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Capricorn Coast

Lifestyle & Visitor Guide

Yeppoon | Emu Park | Great Keppel Island | Rosslyn Bay Byfield Rainforest | Keppel Sands | The Caves | Stanage Bay

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Contents

MUST DO’S

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YEPPOON

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EMU PARK

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KEPPEL BAY ISLANDS

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ROSSLYN BAY

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BYFIELD

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KEPPEL SANDS & JOSKELEIGH

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THE CAVES

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STANAGE BAY

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EVENTS 20

THINGS TO DO

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MAP

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STAY, SEE & DO

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Disclaimer This free guide is published by Capricorn Enterprise to assist visitors in planning a holiday to the Capricorn Region of the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Information is provided in good faith based on information supplied by various other parties and is subject to change without notice. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information supplied, no responsibility can be accepted for loss, damage, inconvenience, delay or injury due to negligence, errors, changes or omissions. Always check the latest information for any changes. All material contained in this publication is subject to copyright and may not be reproduced, copied or transmitted in any form without the prior written consent of Capricorn Enterprise.

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Welcome

The Capricorn Coast is an undiscovered paradise. Stretching a lazy 95 kilometres 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. Loved by locals, the Capricorn Coast offers plenty to visitors and residents alike. Restaurants, cafĂŠs and clubs cater to a range of foodie tastebuds; music festivals, farmers markets and community events bring people from far and wide; and an abundance of secluded beaches, rainforest retreats and island hideaways are all right here on the Capricorn Coast - just waiting for you to find and unwind.


Must Do’s… YEPPOON

Head to local markets for fresh produce and homemade creations Cuddle a koala and feed a kangaroo at Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary Grab a coffee and bite to eat at a local 

EMU PARK & ZILZIE Ignore the old advice “never smile at a crocodile” and visit Koorana Crocodile Farm Retrace Captain James Cook’s footsteps at the Singing Ship Bring history to life at the ANZAC Memorial Walk and Emu Park Historical Museum Grab some light tackle and try your luck fishing in estuaries

café or restaurant Enjoy a coastal shopping experience at 

local boutiques and galleries Let the kids have fun at Keppel Kraken, a FREE zero-depth waterpark—open daily Walk, run or ride the Pineapple Rail Trail 

through picturesque bushlands and urban landscape 

Enjoy Coastal Wetlands—Kinka, Woodbury, Lammermoor Native Gardens E xplore Farnborough Beach—a surfing 

and fishing hot spot! 

T ickle your funnybone at Footlights Theatre Restaurant Tee off at one of the quality golf courses

E xplore the Keppel Islands— transfers and cruises depart Rosslyn Bay Harbour daily Enjoy a relaxing getaway in a tent, bungalow, cabin or holiday house Grab some snorkel gear and discover incredible fringing reefs H ire a kayak, jet ski or go water skiing or tubing Grab a backpack and head off on a bushwalk with magnificent scenery Sail around the Keppel Isles on a day trip or enjoy a sunset cruise

BYFIELD Take a refreshing dip in a rainforest swimming hole

Reel in a big catch on a fishing charter

Stay a night (or a few) in one of many secluded rainforest retreats

THE CAVES & HEDLOW Learn about the geological history, early explorers, and wonders of wildlife and fossils at the Capricorn Caves.

Go for a picturesque canoe paddle at Waterpark Creek Browse for mementos at Nob Creek Pottery Dine at the famous Ferns Hideaway Resort to sing and dance the night away Get your 4WD off road at Five Rocks 4

KEPPEL ISLANDS Enjoy true paddock to plate dining with a stunning marina backdrop at Keppel Bay Marina and The Waterline Restaurant

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Retreat to solitude at Henderson Park W itness a spectacular natural show as thousands of tiny bent-wing bats fly the roost during ranger-guided tours at Mount Etna.


Yeppoon

Yeppoon is the heart of the Capricorn Coast and access point to the Southern Great Barrier Reef

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he largest link in this chain of coastal communities, Yeppoon is the holiday accommodation hub, service centre and cultural scene for the Capricorn Coast area. Meander down Yeppoon’s main street or stroll the esplanade to browse beach-chic boutiques and surf stores and keep an eye out for one of the many new street art murals adorning local walls. The Capricorn Coast also delivers with ease when it comes to sourcing a fine feed. Tantalise the tastebuds with a selection of local flavours when dining out, with specialty produce like premium, export quality beef, seafood, tropical produce often on the menu and there is a wide range of restaurants, cafÊs and clubs catering to a range of tastes and budgets. After a filling

