EXPLORE THE LOCAL AREA

THINGS TO DO IN THE AREA

The Capricorn Coast offers a diverse and captivating blend of natural wonders, coastal charm, and vibrant communities.

Discover The Capricorn Coast

Nestled along the Southern Great Barrier Reef, this coastal stretch boasts pristine beaches with crystal-clear waters, providing an ideal setting for sun-soaked adventures, snorkeling, and water sports. The lush hinterland unfolds with scenic landscapes, offering opportunities for bushwalking and exploration of ancient limestone caves. Quaint seaside towns such as Yeppoon exude a relaxed atmosphere, featuring local markets, boutique shops, and a delectable culinary scene that showcases fresh seafood. The region also serves as a gateway to the enchanting Keppel Islands, where coral reefs and marine life await discovery. With its rich biodiversity, welcoming communities, and a myriad of outdoor activities, the Capricorn Coast invites visitors to immerse themselves in a coastal paradise and experience the essence of Australia's coastal beauty.

THINGS TO DO IN THE AREA

Byfield

Just 25 minutes north of Yeppoon, you can discover the lush rainforests of Byfield and the spectacular scenery of the surrounding parks and forests. The Byfield National Park and State Forest abound with incredible scenery, rolling dunes, beaches, rainforest-edged creeks and rugged mountains. The small village of Byfield is a haven for craft and nature lovers. In the surrounding state forest, you’ll find picturesque water holes and picnic spots where you can paddle a canoe or dip in the freshwater creeks. Upper Stony Creek and Water Park Creek are popular spots for day-trippers, with several bush walking tracks and camping is also available. Red Rock Camp Ground offers the best caravan access with individual fire pits and tables at each site. Only accessible by four-wheel drive, Five Rocks is a favourite weekend getaway for locals and visitors alike. Located in Byfield Conservation Park, visitors will discover one of the largest parabolic dunes in Australia. These beaches boast an excellent surf break, and there are plenty of bays and creeks to throw in a line The world-class rainforest gallery Nob Creek Pottery is also a must-see when visiting Byfield.

Great Keppel Island

Great Keppel Island, situated 30 min off the coast of Yeppoon, Queensland, Australia, stands as a pristine jewel in the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Known for its stunning white sandy beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and vibrant coral reefs. Visitors are welcomed by a laid-back atmosphere, perfect for relaxation and rejuvenation. Snorkelling and diving enthusiasts are treated to an underwater wonderland teeming with colourful marine life. The island's hiking trails provide breathtaking panoramic views, and its diverse ecosystems support a rich array of wildlife. Whether you're seeking a secluded beach retreat, adventurous water activities, or simply a slice of paradise to unwind, Great Keppel Island promises an unforgettable experience immersed in the beauty of Australia's coastal splendour. The Keppel Island is accessible by Freedom Fast Cats and Keppel Konnections 7 days a week.

Coobeerie Park

Cooberrie Park stands as a testament to wildlife conservation and interactive education. This renowned park offers a unique and immersive experience, allowing visitors to get up close and personal with a diverse array of Australian fauna. From cuddly koalas to slithering reptiles and bounding kangaroos, Cooberrie Park provides a rare opportunity for both locals and tourists to connect with the country's native wildlife.

Koorana Crocodile Farm

The Koorana farm provides visitors with an extraordinary opportunity to observe these ancient reptiles up close. Home to thousands of crocodiles, including the renowned saltwater crocodile, Koorana is dedicated to conservation, education, and sustainable practices. Visitors can embark on informative guided tours, witnessing feeding sessions and gaining a deeper understanding of these incredible creatures. The farm's commitment to ethical crocodile farming and its engaging educational programs make Koorana Crocodile Farm an iconic destination

Capricorn Caves

Carved over millions of years, these limestone caves unveil a mesmerising underground world. Guided tours lead visitors through this subterranean wonderland, providing a fascinating journey into the geological history and cultural significance of the caves. The Cathedral Cave, renowned for its acoustics and hosting occasional concerts, adds a touch of magic to the experience. Beyond the geological marvels, the Capricorn Caves offer a unique adventure with opportunities for abseiling and fossil discoveries.

Yeppoon

Nestled within a system of 13 beaches across 95 km of the Capricorn coastline, Yeppoon is a town that is exciting, diverse, and breathtakingly beautiful. Yeppoon is only an additional 30-minute drive from the beef capital of Australia - Rockhampton and only 600 kilometres from Queensland’s capital, Brisbane. Yeppoon’s charming waterfront esplanade in the heart of town boasts a renowned public infinity edge lagoon and a state-of-the-art zero-depth water play area with walking paths, playgrounds, BBQ and picnic areas, and lookouts. From fourth-generation pineapple farms to fifth-generation award-winning beef, together with fresh seafood and numerous delicacies, including locally made moringa pasta, the purest water and fine-crafted beer, Yeppoon, together with the villages dotted along the coastline and inland rainforests, have decades of stories to tell and are brimming with diverse flavours and mouth-watering adventures.

Rockhampton

Fondly known as the "Beef Capital of Australia," Rockhampton is a vibrant city nestled on the banks of the Fitzroy River, only 45 minutes away from Byfield. With its rich history, stunning natural landscapes, and thriving agricultural industry, Rockhampton offers a unique blend of urban convenience and rural charm. The city's heritage is evident in its beautifully preserved Victorian architecture, which stands as a testament to its past as a bustling river port and gold rush town. Visitors can explore historic buildings such as the Customs House and the Rockhampton Heritage Village, which provide insight into the region's pioneering days.