While there are no definite borders Central Queensland tends to encompass the area from the Capricorn Coast to Emerald to the Mackay area and Gladstone.
Central Queensland is a very important region for Australia's primary industries. It is one of the world's main producers of black coal.
Yet the region includes an impressive 33 national parks, including Great Keppel Island and Carnarvon Gorge.
This mix of bush and beach is a major drawcard for tourists and residents alike.