Home to the mighty saratoga, Fitzroy yellowbelly, Murray cod, silver perch and barramundi.
Good old-fashioned pub grub on sprawling verandahs, natural wonders millions of years in the making and the home of the platypus – these short trips inland from Mackay are worth every minute.
This itinerary is an unforgettable mix of rustic outback wilderness, living history, intoxicating art, diverse dining, a touch of little city life and just as many ways to dive into enjoying it. Time to make some memories.
Pioneering homesteads, the secret hiding spot of European explorers, the battleground of dark days in Australian history and some of the most beautifully wild national parks in Central Queensland all offer wonderful reasons to stop and explore on this history and nature lover’s itinerary.
This itinerary has a historic pioneering heart and the promise of heart-pumping excitement. Imagine learning the art of fossicking in sapphire fever country.