Tropic Of Capricorn SpireCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: Gladstone Road, Rockhampton QLD 4700, Australia
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +61-1800676701
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Garden, Landmark, Family And Kids
Tropic Of Capricorn Spire - Review
Visiting the spire is more about bragging rights than anything else, really. The spire marks 23 degrees and 27 minutes south of the equator; in other words, the border between the tropical and temperate half of the southern hemisphere. Sure, it’s not the South Pole but it something. The spire itself lquite literaaly represents its namesake. It’s based on the look of a goat’s horn (that’s what Capricorn means).
The visitor information centre close by hosts a registered travel agent, and the establishment is a good place to plan your Rockhampton holiday. The gardens and the pathways around the place are pretty, so go ahead, whip out the cameras and click away.
How To reach Tropic Of Capricorn Spire by Public Transport
- Buses on Upper Dawson Street
Restaurants Near Tropic Of Capricorn Spire
- Choc-O-Latte Pattiserie
- Blue Healer
- Sun Palms
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95% of people who visit Rockhampton include Tropic Of Capricorn Spire in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
47.87% of people start their Tropic Of Capricorn Spire visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Tropic Of Capricorn Spire
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Tropic Of Capricorn Spire, Rockhampton Reviews
A fun spot to visit if you know anything about solstices and the Tropic of Capricorn. Basically, once a year, around midday on 21st December, the spire will cast no shadow as the sun passes directly overhead 😱 There’s also a tourist information office there and we found them to be very informative and helpful. Great picture opportunities too! Definitely recommended 👍🏼👍🏼
Very friendly and knowledgeable. Great information of area and surrounds. Had few items for sale for the tourist.
I'm a volunteer here, so judge accordingly. In my previous travels I rarely stopped at an information centre, to my increasing regret. I've been uplifted by the stories of visitors and the guidance we give, and now wouldn't pass by another without asking what they can tell about the local and near places to see.
This park seems to have been designed by someone who doesn’t use parks and doesn’t like others doing so, the only parking being available is a small mud patch behind the information centre, otherwise, you may risk taking your life into your hands by parking on the narrow Gladstone Rd alongside where cars and semis thunder very closely by at 80+ km per hour. The BBQ shelter dates from decades ago and is very tired and dirty, grafitti and leaf litter abound, the two tables and benches unuseable for bird filth, the solitary rubbish bin is unsecured, there’s no recycling bin while the several taps, both at the BBQ and within the toilets, run continually. Prominently situated at head height above the BBQ’s solitary tap is a steel power box, its sharply polished edges murderously awaiting the scalp of the foolishly unwary. Happily, there was very little abandoned litter upon the ground. For a prosperous city such as Rocky with its glorious old pubs and public buildings, Curtis Park is a disappointment.
Fun stop with great education for us all. Spire has been there for a long time and it's a really important point that sits on the world map as it's pointing out the line of the Tropic of Capricorn. Tourist information centre was shut as we were there in the morning just before it opened.