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feed, pop into one of the evening hotspots to savour a refreshing cocktail with a view, or kick back with a beer while listening to a local band and make the most of the subtropical climate, coastal scenery and relaxed atmosphere. The Yeppoon Foreshore is the focal point of many community events throughout the year, hosting the annual Great Australian Beach Party on Australia Day, The Village Festival’s live music and street festival, Yeppoon Triathlon plus regular yoga and fitness activities on the grassy lawns. There is a paved walking track starting from the Keppel Bay Sailing Club that heads along the main beach to Farnborough Beach, with several picnic shelters, electric BBQs and kids playground alongside the sandy beaches. Yeppoon Main Beach is patrolled throughout peak times and offers a safe 6

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swimming spot for visitors and locals alike. The adjourning Farnborough Beach is dog friendly, dog owners can stretch their legs alongside their pooches (check council restrictions for dogs on a leash).

scooting around. Construction is underway for a new foreshore development, which includes a lagoon pool, children’s play area and dining areas, with the new facilities due to open to the public in early 2018.

Families are well catered for in Yeppoon, with the foreshore also boasting the fantastic ’Keppel Kraken’ zero-depth water park, open daily with lots of fun and free activities for the kids on those hot sunny days. A short walk south down Anzac Parade will take you to Appleton Park, a fully fenced and shaded children’s playground that offers almost endless activities for the kids, including an all abilities playground, sandpit and mini bike track, plus BBQs, tables and public toilets to make it an ideal family outing. Just next to the park is the Yeppoon skate park, where the bigger kids will happily spend hours

Yeppoon has a strong reputation as a producer of tropical and exotic fruits (mangoes, pineapples) and is home to some of the largest producing pineapple farms in the State. The annual Yeppoon Lions Tropical Pinefest, held every October, is a celebration of the region’s history as a pineapple producing area. Pick up a pineapple and other fresh produce and supplies at one on the local markets, like the Yeppoon Community Market held every Saturday at the Yeppoon Showgrounds, or Figtree Markets held on the first Sunday of the month.

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Emu Park

Just a scenic 20km drive along the coast from Yeppoon, Emu Park is a peaceful coastal village with shady parks and picturesque beaches.

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nce an exclusive beach resort at the turn of the 20th century, Emu Park is an idyllic seaside village with plenty of character. Emu Park is home to the famous Singing Ship sculpture. Set against a spectacular coastal vista, the majestic monument commemorates the area’s legacy of the historical explorations of Captain James Cook. A gentle sea breeze produces a musical sound through fluted pipes that will be long remembered. Just below the Singing Ship is a viewing deck and boardwalk that makes up part of the new Centenary of ANZAC Memorial Walk. The boardwalk hugs the coastline and features information on the First World War’s many major battles of war. At the lower end of the walk are several commemorative art installations and a gatehouse that honours locals who fought in WW1.

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Bell Park, located in the town’s centre, is a peaceful oasis perfect for enjoying a fish and chip picnic or a kick of the footy with the family. The park is home to several iconic events each year, hosting events like ‘Oktoberfest’ and the ‘Festival of the Wind’, as well as monthly markets. If you have a boat or just like to wet a line, nearby Coorooman Creek is a popular local fishing spot with a quality boat ramp and pontoon. Emu Park Main Beach is a calm beach with a surrounding grassy picnic area and is patrolled during peak times. There are many deserted beaches around Emu Park that are excellent for walking and exploring the coastline, with dogs allowed off leash on Fisherman’s Beach from the beach access 150 metres north of Bell Park (excludes weekends and public holidays).


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Keppel Bay Islands

Great Keppel Island is only a 30 minute ferry transfer from the mainland and is the ‘jewel in the crown’ of Keppel Bay.

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hen you set foot on one of the Keppel Bay Islands you will feel as though you have stepped onto an island paradise where the ‘squeaky-clean’ white sand flows between your toes and the ocean sparkles before your eyes. Whether you’re visiting Great Keppel for a lazy Sunday picnic lunch, or staying for a couple of days or more, you can’t fail to be impressed by the stunning scenery or the relaxed atmosphere on the island.

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With the protection of a fringing reef, the waters surrounding the Keppel Islands are amazingly calm, making it perfect for all types of watersports such as snorkelling, SUP, water-skiing and tubing. Take a jet ski tour around the island, or a leisurely kayak to one of the secluded beaches where you can snorkel amongst amazing different varieties of tropical fish, magnificent hard and soft coral and friendly turtles. It arguably has the best beaches of any Great Barrier


