Explore the Hinterlands

Explore the hinterlands of the Rockhampton Region. Originally known as Ironstone Mountain, Mount Morgan was the centre of the region’s Canoona Gold Rush. Combing railway history, gold, mining and natural wonders, exploring the hinterlands is one of the top 15 things to do in the region. Spend your day exploring the old mine, and fossick for thunder eggs at an extinct volcano.



Take a drive out the historic town of Mount Morgan for a day of sight-seeing and re-living history. 

Arthur Timms Lookout

Head to the Arthur Timms Lookout and see the old gold mine and the scale of material removed during its glory days.

Mount Morgan Historical Museum

Brush up on your history at the Mount Morgan Historical Museum. Housing an impressive collection of relics from the towns earliest years to the present, the Museum delves into the captivating history of Mount Morgan.

Mount Morgan Railway Museum

Stop by the Mount Morgan Railway Museum, explore the history of rail and discover its importance in the 1880’s gold mine boom.

Lunch in the Historic Township

Explore the township and enjoy a famous Mt Morgan Bakery Pie or enjoy a meal at one of the local pubs

Stopford Way Lookout

On your way out of town, don't forget to stop by the Stopford Way Lookout and be amazed at the views of the Mount Morgan range. Inspiration for the design was drawn from the Linda Decline Shaft and Winder located at the main Mount Morgan Mine Site




Mt Hay is the remains of an ancient volcano that was active about 120 million years ago. Millions of gas bubbles while the volcano was active have created pockets that formed thunder eggs which you can now fossick for yourself when you visit Mt Hay! A great adventure for all ages while you fossick for your own thunder eggs and witness the creation of some stunning gem stones.