience Australia’s native flora all in one location.

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Fitzroy River & Berserker Ranges

THE MIGHTY FITZROY Rockhampton’s impressive Fitzroy River is another icon you should certainly visit. Take a relaxing walk along the river’s tree-lined boardwalk. Throw in a fishing line and try your hand at catching one of the region’s legendary barramundi. The riverbank is equipped with electric barbeques and picnic facilities so if you fancy cooking up a steak or that barramundi you caught, you can do it yourself, alfresco, right on the river. The Rockhampton region is one of the few areas in Australia that is fortunate to have an ample water supply. Because of the city's growth, construction began on the Fitzroy River Barrage during the 1960s. The barrage separates the fresh water upstream from the tidal water downstream. The catchment area of the river at the barrage is around 139,000 square kilometres. A SPORTS MECCA Rockhampton has something to offer every sports fan. Catch a game of state league footy,

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basketball or soccer, swim a few laps in an Olympic-sized pool, or have a hit on the same tennis court where Australian legend Rod Laver perfected his ‘rocket’ serve. See where Olympic athletes Kenrick Tucker (cycling), Duncan Armstrong (swimming), sisters Kerrie and Anna Meares (cycling), Mark Knowles, Matt Gohdes and Jamie Dwyer (hockey) started their careers, and find out why Rockhampton is the home of champions. If you like to frock-up or just place a bet, don’t miss the Rockhampton racing scene. With races conducted 45 times a year at Callaghan Park, Rockhampton plays host to the popular XXXX Gold Winter Racing Carnival in June each year. The Winter Racing Carnival culminates with the running of the Rockhampton Cup, and the popular Spring Carnival, with race meetings that coincide with Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup Days. Callaghan Park underwent a major $6.5M track redevelopment in January 2010 which has made the racing surface the envy of Queensland Racing.

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GRACEMERE Gracemere is located 9km west of Rockhampton. It is home to the largest livestock saleyards in the Southern Hemisphere and is the heart of the Capricorn cattle industry. Experience the dust and drama as thousands of cattle, horses and other livestock are rounded into the saleyards to go under the auctioneer’s hammer each week. Sales are held most week days, with the major cattle and bull sales being held every Friday.

Mt Hay Thundereggs

Twenty minutes west of Gracemere on the Capricorn Highway is Mt Hay Gemstone Park. At Mt Hay you can dig for thundereggs or fossick for gemstones. They also offer quality pewter products plus gemstone cutting/polishing services. ST CHRISTOPHER’S CHAPEL Built by the 542 Engineering Ship and Shore, Battalion, U.S. Army in 1943, St Christopher’s is an open air chapel located between Rockhampton and Emu Park, near Nerimbera. The area around the chapel was largely a

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Convalescent Camp for American troops based around Rockhampton and other American Units that had been sent back to Rockhampton for a rest period after combat operations in the Islands. This chapel is still used for weddings. THE CAVES Located just 23km north of Rockhampton, The Caves township is home to some of the most spectacular caves in Queensland. The Capricorn Caves are believed to be the state’s oldest tourist attraction and display incredible above-ground limestone caves formed from an ancient coral reef over 400 million years ago. The nearby Mount Etna Caves National Park is home to eighty per cent of Australia’s breeding population of female bent-wing bats. From December to February ranger-guided tours are offered to see this spectacular nightly emergence of over 100,000 bats from their roost at feeding time (fees apply). This is one of the few places in the world where you can witness the incredible spectacle. For more information or to book a tour to Bat Cleft contact 07 4936 0511.

MUST-DO’S IN ROCKHAMPTON n Enjoy a succulent steak in the “Beef Capital of Australia”

Capricorn Caves

Murray Lagoon

n Stroll through the Botanic Gardens, and see the beautiful waterfalls at the Kershaw Gardens n Learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture at the Dreamtime Cultural Centre n Pack a barbeque and head to Mt Archer National Park to enjoy city views and cool breezes – beautiful by day and by night n Join in the dust and drama of a real cattle auction! n Wander through the world class exhibits at the Rockhampton Art Gallery n Visit animals at the Rockhampton Zoo – it's free! n Have your photo taken at 'The Spire' when you cross the Tropic of Capricorn n Explore the mysterious Capricorn Caves by day – or by candlelight if you dare! n Fossick for your own thundereggs at Mt Hay Gemstone Park

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Rocky – Beef Capital of Australia After your arrival in Rockhampton, it won’t take you long to see that the city has strong county roots and prides itself as being the Beef Capital of Australia!

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ix bull statues representing the main breeds of the area are situated throughout Rockhampton in recognition of Rockhampton’s Beef Capital of Australia title. In addition to the six ‘official’ bulls, keep your eyes peeled for other life-size bulls decorating premises around Rocky. These fun and quirky statues are part of a competition run in conjunction with the tri-annual Beef Australia Expo, which has become an icon event for the Australian beef industry and a major event for the State of Queensland. 1. The Brahman Bull was erected in 2000 at the roundabout on the southern entrance to the city. 2. The Santa Gertrudis Bull is located in the Frank Ford Park, Gladstone Road near the southern entrance to the city. It was erected in 1985. 3. The Droughtmaster Bull is located at the entrance to the airport. This statue was erected in 1994 in conjunction with Beef ’94.

4. The Braford Bull is located on the Bruce Highway in South Rockhampton close to FoodWorks Supermarket. This statue was erected in 1985.

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GET AMONGST IT! Discover the real reason Rockhampton is the Beef Capital at the Central Queensland Livestock Exchange (CQLX). Cattle sales are free to attend and are held every Friday, with many other stock sales conducted mid-week.

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5. The Romangnola Bull, which is located in O’Shannesy Park, South Rockhampton is a relatively new breed of bull in this area. This statue was erected in 1998 to commemorate the Italian Beef Cattle World Congress, which was staged in the city in conjunction with Beef ’97. This is near the Western Highway, which leads to the major beef producing areas of the region. 6. The Brahman Bull is situated in the median strip on the Northern Highway near the Red Hill Homemaker Centre. This statue was erected in 1985 and represents the breed most suitable to this climate.

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Quest Rockhampton At Quest, we’ve built a nationwide network of serviced apartments to provide travellers with spacious and comfortable accommodation, conveniently located wherever they need to be. Whether staying for a night, a week or longer, local Franchisees Mandy Fallon and Graham Archer look forward to welcoming guests to Quest Rockhampton, situated on Victoria Parade.

48 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton Visit questrockhampton.com.au or call (07) 4920 5300

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Rockhampton Accommodation

DENISON BOUTIQUE HOTEL

CENTRAL PARK MOTEL

Built in 1885, this boutique hotel has been beautifully brought back to life. Rooms feature: King size four posted bed; two person spa; gourmet breakfast included; 42“ plasma TV; free wireless internet; Austar. Prices starting from $165 per couple per night.

Central Park Motel – where the welcome is genuine. We look forward to making your stay enjoyable in comfortable 4-star accommodation. Spacious, bright, airy rooms. Restaurant open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Pool.

233 Denison Street, Rockhampton 4700 P: 07 4923 7378 E: contact@denisonhotel.com.au www.denisonhotel.com.au

WINTER SUN MOTEL

THE EDGE APARTMENT HOTEL

Quiet & clean. Comfortable beds. Free wifi. Undercover parking. Excellent facilities including microwave, toaster, tea/coffee, large fridge & iron. Ground floor rooms available. Takeaway & major shopping centres within walking distance. Best value in North Rockhampton!

4.5 star Apartment Hotel situated in Rockhampton’s CBD riverfront precinct, with modern hotel rooms and fully self contained 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments. Undercover parking, gym, bar and restaurant.

Yaamba Road (Bruce Highway), North Rockhampton 4701 P: 07 4928 8722 E: stay@wintersunrockhampton.com.au www.wintersunrockhampton.com.au

102 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton 4700 P: 07 4930 1000 E: stay@theedgeapartments.com.au www.theedgeapartments.com.au

FITZROY MOTOR INN

HENDERSON PARK FARM RETREAT

The Fitzroy Motor Inn is located within easy access to city centre, Leagues club and walking distance to many of the restaurants, and cafe. All our rooms are ground floor, large and spacious, non-smoking and feature under cover parking.

A little piece of paradise. Working cattle property 30 minutes north of Rockhampton. Luxurious self-contained cabins and 4 ensuited rooms in Hedlow Lodge – accommodation and function venue. Complimentary breakfast supplied first morning. Canoeing, bushwalking, other activities.

Fitzroy Motor Inn / Rockhampton City Conference Centre 78 Fitzroy Street, Rockhampton 4700 P: 07 4927 9255 Free call: 1800 066 136 F: 07 4922 1828 E: info@fitzroymotorinn.com.au www.fitzroymotorinn.com.au

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Mount Morgan

gold-bearing around 1870 but kept his discovery secret, hoping to sell his knowledge. The Morgan family formed a six-man partnership with some Rockhampton businessmen to mine the mountain. The Mount Morgan syndicate lasted until 1886 when the Mount Morgan Gold Mining Company was formed. Primitive quarrying and underground tunnelling was carried out until the 1920s when the gold of Ironstone Mountain was at its richest. Following a short closure after this time, the mine re-opened in 1932 under the new company Mount Morgan Limited. Mount Morgan Limited began open cut mining – creating one of the biggest manmade holes in the Southern Hemisphere for its time. Book a fascinating tour with Mount Morgan Guided TMC Tours and go on a journey through the historic town and the closed heritage-listed mine site. This tour is the only way to access the Mount Morgan Mine Site. See heritage buildings, early mining equipment and the famous Open Cut Pit site. The latest attraction at Mount Morgan Mine is Michael Durrant’s “World of Fossils” exhibition. Explore the extraordinary world of prehistoric life, from ancient jellyfish, amphibians and giant marine reptiles, right through to dinosaur tracks.

