Buried treasure, ancient bones and breath-taking natural scenery are just some of the gems you’ll discover on a Dig the Tropic Geo-Tour.
It’s a self-driving holiday – stretching from the Capricorn Coast to the Queensland outback – that unearths a swag of geological marvels along the way.
Capricorn Caves, just north of Rockhampton, are 390 million years old but were discovered just a blink ago, geologically speaking. There are several tours on offer, including a visit to the spectacular Cathedral Cave. The kids will love getting their hands dirty on the “Bats, Bones, Poo & Spew” tour which delivers them to a working palaeontology dig site situated in one of the caves.
You can stay in self-contained cabins to extend your time at these timelessly beautiful caves.
Head up the Razorback Range to find Mount Morgan – the town that once had the Midas touch. For more than a century, gold, silver and copper were mined here – and though the mine has closed, the town treasures its golden memories. Visit Mount Morgan Museum in the main street or head to the Mount Morgan Railway Museum for a fascinating look at the special Rack Railway that was built to conquer the steep range. You can also meet up with TMC Tours at the station. The tour covers the town’s historical landmarks and a visit to the old mine site.