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Reef island (Long Beach was voted #14 in 101 Best Beaches in Australia) and offers safe swimming all year round. The island is approximately 240 hectares in size and is home to 17 pristine white-sand beaches and an interior rich with native flora and fauna, all waiting for you to explore. Ninety percent of the island is bushland and there are several bushwalking tracks that disperse trekkers around the island to untouched, pristine beaches, or spectacular lookouts. These vary in range of duration and difficulty, from a leisurely stroll, to challenging hikes. Dolphins are often seen close to the main beaches during winter months and whales have started to become frequent visitors to the bay on their yearly migration. Ferries depart every day to Great Keppel Island from Rosslyn Bay, with a number of day cruises also available. From tents and cabins, through to private beach houses on the water’s edge, staying on Great Keppel Island is always a relaxing escape. The scenic Bar & Bistro is home to uncomplicated menus reflecting the relaxed atmosphere of Great Keppel. Pumpkin Island is a hidden secret of the Keppel group of islands. Located just a 30 minute boat transfer from Keppel Bay Marina, this tiny gem – just six hectares in total – offers you eco-friendly self-catering units that are powered by the wind and the sun! Book a stay in one of their beachfront cottages or rent the entire private island for up to 34 guests, and live like a millionaire at a fraction of the cost. Camping is allowed in the Keppel Bay Islands National Park of North Keppel Island, Humpy Island, Miall Island, Middle Island, Conical Island, Divided Island and Pelican Island. Visitors must bring their own drinking water and campers require a camping permit. Permits can be purchased online or from a local Visitor Information Centre. A number of charters, full day cruises, sailing adventures, and extended tour options are also available from Keppel Bay Marina. The climate and location are a perfect mix for sailing adventures. 12

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Rosslyn Bay

Rosslyn Bay Harbour is situated 7km south of Yeppoon on the Scenic Highway to Emu Park and is the departure point for transfers to Great Keppel Island and surrounding islands.

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osslyn Bay is also home to Keppel Bay Marina, one of the largest marinas in Northern Queensland. A must-do, whilst visiting the marina, is to take a stroll around the docks and marvel at the luxurious boats moored in the 500 floating marina berths. The marina also has a multi-award winning licensed restaurant where you can enjoy a meal whilst overlooking the water. Located on the deck of Keppel Bay Marina, The Waterline Restaurant offers stunning views and mouthwatering beef (from Banana Station), seafood and local produce. Rosslyn Bay is a man-made harbour and is a popular local fishing spot. The harbour has a public jetty, boat ramps, Coast Guard and service station. Nearby Double Head in the Capricorn Coast National Park, is an ancient volcanic plug formed over 70 million years ago and boasts fantastic geological formations. There is a quality bushwalk to the summit where you will see

stunning panoramic views of the Keppel Islands. Before departing Rosslyn Bay, stop off at the Fisherman’s Co-op and sample some locally caught reef fish, prawns, bugs and mud crabs. The coastal drive between Yeppoon and Emu Park also offers numerous long stretches of beach and secluded bays including Lammermoor, Kinka, Mulambin Beaches and Kemp Beach is also dog friendly at certain times. At the southern end of Kemp Beach is Bluff Walking Track, a 2.3 kilometre circuit that offers panoramic views of the coastline. You can climb the 600m track to Turtle Lookout where you can enjoy the spectacle of turtles swimming in the crystal clear waters below. The Causeway Lake is nestled between Kinka and Mulambin Beaches and is the perfect place for a picnic lunch. It is a very shallow and expansive lake which is popular for kayaking and fishing, and also offers great photo opportunities at sunset. Capricorn Coast Lifestyle & Visitor Guide

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Byfield

Discover lush rainforests and spectacular scenery of National Parks and forests.

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he Byfield National Park and State Forest abounds with wonderful scenery, rolling sand dunes, beaches, rainforestedged creeks and rugged mountains. Byfield is rich with diversity and forms one of the largest unspoiled eco-systems on the east coast of Australia and is the exclusive home of the rare Byfield Fern. The perfect spot for nature lovers, Byfield is also home to Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary. The park is a haven for cute creatures. Pat, feed and interact with kangaroos, koalas, possums, birds, reptiles and a whole lot more. Byfield is home to craft and nature lovers. It has a rustic cafÊ, a ceramic artist studio and a restaurant with fabulous live music on weekends. Acommodation houses specialise in deluxe log cabins and romantic cottages. In the surrounding state forest you’ll find picturesque water holes and picnic spots where you can paddle a canoe or take a dip in the freshwater creeks. Stoney Creek and Waterpark Creek are popular spots for day-trippers, with several bushwalking tracks and camping is also available. Red Rock Campground offers the best caravan access with individual fire pits and tables at each site. Only accessible by 4WD, 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 sand dunes in Australia. These beaches boast a good surf break, and there are plenty of bays and creeks to throw in a line. Camping grounds also provide basic facilities and permits are required to visit the National Park (fees apply, no dogs).

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Keppel Sands & Joskeleigh

Keppel Sands has an idyllic villagestyle appeal that has changed very little in comparison to many other coastal destinations.

