How much time should I allow to visit the Capricorn region?
With so much to choose from, the hardest part of your holiday will deciding what to see and do this time, and what youll just have to come back to see again!
Ideally you should allow two weeks to give yourself enough time to get around the region and see the main highlights.
We recommend allowing a week in each of the three main areas of Capricorn Coast, Rockhampton & District and the Central Highlands - and more time if you plan to do some serious bushwalking across the wonderfull national parks.
Transfers and getting around
Regular coach transfers are available from Rockhampton airport to the city and Capricorn Coast, including Rosslyn Bay to meet ferry services to Great Keppel Island. Taxis and car rental agencies are also readily available.
If arriving by regional coach or train services, taxis are available from the Rockhampton railway station and coach terminal.
Travel to the Central Highlands can be arranged by hire car, regular train services and coach transfers. Bookings can be made through the visitor information centres.
The Rockhampton & Capricorn Coast region is a thriving regional centre with a population of over 100,000 and around 40,000 in the nearby Central Highlands.
The Capricorn Region is aptly named after our location, set along the Tropic of Capricorn, which classifies the region as having a subtropical climate. typical daytime temperature ranges are between 22C and 32C in the summer, and 9C to 23C in the winter. Click here for more detailed weather information from the Bureau of Meteorology.
What clothes to bring?
Dress is informal and relaxed on most occasions. Smart casual clothing is acceptable for most outings and comfortable walking shoes and a hat are recommended. Don;t forget sunscreen and of course a camera to capture some holiday memories!
Are there any stingers or dangerous jellyfish?
At limited times there may be stingers in the waters along the coast, although they are mostly further to the north. Nevertheless, it is always wise to take some precautions just in case. Click here for detailed reports, first aid and more information.
Will my mobile phone work?
Yes, in most cases, Telstra Countrywide provide service across much of this region. Click here for a coverage map.
Do I need a fossicking permit?
Day trippers can fossick through local tourist operators who offer bucket and bag sales - no permit required. You do need a permit/licence to fossick on any public fossicking site. Permits can be purchased for a small monthly fee, and are available from numerous local businesses throughout the gemfields region. Click here for more details on fossicking permits.