AUSTRALIA STRIP MAP SERIES
BRISBANE TO ROCKHAMPTON: The Bruce Highway (1)
BRISBANE TO ROCKHAMPTON|
Via The Bruce Highway
The road between Brisbane and Rockhampton travels for much of the way beside the Pacific Ocean and the Great Barrier Reef,and is one of Australia's most scenic.
Many major centres will be found along the way, the most significant being Maryborough, Bundaberg and Gympie. Just north of Brisbane you will pass through the surf playground of the Sunshine Coast at Maroochydore and Mooloolaba. Further north is Bundaberg, home of Australian Rum and to the east of Maryborough, Hervey Bay and the world heritage area of Fraser Island. From here the eastern seascape is dotted with islands as you begin to follow the Great Barrier Reef which stretches to north of Cairns.
The following summary of the road includes general information and links to some of the towns and attractions along the way
The Tropic of Capricorn runs through Rockhampton and this semi-tropical city is one of the prettiest in Queensland.
A large commercial and mining centre south of Rockhampton
Pretty town on the Bruce Highway and famous for its 'Bundy Rum', which has created more hangovers than the board-riders off the coast.
Leads to Hervey Bay and the World Heritage Area of Fraser Island.
World Heritage area with main access from Hervey Bay
Maroochydore and Caloundra are at the centre of the 'Sunshine Coast'. a popular alternative to the Gold Coast which is south of Brisbane.
The capital of Queensland.
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