The Capricorn Coast is exciting, diverse and breathtakingly beautiful.
Stretching a lazy 95 kilometres from Stanage Bay to the mouth of the Fitzroy River and 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, the place to be on the coast
Yeppoon is the largest link in this chain of communities and acts as the holiday accommodation hub, service centre and cultural hothouse for the Capricorn Coast region. Meander down Yeppoon’s main street or stroll the esplanade while capitalising on the opportunity to browse beach-chic boutiques and surf stores or kick back with a coffee or a meal at one of a host of coastal cool cafés.
Old fashioned seaside charm in Emu Park
At the turn of the century, Emu Park operated as an exclusive beach resort and, while these days it extends a wide welcome to all, it has managed to retain its air of old fashioned charm. Emu Park is also 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.
Rosslyn Bay Harbour, your island gateway
By following the Scenic highway, in between the two “Parkie” and “Poonie” communities, you will find Rosslyn Bay Harbour, the departure point to Great Keppel Island and for a range of cruising, fishing and bareboat charters around Keppel Bay. A man-made harbour that houses the 500 berth Keppel Bay Marina, Rosslyn Bay is also a popular local fishing spot and conveniently, if you have no luck wetting a line, there is always a resident restaurant or the Fisherman’s Market to help you out with a feed or for picking up some flapping fresh seafood.
Hankering for more of a tree-change than a sea-change?
Then head north from Yeppoon and discover the lush forests of Byfield. The small village of Byfield is a delight for craft and nature lovers alike with resident artisans, national parks, deep water creeks and rainforest retreat style attractions and accommodation.
See for yourself!