Sunday, May 17, 2009

Beautiful sunny Rockhampton, Queensland

During the last school holidays I packed up the family and travelled by Tilt Train up to the Tropic of Capricorn. We packed our swimsuits, walking gear and set out to discover the Capricorn region. We based ourselves in the modest town of Rockhampton in a very friendly and cost effective holiday village. We explored this great region by rental car and discovered some of the most beautiful places of this region. Rockhampton is the region’s largest city and fondly known as "Australia’s Beef Capital". Due to our time restrictions we ventured north of Rockhampton only to Yeppoon. This part was a bit disappointing due to the lack of sandy beaches - at the time of our visit it was high tide and the beaches were left a bit messy from a storm which happened a few weeks before.
We explored the awesome Capricorn Caves, and took a tour of Bat Cleft. On the way home we stopped at the Crocodile Farm and got to see some excellent and scary Crocodile handling.
Our next trip is planned in June and we will be spending a little time fossicking in the Sapphire Gemfields, the largest in the southern hemisphere.

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