A visit to Mount Morgan is a must. Just an easy 40 minute drive from Rockhampton, this historical gold mining town was established in 1882, and continued to produce gold, silver and copper for 99 years until the mine closed in 1981.

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ount Morgan was considered one of the most important gold discoveries in the world, and the mine was also believed to be the largest open cut gold mine in the Southern Hemisphere. The town was officially proclaimed in 1890 and in 1898 the railway reached the town. Europeans had been in the area since the 1850s and a local stockman, William Mackinlay, discovered that the Ironstone Mountain was

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Visit the Mount Morgan Railway Station which was established in 1898 and continued operating for 90 years. In 1974, the Mount Morgan Railway Museum and the Railway water tank were classified by the National Trust of Queensland. Today, the station is home to the town’s Tourist Information Centre. The Mount Morgan Historical Museum has a collection of memorabilia giving an insight into the town’s mining heritage. Work your way through the hundreds of photographs on hand which depict the boom and bust periods of Mount Morgan. View the mine from Tipperary Point and see the “Big Stack”. In 1905 the brick chimney was built to distribute fumes from the mine smelters. It stands on a hillside behind the smelters and contains over 700,000 bricks. Before departing Mount Morgan be sure to visit “The Big Dam”, the last and largest of seven dams built on the Dee River. The Big Dam, as it is locally known, is restocked annually with native fish fingerlings and has always been a favourite picnic spot with a children’s playground and BBQ area.

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In the 99 years Mount Morgan was mined it yielded a total of 225,000kg of gold, 50,000kg of silver and 360,000 tonnes of copper.

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The Rockhampton Region things to do places to see

Botanic Gardens Archer Park Heritage Village An active township museum where visitors can experience the rich and colourful history of the Rockhampton District.

The museum features the only operational Purrey Steam Tram in the world. The life-like mannequins will take you back to the World War II era.

Regarded as among the best in regional Australia the Botanic Gardens is the ideal setting to meet with friends while enjoying a meal under the shady Banyan fig trees.

The Zoo Rockhampton Zoo, situated within the Botanic Gardens is home to over 50 species of Australian native and exotic animals. A must see for the entire family. FREE

Mount Morgan Mount Morgan, integral to our Region’s history is home to at least nine heritage listed buildings and Jurassic era dinosaur footprints!

Art Gallery Riverside Park Take a deserved break and Discover Byfield wander along the National Park with picturesque banks off-road adventures of Rockhampton’s to Waterpark or Riverside Park Stoney Creeks or along the Fitzroy hit the sand at the River and historic beautiful FiveQuay Street. Rocks.

Back to nature

Don’t miss the Rockhampton Art Gallery to see one of Australia’s best Regional Collections and some of our most talented local artists.

Capricorn Coast Soak up the tranquility of one of the Region’s many beaches, then treat yourself to a bite to eat from one of the many alfresco cafes.

Mt Archer Take a drive to Mt Archer and breathe in the magnificent views. After a picnic, why not take a stroll around the summit.

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Regional Attractions

DREAMTIME CULTURAL CENTRE Set amongst 30 acres of natural bushland, on Ancient Tribal Sites, Dreamtime is Australia’s largest Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Open Mon–Fri 10:00am – 3:30pm. Guided tours from 10:30am. Artefacts shop. Conference facilities. Bruce Highway, North Rockhampton 4701 P: 07 4936 1655 F: 07 4936 1671 E: dtime1@iinet.net.au www.dreamtimecentre.com.au

MT HAY GEMSTONE TOURIST PARK

Fossick for 120 million year old Thundereggs. Pewter and Gemstone Factory. Enclosed footwear required. Gift shop/Kiosk. Caravan/Camping sites. Pets welcome. Open 7 days 9.30am to 4.30pm. GPS Co-ordinates: 150.20904, -23.565565 3665 Capricorn Highway, Wycarbah 4702 P: 07 4934 7183 F: 07 4934 7346 E: mthaygems@aradon.com.au www.mthaygems.com.au

EMU PARK HISTORICAL MUSEUM

ROCKHAMPTON ART GALLERY

Located in the Emu Park CBD, the Museum houses an extensive photographic and artefact collection featuring the local area and a strong Railwayana focus along with a Maritime Museum. The Museum is a volunteer organisation and has been servicing the community since 1984. Open 7 days, except Christmas Day. Dependent on volunteer availability.

Home to one of the finest collections of mid 20th century Australian art in Regional Queensland. A significant collection of British and Japanese artworks, and offers a variety of exhibitions. FREE entry.

62 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton 4700 P: 07 4936 8248 E: gallery@rrc.qld.gov.au www.rockhamptonregion.qld.gov.au

17 Hill Street, Emu Park 4710 P: 07 4939 6080

BUSINESS CLASS LIMOUSINES

YEPPOON COMMUNITY MARKET

Business Class Limousines are your passport to first class service, including luxury tours and transfers. Services include: executive transfers; airport pickups and drop offs; weddings; special events; luxury tours and charter bus hire.

Held every Saturday morning 6am - 10am. Selling fresh local fruit and vegetables, plants, mulch, flowers, fresh juices, teas, coffee, homemade products, leather goods, children and doll’s clothes, bric-a-brac and lots more. Come and join us.

PO Box 6010, Red Hill Rockhampton 4701 P: 0417 221 777 E: book@bclimo.com.au www.bclimo.com.au

Yeppoon Showgrounds, Yeppoon 4703 P: 07 4939 7976

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INTERACTIVE

You don’t need to have a degree in Palaeontology to experience an unforgettable adventure holiday.

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Cooberrie Park

Wildlife Sanctuary You can cuddle a Koala, hold a Snake or Parrot, and hand feed friendly Kangaroos! Watch the playful South American Monkeys and Green Iguanas. Over 300 animals to see! › Cafe & gift shop › Animal show at 1pm daily › Open 7 days 10am–3pm › Swimming pool & BBQ area ...We’re only 15 minutes north from Yeppoon Main Beach! WOODBURY ROAD, YEPPOON, QLD WWW.COOBERRIEPARK.COM.AU P: 07 4939 7590

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Dining & Nightlife

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With the best of both coast and country, it’s no wonder that Capricorn’s cuisine is as diverse as the region it comes from. Sure, Rockhampton is the Beef Capital of Australia and offers premium export quality produce, but beef is not the only thing on the menu in Capricorn. Rockhampton Rockhampton is fortunate that its historical river precinct, dating back to the 1880s, now boasts numerous restaurants for all budgets. Enjoy hip wine and cocktail bars, sophisticated riverside dining, funky gastro-pubs and cool clubs all within walking distance to Rockhampton Art Gallery and Pilbeam Theatre. If you want to kick up your heels and party the night away then visit Rockhampton’s popular William Street precinct where hip clubs and bars come alive each weekend. Rockhampton also has a quality live music scene, pop into either the Heritage Hotel in William Street or Oxford Hotel in East Street and enjoy the

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weekend party vibe and then back it up with a relaxed ‘Sunday Session’.

Capricorn Coast Don’t let the laidback nature of the Capricorn Coast fool you because when it comes to great cafés and restaurants we have you covered! The main street and esplanade in Yeppoon are dotted with unique outlets all waiting to tempt you with breakfast, lunch and dinners, snacks and coffees. The Capricorn Coast also has some delicious restaurants to choose from all along the coast, boasting many different cuisines and fantastic coastal scenery. Crocodile is another trademark food of the region! Sourced from the local Koorana Crocodile Farm, visitors can enjoy a croc steak or even a crocodile pie. Spend a lazy Saturday morning shopping for sun-ripened mangos, pineapples or lychees at the Yeppoon Community Markets, however be sure to get up early so you don’t miss out! Another secret spot is the local seafood Fisherman’s Co-Op at Rosslyn Bay, here you will find the freshest local seafood. Pop in and grab a Queensland mud crab or a kilo of prawns to enjoy by the sea.

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Rosslyn Bay Fisherman’s Co-Op

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Restaurants & Cafés

GARDENS TEAROOMS

THE COFFEE CLUB YEPPOON ESPLANADE

The Gardens Tearooms is a café located within the beautiful Rockhampton Botanical Gardens. The café has a menu which caters for all members of the family and is open for breakfast, lunch, coffee or ice-cream.

Beach front, open 7 days a week 7am – 10pm for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. This fully licensed restaurant offers a selection of beer, wine and spirits. Kids, Takeaway and Catering Menu options available.

Rockhampton Botanical Gardens, Spencer Street, Rockhampton 4700 P: 07 4922 4347 F: 07 4922 4350 www.gardenstearooms.com.au

Echelon Retail Complex Shop 9, 18-22 Anzac Parade, Yeppoon QLD 4703 P: 07 4930 2705 E: ravanholdings@gmail.com www.thecoffeeclub.com.au

THE WATERLINE RESTAURANT

THE EDGE RESTAURANT & BAR

The ultimate waterfront dining experience, specialising in the best local beef, seafood and produce. Award winning al fresco dining overlooking Keppel Bay Marina. All day dining from 7am 7 days, evening dining Wed to Sun.

