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Our Top Natural Wonders of the Capricorn Coast

Located on the Tropic of Capricorn, the region not only enjoys nearly permanent perfect weather year-round, but is also a wonderland of natural attractions to discover! Read on for our top picks to uncover on your visit.
  1. Soak up Sunshine on Lammermore Beach
A stunningly calm beach 10 minutes south of Yeppoon, this is pristine coastline at its finest, and you won’t need to get here early to find your own slice of paradise! There are a number of hiking trails beginning at the main car park by the beach, as well as bike trails – perfect if you’ve packed the kids bikes, scooters or skates.

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.
 
  1. Capricorn Caves just outside Rockhampton
This natural cave system meanders through limestone ridge set against a backdrop of rainforest and offers an unforgettable experience. The premier attraction offers a variety of tours, adventure caving experiencing and even weddings in their famous Cathedral Cave.

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.
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  1. Sandstone Wilderness
Delve into the world of the Sandstone Wilderness for a truly mesmerising adventure. Encompassing 25 mountains dispersing from the Great Diving Range, over 100 state forests and national parks and rivalling Tasmania in size, there is no shortage of natural wonders here.

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:
  1. Carnarvon Gorge
  2. Blackdown Tableland National Park
  3. Salvator Rosa
Stretching west of Bundaberg, Gladstone and Rockhampton, how to get to Sandstone Wilderness depends on which section your adventure is taking you to!
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  1. Watching Baby Turtles Hatch at Heron Island
Heron island is a natural coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef, famous for its spectacular reef and extraordinary wildlife including the nesting green and loggerhead turtles that call the island home.

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.
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  1. Explore the Outback and Fossick for Gems
The outback is full of gems both proverbial and real! You can unearth them yourself in a number of sites across the Capricorn Coast outback.

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!

 


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