Take the family outdoors to play
Head north to visit some of the region’s best days out
LOOKING for a holiday that will suit the whole family?
Why not do something very different and take the kids on a short drive north of Rockhampton to the Capricorn Caves.
The Caves offer a variety of tour options. Try the 'Family Caving Adventure'.
Bats are more likely to be seen on this tour as they prefer the quieter, darker caves.
The sedimentary rocks of Capricorn Caves started forming under the sea about 390 million years ago, corals growing in shallow waters around volcanic islands started building up as limestone on the sea floor.
Marine fossils of the original corals can still be seen in Capricorn Caves.
Aboriginal people have long known of the caves, and it is part of the Darumbal people’s traditional homeland. But now they are open to everyone.
Also north of Rockhampton is the cool seclusion of a rainforest village at Byfield.
Hire a canoe and paddle along the freshwater creek where the rainforest spills to the water's edge.
Here you'll find excellent picnic areas perfect for a family BBQ and beautiful freshwater swimming holes that will keep the kids
occupied for hours.
Discover local art and pottery galleries and take home a unique souvenir.
One of Central Queensland’s favourite days out is a family day cruise around the Keppel Bay Islands.
Enjoy a Glass Bottom Boat tour for coral viewing and fish feeding. Experience a ride in the boomnet before completing your cruise - lie in the net while cruising the magnificent Keppel Island bays, it's just like a spa, but in the ocean.
There’s nothing like a day in the great outdoors to give the whole family an experience to remember these school holidays.
JUMPING IN: For a perfect family day out head to Great Keppel Island.
Sue McBurnie from Nobb Creek Pottery at Byfield with some of her original work on display.
RIGHT: The beauty of the Capricorn Caves is a must to visit.