Keppel Bay Marina, Rosslyn Bay P: 1800 336 244 E: thewaterline@keppelbaymarina.com.au www.thewaterline.com.au

Experience one of the city’s most popular venues. Modern Australian cuisine with a chic atmosphere. Open Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner – 7 Days.

108 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton 4700 P: 07 4931 1300 www.theedgerestaurant.com.au

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Shopping & Fashion

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ockhampton and Yeppoon’s streets are dotted with gorgeous little boutiques, with an eclectic blend of designer fashion and hand crafted wares normally found in sleek city stores, now tempting shoppers’ senses in Capricorn more than ever. Browse East Street’s tree-lined shopping mall or stroll along the CBD of Yeppoon, both well known for their various local boutiques, stocking some great Australian designers. Or find something special at one of the many shopping centres across Rockhampton and Yeppoon, all open for 7 day trading. The region’s largest shopping centre, Stockland Rockhampton, is newly redeveloped and boasts over 175 specialty stores. There is a great range of fashion, food, homewares, gifts, electrical, banking and services available for customers to enjoy. Once the retail therapy is complete, why not catch a new-release film at the Rockhampton cinema or dine out in style at one of many restaurants and cafés throughout Rockhampton and the Capricorn Coast.

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Fishing FISHING Rockhampton boasts both fresh and saltwater fishing options, from catching a barramundi in the mighty Fitzroy River, to trying your luck in a number of the freshwater lagoons. The Capricorn Coast also offers a variety of choices from freshwater lakes to estuarine, reef and ocean fishing. Why not try your luck fishing “out wide” with a local charter. TOP FISHING SPOTS! Rockhampton Fitzroy River, City reaches – River fishing (threadfin on high tide, barramundi on low tide). Ramp access. Port Alma – Estuary fishing by boat (threadfin, fingermark, barramundi). Ramp access. Yeppen Lagoon – Seasonal bank fishing (freshwater barramundi). Capricorn Coast Coorooman Creek, Zilzie – Estuary fishing (whiting, grunter, flathead, mud crabs). Ramp access. Causeway Lake, Kinka Beach – Estuary fishing (sheltered, best on tidal run-through). Ramp access. Ross Creek, Yeppoon – Estuary fishing (high tide run). Ramp access. Double Head/The Bluff, Rosslyn Bay – Rock ocean fishing (mackerel, bream, cod, etc). Ramp access. Five Rocks, Byfield National Park – Rock ocean fishing (high tide, mackerel, etc). Corio Bay, Yeppoon – Estuary fishing (best on flood tide, boat access only). Keppel Bay/Deep Sea Fishing – Charters depart from Keppel Bay Marina and Rosslyn Bay. For more information about fishing in the area, contact one of the local Visitor Information Centres. Barramundi season runs from February 2 – October 31.

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Be Fish-Wise We want your fishing experience in the region to be a positive one, so it’s important to be aware there are fishing rules that apply throughout Queensland: Many fish species are protected by size and possession limits, or may be no-take species (e.g. female mud and blue swimmer crabs). Pest fish, such as tilapia, must be humanely killed and disposed of, and cannot be kept or returned to the water. Some fish, such as barramundi and coral reef fish species are off limits at certain times of the year to protect them while they spawn.

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Some areas of water, such as 400m within the Fitzroy Barrage area, are completely off limits to all forms of fishing. Freshwater fishing at a stocked impoundment requires a permit. You can purchase one online at www.fisheries.qld.gov.au or from a local outlet. Take the time to chat to local patrol officers, bait and tackle stores or charter operators before dropping a line. For more information on fishing rules in Queensland, call Fisheries Queensland on 13 25 23 or visit www.fisheries.qld.gov.au.

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POPULAR SPECIES IN THE CAPRICORN COAST REGION SPECIES

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Barramundi

58 min 120 max

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Barred Javelin (Spotted Grunter)

40 min

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Bream

25 min

Combined limit of 30 in total of pikey and yellowfin bream and tarwhine

Summer/sand, goldline and northern whiting

23 min

Combined limit of 30 in total of these whiting species

Winter/trumpeter whiting

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Dusky flathead

40 min 75 max

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Doggy Mackerel

50 min

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Spanish Mackerel

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Golden Trevally & Giant Trevally

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Combined limit of 20 in total of these species

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Beach Guide

Main Beach Yeppoon is 1.3km of swimming beach suitable for all ages and abilities. The beach has excellent access ramps, toilets, electric BBQs and picnic facilities. It is also the focal point for many coastal events, like ‘Tropical Pinefest’ and the annual ‘Australia Day’ celebrations. Dogs are not allowed.

Five Rocks & Nine Mile Beaches, which

Farnborough Beach is just north of Yeppoon

Keppel Sands Main Beach is 1.3km long and faces east. The beach is backed by the small Keppel Sands settlement. Swimming and fishing is best at high tide.

and is part of ‘The Big Dune Surfing Reserve’. The beach offers a good beach break for surfers and hosts the annual ‘Rock Yeppoon Surf Festival’. Dogs are allowed off leash from Bangalee boat ramp south to Barwells Creek with access via Hinz Avenue.

Kemp Beach is a wide sandy beach with a rocky outcrop called ‘The Bluff’, which has excellent lookouts where you can often spot turtles and dolphins in the waters below. Kemp Beach has BBQs, picnic tables and toilets. Dogs are permitted at designated times.

adjoin Byfield National Park, have good surfing and fishing and are only accessible by 4WD. The nearby Five Rocks visitor area has camping, picnic tables, toilets and cold showers. Dogs are not permitted on any beach adjacent to Byfield National Park.

DOGS OFF LEASH Dogs are permitted off leash on all beaches before 8am and after 4pm. This excludes public holidays and weekends. Dogs are not permitted on any beach adjacent to Byfield National Park.

Emu Park’s Main Beach is a quiet beach with calm waters. The beach has shady picnic facilities and is close to shops. Dogs are not allowed.

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Golfing

TOP COURSES TO TEE OFF ON! ROCKHAMPTON Rockhampton Golf Club – 18 holes, PAR 72, carts available. Capricorn Country Club – 13 holes, PAR 72, carts available. Gracemere Lake Golf Club – 9 holes, PAR 72, carts available. Rockhampton Golf Driving Range – 14 bays, putting green.

CAPRICORN COAST ‘Championship Course’ at Mercure Capricorn Resort – 18 holes, PAR 72, carts available. ‘Resort Course’ at Mercure Capricorn Resort – 18 holes, PAR 72, carts available. Zilzie Bay Synthetic Golf Course – 18 holes and 18 hole putt putt. Yeppoon Golf Course – 18 holes, PAR 71, carts available. Emu Park Golf Course – 14 holes, PAR 70, carts available.

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Stanage Bay Nestled on the coast, 175km north of Rockhampton, the fishing village of Stanage Bay really is a place to escape. Easily accessible from the Bruce Highway, the unsealed drive to Stanage Bay takes you through diverse countryside, eucalypt forests, creeks begging to be picnicked by and swum in, cattle stations with cows wandering casually over the track, and wetlands with enough birds to keep the fussiest traveller happy. There’s as much or as little to do as you like, get into some of the best fishing on the Capricorn Coast. Rock climbing, birdwatching, swimming or just relaxing with beautiful vistas to accompany you. Stanage, also known as Stanage Bay, was Captain Cook’s second landing in Queensland. He named the water ways Thirsty Sound, when he came to shore in search of fresh water but none could be found, thus the name remains today. Stanage has three suburbs – Alligator Point (Beverly Hills) – great views and beach access, rentals, boat hire, tyre repair, day charter fishing trips; Alligator Bay (Happy Valley) – beautiful beach and rentals; Plumtree (Paradise) – boat ramp, coastguard, rentals, beach, creeks, marine centre (tackle shop) boat storage, store, pub, fuel, post outlet, public phone, Endeavour park, public toilets, camping. Mud Crab season (Dec – July), Jew fish (Oct – March), Salmon (June – Sept), Mackerel (June – Sept), Barra (mostly winter), Cod/Bream etc. Estuary – deep sea fishing – all year weather permitting. Boat ramp is two lane concrete and usually accessible half tide in or half tide out depending on the size tides and your boat size. HOW TO GET THERE From Rockhampton, drive along the Bruce Highway for 75km, then turn right onto the Stanage Bay road just past Kunwarara. Drive another 100km along this mostly unsealed road, which is accessible by 2WD except during very wet weather (check before you go). The local Plumtree Store can provide a range of accommodation options for visitors to the area. For more information contact them on (07) 4937 3169.

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Surrounding Areas CENTRAL HIGHLANDS & SAPPHIRE GEMFIELDS A slice of heaven within mining and cattle country, the Central Highlands region boasts sprawling national parks with towering escarpments and gorges, rainforest and waterfalls. Take your time wandering the region’s marvel, Carnarvon Gorge. Visit Blackdown Tableland National Park, just a half hour drive off the Capricorn Highway and discover immense sandstone gorges and sweeping views of the endless plains around the park. The Central Highlands are ideal for a touring holiday. Travel west from Rockhampton along theCapricorn Highway and you will come across some original Outback frontier towns like Alpha, where each street is named after a famous poet,or Dingo, where you can learn the unusual skill of dingo trap throwing. The town of Emerald is the hub of the Central Highlands and is the gateway to the Sapphire Gemfields. Here the whole family can fossick in the largest commercial sapphire fields in the Southern Hemisphere – who knows what treasure you might dig up!

