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Capricorn Coast in a day

Capricorn Coast

Alternatively, you can spend the afternoon at Cooberrie Park Australian Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary is open until 3pm daily and is home to native Australian wildlife such as koalas, snakes, kangaroos, crocodiles, dingoes and a range of birdlife. You can arrange to meet the locals a little closer up if you wish and have an animal encounter that involves holding, feeding and cuddling one of these unique animals. There is even a behind the scenes tour where you can see the animals that are not generally on public display.

Next on the tour is a jaunt around the impressive Capricorn Caves complex. Tours leave on the hour until 5pm and include impressive limestone caves covered in fig tree roots and shy rock wallabies spying on you. The end of the tour includes navigating the zig zag corridor and emerging onto the swinging bridge into the surrounding rainforest. There is also a geo tour where visitors learn about the multitude of marine fossils that continue to be uncovered by paleontologists.

Head back into town and say goodbye to the day with a sunset stroll along the beachfront. After such a busy afternoon, the tummy is sure to be grumbling for some sustenance. One of the most popular restaurants in town as voted by tourists and visitors is Beaches Restaurant and Bar. Located at Rosslyn Bay right near the ferry on the harbour, as its name suggests, the restaurant offers charming views overlooking the water that add to its magical ambiance. The menu offers a range of the freshest of fresh seafood and hearty steaks and delectable woodfired pizzas. Whiling away the last moments of the day with an ice cold beer or glass of wine in this tropical paradise is just what the doctor ordered.


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