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ituated approximately 40km from Yeppoon, Keppel Sands is separated from Zilzie and Emu Park by the mouth of Coorooman Creek which in turn makes it a popular fishing and crabbing location. A popular holiday spot for families, Keppel Sands boasts a hotel, caravan park, motel, local store, two boat ramps, a lovely picnic area by the beach, and is home to the annual Krabtastic event on Easter Sunday. Nearby, is the unique community of Joskeleigh which has a captivating past. Joskeleigh has strong links with the South Sea Islanders who were brought to Queensland in the nineteenth century. A great spot to learn more about the history is the small Joskeleigh South Pacific Museum. It highlights the role played by the Kanakas, brought out by the ‘blackbirders’ to work the sugar cane fields as indentured labour. The museum is run by volunteers and is believed to be the only museum of its kind in Queensland. See living dinosaurs in the flesh at Koorana Crocodile Farm. Take a tour, hold a baby croc, and even eat a croc pie.

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The Caves

Located just 23km north of Rockhampton, The Caves township is home to some of the most spectacular caves in Queensland.

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he Capricorn Caves are believed to be the state’s oldest tourist attraction and display incredible above-ground limestone caves formed from an ancient coral reef over 400 million years ago. The whole family will enjoy the guided walking tours (departing every hour), wild caving adventures and geo tours, there also is a caravan park and fully self-contained cabins on site. The nearby Mount Etna Caves National Park is home to eighty per cent of Australia’s breeding population of female bentwing bats. From December to February ranger-guided tours are offered to see this spectacular nightly emergence of over 100,000 bats from their roost at feeding time (fees apply). This is one of the few places in the world where you can witness the incredible spectacle.

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Henderson Park Farm Retreat, a 5th generation, family owned commercial beef cattle property, provides a country getaway only 30 minutes north of Rockhampton. Set on the banks of picturesque Hedlow Creek and overlooking a massive floodplain from which rise volcanic plugs, Henderson Park is a haven waiting to be discovered.


Stanage Bay

Nestled on the coast, 2 hours drive north of Rockhampton, the fishing village of Stanage Bay really is a place to escape.

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asily accessible from the Bruce Highway, the unsealed road takes you through diverse countryside, eucalypt forests, cattle stations with cows wandering casually over the track, and wetlands with brolgas and other native birds. Stanage, also known as Stanage Bay, was Captain Cook’s second landing in Queensland. He named the waterways Thirsty Sound when he came to shore in search of fresh water but none could be found, thus the name remains today.

Get into some of the best fishing on the Capricorn Coast with mud crab, salmon, mackerel and barramundi up for grabs during various times of the year and there are several boats ramps, coastguard and boat storage for regular visitors. A visit to Stanage Bay isn’t complete without a visit to Plumtree Store which serves as the town’s only general store, but is also the pub, fuel station, post outlet, public phone, and home to a Reef and Beef event each May.

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Events

The Capricorn Coast is home to a variety of exciting events. Its natural beauty takes centre stage throughout an annual calendar of sporting, arts, and community events, amongst others. Here you’ll find our feature events, but you can find even more at capricornholidays.com.au/events.

December to early January

CAPRICORN CAVES

SUMMER SOLSTICE LIGHT SPECTACLE

26 JAN 2018 YEPPOON FORESHORE

January March to May

KOORANA CROCODILE FARM

CROCODILE HATCHING

1 APRIL 2018 KEPPEL SANDS

KRABTASTIC

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April

FESTIVAL OF THE WIND

25.-27 MAY 2018 CAPRICORN CAVES

26 MAY 2018 STANAGE BAY

OPERA IN THE CAVES

REEF AND BEEF

June 20

THE GREAT AUSTRALIA DAY BEACH PARTY

EMU PARK

BEEF TO BEACH

28 APR 2018 YEPPOON SHOWGROUNDS

YEPPOON SHOW


10-12 AUG 2018 YEPPOON

July

August

28-29 JULY 2018 YEPPOON

KEPPEL BAY MARINA

23 & 24 AUG 2018 YEPPOON

YEPPOON TRIATHLON FESTIVAL

CLUB MARINE BRISBANE TO KEPPEL TROPICAL YACHT RACE

YEPPOON LEGENDS PRO-AM

THE CQUNIVERSITY VILLAGE FESTIVAL

1 SEPT 2018

September

October

13-15 OCT 2018 YEPPOON

YEPPOON LIONS TROPICAL PINEFEST BEACH CARNIVAL

November December

Markets

ST BRENDAN’S RODEO

15 SEPT 2018 BELL PARK

BEACH DAY OUT

01 OCT 2018 YEPPOON

YEPPOON RUNNING FESTIVAL

4 NOV 2018 BELL PARK, EMU PARK

3-4 NOV 2018 CAPRICORN CAVES

EMU PARK OKTOBERFEST

OPERA IN THE CAVES

YEPPOON

CAROLS ON THE BEACH

Yeppoon Community Markets 6am – 10am, Every Saturday morning Yeppoon Showgrounds Figtree Creek Markets 9am – 12noon, Every 1st Sunday of the month Figtree Creek, Yeppoon

