TRAVEL options may be limited right now, but Queenslanders have a world of experiences practically on their doorstep.
From awe-inspiring cave systems, to pristine and untouched coral and wildlife interactions, central Queensland and the southern Barrier reef form one of the greatest tourist spots on earth.
Whether you are looking for cultural tourism, adventure, foodie adventures, or relaxation, the region offers something for everyone.
The Capricorn Caves
This network of limestone caves boasts more than 1.5km of mysterious passages and its large caverns feature spectacular natural decoration, including stunning fig tree roots.
You might catch a glimpse of insectivorous bats in the network's dark hollows, while Cathedral Cave offers near perfect acoustics.
Carnarvon Gorge boasts towering sandstone cliffs, colourful side gorges, a range of flora and fauna and Aboriginal rock art.
Located in central Queensland's semi arid heart, the gorge offers a wealth of cultural and natural heritage lies within this special place, located in the semi-arid heart of Central Queensland.
Accommodation in the area includes Takarakka Bush Resort and Sandstone Park and tours are available through Australian Nature Guides.
Great Keppel & Pumpkin Island
Great Keppel and Pumpkin Islands are just a 30-minute ferry ride from the mainland and offer breathtaking scenery, crystal clear snorkelling and great opportunities to connect with nature.
Great Keppel Island has 17 beaches, guaranteeing visitors a secluded stay in paradise.
Accommodation is available at Great Keppel Island Hideaway and the Great Keppel Island Holiday Village.
Southern Great Barrier Reef
There is no need to travel abroad to witness pristine reef, stunning marine animal encounters and some of the best snorkelling and diving in the world.
The southern Great Barrier Reef offers spectacular coral formations and close encounters with sea turtles, reef sharks, dugong, manta ray and a wide variety of colourful fish.
Get in touch with Keppel Dive to find out more.
Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary
Get up close and personal with native wildlife and cuddle a koala or hand feed a kangaroo.
The 25-acre sanctuary's animal encounter specialists ensure visitors enjoy an unforgettable experience.
It is located just 28 minutes from Rockhampton and 15 minutes from Yeppoon.
The Keppel Explorer
The Keppel Explorer offers an epic discovery ride through Keppel Bay, taking guests you to places where no other tourists can go.
Island hop around the Keppels, exploring secret beaches, sea caves and surf and enjoy the island's spectacular sense of seclusion.
This 604-metre mountain is home to a variety of woodland birds and rock-wallabies.
Mount Archer National Park offers plenty of walking tracks, picnic spots and spectacular vantage points for witnessing the sunset, all in sub tropical comfort.
For more information on what is available in central Queensland and the southern Barrier reef, click here.