Sapphire Gemfields

HERON ISLAND One of the few coral cays located right on the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Heron lets you swim off the beach into crystal clear waters and an endless garden of coral. It’s a sanctuary for nesting birds, green turtles and activities including diving, snorkelling and guided walks – a nature lover’s haven. Capricorn’s southern neighbours, Gladstone, are the launching point for either a 2 hour boat ride or 30 minute helicopter trip. CARNARVON GORGE Drive through the haze hovering above surrounding dry plains to arrive at the lush gorges and rocky creeks waiting to refresh you at Carnarvon Gorge, in Carnarvon National Park. The towering sandstone cliffs, vibrantly coloured gorges and diverse flora and fauna take pride of place here, although there are other nearby

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national parks offering rugged ‘extensions’ on your journey of discovery if you are looking to get off the beaten track. Carnarvon Gorge features over 30 kilometres of dramatic sandstone cliffs sculpted by Carnarvon Creek over a period of some 26 million years. The spectacular white sandstone cliffs of the steep-sided gorge, with its narrow, vibrantly-coloured and lush side-gorges, shelter remnant rainforest plants. Carnarvon Gorge is a place that you can explore over an extended period of time or at short intervals. We recommend you allow at least three days to walk the 27 kilometres of graded tracks and to explore the side-gorges and Aboriginal art sites.

Carnarvon Gorge

Big Easel, Emerald

Blue Sapphire

BANANA SHIRE

With twelve diverse towns, the Banana Shire has plenty to offer. Take a scenic drive through the picturesque country, explore the many landmarks and historical sites, catch a barramundi or visit the locals for a fair dinkum Aussie experience – you will be sure to discover the many secret jewels of our friendly region. Whatever your interests, the Banana Shire is a perfect stop to add to your itinerary! Banana Shire Council Biloela Qld 4715 P 07 4992 9500 E enquiries@banana.qld.gov.au www.banana.qld.gov.au

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2014 Events Calendar

Capricorn Coast Running Festival, October

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JANUARY Summer Solstice Light Spectacle Until mid January Capricorn Caves

The Great Australia Day Beach Party 26 January Yeppoon

FEBRUARY Valentine’s Day Ball 15 February Mercure Capricorn Resort

Lane 4 Aquatics 2013 Sports and Health Expo 24 February Rockhampton Showgrounds

MARCH Crocodile Hatching March – May Koorana Crocodile Farm

George Orwell’s 1984 8 March Pilbeam Theatre

St Patrick’s Day Races 15 March Callaghan Park, Rockhampton

CQ Industry & Resources Expo 19 – 20 March Rockhampton Showgrounds

Jesus Christ Superstar’ 21 – 29 March Pilbeam Theatre

APRIL

The Rhys Wesser Super 9’s Shield 2014 11 – 12 April Rockhampton

Ridgelands Campdraft 18 – 20 April Ridgelands

Festival of the Wind 27 April Emu Park

MAY Flix in the Stix 2 May Rockhampton Heritage Village

Golden Mount Festival 2 – 4 May Mount Morgan

CQ Amateurs Race Day 10 May Callaghan Park

Flicker Fest 16 – 17 May Mercure Capricorn Resort

Rockhampton Grammar School Race Day 17 May Callaghan Park

Relay for Life Rockhampton 17 – 18 May CQUniversity

Opera in the Caves 23 – 25 May Capricorn Caves

Taste of the World Festival 24 May Rockhampton Showgrounds

Rockhampton Heritage Festival 25 May Rockhampton Heritage Village

Ridgelands Show 31 May Ridgelands

JUNE Rockhampton Show 6 – 8 June Rockhampton Showgrounds

The Magic Hour 7 June Pilbeam Theatre

Tattersall’s Gold Cup Day 7 June Callaghan Park, Rockhampton

Yeppoon Show 7 – 8 June Yeppoon Showgrounds

Rockhampton Girls Grammar School Race Day 14 June Callaghan Park

XXXX Gold Newmarket Handicap Day 19 June Callaghan Park

Rockhampton Cup Day 21 June Callaghan Park

JULY Paradise Lagoons Campdraft 16 – 20 July Paradise Lagoons

Beer Festival 5 – 6 April

Rocky River Run 25 May

2 One Another 19 July

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SEPTEMBER

Pat O’Driscoll Real Estate & Tropical Auto Group Golf Classic 24 – 27 July

Grace Barbe 6 September Pilbeam Theatre

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Capricorn Food & Wine Festival 19 - 21 September

AUGUST

Circus Oz 24 September

Keppel Bay Marina

Pilbeam Theatre

Rocky Swap 2 August

OCTOBER

Rockhampton Showgrounds

Pilbeam Theatre

Opera in the Caves 7 – 9 November Capricorn Caves

RACQ Capricorn Rescue Open Day 8 November Hangar, Canoona Road Rockhampton.

DECEMBER

CQPhysio Group Capricorn Coast Running Festival 5 October

Kids Christmas Party 7 December

Mount Morgan

Yeppoon Main Beach

Rockhampton Cultural Festival 10 August

Henry V 7 October

Oxford Street Party 27 December

Mount Morgan Show 9 August

Pilbeam Theatre

Rockhampton Heritage Village

Rockhampton Home Show & Caravan, Camping, 4x4 & Fishing Expo 22 – 24 August Rockhampton Showgrounds

Yeppoon Coastguard Tight Lines Fishing Classic 29 – 31 August The Village Festival August Yeppoon Pony Club

Pilbeam Theatre

Emu Park Oktoberfest October Yeppoon Lions Tropical Pinefest October

Pilbeam Theatre

Capricorn Coast

Cinderella 11 October

Bell Park, Emu Park

La Boheme 23 August

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Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race 1 August

Kinship 6 November

Yeppoon

St Peters Caulfield Cup Race Day October Callaghan Park

NOVEMBER

Mercure Capricorn Resort Ironman 70.3 August

Knight Frank Melbourne Cup Race Day 4 November

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Summer Solstice Light Spectacle December Capricorn Caves

RECURRING EVENTS Live Cattle Auctions Every Friday Central Queensland Livestock Exchange


Markets YEPPOON COMMUNITY MARKETS 6am – 10am Every Saturday morning

THE HANDMADE EXPO MARKETS 9am Every 2nd Saturday of the month

Yeppoon Showgrounds

Rockhampton Showgrounds

ROCKHAMPTON ARCADE MARKETS

BELL PARK MARKETS 8am – 12noon Every 3rd Sunday of the month

8am – 12noon Every Sunday morning Kern Arcade Carpark, Rockhampton

GRACEMERE LIONS MARKETS 8am – 12noon Every 1st Saturday of the month Conaghan Park, Lawrie St, Gracemere

FIGTREE MARKETS 9am – 1pm Every 1st Sunday of the month Figtree Creek, Yeppoon

ROCKHAMPTON RIVERSIDE MARKETS

Bell Park, Emu Park

CAUSEWAY LAKE MARKETS 9am – 1pm Every 4th Sunday of the month Causeway Lake, Yeppoon

BOULDY BUSH MARKET & CAR BOOT SALE 8am – 12noon Every last Saturday of the month Bouldercombe

From 5pm Every 2nd Friday of the month (Jan – May, Sep – Dec)

ROCKHAMPTON HERITAGE VILLAGE MARKETS 8am – 2pm 26 Jan , 9 March, 11 May, 13 Jul, 14 Sept, 30 Nov

Boardwalk, Fitzroy River, Rockhampton

Heritage Village, Rockhampton

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Creative Capricorn The Capricorn Region is one of two national centres of arts and culture, after being chosen from many national applicants for a three year pilot project, putting the arts and culture at the centre of regional planning and development.

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ince its inception in 2012, Creative Capricorn has commissioned new work for the region including visual art, films, new exhibitions and has invested in developments at the Walter Reid Cultural Centre on the corner of East and Derby Streets. This Centre hosts 14 community arts organisations and a number of professional companies in residence. Music, dance, theatre, film and all forms of visual art are on offer as participatory experiences in the region. Take a walk along Rockhampton’s Quay Street and marvel at the Fitzroy River and all it has to offer. Three works of public art, commissioned by Creative Capricorn, were installed to mark the

significance of the river to the region. Start your trail opposite Customs House and take a short walk downstream (and back in time), ending with a work by local group, Capricorn Arts Mob – a series of carved memory poles signifying the importance of the river to Traditional Owners, the Darumbal people (Cnr Stanley & Quay Streets). Every August, the Village Festival, Yeppoon becomes a highlight of the region’s cultural calendar with a host of local, national and international contemporary music acts on offer. The 2013 Festival saw Clare Bowditch and international jazz group and ARIA Award winner ‘The Idea of North’ strut the stages in Yeppoon. Visit community museums and galleries like the Mill Gallery in Yeppoon, which host monthly exhibitions and community cultural events. Another creative hub is the award winning Nob Creek Pottery in the Byfield Rainforest and if you happen to be in Yeppoon on the first Sunday of the month, don’t miss out on the Figtree Markets. Art lovers in Rockhampton are also in for a treat at the Rockhampton Art Gallery. Established in 1967, the gallery houses the finest collection of mid-twentieth century Australian art in regional Queensland. The Gallery presents a vibrant range of educational and artistic programs, workshops and events for temporary, travelling and permanent collection exhibitions. Programs include guided tours for education and other groups, artist and guest speaker talks, practical workshops and art activities developed for toddlers through to adults.

