We are located 35ks from Rockhampton
Things To Do
In and around Rockhampton
Popularly known as “the Beef Capital of Australia”, Rockhampton is an attractive town, rich in history. With a beguiling, cosmopolitan ambiance, it’s a fantastic place to eat out, catch up with some shopping or take in some of the local attractions. Popular trips and landmarks include: TMC tourist trips to Mt Morgan, the Capricorn Caves and the Mt Etna Caves National Park (between December and February a dusk visit will reveal thousands of bent-wing bats, flying around in their search for food).
Capricorn Coast National Park
From exciting opportunities to view sea turtles through to a wander through a eucalyptus forest, the National Park showcases some of the best flora and fauna in the region. A stunning post-volcanic landscape, the park includes mangroves, tussocky grassland and rainforest.
The Spire: Tropic of Capricorn
The Tropic of Capricorn runs slightly to the north of Rockhampton. The Spire, which acts as a sundial, allows visitors a vivid visual representation of the difference in shadow length between the mid-summer and mid-winter sun. The tourist information centre, located beneath the Spire, contains a wealth of information to help you plan your visit.
Enjoy stunning scenery as the Darumbal Indigenous Australians welcome you to their traditional land. This a 14km walk down the slopes of Mt. Archer. If possible, it’s recommended to drive to the top of Mt. Archer, then enjoy the 5-hour, one-way, downward walk. Wallabies and cockatoos are just two of the species you’re likely to encounter in this environmentally significant conservation area.
Emu Park Memorial Cenotaph
Perfect for an early morning visit, this ANZAC memorial commemorates the Emu Park soldiers who fought in the First World War. Additional memorial plaques have been added, in memory of soldiers lost in later conflicts. The addition of a Digi-Photo on the 100th anniversary of the ANZACS created a vibrant picture in the dawn sun.
Great Keppel Island Day Trips
A fantastic way to explore the stunning beaches of Great Keppel Island, the experienced crew of Freedom Fast Cats are able to transport you to GKI. There are seventeen beaches to explore – perfect for snorkelling, swimming or coral-diving. The island has abundant wildlife, including over a hundred different bird species. Ideal for a hiking, creature spotting or just soaking up the scenery, this is one of the top destinations in Australia.
Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary
A fantastic family day out, if you want to get up close to some amazing species, this is the place to go. Animals include possums, dingoes, emus, wombats, sugar gliders, koalas, cassowaries, bettongs, potoroos, fox, turtles and a large variety of native birds. The sanctuary runs breeding programs for many endangered native species and relies solely on private donations and entrance fees to fund its work.
Yeppoon is situated 38 kilometres north east of Rockhampton and is the gateway to Great Keppel Island and the wonders of the Southern Great Barrier Reef.
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 with specialty produce like premium, export quality beef, seafood, and tropical produce. There is a wide range of restaurants, cafés and clubs catering to all tastes and budgets.
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. The new lagoon pool at the southern end of Yeppoon Main Beach also has a children’s play area and dining areas.