Rockhampton Region is fortunate to boast the historic MOUNT MORGAN township within its borders. Relive the past with a range of attractions with museums and tours operating daily. This unsuspecting town had a huge impact internationally with the wealth mined from the GOLDEN MOUNTAIN laying the foundation for oil exploration in Iran.
Top 10 Experiences
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.
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 BAKERY
Grab an award winning pie from the bakery then stroll through the CBD to see what other surprises you might find.
MOUNT MORGAN PUBS
Chat with the locals over lunch and a cold one at one of the Mount Morgan pubs.
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.
HISTORIC MOUNT MORGAN
Take in the abundance of historically significant town attractions by car or foot such as The Mafeking Bell, Running of the Cutter Statue, The Mine Hooter, the Private Victor Stanley Jones bridge, East Street original gas lamp, East Street Shops and Morgan Street Shops. Interpretive signage makes for a fun and informative day out!
HISTORIC MOUNT MORGAN MINE
Initially just a gold mine in 1882, the mine expanded into copper and silver. Upon closing on 1981 records show the mine yielded approximately 262 tonnes of gold, 37 tonnes of silver and 387,000 tonnes of copper and was once the largest gold mine in the world. Access to the mine site is currently closed, however the best views and photo opportunities can be found at the Arthur Timms Lookout in Queen Street.
THE NO 7 DAM
Chill out at the No. 7 Dam, (otherwise known as The Big Dam). With its picturesque natural views, the Dam offers a tranquil place for a get together, with free electric barbecues, picnic areas and completely shaded playground equipment available. If you enjoy getting out on the water, try swimming, boating or sailing or throw a line in and you might catch Dawson River Barramundi(Saratoga), Sleepy Cod, Yellow Belly, and Red Claw (otherwise known as Fresh Water Lobster).
THE GOLDEN MOUNT FESTIVAL
Time your stay around the this iconic annual event held during the first weekend of May celebrating the heritage of Mt Morgan and featuring the traditional ‘Gold Dig’ and Running the Cutter’ events.
STOPFORD WAY LOOKOUT DRIVE
Be amazed at the views from the Stopford Way Lookout Drive on the Mount Morgan range on the way in or out of Mount Morgan. Inspiration for the design of the Stopford Way Lookout was drawn from the Linda Decline Shaft and Winder located at the main Mount Morgan Mine Site.
MOUNT MORGAN RAILWAY MUSEUM & VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE
1 Railway ParadeMount Morgan
(07) 4938 2312
9am – 4pm daily
MT HAY GEMSTONE TOURIST PARK
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.