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Self Drive Itineraries

COAST TO RAINFOREST EXPERIENCE Mercure Capricorn Resort (15 minute drive from Yeppoon) From Yeppoon, travel north to Mercure Capricorn Resort Yeppoon with its 20km of uninterrupted beach and two international standard golf courses, all surrounded by 22 hectares of wetlands. Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary (10 minutes from Capricorn Resort) Cuddle a koala, hold a snake, hand-feed the friendly kangaroos. Enjoy the company of the animals as you stroll through the lush rainforest parkland of Cooberrie Park. You can hand-feed wallabies, peacocks, free-roaming water birds, emus and others, with the pre-packaged food available from the park's kiosk. Byfield State Forest (15 minute drive from Cooberrie Park) Several recreational areas offer a cool escape with a swim, barbeque or a picnic in beautiful rainforest. Camping facilities are available, or stay in one of the deluxe log cabins or romantic bungalows available. Pottery Gallery Nestled in the Byfield rainforest, Nob Creek Pottery gallery has a superb collection of work by resident potters, and a display of Australian glass, woodwork and jewellery. SCENIC COAST LOOP Rockhampton to Yeppoon (35 minute drive) Travel along the Bruce Highway to the Yeppoon turn-off and as you head to the coast you'll see Mt Jim Crow and Mt Hedlow. These are just two of the many volcanic plugs which dot the landscape, testament to the area's violent geological past. Yeppoon The gateway to the Capricorn Coast, Yeppoon is a magical beachside community, well known for its delicious seafood. Towering palms and pines line the streets against a backdrop of the sky, sea and islands.

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Keppel Bay Marina and Rosslyn Bay (15 minute drive from Yeppoon) Rosslyn Bay is the departure point for trips to Great Keppel Island. Freedom Fast Cats offer ferry transfers to the island. Here you'll also find Keppel Bay Marina, which boasts a seaside café and restaurant. Great Keppel Island Take a welcome diversion across to Great Keppel Island. The island is well worth a day trip and there's a variety of accommodation if you wish to stay longer. Emu Park (15 minute drive from Yeppoon) Along the Scenic Highway lie 13 of Queensland's most beautiful beaches, including Kinka Beach and Mulambin Beach. Take the coastal walk at Kemp Beach for magnificent views across the sparkling ocean to the Keppel Islands. Emu Park is also home to the Singing Ship, a soaring white sculpture on the headland, designed as a monument to Captain Cook. Koorana Crocodile Farm (20 minute drive from Emu Park) The excitement of seeing crocodile feeding is something you won't match anywhere. From February to Easter you may also see baby crocs hatch! This is a working crocodile farm open to visitors between 10am and 3pm, with tours at 10.30am and 1pm. A perfect spot for lunch – croc burgers are the house specialty! It's a truly fascinating experience. Evening dining and spotlight tours are also available for groups. St Christopher ’s Chapel (25 minute drive from Koorana Crocodile Farm) Built by the 542 Engineering Ship and Shore, Battalion, U.S. Army in 1943, St Christopher’s is an open air chapel located in Nerimbera. You will pass the chapel turn-off on your journey back to Rockhampton. It is believed that this chapel is the only one of its kind in the world.

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Self Drive Itineraries ROCKHAMPTON HERITAGE TRAIL Tropic of Capricorn Spire (Gladstone Road, Rockhampton) Rockhampton straddles the Tropic of Capricorn and the Spire marks the spot where you leave the temperate zone and enter the tropics a great photo opportunity for visitors.

ROCKHAMPTON’S NATURAL ENCOUNTERS TRAIL

Archer Park Rail Museum (Archer Street, 5 minute drive from the Tropic of Capricorn Spire)

Mt Hay Gemstone Tourist Park (20 minute drive from The Spire Visitor Information Centre, Gladstone Road)

Magnificently restored, the Archer Park Rail Museum brings history alive as you learn about the Purrey Steam Tram, which once served Rockhampton’s streets. The ‘talking statues’ will give you all the details.

Mt Hay was once a rumbling volcano and is now home to thundereggs, a volcano’s birthstone. Here you can take a guided tour and fossick for your very own geo-treasure.

Rockhampton Art Gallery (Victoria Parade, 3 minute drive from Archer Park) You’ll be surprised by this regional gallery which offers a fascinating range of touring exhibitions by local, national and international artists. Historic Quay Street (10 minute walk from Rockhampton Art Gallery) Facing the Fitzroy River Parkland and boardwalk, Quay Street is the longest National Trust heritage street in Australia. Rich in architectural splendour, stroll past the Rockhampton Customs House and then further south and see one of Rockhampton’s largest historic warehouses – Walter Reid Cultural Centre. Dreamtime Cultural Centre (Bruce Highway, 10 minute drive north from the city) This unique centre is on Darambal land, nestled amidst 30 hectares of natural bush. Here you’ll learn the history of the region's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities (allow two hours for the tour). The centre also showcases Indigenous artefacts and displays. A must-see is the unique film about the tribes of the Carnarvon Gorge and their ancient rock art. Tours are 10.30am and 1pm Mon – Fri. Rockhampton Heritage Village & Visitor Information Centre (Boundary Road, 2 minute drive north from Dreamtime Cultural Centre) Step back in time at this friendly township museum showcasing the rich, colourful history

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of the Rockhampton district from 1850 – 1950. Wonderful displays of restored buildings, vehicles, machinery, doll and clock collections, plus friendly farm animals, all set in beautiful gardens. Open 9am – 4pm daily.

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Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and Zoo (Spencer Street, 20 minute drive from Mt Hay) A relaxing oasis within the city limits, Rockhampton’s 143-year-old Botanic Gardens, considered one of the best gardens of its kind in Australia, have amazing tropical plants. The Zoo – Wildlife at its best. Discover more than 50 species of native and exotic animals in their natural surroundings, while being entertained with feeding shows daily. Entry is FREE. Open 8am – 4.30pm. Kershaw Gardens (Bruce Highway, 15 minute drive from Botanic Gardens and Zoo) On the northern bank of the Fitzroy River, this unique park features native plants and a replica bush hut hidden away in the foliage. Walking trails take you through the scented garden, with spectacular waterfalls making this a peaceful oasis. Mt Archer Environmental Park (Pilbeam Drive, 15 minute drive from Kershaw Gardens) Reward yourself with some spectacular views of the city from the summit of Mt Archer. It’s an easy drive to the lookout where you can picnic at one of the excellent barbeque areas or take a short walk along one of the marked trails. Capricorn Caves (Olsens Caves Road, 25 minute drive from Mt Archer) These incredible above-ground caves, discovered in 1882, offer daily tours. Your guide will reveal amazing limestone formations, and the more

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Self Drive Itineraries The Railway Museum was built in 1898 and gives visitors an insight into the historic buildings, rail memorabilia and an opportunity to ride a Fettler’s Trolley. Step into a restored railway carriage and watch a 3D screening of the old history of the ‘rack’ system, used for hauling steam trains up the steep inclines of the Razorback Mountain in the 1800s. Open 9am – 4pm daily. Private Victor Stanley Jones Suspension Bridge (Byrnes Parade, 2 minutes after the Mount Morgan Railway Museum) The Dee River, flowing through Mount Morgan, was once lined with a number of Mount Morgan’s famous Swinging Bridges, with the first constructed in the 1890s. Six of these unique bridges were constructed over the Dee River; built to ensure easy access between the town and mine site, even during times of flood. Sadly, no originals remain today. A replica can be found, however, across the river connecting Byrne’s Parade to East Street; giving those who cross a feel for the old mining days. Suspension Bridge, Mount Morgan

adventurous can explore by candlelight. The Summer Solstice – mid December to mid January – is a special natural event not to be missed. Sunlight penetrates deep in the Belfry Cave to create spectacular visual effects. The caves have wheelchair access. Mt Etna Park Bat Cleft (5 minute drive from Capricorn Caves) From December to February, a visit to the Bat Cleft within Mt Etna Caves National Park is a must. The dusk flight of thousands of endangered bent-wing bats is a fascinating spectacle. The bats are no bigger than your thumb and this is the ONLY place in the world where you can witness this natural event. Enjoy an evening meal at the nearby Caves Pub while you wait for the skies to dim! Tours depart from the Caves township. HISTORIC MOUNT MORGAN TRAIL Mount Morgan Railway Museum & Visitor Information Centre (Railway Parade, 35 minute drive from Rockhampton) Don’t miss this excellent example of the importance of Rail History in Mount Morgan.

