Apr 13, 2020
- Soak up Sunshine on Lammermore Beach
Statue Bay is nestled at the southern end of the beach and is the perfect spot to kayak, stand up paddleboard or throw in a line.
Other honourable mentions go to Kemp Beach, Mulambin Beach and Kinka Beach, which each offer a tropical beachside experience. If you can't sit still too long, then this is your ideal list for a day of beachcombing.
- Capricorn Caves just outside Rockhampton
These remarkable caves are located just north of Rockhampton and have won numerous awards and are eco-tourism accredited. If you just can’t wait to explore them for yourself, you can take a virtual tour now.
- Sandstone Wilderness
You’ll find dramatic waterfalls, commanding sandstone cliff faces, bushland, rainforest and a variety of hiking tracks and 4WD trails to explore it all.
Top Places to Visit:
- Carnarvon Gorge
- Blackdown Tableland National Park
- Salvator Rosa
Blackdown Tableland National Park Rainbow Falls by @nathanwhiteimages via Instagram | Discover Queensland
- Watching Baby Turtles Hatch at Heron Island
If you want to witness the extraordinary life cycle of sea turtles including you will need to visit between November and March in nesting season. Nesting occurs earlier in the season, while hatching generally starts from January.
Nestled 72 kilometres from the coastline of Gladstone. You can get to the island from town by boat or seaplane or helicopter.
- Explore the Outback and Fossick for Gems
Search for gems at Rubyvale’s sapphire mine 3.5 hours inland from Rockhampton. Try your luck panning for gold at Mount Morgan, 30 minutes south of Rockie or enjoy a tour of the Willows Gemfields in the central highlands region 45 minutes west of Emerald.
If this has inspired you to add the Capricorn Coast to your travel list, start dreaming now with our accommodation options and plan a future holiday to look forward to when it is safe to travel!
Our Top Picks For Capricorn Coast
Heron Island, Capricorn Coast
From $411 pn