Capricorn Dave

Capricorn Dave

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Dave Hitchen

As seen on Channel Seven: The Great Outdoors - 11th September 2006

Capricorn Dave or Dave Hitchen grew up in Qld. He travelled the world for 6 to 7 years and then decided to head back and set up business in Rockhampton. He noticed that Rockhampton attracted a lot of backpackers so he thought he would set up Beef n' Reef Adventures to show people what the Aussie outback was really like!

There are a number of adventure tours from the one day mainland tour to 3 day tours which combine the beef and the reef with overnight options. The tours are reasonably priced making them an option for those travelling in the region wanting to go bush!

The one day tour begins with a unique day of adventure starting with a swim in a Billabong or a slow walk through tea trees in search of wildlife. Then Dirt tracks, back tracks and no-track safari! Visitors then move into the Capricorn Outback to tickle 1 tonne Brahman bulls on the cattle farm and swim and raft down the river.

Get up close with a vast array of Aussie animals in the wild ... Kangaroos, Emus, Eagles and more. Be close but safe as Dave finds and handles snakes, spiders, scorpions and more in the wild.

The trip runs from around 10am - 6pm. Dave collects his guests at their Rockhampton accommodation or hostel. Guests can also add camping to their day trip and keep the fun going through an outback sunset and beyond.....


One day tour from $95 a person

Includes lunch. Price includes taxes. Subject to fluctuation. Conditions apply. Prices correct at 11/9/06.

Beef n' Reef Adventures - PH:1800 753 786

Rooms from $120 a night

Price includes taxes. Subject to fluctuation. Conditions apply. Prices correct at 11/9/06.

The Coffee House Motel - (07) 4927 5722

Qantas one way to Rockhampton

From $129 ex Brisbane, $256 ex Sydney, $285 ex Melbourne, $302 ex Adelaide, $451 ex Perth

Prices available online and include surcharges, fees & taxes, subject to fluctuation. Conditions apply. Prices correct at 21/8/06.



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