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An information board is also found at the location where the last original stood – found on Tipperary Road. Mount Morgan State High School (2 minute drive from Private Victor Stanley Jones Suspension Bridge) The Mount Morgan State High School was erected in 1908 to teach the technical skills and trades of mining. The college became a high school in 1912, when the demand for skilled miners decreased. The high school was Queensland’s first high school and had 127 pupils. The State High School still operates today on the corner of Central and Dee Streets. Mount Morgan Historical Museum (Morgan Street, 2 minute drive from High School) Located in the main street of Mount Morgan, the Mount Morgan Historical Museum has an extensive collection of classic pieces and photographs tracing the history of Mount Morgan from its early pioneering days through to the gold rush and settlement period. Open 9am – 4pm daily. The Mount Morgan Masonic Temple (Gordon Street, 5 minute drive from Historical Museum)

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This 1903 Masonic Temple demonstrates the growth and prominence of Mount Morgan in the early 20th century and the spread of Freemasonry throughout Queensland. The temple was erected for 1,500 pounds by the Newman Brothers of Rockhampton, and can be found on Gordon Street. Arthur Timms Lookout (Pattison Street, 5 minute drive from Masonic Temple) From the Arthur Timms Lookout you get a spectacular view of the town and the mine that was once a mountain. Looking north over the top of town, you can see the Burnett Highway cross the Dee River and head off for Rockhampton. Turn westward until you encounter the Big Stack. Completed in 1905, it stands 71 metres tall and is said to contain three-quarters of a million bricks. To the left of the Big Stack is the lake which is the site of what was the open-cut mine. Instead of that lake, try to picture the mountain of gold that once stood there – Ironstone Mountain, the original Mount Morgan. You can experience a tour of the mine site with TMC Tours.

Mount Morgan Cemetery (5 minute drive from Aurthur Timms Lookout) The town’s cemetery reflects the hard times and numerous disasters that have plagued Mount Morgan over the years. Stories of industrial accidents and disease outbreaks litter the rows of tombstones. The Linda Memorial, located in the cemetery, was erected in 1909 to commemorate the 26 men who died in the mine between 1894 and 1909. The cemetery also contains the Chinese Heung Lew or prayer oven. The cemetery is located 2km south of the town centre, just off Coronation Drive. More Time? Before departing Mount Morgan be sure to visit “The Big Dam”, the last and largest of seven dams built on the Dee River. The Big Dam, as it is locally known, has always been a favourite picnic area. More Information? For information on the best places to visit in Mount Morgan stop off at the Tourist Centre located at the Historical Rail Museum on Railway Parade or for a guided tour contact Mt Morgan Guided TMC Tours on (07) 4938 1823.

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Getting Here BY AIR The Rockhampton Airport is exceptionally well serviced with multiple flights to and from Brisbane daily and connections on to other ports around Australia and internationally. Airlines that fly into Rockhampton include QantasLink and Virgin Australia.

Longreach. High speed ‘tilt-train’ services run four times per week between Brisbane and Cairns. ‘The Sunlander’ and ‘Spirit of the Outback’ trains also run via Rockhampton to Queensland’s Tropical North and Outback, offering an experience that is more than just a train journey.

BY COACH AND BUS Greyhound Australia and Premier Motor Service operate from the central bus terminal in Rockhampton with multiple services connecting with Brisbane and Cairns daily. Paradise Coaches operates a service to Emerald and Longreach, Youngs Bus Services operate to and from Yeppoon and the Capricorn Coast, as well as Gracemere and Mount Morgan. Sunbus is the primary form of public bus transport around Rockhampton City. Group transport can be booked with Rothery’s Coaches.

BY ROAD Major highways link the region with all parts of Queensland and the southern states.

BY RAIL Queensland Rail’s Traveltrain operates services daily to Rockhampton from Brisbane. Services are also available to Cairns and extend west to

TAXI AND CAR HIRE Car hire is available from several local and national operators in Rockhampton, and taxis are also available across the region.

These include: n Pacific Coast Touring Route n Leichhardt Highway n Australia’s Country Way n Capricorn Highway

BUDGET Budget is renowned for its wide range of cars, 4WDs and minibuses as well as Australia’s largest fleet of trucks and commercial vehicles. Earn valuable Qantas Frequent Flyer points when you rent with Budget.

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CAPRICORN COAST ACCOMMODATION Beaches on Lammermoor 96-98 Scenic Highway, Yeppoon P: 07 4913 8300 Beachside Caravan Park Farnborough Road, Yeppoon P: 07 4939 3738 Bell Park Caravan Park 92 Pattison St, Emu Park P: 07 4939 6202 Capricorn Palms Holiday Village Cnr Wildin Way, Mulambin Beach P: 07 4933 6144 Causeway Caravan Park 9 The Esplanade, Causeway Lake P: 07 4933 6356 Como Holiday Units 32-34 Anzac Parade, Yeppoon P: 07 4939 1594 Coolwaters Holiday Village 760 Scenic Highway, Kinka Beach P: 07 4939 6102 Coral Inn Resort & Flashpackers 14 Maple Street, Yeppoon P: 07 4939 2925 Echelon Apartments Yeppoon 18-22 Anzac Parade, Yeppoon P: 07 4939 0900 Emus Beach Resort 92 Pattison Street, Emu Park P: 07 4939 6111 Endeavour Inn 18-20 Hill Street, Emu Park P: 07 4939 6777 Ferns Hideaway 67 Cahills Road, Byfield P: 07 4935 1235 Great Keppel Island Hideaway Great Keppel Island P: 07 4939 2050 Great Keppel Island Holiday Village Great keppel Island P: 07 4939 8655 Tower Holdings (Great Keppel Island Resort Pty Ltd) Great Keppel Island P: 02 9923 5700 Island View Caravan Park 946 Scenic Highway, Kinka Beach P: 07 4939 6284

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Kinka Palms Beachfront Apartments/Motel 934-940 Scenic Highway, Kinka Beach P: 07 4939 6437 Mercure Capricorn Resort Yeppoon Farnborough Access Rd, Yeppoon P: 07 4925 2525

ROCKHAMPTON ACCOMMODATION Best Western Cattle City Motor Inn 139 Gladstone Road, Rockhampton P: 07 4927 7811 Central Park Motel 224 Murray Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4927 2333

Oshen Yeppoon Corner of Adelaide and Cliff Streets P: 07 3435 0799

Citywalk Motor Inn 129 William Street, Rockhampton City P: 07 49226 009

Poinciana Tourist Park Via Percy Ford Street 9 Scenic Highway P: 07 4939 1601 Pumpkin Island Capricorn Coast Rosslyn Bay Resort Vin E Jones Memorial Drive, Rosslyn Bay P: 07 4933 6333 Sail Inn Motel 19 James Street, Yeppoon P: 07 4939 1130 Salt Beachfront Yeppoon (Under Construction) Cnr Anzac Parade & Queens Street, Yeppoon P: 0408 155 283 Seaspray Resort & Spa 28 Cocoanut Point Drive, Zilzie P: 07 4925 4180 Sunlover Lodge 3 Camellia Street, Kinka Beach P: 07 4939 6727 Surfside Motel 30 Anzac Parade, Yeppoon P: 07 4939 1272 The Coast Motel 52 Scenic Highway, Yeppoon P: 07 4930 2325 The Pearl Resort & Residences Haven Road, Tanby Point, Emu Park P: 07 4380 15671 Tropical Nites Motel 32 - 34 Anzac Parade, Yeppoon P: 07 4939 1594 Villa Mar Colina 34-36 Adelaide Street, Yeppoon P: 07 4939 3177 While Away Bed & Breakfast 44 Todd Avenue, Yeppoon P: 07 4939 5719

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Country Club for Accommodation 870-886 Yaamba Road, Parkhurst P: 07 4936 1022 Denison Boutique Hotel 233 Denison Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4923 7378 Discovery Holiday Parks Rockhampton 394 Yamba Road, North Rockhampton P: 07 4926 3822 Empire Rockhampton (completion Oct 2014) 1 East Street Rockhampton Fitzroy Hotel 366 East Street, Rockhampton P: 4927 4299 Fitzroy Motor Inn Corner Fitzroy & Campbell Streets, Rockhampton P: 07 4927 9255 Glenmore Palms Motel 520 Yaamba Road, North Rockhampton P: 07 4926 1144 Gracemere Caravan Park Old Capricorn Highway, Gracemere P: 07 4933 1310 Henderson Park Farm Stay Barretts Road, Barmoya via Rockhampton P: 07 4934 2794 Lilly Pilly Resort (CQ Properties) 60 Lilly Pilly Avenue, Gracemere P: 07 4933 3670 Leichhardt Hotel Cnr Denham Street and Bolsover Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4927 6733 Motel 98 98 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton P: 07 4920 1000 Motel Lodge 100 Gladstone Road, Rockhampton P: 07 4922 5726


Parkhurst Motel & Van Park 900-904 Yaamba Road, Parkhurst P: 07 4936 1126 Quest Rockhampton 48 Victoria Parade Rockhampton P: 07 4920 5300

Funtastic Cruises Rosslyn Bay, Yeppoon P: 0438 909 502 Kenrose Park 535 Yeppoon Road, North Rockhampton P: 07 4936 4844

Riverside Tourist Park 2 Reaney Street, North Rockhampton P: 07 4922 3779 Rockhampton Backpackers YHA 60 Macfarlene Street, North Rockhampton P: 07 4927 5288 Rockhampton Plaza Hotel 161 George Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4927 5855 Rocky Gardens Motor Inn 292-306 Lower Dawson Road, Rockhampton P: 07 4922 9200

Keppel Bay Marina 1 Waterline Way, Rosslyn Bay P: 07 4933 6244 Shell World Yeppoon 1 Scenic Highway, Yeppoon P: 07 4925 0085 Koorana Crocodile Farm 65 Savages Road, Coowonga P: 07 4934 4749 Little Johnny's Tours 48 Emu Parade, Barmaryee P: 0414 793 637

Sun Palms Hotel Motel 160 Gladstone Road, Rockhampton P: 07 4927 4900 The Coffee House Apartment Motel 51 William Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4927 5722 The Edge Apartment Hotel 102 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton P: 07 4930 1000

