Dig The Tropic Drive

 

DIG THE TROPIC - GEO TOURISM TRAIL

Dig The Tropic is a themed Geo-Tourism Trail linking the wonders of the Southern Great Barrier Reef with the mysteries of Queensland’s Outback. It is the only known trail of its kind in the world, enabling visitors to experience a self-drive trail like no other. Following the Tropic of Capricorn, you will experience a living museum created by ancient events left behind. Visit sites such as the Sapphire Gemfields, Capricorn Caves and the Southern Great Barrier Reef.


 

 

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Capricorn Caves

30 Olsens Caves Road The Caves

Capricorn Caves is the premier nature based attraction in Central Queensland. Here you can explore spectacular caves set in a limestone ridge and even spot little insectivorous bats in certain seasons. These magnificent caves are located north of Rockhampton and are winners of many major tourism and environment awards; they are also eco-tourism accredited. The Cathedral Cave Tour is the most...

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Blackwater

Blackwater Blackwater

Best known as the Coal Capital of Queensland, Blackwater is home to the Blackwater International Coal Centre where you can learn everything there is to know about coal. With over 20 exhibits and displays, the centre tells the story of the region's coal mining industry - past, present and future. Apart from its rich mining history, the town also boasts one of the finest Japanese gardens in the ...

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Emerald

Emerald

How did Emerald get its name? It's thanks to a lush green hill - emerald in colour - located just north of the town called 'Emerald Downs Hill'. Established in 1879, this large country town has become the hub of the Central Highlands and gateway to one of the largest sapphire fields in the southern hemisphere. Emerald used to be a major sunflower producer, which might explain why the town is ...

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Rubyvale

Rubyvale Rubyvale

If you love gemstones and jewellery then chances are you're going to love this town. Set in the heart of the Sapphire Gemfields, Rubyvale is home to several gift shops where you'll find everything from sapphire necklaces to sparkling diamond rings. Made from 'billy boulders' and ironbark logs, the Rubyvale Hotel is a quirky place worth checking out. Then head underground on a mine tour where...

 

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