Emu Park Markets 8am – 12noon, Every 3rd Sunday of the month Bell Park, Emu Park Causeway Lake Markets 9am – 1pm, Every 4th Sunday of the month Causeway Lake, Yeppoon Bell Park Markets 8am – 12noon every 3rd Sunday of each month Bell Park, Emu Park Capricorn Coast Lifestyle & Visitor Guide

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Things To Do Scenic Coast Drive

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he Capricorn Coast Scenic Loop is a fabulous drive which can be done in a day or enjoyed over a longer visit. The loop drive covers the main townships of Yeppoon and Emu Park and has plenty of options for detours or daytrips to rainforests, secluded beaches and island adventures. (See map on page 24) 1. Rockhampton to Yeppoon (35 minute drive) Keep an eye out for the volcanic plugs which dot the landscape enroute to Yeppoon 2. Yeppoon Yeppoon is a charming beachside community renowned for its delicious seafood and spectacular ocean views

3.  Keppel Bay Marina & Rosslyn Bay (15 minutes from Yeppoon) Gateway to Great Keppel islands and boasts an award-winning waterfront café and restaurant 4. Great Keppel Island (30 minute transfer) A day trip to the magnificent Great Keppel Island is a ‘must do’, or stay longer if time permits 22

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5.  Coastal Beaches & National Parks (15 minute drive from Rosslyn Bay) Along the Scenic Highway lie 13 of Queensland’s most beautiful beaches and national parks 6.  Emu Park & The Singing Ship (15 minute drive from Rosslyn Bay) Emu Park is home to beautiful beaches, coastal walks and the Singing Ship - a soaring white sculpture on the headland 7. ANZAC Precinct Emu Park Centenary of ANZAC Memorial Walk is a reflective experience, providing a timeline of WW1’s many major battles 8.  Keppel Sands (Turn-off is a 15 minute drive from Emu Park) Keppel Sands is the southern-most community of the Capricorn Coast, a popular holiday spot for families 9.  Koorana Crocodile Farm (20 minute drive from Emu Park) This is a working crocodile farm where you will see crocodiles feeding, 2 tours daily 10.  St Christopher’s Chapel (25 minute drive from Koorana Crocodile Farm) This is an open air chapel built in 1943 by the 542 Engineering Ship and Shore, Battalion, US Army


Walks

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he Capricorn Coast National Park has several walks along the coast showcasing the native bushland and stunning scenic views across the Keppel Islands. For a change of scenery, Byfield National Park, Conservation Park and State Forest also offer a number of day walks, which are great options for the warmer months, especially when they end at a cool watering hole! For more information on walks, talk to the friendly volunteers at the Capricorn Coast Visitor Information Centre or visit www.npsr.qld.gov.au for more information.

Dogs on Beaches

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f you are travelling with your four legged friend, the Capricorn Coast is a great place to visit! Dogs are permitted off leash on all beaches before 8am and after 4pm unless signposted (all other times dogs must be on a leash). Day time off leash beaches are Farnborough Beach, Yeppoon (from Bangalee boat ramp south to Barwells Creek with access via Hinz Avenue and Fisherman’s Beach) and Emu Park (from the beach access 150 metres north of Bell Park to Tanby Point with access via Hill Street). This excludes public holidays and weekends. Dogs are not permitted on any beach adjacent to Byfield National Park.

Fishing

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f you have access to a boat, set your GPS to fishing hot spots like Barren and Child, Man and Wife, Outer Rock or Flat and Perforated, rig up your tackle, throw in a line and depending on the time of year you may bag yourself some mackerel, coral trout, grassy sweetlip or hopefully some tasty reds. Closer to shore you can hit the estuaries: Coorooman Creek, Causeway Lake and Ross Creek for whiting, grunter, flathead and mud crabs. Headlands like Double Head/The Bluff and Five Rocks are great structures to hone in on if you fancy a feed of mackerel, bream or cod. If you want to get amongst some seriously heavy fishing, the village of Stanage Bay is THE place to go for serious anglers. Please note that fishing rules apply throughout Queensland to help sustain natural fish species numbers. For more information on fishing regulations, call Fisheries Queensland on 13 25 23 or visit www.fisheries.qld.gov.au.

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Stay, See & Do

Great Keppel Island Hideaway The Spit, Great Keppel Island P: 07 4939 2050 W: www.greatkeppelislandhideaway.com.au Great Keppel Island Hideaway welcomes guests to share in our barefoot island paradise, an affordable Island resort only 30mins ferry from Yeppoon with Keppel Konnections. Our resort boasts quality cabin style accommodation, a fully licensed restaurant and bar overlooking the Southern Great Barrier Reef and seventeen pristine white sandy beaches. With a range of free activities for our in house guests there is plenty to do for all age groups. Enjoy stunning scenic bush walks of secluded island picnic spots, snorkelling in the turquoise waters with turtles and dolphins, or simply relax sipping cocktails in the bistro. Great Keppel Island Hideaway will create those magical moments you will remember always.