Marlborough Historical Museum Milman Street, Marlborough P: 07 4935 6127 Mt Hay Gemstone Tourist Park 3665 Capricorn Highway, Wycarbah P: 07 4934 7183

Travelodge Rockhampton 86 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton P: 07 499 4500

Nob Creek Pottery 216 Arnolds Road, Byfield P: 07 4935 1161

True Blue Motor Inn 1012 Yaamba Road, Parkhurst P: 07 4936 1777

Paint Pot Gallery Town Hall Normanby Street, Yeppoon P: 07 4938 3535 Rockhampton Ghost Tours Rockhampton City P: 0400 958 879

Winter Sun Motel 8 Weaver Street, North Rockhampton P: 07 4928 8722 REGIONAL ATTRACTIONS Archer Park Station and Steam Tram Museum 51-87 Denison Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4922 2774 Capricorn Caves 30 Olsens Caves Road, The Caves P: 07 4934 2883 Central Queensland Military & Artefacts Museum 40 Archer Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4921 0648

Mt Morgan Historical Museum 87 Morgan Street, Mount Morgan P: 07 4938 2122

Rockhampton Botanic Gardens & Zoo Ann Street, Rockhampton P: 1300 22 55 77 Rockhampton Heritage Village 296 Boundary Road, Parkhurst P: 07 4936 8688 Rockhampton Art Gallery 62 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton P: 07 4936 8248 Rockhampton Golf Club Inc 40 Ann Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4927 3311

Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary 9 Stones Road, Woodbury P: 07 4939 7590

Sail Capricornia 9 Chrisney Street, Cooee Bay P: 07 4933 7564

Dreamtime Cultural Centre Yaamba Road, North Rockhampton P: 07 4936 1655

The Crazy Joker 147-161 Robinson Street, North Rockhampton P: 07 4928 2600

Emu Park Historical Museum Society 17 Hill Street, Emu Park P:07 4939 6080

The Gallery Fine Arts Society 42 Patterson Street, Emu Park P: 07 4939 6036

Freedom Fast Cats LOT 146 John Howes Dr, Yeppoon P: 07 4933 6888

The Mill Gallery 31-35 Normanby Street, Yeppoon P: 07 4939 1311

TMC Guided Tours 45 East Street Extended, Mount Morgan P: 07 4938 1823 WaterPark Eco Tours 201 Waterpark Road, Byfield P: 07 4935 1171 Yeppoon Aquatic & Fitness Centre Matthew Flinders Drive, Yeppoon P: 07 4939 5029 Yeppoon Community Markets 25 Kreis Road, Lake Mary P: 07 4939 7976 DINING CAPRICORN COAST Beaches Bistro Vin E Jones Drive, Rosslyn Bay P: 07 4933 6333 Coco’s Seaspray Cocoanut Point Drive, Zilzie P: 07 4939 6923 Footlights Theatre Restaurant 123 Rockhampton Road, Yeppoon P: 07 4939 2399 Keppel Bay Sailing Club Anzac Parade, Yeppoon P: 07 4939 9500 Pacific Hotel & Liquor Barn 68 James Street, Yeppoon P: 07 4939 3208 Plumtree Store Banksia Road, Stanage Bay P: 07 4937 3169 The Coffee Club Yeppoon Esplanade 18-22 Anzac Parade, Yeppoon P: 07 4930 2705 The Strand Hotel Normanby Street, Yeppoon P: 07 4939 1301 The Waterline Breakwater Drive, Rosslyn Bay P: 07 4933 6244 Zilzie Bay Resort 61-63 Monaco Drive, Zilzie P: 07 4938 7777 DINING ROCKHAMPTON Ascot Hotel Stonegrill Bistro 117 Musgrave Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4922 4719 Steakhouse 98 98 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton P: 07 4920 1000 Gardens Tearooms 18 Brae Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4922 4347 Hogs Breath Cafe Rockhampton 1 Aquatic Place, North Rockhampton P: 07 4926 3646 Rockhampton Leagues Club Ltd Cnr Cambridge Street and George Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4999 2600

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The Edge Restaurant & Bar 108 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton P: 07 4931 1300 The Heritage Hotel 228 Quay Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4927 6996 McDonalds Restaurants Rockhampton 122 George St, Rockhampton RETAIL Cooee Bay Pharmacy 1 Swordfish Avenue, Taranganba P: 07 4939 4866 Ripcurl Yeppoon 13 Normanby Street, Yeppoon P: 07 4939 2877 Rosslyn Bay Fisherman’s Market Vin E. Jones Memorial Drive, Rosslyn Bay P: 07 4933 6105 Yeppoon Central Shopping Centre 42-44 Park St, Yeppoon P: 07 4930 2911 Yeppoon Chemmart Pharmacy 4 James Street, Yeppoon P: 07 4939 1408 Yeppoon News 14 Normanby Street, Yeppoon P: 07 4939 3377 BP Gracemere 29-31 Laurie Street, Gracemere P: 07 4933 3377 DC Motors Pty Ltd Corner of Derby & Campbell Streets, Rockhampton P: 07 4999 1200 Georges Workwear & Country Outfitters 88 William Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4922 5152 Ian Weigh Toyota 127 Denison Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4924 5200 Kev Brown’s Butchery Highway Palms Shopping Centre Yaamba Road, North Rockhampton P: 07 4928 5325 Leading Edge Telstra Shop Rockhampton 1/240 Canning Street, Allenstown P: 07 4939 2607 Mark Bunt Menswear 122 East Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4927 6166 Stockland Rockhampton Yaamba Road, North Rockhampton P: 07 4928 9166 TRANSPORT Capricorn Coast Taxi Service 3 Hoskyn Drive, Yeppoon P: 0417 705 294 Budget Car Rental 65-71 Canoona Road, Rockhampton P: 07 4922 8064

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Rockhampton Airport Rockhampton Airport Canoona Road P: 07 4936 8314 Rothery’s Coaches 13 Power Street, North Rockhampton P: 07 4922 4320 Youngs Bus Service 274 George Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4922 3813 Aurizon Level 2/520 Flinders Street, Townsville P: 07 4772 8308 Hummer Luxury Limo CQ 137 Heaslips Road, Barmoya P: 07 4934 2775 Queensland Rail Travel 305 Edward Street, Brisbane P: 1800 872 467 Business Class Limousines 1/228 Canning Steet, Rockhampton P: 07 4922 2299 REAL ESTATE Professionals Real Estate Emu Park 1/21 Pattison Street, Emu Park P: 07 4939 6411 Ray White Rural 8/214 Quay Street, Rockhampton P: 0400 361 114 Lacoa Property Level 1/41 Arthur Street, Yeppoon P: 07 4939 5757 Pat O’Driscoll Real Estate 171 Bolsover Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4927 2122 LJ Hooker Rockhampton Shop 5 - 235 Musgrave Street, North Rockhampton P: 07 4922 2244 Yeppoon Real Estate 21 Hill Street, Yeppoon P: 07 4938 3777 O’Reillys Real Estate 2/13 Hill Street, Yeppoon P: 07 4925 1000 Pat O’Driscoll Real Estate Yeppoon 2/22 James Street, Yeppoon P: 07 4939 8766 Ray White Real Estate Yeppoon 2/10 James Street, Yeppoon P: 07 4939 5088 Elders Real Estate 16 Anzac Parade, Yeppoon P: 07 4939 5599 BANKS Bendigo Bank 1/24 William Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4922 3666 The Rock Building Society 102 Bolsover Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4931 5562

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Suncorp Metway 32-34 East St, Rockhampton P: 07 4924 5450 Commonwealth Bank Rockhampton Corner of Denham and Bolsover Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4931 9268 ANZ Rockhampton 214 Bolsover Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4931 7772 EDUCATION Heights College Ltd 276 Carlton Street, North Rockhampton P: 07 4936 1076 CQUniversity Australia Bruce Highway, North Rockhampton P: 07 4923 2871 Central QLD Institute of TAFE Canning Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4920 2758 North Rockhampton High School Berserker Street, North Rockhampton P: 07 4924 7888 Rockhampton Girls Grammar School Cnr Denham Street and Agnes Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4930 0900 St Brendans College 139 Adelaide Park Rd, Yeppoon P: 07 4939 9300 LOCAL BUSINESS Capricorn Coast Mirror Shop 2 Evia Bldg Normanby Street P: 07 4939 3311 Capricorn Printing & Publishing 45 Tanby Rd, Yeppoon P: 07 4939 2181 Centrepoint Finance 34 Normanby Street, Yeppoon P: 07 4939 8882 Digitalrez Australia 21 Ahern Street, Emu Park P: 07 4925 4400 Money Matters Accounting Services 50 Normanby Street, Yeppoon P: 07 4939 8855 Tropical Pines Pty Ltd 2922 Yeppoon Road, Yeppoon P: 07 4939 5749 Wavelengths for Hair Shop 4/38 James Street, Yeppoon P: 07 4939 5344 Almost Anything Web & Graphic Design 1/293 Richardson Road, North Rockhampton P: 07 4926 7811 Brown Consulting 238 Quay Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4931 0777


Capricorn Investment Partners 34 East Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4920 4600 Capricornia Newspapers Ltd (The Morning Bulletin) 162-164 Quay Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4930 4220

Mango 4 Office Technology 155 Alma Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4922 5500 Mount Morgan Promotion and Development Inc. 1 Railway Parade, Mt Morgan P: 07 4938 2333

