The Tropic of Capricorn Spire

Landmarks and Buildings

The Tropic of Capricorn is a line that represents the southernmost position of the sun on its annual journey where the sun can be directly overhead. Rockhampton lies just north of the Tropic of Capricorn.

Visit their Spire, a marker that acts as a sundial, one of the only locations in the world that allows you to observe how the earth moves around the sun and ‘see’ the extent of difference in length of shadows at mid-winter and mid-summer.


Carpark Coach Parking Picnic Area Public Toilet

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Australian Tourism Export Council Queensland Tourism Industry Council Visitor Information Centre


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Nearby Things to Do

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River Cruises CQ

River Cruises CQ


Customs House at night

Customs House


Photo of helicopter flying over Capricorn Coast

Rockhampton Helicopters


Underwater cooper

Aqualification & Fitness: 42nd Battalion Memorial Pool and Waterslides

Frenchville, Rockhampton

RMAO - external

Rockhampton Museum of Art (RMOA)


The iconic Barramundi caught in the Fiztroy River in Rockhampton

Reel Fishing CQ

The Common, Rockhampton

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