Try your luck at uncovering precious gemstones.
Let a local guide you through a walk-in underground gemstone mine from days gone by, try a digging tour or buy a bucket of sapphire ‘wash’ and learn how to sieve the slurry and recognise your sapphire in the rough.
Big smiles and even bigger vistas!
Travel west from Rockhampton along the Capricorn Highway and explore original outback frontier towns like Alpha, where each street is named after a famous poet, or Dingo, where you can learn the unique skill of dingo trap throwing.
Take a unique geological journey along the Tropic of Capricorn.
Dig The Tropic is a self-driving trail through pre-history where you can discover dinosaurs, view remnants of an inland sea, explore ancient lands, and fossick for gems. It is the only known trail of its kind in the world. Following the Tropic of Capricorn, you can experience a living museum created by ancient events causing sites as varied as Sapphire Gemfields, the Capricorn Caves and the Southern Great Barrier Reef.
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