Stretching from the Southern Great Barrier Reef in the east to the Sandstone Wilderness in the west, our world is a place which is easy to find but where you can just as easily lose yourself in island perfection, superior reefs, secluded beaches, towering escarpments, arresting rainforest and dramatic landscapes.

The Capricorn region begins approximately 630km north of Brisbane and covers an area of 115,000km2, following the line of the Tropic of Capricorn from Yeppoon and the Capricorn Coast, through the city of Rockhampton and reaching out to Emerald and the famous Carnarvon Gorge in the Central Highlands.

The Capricorn Coast is exciting, diverse and breathtakingly beautiful.

Stretching a lazy 95km from Stanage Bay to the mouth of the Fitzroy River, it is populated by a series of coastal communities ranging from fishing havens, rainforest retreats, scenic sweet spots and old school, Central Queensland style seaside villages.

Yeppoon is the heart of the Capricorn Coast and access point to the Southern Great Barrier Reef. This welcoming seaside town offers a picturesque esplanade with its backdrop of offshore islands, sparkling azure sea and clear blue skies. There is a great selection of boutiques and gift stores for you to wander through or sit down for a bite to eat at one of the chic cafés or restaurants in town.

The township of Emu Park is home to the famous Singing Ship, a majestic monument that sculpturally commemorates Captain James Cook and his nautical exploration of the region’s coastline. From this picturesque vantage point you can wander down to the Centenary of ANZAC Commemorative Precinct. The impressive memorial boardwalk was designed to honour 100 years of ANZAC and features unique and evocative works by local artists.

With 18 islands in the Southern Great Barrier Reef, the Keppel Isles boasts the best of the reef — pristine white sand beaches and sparkling blue sea — you’ll be begging to get castaway! Just 30min boat ride from Yeppoon, Great Keppel Island is where you quite literally have your pick of seventeen secluded white-sand beaches to swim, snorkel, dive, sail or fish 365 days a year.

Things to do

  • Deadly dog disease confirmed in Queensland

    The tick-borne dog disease ehrlichiosis has been confirmed in a Queensland dog. It is reported that this dog had not travelled outside of Queensland, meaning the disease has likely found its way into our local tick population. This update includes tips which you can share with your guests on how they can protect their dog/s.

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  • The Whales are Back!

    Every year more than 22,000 whales sail past the Queensland Coast on the longest migration on the planet! This is a once (or more) in a lifetime experience you simply have to see for yourself.

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  • Stay Bio-Alert on Your Next Trip

    Biosecurity is not just an international threat, it’s a domestic problem too.  Pests, diseases and weeds can travel with you as you visit other regions and wreak havoc on our environment.

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  • Your opportunity to view the Coral Spawning

    If you’re travelling along Queensland’s beautiful coastline during October, November or December, you can witness a spectacular natural phenomenon that only occurs at this time of year – Coral Reef Spawning.

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  • Explore the Sandstone Wilderness

    The Sandstone Wilderness is one of outstanding natural beauty, featuring unique sandstone gorges, water sculptured formations and significant Aboriginal art sites.

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  • Discover the Rockhampton Region

    The bustling regional hub of Rockhampton boasts authentic and easy going country hospitality, as well as cosmopolitan shopping, fine dining and a wide range of entertainment options and nightlife.

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Places to stay

Elliott Heads Holiday Park

Lihs Street, Elliott Heads

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Absolute Oceanfront Tourist Park

117 Woongarra Scenic Drv, Bargara

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BIG4 Breeze Holiday Parks - Bargara

25 Fred Courtice Ave, Bargara

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