This is one for the budding archaeologists out there: Dig the Tropic, a self-drive, geo-tourism trail that spans from Boulia in Queensland’s outback to Yeppoon on the Great Barrier Reef, following the Tropic of Capricorn. Along the way, you can stop at sites like the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum at Winton, see 95-million year old dinosaur footprints at Lark Quarry, fossick for ancient ‘volcanic birthstones’ at Mount Hay and drop in to the limestone Capricorn Caves near Yeppoon, before settling in for a nice refreshing beach holiday on the Great Barrier Reef to wash off the red dirt of the outback. Visit to research and plan your trip.


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