Capricornia Training Company 38 Armstrong Street, North Rockhampton P: 07 4922 2008

Paint Place CQ 31 William Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4924 7207

Centacare 168 William Street, Rockhampton P: 1300 523 895

Piranha Insurance Agencies Pty Ltd 168 Denison Street, Rockhampton P: 074927 8400

City Printing Works 165-169 East Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4927 2533

Plantability Constructions Pty Ltd 32 Amanda Road, Glenlee P: 07 4927 7999

CQ NRL BID 1 Lion Creek Road, Rockhampton P: 07 4927 6855

Rees R & Sydney Jones 186 Quay Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4927 6333

CT Harris & Co Level 5/130 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton P: 07 4927 8822

Rockhampton Business Machines 146 Kent Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4927 1422

Evans Edwards & Associates 7 Archer Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4927 4588

Rockhampton Enterprise Centre 214 Quay Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4922 6906

FM Studios (Fenech Multimedia Studios) 17A East Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4923 7777 George Street Foodworks Shop 2/118 George Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4922 7707 Get Logo’d 1/248 Quay Street, Rockhampton City P: 07 4926 0542 Gormans Removals 22 Queens Elizabeth Drive, North Rockhampton P: 07 4927 4522 Herron Todd White 250 Quay Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4927 4655 Ian Weigh Toyota 127 Denison Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4924 5200 iAssist 174 Musgrave Street, North Rockhampton P: 07 4921 4208 JM Kelly Group of Companies Pty Ltd 212 Richardson Road, North Rockhampton P: 07 4931 4011 Kele Property Group 87 Bolsover Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4927 4818 Kennas Chartered Accountants & Financial Services Cnr Fitzroy & Alma Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4924 9100 Lindley’s Panel Works Pty Ltd 54 Burnett Street, North Rockhampton P: 07 4922 4403

Sibelco Australia 246 Boundary Road, Parkhurst P: 07 4920 0235 SMR Advertising PO Box 115, Yeppoon P: 07 4923 7222 Stage & Audio 62 Bolsover Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4922 8833 The Cassidy Group The Edge 102 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton P: 0448 275 722 Trevor McMaster Refrigeration 286 Bolsover Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4927 3500 Zebra Wrecking Pty Ltd Cnr Somerset Road & Capricorn Highway, Gracemere P: 07 4933 2444 Sir Graham McCamley 87 Bolsover Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4927 3811 AECOM Australia Pty Ltd PO Box 1049, Rockhampton P: 07 4927 5541 see.think.grow 47 Cliff Street, Yeppoon P: 0438 965 101 Vink Publishing 38-40 Fisher Street, East Brisbane P: 0418 727 001 Generate PR Suite 2 / 248 Quay Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4927 5696

SERVICES & INDUSTRIES Bronsan Pty Ltd Yeppoon P: 07 4939 5562 Bruce Young MP (Member for Keppel) PO Box 1661, Yeppoon P: 07 4939 5732 Cap Coast Home Loans 1/21 Hill Street, Yeppoon P: 07 4939 1267 Central Apartment Group 1/75 Longland Street, Newstead, Brisbane P: 07 3852 3334 Coal Train Australia 61 Queen Street, Yeppoon P: 07 4939 1445 Permc Pty Ltd (Discovery Industrial Estate) Corner Sturt and McLaughlin Streets, Rockhampton P: 0437 184 441 RPS Fire Pty Ltd 7 Archer Court, Barmaryee P: 0488 340 800 Yeppoon Coastguard 22 Anchor Drive, Yeppoon P: 07 4933 6600 Adecco Australia 155 East Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4931 6300 Aizer Building Solutions Pty Ltd 6/92 McLaughlin Street, North Rockhampton P: 1300 480 443 AON Risk Services 204 Musgrave Street, North Rockhampton P: 07 4937 6500 Ashton Engineering Pty Ltd Igloo 5 / Monier Rd, Parkhurst, 4702 P: 07 4936 1145 Australian Drug Detection Agency 97 Bolsover Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4923 7799 BMD Constructions Pty Ltd 119 Toolooa Street, Gladstone P: 07 4972 7391 Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service Ltd 145 East Street, Rockhampton Queensland P: 07 4922 9093 Cardno (QLD) Pty Ltd Level 1 QTV House 1 Aquatic Place, North Rockhampton P: 07 4924 7500 Central Queensland Health Service District Level 2/36 East Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4920 6331 Central Queensland Indigenous Development Ltd CQUni / Bld 26 Darumbal Rd, North Rockhampton P: 07 4920 0000

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Telstra County Wide Rockhampton P: 1800 687 829 Telstra Business Brisbane P: 13 2000 Gibb Group Suite 7 53 Coppin Street, Richmond, VIC P: 03 8808 6888

CQG Consulting Level 1/21 East Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4922 9252 Edenbrook Developments 206 William Palfrey Road, Parkhurst P: 07 4923 0014 Fitzroy Basin Association 80 East St, Rockhampton P: 07 4999 2800 Fitzroy River & Coastal Catchments Inc 14 Wandal Road, Rockhampton P: 07 4921 0573 GlobaLinks Learning Abroad 65 Bruce Highway, Rockhampton P: 07 4936 3644 Holcim Concrete Australia Cnr Knight and Park Streets, North Rockhampton P: 07 4923 1201 Hutchinson Builders 150 Kent Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4937 5100 Indigo Gold Pty Ltd 319 Denham Street, Rockhampton P: 0409 069 425 JM Kelly Group of Companies Pty Ltd 212 Richardson Road, North Rockhampton P: 07 4931 4011 Kele Property Group 87 Bolsover Street Rockhampton P:07 4927 4818 Lawler Hacketts Chartered Accountants 8 East Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4927 2744 Mad Dog Productions 126 East Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4922 1447 Mecobe 42 William Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4921 9900 Mercy Health & Aged Care CQ Ltd 263 Agnes Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4931 7490 Qld Master Builders Association 35 Derby Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4920 3555 Regional Insurance Brokers (CQ) Pty Ltd 69 High Street, North Rockhampton P: 07 4999 0500 Rowland 42 Albert Street, Brisbane P: 07 3229 4499 Specialty Travel 1/228 Canning Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4922 7229 Tanner Consulting 2B Denham Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4922 0911

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Hansen Yuncken Pty Ltd 15 Malt Street, Fortitude Valley P: 07 3872 4000 Homecorp Group Level 8/64 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise P: 07 5538 6889 LSC Solutions Pty Ltd 168 Denison Street, Rockhampton P: 1300 572 572 Michelle Landry MP (Member for Capricornia) PO Box 873, Rockhampton P: 07 4933 7823 MICOMM 116 Kent Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4922 3322 Paul Hoolihan (Private member) Paynter Dixon Qld Pty Ltd 2 Tennyson Street, Mackay P: 07 4951 1530 Reveur Pty Ltd GPO Box 3233, Brisbane P: 0407 765 184 Stanwell Corporation Limited 39 East St, Rockhampton P: 07 3335 3807 The Landscaper 29 Price Avenue, North Rockhampton P: 0410 147 341 Timber Milling Services Pty Ltd 24 Kensington Road, Bondoola P: 0418 303 987 Wesfarmers Curragh Pty Ltd Cooroorah Road, Blackwater P: 07 4986 9213 Aitken Legal Level 2, 20 Innovation Parkway, Birtinya P: 07 5413 4000 Flinders Group Pty Ltd Level 25, 288 Edward Street, Brisbane P: 07 3221 1371 Tourism & Events Queensland 30 Makerston Street, Brisbane P: 07 3535 3535 Ergon Energy Corporation Limited Cnr Fitzroy & Alma Sts, Rockhampton P: 07 4931 2371 Gracemere Surveying & Planning Consultants Pty Ltd 120 William Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4922 7033

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XXXX Island Capricorn Coast EVENTS Keppel & Fitzroy Delta Alliance 23 McBean Street Yeppoon, Qld, Australia P: 07 3103 3115 The Village Festival Millroy Drive, Yeppoon, 4703, QLD P: 0429 397 871 Beef Australia Ltd 134 William Street, Rockhampton, 4700, QLD P: 07 4922 2989 Golden Mount Festival Assoc 61 Morgan Street, Mount Morgan Q 4714 P: 0429 542 019 Rockhampton Jockey Club Reanny Street, North Rockhampton, 4701, Qld P: 07 4927 1300 Human Race Events Capricorn Coast Running Festival. P: 0459 035 052 REGIONAL COUNCILS Rockhampton Regional Council 232 Bolsover Street, Rockhampton P: 07 4936 8278 Central Highlands Regional Council PO Box 21, Emerald P: 1300 242 686 Livingstone Shire Council PO Box 2292, Yeppoon P: 07 4913 5000 Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire Council 112 Munns Drive, Woorabinda P: 07 4925 9800 OUT OF REGION (TOURS & ATTRACTIONS) Heron Island Resort Heron Island, Southern Great Barrier Reef P: 1 300 863 248   Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort Lady Elliot Island, Southern Great Barrier Reef P: 1800 072 200 Myella Farm Stay Rannes Road, Baralaba P: 07 4998 1290 1770 LARC! Tours 535 Captain Cook Dr, Seventeen Seventy P: 07 4974 9422 Fun Over 50 Pty Ltd 9 Essex Close, Springwood P: 07 3808 3696 Hamilton Island Hamilton Island, Whitsundays P: 137 333


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