Central Queensland is an ambiguous geographical division of Queensland (a state in Australia) that centres on the eastern coast, around the Tropic of Capricorn. Its major regional centre is Rockhampton and the Capricorn Coast and the area extends west to the Central Highlands at Emerald, north to the Mackay Regional Council southern boundary, and south to Gladstone. The region is also known as Capricornia. Straddling the Tropic of Capricorn and sitting halfway along the Queensland coast between Brisbane and Tropical North Queensland, is the Capricorn region.
Mackay offers art deco architecture, palm-fringed streets, casual alfresco dining, bars and boutique fashion. In the heart of Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef lies The Whitsundays, a place of stunning natural beauty and breathtaking experiences. The Whitsundays will leave you in awe with its 74 tropical islands.
You'll fine pristine National Parks, unspoilt islands and cathedral-like caves. The Southern Great Barrier Reef and surrounding islands make a fantastic destination for divers, snorkellers, sailors and fun lovers. Venture inland and you'll find historic gold mining towns, sapphire gemfields, lakes, gorges and more beautiful National Parks.