Capricorn region - Southern Great Barrier Reef

The region

The Capricorn region is the northern gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef and straddles the Tropic of Capricorn, stretching from the Central Highlands in the west, to Rockhampton, the Capricorn Coast and Great Keppel Island in the east.

The major regional centre is Rockhampton, the ‘Beef Capital of Australia’. Rockhampton is surrounded by holiday destinations including the Capricorn Coast, Byfield National Park and the Keppel Island Group.

To the west in Queensland’s Central Highlands are the popular tourist destinations of the Sapphire Gemfields, Lake Maraboon, Carnarvon Gorge, Blackdown Tableland National Parks, plus the historic gold mining town of Mount Morgan.

The vision

The 2020 Destination Vision for the Capricorn region is for industry and community to embrace the broader visitor economy to support innovative and sustainable island, coastal and wilderness experiences.

Planning a holiday? Discover more of what the Capricorn region has to offer.