Outback Towns

Capricorn/Burnett

This rich coal mining area has a lot more to offer the visitor than black gold. Stunning national parks, great fishing, gold and ghosts at Charters Towers, the murals of Amby and a generous sprinkling of gemfields, where fossickers can lose themselves for days in search of the magnificent gems. Who knows what might turn up.

Alpha

The 'Town of Murals'. Located on the Capricorn Highway, its streets are named after poets, the main street...

Anakie

Anakie is positioned at the Sapphire Gemfields 'crossroads' along the Capricorn Highway, and hosts...

Belyando Crossing

A service centre 167kms North of Clermont and 201kms South of Charters Towers.

Biloela

'Banana Shire - a great place to visit, a great place to invest, a great place to live, a great place to...

Blackwater

Blackwater is known as the Coal Capital of Queensland. Located on the Capricorn Highway, Blackwater also...

Bluff

Bluff is located in the Central Highlands, 94 kilometres east of Emerald on the Capricorn Highway. A must see...

Capella

The spectacular Peak Range creates a dramatic backdrop to Capella. Make Capella your base while exploring the...

Clermont

Today Clermont boasts beautiful mountaintops of the Peak Range, green tranquil settings great for relaxing...

Comet

Part of Queensland's Central Highlands and established in association with the westward development of the...

Dingo

Dingo is a small town located just across the railway line from the Capricorn Highway. This busy town sits on...

Duaringa

Duaringa is located 107 kilometres west of Rockhampton along the Capricorn Highway. The small town is the...

Emerald

Emerald is a large, modern country town that was originally established in 1879 as a base for the building of...

Jericho

Take a step back in time

Kilkivan

Kilkivan is famous for it's history of gold and copper mining. You can experience the history of mining at...

Kingaroy

Know as the peanut capital of Australia

Moranbah

In 1968 a proposal was put forward to the then Shire Clerk, Mr. Peter Lawrence for the construction of a new...

Murgon

A relaxed outback Queensland country town, Murgon is known for its diverse industries.

Rolleston

Rolleston is located in the Bauhinia Shire of Queensland's Central Highlands and is the nearest town to the...

Rubyvale

Rubyvale boasts a vibrant town centre located off the Capricorn Highway, in Queensland's Central Highlands....

Sapphire

With a name like that you can only guess what can be found - Sapphires. There is a sense of fun and adventure...

Springsure

The town derived its name from the permanent springs in the creek and gullies at the time of settlement in...

Willows Gemfields

The 'Willows' in particular is known for having unusually coloured sapphires.