Flaggy Rock is a sugarcane growing district 200km north of Rockhampton and 100km south of Mackay on the Bruce Highway. The district was named Flaggy Rock because of the hard rock that formed the road many years ago. Originally, Flaggy Rock was a horse changeover station for coaches along the highway and was then known as ‘Yukalgi,’ meaning home of the Death Adder. Flaggy Rock is the perfect spot to stop and stretch weary legs and fill empty bellies.
Flaggy Rock Community and Recreation Centre
Converted from the old Flaggy Rock Creek State School after its closure in late 1996, the five-acre site offers a quiet setting for internet access, conferences, and workshops or even a swim in the pool. The undulating ground is perfect for overnight accommodation for self-contained vehicles and provides excellent access for large rigs. Facilities include toilets and heated showers, a playground, picnic tables, a nearby boat ramp and barbecue area.
Bicentennial National Trail
The Bicentennial National Trail is the longest marked, non-motorised, self-reliant multi-use trekking route in the world. It stretches an extraordinary 5,330km from Cooktown in Tropical North Queensland, through the east coast of the Isaac region, right down to Healesville in Victoria. Following the inspiration of the legendary bushman R.M. Williams, the trail follows the historic coach and stock routes, old packhorse trails and country roads.
The trail has been designed as a ‘living history’ of our country, following the routes of our early pioneers and highlighting historic sites and artefacts along the way. Linking 18 national parks, the trail reveals some of the most spectacular scenery in Australia. It traverses lush tropical rainforests, rugged mountains, valleys, gorges, remote dry plains, alpine meadows, snowfields, and wilderness. The trail provides access to some of the wildest, most remote country and provides endless fascination for those interested in Australia’s unique fauna and flora.