The Tropic of Capricorn is a line that represents the southernmost position of the sun on its annual journey. Rockhampton lies just north of the Tropic of Capricorn, which has also become the name of the region. The Capricorn Tourism Visitor Information Centre is situated on Gladstone Road, Rockhampton - where the Tropic of Capricorn Spire is located. The Information Centre is also a registered travel agent and can help plan your holiday. Drinks and ice-creams can also be purchased as well as a range of Rockhampton souvenirs.
Mackenzie Park, on the eastern side of town, is home to a rare tree that is only found in the Duaringa township. The Duaringa Stringy Bark, known to the Aboriginals as 'Budgeroo', grows up to 10 metres tall and has bushy foliage with small white flowers that bloom in spring. These trees were of great cultural significance to the early Aboriginals who used its bark to make rope, baskets and building materials. Visit the park during the day to enjoy a picnic lunch under the shade of the Budgeroo and hear the splash of the waterfall in the lagoon. Visit