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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Things to Know Before Visiting Tropic Of Capricorn Spire
95% of people who visit Rockhampton include Tropic Of Capricorn Spire in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
53.27% of people start their Tropic Of Capricorn Spire visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Tropic Of Capricorn Spire
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tropic Of Capricorn Spire
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Tropic Of Capricorn Spire, Rockhampton Reviews
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.
Really helpful ladies here...Nothing was a problem for them.
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.
James is such a nice guy! Thank you for the information you told us.