Comet is located in the Emerald shire in Queensland’s Central Highlands. The town is 39 kilometres east of Emerald and sits on the Capricorn Highway. The town was called ‘Comet’ after the Haley’s Comet that travelled the Central Queensland skies in the late 1800’s. The small rural town is also a service centre for the local farming community.
Here you can see the tree trunk that Ludwig Leichardt marked with ‘Dig’ during his exploration of the region in 1844. ‘Dig’ indicated to those who followed that he had buried food and journals in this spot.
Nearest Airport: Emerald