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Echelon Apartments Yeppoon

Salt Beachfront Yeppoon

A heavenly retreat awaits at Echelon Apartments Yeppoon, with a choice of 40 luxury holiday apartments in prime beachfront position and panoramic ocean views.

Situated on Yeppoon’s magnificent Main Beach, Salt offers unsurpassed ocean views from every luxurious apartment. Salt boasts 50 spacious apartments spread across five levels.

18-22 Anzac Parade, Yeppoon P: 07 4939 0900 W: www.echelonyeppoon.com.au

32-34 Anzac Parade, Yeppoon P: 07 4925 2200 W: www.saltyeppoon.com.au

Beaches on Lammermoor

Rosslyn Bay Resort

Beaches on Lammermoor Holiday Apartments is ideally located opposite Lammermoor Beach, with panoramic views of Great Keppel Island and only minutes from Keppel Bay Marina.

Located in the heart of Rosslyn Bay, Rosslyn Bay Resort boasts 47 self-contained rooms, including our two bedroom apartments and spa bungalows, most of which overlook the beautiful and secluded Kemp Beach.

96-98 Scenic Highway, Yeppoon P: 07 4913 8300 W: www.beachesonlammermoor.com.au

Vin E. Jones Drive, Rosslyn Bay P: 07 4933 6333 W: www.rosslynbayresort.com.au

The Waterline Restaurant 1 Waterline Way, Rosslyn Bay P: 07 4933 6244 W: www.keppelbaymarina.com.au Located on the deck at Keppel Bay Marina, The Waterline Restaurant offers the only uninterrupted waterfront views on the Capricorn Coast. This is the place where the reef meets the beef and the menu showcases the best local seafood fresh from the boats, and their famous local Banana Station Beef sourced from their own cattle properties in Central Queensland. All day dining from 7am 7 days Evening dining Wed-Sun

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Oshen Apartments Yeppoon

Capricorn Caves

With unrivalled ocean views of the Keppel Islands, Oshen offers all styles of accommodation, from hotel rooms to fully self-contained apartments.

Cave experiences for the whole family including guided walking tours, wild adventure caving and fossil tours, plus a caravan park and fully selfcontained cabins on site.

49 Hill Street, Yeppoon P: 07 4939 0700 W: www.oshenapartments.com.au

30 Olsens Caves Road, The Caves P: 07 4934 2883 W: www.capricorncaves.com.au

BIG4 Capricorn Palms Holiday Village

Discovery Parks Coolwaters

Caravan and camping sites, ensuite cabins and villas only 250m to the beach. Modern facilities including WiFi, waterslide and swimming pool, camp kitchen and BBQs.

Fun for all the family! Kid activities, powered and unpowered sites plus self contained cabins, right next to Causeway Lake and Kinka beach. Group bookings with dorms and catering available.

Cnr Wildin Way, Mulambin P: 07 4933 6144 W: www.capricornpalmsholidayvillage.com.au

760 Scenic Highway, Kinka Beach P: 07 4939 6102 W: www.discoveryholidayparks.com.au

Tsuruya Japanese Restaurant

Keppel Bay Sailing Club

Tsuruya Japanese Restaurant is located at the Capricorn Resort and showcases the authentic, traditional, exquisite and delicate flavours of Japanese cuisine.

Enjoy fantastic views of Keppel Bay and the islands, while relaxing in modern, air-conditioned facilities and enjoy affordable dining excellence.

Farnborough Access Road, Yeppoon P: 07 4925 2525 W: www.facebook.com/TsuruyaJapaneseYeppoon

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APARTMENTS, HOMES & HOTELS Beaches on Lammermoor

