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
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.
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- Blue Healer
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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
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tropic Of Capricorn Spire
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 👍🏼👍🏼
Some staff were helpful given limited travel info. Its all about what you can pay $ for. The old guy has lost the plot and gives dangerous travel advise to inland travellers. Would be better he is seen and not heard.
Very friendly and knowledgeable. Great information of area and surrounds. Had few items for sale for the tourist.
Was very disappointed, I had been told how important the Tropic of Capricorn was, thought the Council could have made much more of it. Maybe somewhere to eat and have a drink.
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.