About the Capricorn Region

Spanning 115,000 square kilometres, from the sandy beaches of the Capricorn Coast inland past Rockhampton – the beef capital of Australia – to the highlands township of Emerald, this region is a blend of historic towns, national parks, sapphire gemfields, and of course the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

Central to the Capricorn Coast you will find the humble yet bustling coastal towns of Yeppoon and Emu Park. Offering a range of accommodation options from camping through to luxurious resorts, these coastal communities are the perfect base to explore all that the Capricorn Region has on offer. 

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Spanning 115,000 square kilometres, from the sandy beaches of the Capricorn Coast inland past Rockhampton – the beef capital of Australia – to the highlands township of Emerald, this region is a blend of historic towns, national parks, sapphire gemfields, and of course the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

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Places to See in the Capricorn Region

Double Head Track, Capricorn Coast National Park

Byfield

Byfield

Venture off the beaten track and immerse yourself in the dense wilderness and coastal beauty of the Capricorn Region’s northern paradise.

Emu Park, Capricorn Region

Emu Park

Emu Park

The small coastal village of Emu Park is still to this day relatively untouched, boasting lush parklands, hidden beaches and access to the Keppel Island Group.

Aerial of Long Beach, Great Keppel Island

Great Keppel Island

Great Keppel Island

One of the most popular island destinations in the region, Great Keppel boasts white sandy secluded beaches, clear waters and some of the best snorkelling and scuba diving locations on the Great Barrier Reef.

Riverside walk, Rockhampton

Rockhampton

Rockhampton

Known as the ‘Beef Capital of Australia,’ Rockhampton is located in the central Capricorn Region boasting a rich history and an abundance of natural wonders.

Yeppoon, Capricorn Region

Yeppoon

Yeppoon

Known as the capital of the Capricorn Region, the quaint coastal town of Yeppoon is the gateway to the Keppel Island Group and the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

Islands & Beaches

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