Looking for the perfect destination that offers both fun and educational activities for your whole family during school holidays? Look no further than our own backyard!
Whether you’re keen to learn about local history and culture, or explore the natural beauty of the region, there’s something for everyone of all ages to enjoy.
Check out these seven awesome and educational things to do in and around Rockhampton and the Capricorn Coast during these school holidays:
Take a selfie with a croc at Cooberrie Park
Set in a beautiful natural environment near the Capricorn Coast and with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and coastline, Cooberrie Park is home to a diverse range of native Australian animals, including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, and crocodiles, just to name a few. You can get up close and personal with many of the animals through daily feeding and interaction sessions, making for a unique and unforgettable experience.
Step back in time at the Rockhampton Heritage Village
The Rockhampton Heritage Village is a great place to learn about the history of the region. It’s an open-air museum that features over 20 heritage buildings, including a school, post office, hospital and church. Give yourself around two hours to wander through the village to learn about what life was like in Rockhampton region during the 1800s and early 1900s.
Discover our history the Dreamtime Cultural Centre
The Dreamtime Cultural Centre is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in learning more about Aboriginal culture. The centre features a range of exhibits, including traditional artefacts, art and music. To fully experience the impact of the Dreamtime Cultural Centre, it’s recommended you join in on one of the many guided tours offered by their experienced staff.
Learn about local flora and fauna at the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens
The Rockhampton Botanic Gardens are a beautiful and educational place to visit. The gardens feature a range of local and exotic plants, as well as a butterfly house and a Japanese garden. Whether you’re after the ideal venue for a family picnic or a fun playground for the kids, the Botanic Gardens is the tropical paradise for you. Open from 6am to sunset daily and entry is free.
Get up close and personal with the animals at the Rockhampton Zoo
Discover close to 100 animals spanning more than 30 species of native and exotic animals at Rockhampton Zoo! From the adorable meerkats to the playful chimps, you can get up close and personal with these incredible creatures while learning about their habitats and behaviors. With daily educational talks by zookeepers and feeding sessions, the zoo is the perfect destination for animal lovers of all ages.
Have a hands-on experience at the Mount Hay Gemstone Tourist Park
Located approximately 30 mins west of Rockhampton on the Capricorn Highway at Wycarbah, the Mount Hay Gemstone Tourist Park is a great place for kids and adults alike to learn about gemstones and fossicking. You can take a tour of the park, learn how to identify different gemstones and even try your hand at fossicking for your own treasures!
Discover the ancient wonders at the Capricorn Caves
And last, but definitely not least – our very own Capricorn Caves! At almost 400 million years old, this limestone cave system offers visitors an unforgettable adventure into the depths of the Earth through winding passages and magnificent caverns adorned with stunning formations of stalactites and stalagmites. Be sure to check out the Capricorn Family Adventure, only available during school holidays!
Whether you’re interested in learning about local history and culture, exploring the natural beauty of the region, or simply looking for some fun family activities, the Rockhampton & Capricorn Coast region has it all.
With a range of exciting and educational options to choose from, our region is the perfect destination for families who want to make unforgettable memories together!
The cave was amazing, the tour was worth every cent. This tour is suitable for everyone who can walk, and it offers access for those with mobility issues. There is... read more
It was just an amazing experience to have a guided tour through the cave system and learn about the formation and history of the caves. The cathedral part of the... read more
Terrific tour. Excellent guide (Hudson) really informative and friendly. Explorer experience was easy to manage. Highly recommended. Must book ahead. We saw a lot of people arriving with no booking... read more
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