The Capricorn Coast straddles the Tropic of Capricorn. An area made up of small coastal towns and islands, the major one being Great Keppell Island. The major towns are Rockhampton, Gladstone and Yeppon. The Capricorn Coast eguide also includes some of the inland areas which are not on the coast but in this area such as Emerald and Carnarvon Gorge.
The Capricorn Coast has deserted beaches, sparkling white sands and small seaside villages. It is several hundred kilometres north of Brisbane in some of Australia 's most beautiful coastline. The Great Keppell Islands are part of the Capricorn Coast that stretches 16 km from Yeppoon to Emu Park . These islands are incredible and offer everything from beach resorts to camping facilities. Here you can experience the natural wonders of snorkeling among the underwater sea life.
There are many diverse places to stay. Try an island or beachside resort that offers all the water sports, and horse riding. Or rent a yacht for a couple of days and truly explore the islands off this beautiful part of central Queensland 's coastline. Try staying in one of the quirky bed and breakfasts or rent a beachside holiday home.
This is a seriously beautiful place where you can take a holiday at exactly your own pace. Whether you want to relax on a beach and enjoy the laid back tropical lifestyle, or mix it up with some excitement and adventure fossicking for thunder eggs or the thrills of the local rodeo.