96-98 Scenic Highway, Yeppoon

07 4913 8300

Beachfront Zilzie Holiday Homes

1 Sandy Ln, Zilzie

0408 783 374

Driftwood Motel and Holiday Units

5-7 Todd Ave, Yeppoon

07 4939 2446

Echelon Apartments Yeppoon

18-22 Anzac Pde, Yeppoon

07 4939 0900

Emu Park Holiday and Accommodation

21-23 Pattison St, Emu Park

07 4939 6411

Emus Beach Resort

92 Pattison St, Emu Park

07 4939 6111

Endeavour Inn

18-20 Hill St, Emu Park

07 4939 6777

Oshen Apartments Yeppoon

49 Hill St, Yeppoon

07 4939 0700

Pine Beach Hotel Motel

3-5 Granville St, Emu Park

07 4939 6100

Plumtree Store and Holiday Houses

Banksia Rd, Stanage Bay

07 4937 3169

Rosslyn Bay Resort

Vin E. Jones Dr, Rosslyn Bay

07 4933 6333

Sail Inn Motel

19 James St, Yeppoon

07 4939 1130

Salt Beachfront Yeppoon

32-34 Anzac Pde, Yeppoon

07 4925 2200

Stranded Beach Stay

2 Normanby St, Yeppoon

07 4938 3610

Sunlover Lodge

3 Camellia St, Kinka Beach

1800 666 445

Surfside Motel

30 Anzac Pde, Yeppoon

07 4939 1272

The Coast Motel

52 Scenic Hwy, Yeppoon

07 4930 2325

Villa Mar Colina

34-36 Adelaide St, Yeppoon

07 4939 3177

While Away Bed & Breakfast

44 Todd Ave, Yeppoon

07 4939 3177

CABINS & COTTAGES Byfield Cabins on Waterpark Creek

218 Yaxleys Rd, Byfield

0455 667 766

Ferns Hideaway

67 Cahills Rd, Byfield

07 4935 1235

Gumnut Glen Cabins

170 Tanby Rd, Yeppoon

07 4939 3988

Henderson Park Farm Stay

Barretts Rd, Barmoya via Rockhampton

07 4934 2794

CARAVAN PARKS & CAMPING Beachside Caravan Park

Farnborough Rd, Yeppoon

07 4939 3738

Bell Park Caravan Park

67 Pattison St, Mulambin

07 4939 6202

BIG4 Capricorn Palms Holiday Village

Cnr Wildin Way, Mulambin

07 4933 6144

Blue Dolphin Caravan Park

74 Whitman St, Yeppoon

07 4939 3140

Byfield Campstay

30 Castle Rock Rd, Byfield

07 4935 1002

Causeway Caravan Park

9 The Esplanade, Causeway

07 4933 6356

Discovery Parks Coolwaters

760 Scenic Hwy, Kinka Beach

07 4939 6102

Poinciana Tourist Park

via Percy Ford St, 9 Scenic Hwy, Yeppoon

07 4939 1601

ISLAND STAYS Great Keppel Island Hideaway

The Spit, Great Keppel Island

07 4939 2050

Great Keppel Island Holiday Village

Lot 2 The Esplanade, The Keppels

1800 537 735

Pumpkin Island

Pumpkin Island, Yeppoon

07 4939 4413

ATTRACTIONS

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Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary

9 Stones Rd, Woodbury

07 4939 7590

Emu Park Gallery

42 Patterson St, Emu Park

07 4939 6036

Emu Park Historical Museum Society

17 Hill St, Emu Park

07 4939 6080

Footlights Theatre Restaurant

123 Rockhampton Rd, Yeppoon

07 4939 2399

Keppel Bay Marina

1 Waterline Way, Rosslyn Bay

07 4933 6244

Marlborough Historical Museum

Milman St, Marlborough

07 4935 6127

Nob Creek Pottery

216 Arnolds Rd, Byfield

07 4935 1161

www.capricornholidays.com.au


Paint Pot Gallery Shell World Yeppoon The Mill Gallery Yeppoon Golf Club

12 Anzac Pde, Yeppoon 1 Scenic Hwy, Yeppoon 31-35 Normanby St, Yeppoon 2901 Yeppoon Rd, Yeppoon

07 4938 3535 07 4925 0085 07 4939 1311 07 4939 1056

TOURS Capricorn Caves 30 Olsens Caves Rd, The Caves 07 4934 2883 Freedom Fast Cats Pier One John Howes Dr, Rosslyn Bay 07 4938 6888 GKI Adventures Great Keppel Island Hideaway, Great Keppel Island 0432 483 652 Great Keppel Cruises Great Keppel Island Hideaway, Great Keppel Island 0401 053 666 Kenrose Park 535 Yeppoon Rd, North Rockhampton 07 4936 4844 Keppel Konnections Keppel Bay Marina, Rosslyn Bay 07 4847 6350 Keppel Water Sports Fishermans Beach, Great Keppel Island 0415 076 644 Koorana Crocodile Farm 65 Savages Rd, Coowonga 07 4934 4749 Rockhampton Helicopters 07 4922 0774 / 0488 477 723 Sail Capricornia 1800 336 244 Stock-Air Heliworks 07 4935 6658 FOOD & DRINK Kanangra Heights Keppel Bay Sailing Club McDonalds Restaurants Yeppoon Megalomania Bar & Bistro Pacific Hotel & Liquor Barn Rosslyn Bay Fisherman's Market The Strand Hotel The Waterline Restaurant Tsuruya Japanese Restaurant Vue Wine Bar & Restaurant Whisk Yeppoon

