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Capricorn Coast

The Capricorn Coast is exciting, diverse and breathtakingly beautiful. Visitors to the Coast enjoy golden days and balmy, moonlit evenings with the brilliant sunsets and scents of the tropics as well as the crispness of a temperate climate. The Coast is under the Tropic of Capricorn, for which it is named, and it sweeps along the Pacific Ocean at Central Queensland just a 30 minute drive from the Beef Capital of Australia, Rockhampton, and only 600 kilometres from the capital, Brisbane.

You can still enjoy a beach to yourself at the Capricorn Coast with views of Great and North Keppel Islands and the many smaller islands, which act as stepping-stones to the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.

Great Keppel Island is a popular island to visitors and is accessible by a 30-minute ferry ride. Two ferry services operate daily out of Keppel Bay Marina and Rosslyn Bay.

Yeppoon is the Coast’s major town, which has retained its village style appeal, yet offers a variety of wonderful restaurants, accommodation and shops. Just north of Yeppoon is Rydges Capricorn Resort, set on 22,000 acres of nature and offers two world standard golf courses.

The beaches along the Capricorn Coast are touched by the legacy of Captain James Cook. Emu Park, the second largest town on the Capricorn Coast, has honoured Cook’s exploration with a monument, the famous ‘Singing Ship’, a soaring white sculpture with Great Keppel Island as a back drop.

Lammermoor, Kinka, Mullambin and Kemp beaches, Cooee Bay and the Causeway Lake, all line the Capricorn Coast offering many pleasures, wonderful accommodation and so much beauty you will never want to leave.

The Capricorn Coast is easily accessible by road, rail, coach and air and is situated 38 kilometres north east of Rockhampton.

Activites and Experiences at Capricorn Coast

  • Accommodation
  • Ambulance
  • Automatic Teller Machine
  • Banking Facilities
  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Bottled Gas
  • Chemist
  • Cinema/Theatre
  • Licensed Club
  • Service Club
  • Coach Stop
  • Convention Centre
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dentist
  • Fuel
  • Golf
  • Hospital
  • Public Bar
  • Dog Kennels/Catteries
  • Mechanical Services
  • Medical Facilities
  • National Park
  • Newsagent
  • Police
  • Post Office
  • Public Telephone
  • Restaurant
  • Sporting Facilities
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool
  • Takeaway Food
  • Tennis Court
  • Visitor Centres
  • Places of Worship
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Active
  • Adventure
  • Aussie Lifestyle
  • Beach
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Cruise
  • Cultural
  • Diving
  • Eco Tourism
  • Educational
  • Environmental
  • Fishing
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Food and Wine
  • Gambling
  • Golf
  • Health and Fitness
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Homestay
  • Honeymoon
  • Island
  • Indulgence/Luxury
  • Marine
  • National Park
  • Nature based
  • Nightlife
  • Off road
  • Pub Stay
  • Rainforest
  • Reef
  • Relaxation
  • Romance
  • Soft Adventure
  • Shopping
  • Sport
  • Water based
  • Wilderness
  • Wildflower
  • Wildlife
  • World Heritage
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • Capricorn Tourism

Nearest Airport: Rockhampton Airport

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