For an authentic Australian outdoor holiday experience, tour the Capricorn region of Queensland. From unspoiled beaches and sparkling azure seas to the breathtaking scenery of Cania Gorge National Park, experience a laid back holiday in what is described as a country-coast-reef smorgasbord. Make sure you pack the fishing rods along with your sense of adventure!
With 3000 hectares of spectacular landscape and an amazing variety of Australian native flora and fauna, Cania Gorge National Park is one of Queensland’s best kept secrets. Make BIG4 Cania Gorge Holiday Park your base to explore the National Park walking trails or go fishing on lovely Lake Cania.
Head back to the Bruce Highway and on to Bundaberg where you’ll find the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland. For something different, visit The Bundaberg Barrel which features unique spilled ginger beer flooring. Unwind at the end of the day amidst beautiful and award-winning gardens at BIG4 Cane Village Holiday Park. The park is only five kilometres from the city centre and offers a wide range of sites to suit all caravans, campervans, motorhomes and camping.
Further north, you’ll find Rockhampton on the banks of the mighty Fitzroy River. For a spectacular view of the city and surrounding ranges, make your way to the highest peak, Mt Archer, on the north-eastern outskirts of the city. Discovery Holiday Parks – Rockhampton is set in 10 acres of award-winning tropically landscaped gardens and provides the ideal base. Not far away, you can find some of the most spectacular caves in Queensland formed from an ancient coral reef more than 400 million years ago. If you’re looking for something special, be one of the first to see underground opera at the inaugural Concert at The Capricorn Caves in May 2011.
A little further north east from ‘Rocky’, soak up the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere of Yeppoon. If you’re near the town centre at sunset, stop at Figtree and Ross Creeks to see thousands of Black and Little Red flying foxes take off to their feeding grounds. Stay just 300 metres from Mulambin Beach at BIG4 Capricorn Palms Holiday Village where you’ll find large grassy sites with enough room for a boat!
This article also appeared in the March edition of our quarterly newsletter, BIG News.