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The regional centres of Rockhampton, Gladstone and Bundaberg are thriving cities which provide plentiful shopping, transport and services.
The bustling hub of Rockhampton boasts authentic and easy going country hospitality, as well as cosmopolitan shopping, fine dining and a wide range of entertainment options and nightlife. Situated on the banks of the mighty Fitzroy River, Rockhampton is renowned for its elegant streetscapes with majestic sandstone buildings. The iconic life-sized bull statues represent the country roots of Rockhampton and its status as the ‘Beef Capital of Australia.'
To the east of Rockhampton is the Capricorn Coast, featuring the seaside towns of Yeppoon and Emu Park, which offer a range of cafes and eateries to enjoy while taking in the picture perfect views across to Great Keppel Island. Head west to mining town ofEmerald where you can try your luck at fossicking in the Sapphire Gemfields or visit one on the many stunning national parks in the area.
The city of Gladstone was developed around its natural deep water harbour and a large charter boat fleet operates from the world class Marina. The marina is also the jumping off point for visitors to the natural wonder that is Heron Island, with its abundance of wildlife and amazing scuba and snorkelling sites. Gladstone offers a wide range of restaurants and the Gladstone Entertainment Centre regularly host national and international acts.
Agnes Water and its sister township of Seventeen Seventy in the Discovery Coast offer a range of activities and holiday ideas - from relaxing at the beach, four wheel driving through rugged coastal national parks, beach and deep sea fishing - to enjoying an adventure tour aboard an amphibious vessel. Agnes Water is also Queensland's northern-most surf beach.
In the Bundaberg town centre, you can trace the city's heritage in the museums and gracious colonial buildings. Devour freshly caught seafood for lunch and then spend the afternoon cruising the Burnett River aboard the restored classic river ferry, the Bundy Belle. Ride a historical sugar train through the Botanic Gardens and visit the Hinkler Hall of Aviation, celebrating pioneer solo aviator Bert Hinkler and the wonders of innovation, spirit and adventure. Get to know the iconic Bundaberg Rum, with a Bundaberg Bondstore Distillery experience guided tour and then stop into the nearby Bundaberg Ginger Beer Barrel for a sample of the extensive Brewed Drinks range.
On the Bruce highway only 54km south of Bundaberg is the historic town of Childers, set on top of rolling hills of red soil framed by vivid green sugarcane, avacadoes and macadamias. The area is well know for its food production and has four wineries to round out its culinary reputation.