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Capricornia

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Capricornia is a region of Queensland in Australia.

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Offshore, the Southern Reef Islands including resorts on Heron Island and Wilson Island - scuba diving, snorkling, bird-watching.

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Tourist sights in Capricornia worthy of the tourist's attention:

  • Rockhampton - town on the Fitzroy River and the commercial centre of the region. Noted for its historic buildings dating from the late-19th century. Dreamtime Cultural Centre worth a visit - provides displays relating to region's Aboriginal past. Rockhampton promotes itself as the "beef capital of Australia", with many pubs and restaurants serving large steaks.
  • Yeppoon & Around - on the coast north-east of Rockhampton. Popular beach resort - beaches at (north to south): Farnborough, Yeppoon Town, Lammermoor, Kemp Beach, Mulambin, Kinka Beach and Emu Park. Town of Byfield to the north - potteries and state parks in region. Great Keppel Island offshore.
  • Mount Morgan - old gold mining town located in hills south-west of Rockhampton. Museum and railway tours.
  • Gladstone & Around - industrial port situated on the shores of Port Curtis. Industry tours. Tondoon Botanic Gardens south of town. On the coast to the south of Gladstone are the tourist resorts of Agnes Water and Town of 1770 - Agnes Water contains the most northerly surfing beach on Australia's east coast.


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