580 Tanby Rd, Yeppoon Anzac Pde, Yeppoon 48 Park St, Yeppoon 31 Arthur St, Yeppoon 68 James St, Yeppoon Vin E. Jones Memorial Dr, Rosslyn Bay Normanby St, Yeppoon Keppel Bay Marina Capricorn Resort, Farnborough Access Rd,Yeppoon Anzac Pde, Yeppoon 15-17 James St, Yeppoon

07 4913 6124 07 4939 9500 07 4939 2133 07 4939 2333 07 4939 3208 07 4933 6105 07 4939 1301 07 4933 6244 07 4925 2580 07 4939 8034 07 4925 0183

RETAIL Carmel's Creations Coastal Funk Crave Surf Industries Gypsy Lane Lure Living

Shop 1/2 James St, Yeppoon Shop 2-3 Anzac Pde, Yeppoon Shop 19/20 Yeppoon Central, Yeppoon Shop 3-16 Normanby St, Yeppoon 14 Anzac Pde, Yeppoon

07 4938 3400 07 4925 0573 07 4939 8182 07 4939 8066 07 4939 4229

TRANSPORT Budget Car Rental 65-71 Canoona Rd, Rockhampton Business Class Limousines Rockhampton Little Johnny's Tours Yeppoon Yellow Cabs 163 East St, Rockhampton Youngs Bus Service 274 George St, Rockhampton

1800 150 278 07 4922 2299 0414 793 637 13 19 24 07 4922 3813

SERVICES Bendigo Bank Bendigo Bank Quality St Salon Rosslyn Bay Kiosk Seabreeze Servo Wavelengths for Hair Westpac Yeppoon

Shop 1, 30-32 James St, Yeppoon 18 Hill St, Emu Park Suite 3, 16 Queen St, Yeppoon Lot 130, Vin E. Jones Dr, Rosslyn Bay 150 Scenic Hwy, Lammermoor Shop 4/38 James St, Yeppoon 18 Normanby St, Yeppoon

07 4930 2233 07 4939 6441 07 4939 2198 07 4933 6865 07 4933 6680 07 4939 5344 07 4913 3322

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REAL ESTATE @ Real Estate

29b James St, Yeppoon

Pat O’Driscoll Real Estate Yeppoon

2/22 James St, Yeppoon

07 4819 9676 07 4939 8766

Professionals Real Estate Emu Park

1/21 Pattison St, Emu Park

07 4939 6411

Ray White Real Estate Yeppoon

2/10 James St, Yeppoon

07 4939 5088

Rod Harm Rural

6 James St, Yeppoon

07 4939 5562

EDUCATION CQUniversity Australia

Bruce Hwy, North Rockhampton

07 4930 9020

St Brendans College

139 Adelaide Park Rd, Yeppoon

07 4939 9300

REGIONAL BUSINESS PARTNERS/SUPPORTERS Bluewater Property Trust Yeppoon Brittany Lauga MP

Shop 3, Evia Building, 3 Normanby St, Yeppoon

07 4913 1500

Cap Coast Home Loans

7/1 Normanby St, Yeppoon

07 4939 1267

Capricorn Appliance Testing Yeppoon

1300 397 737

Capricorn Coast Mirror

07 4939 3311

Shop 2 Evia Bldg Normanby St, Yeppoon

Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service CQ Hospital and Health Service

07 49229093

Yeppoon Hospital

Centrepoint Finance

34 Normanby St, Yeppoon

07 4939 8882

Coal Train Australia

6 Milroy Dr, Barmaryee

07 4939 1445

Digitalrez Australia

21 Ahern St, Emu Park

07 4925 4400

Evans Edwards & Associates

16 Queen St, Yeppoon

07 4939 1766

Ian Weigh Toyota

93 John St, Yeppoon

07 4925 5555

JC Events

Yeppoon

0417 680 021

JRT Civil

9 Cassam St, Hidden Valley

07 4913 5300

Kennas Chartered Accountants & Financial Services

21 James St, Yeppoon

07 4924 9100

Keppel Coast Arts Council Yeppoon

0419 394 844

Leanne Smith Civil Celebrant Yeppoon

0419 394 844

Livingstone Shire Council

25 Normanby St, Yeppoon Town Hall

1300 790 919

Michelle Landry MP

07 4922 6604

Pacific Properties Qld

07 4939 5886

Level 1, 41 Arthur St, Yeppoon

Paint Place CQ

9 James St, Yeppoon

07 4939 1144

Resource Consulting Services

44 Arthur St, Yeppoon

07 4939 5255

Robert Harris Rivett Lawyers

21 James St, Yeppoon

07 4939 3533

Surf Lakes Holdings

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The Caves Quarry CQ

Mt Charlton Rd, The Caves

Tower Holdings

Great Keppel Island

Tropical Pines

2922 Yeppoon Rd, Yeppoon

07 4939 0200

Yeppoon Coastguard

22 Anchor Dr, Yeppoon

07 4933 6600

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0488 343 177


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