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Capricorn Region

Cowboys meet the beach, as Rockhampton and the Southern Great Barrier Reef collide in a mix of historic towns, national parks and sandy beaches. Release your inner explorer as you fossick for gemstones, explore the Capricorn Caves and experience world-class diving.

No trip would be complete without watching a rodeo in an iconic Australian pub as you dine on famous ‘Rocky’ steak – if you couldn’t tell from the giant cow in the main street, this is Australia’s beef capital.

Where great lives

This slice of Southern Great Barrier Reef is so perfect, you’ll want to keep it all to yourself. Luckily, you pretty much can.

  • Go diving, snorkelling or sailing among the 18 islands of the Keppel Island Group.
  • Live out your Castaway fantasies camping on Great Keppel Island and watch dolphins playing in the winter months.
  • Lay back on one of the 13 beaches between Yeppoon and Emu Park and feast on fresh seafood.

Natural wonders

Not content with having the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef just offshore, a short drive will bring you face-to-face with these natural wonders:

Optional sides

Beef may be the number one thing on the menu here but history, outback life and jewels compete for a close second. 

  • Visit a crocodile farm or stay at a working cattle farm.
  • Explore the heritage-lined streets of Rockhampton or take a trip down gold rush memory lane in Mount Morgan.
  • Try your luck at the Sapphire gemfields.

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  • Deals
From AU$25.00 - 190.00
Great Keppel Island Holiday Village is located in a gum tree bush setting less than a minute's walk to two perfect swimming beaches. Accommodation includes twin rooms; double bed canvas tents erected on timber decks, ensuited cabins, and campsites to bring your own tent.. Also available are two self-contained houses suitable for families. All linen is provided as well as snorkelling equipment for use during your stay. A fully equipped communal kitchen and barbecue is available for guest use. The Village atmosphere is low key and quiet, giving you a taste of what island life is meant to be and the perfect base to explore Great Keppel Island - an undiscovered treasure with 17 pristine beaches, unspoilt bushland and pockets of fringing reef. A quiet, relaxing island retreat away from the worries of the world.

Takarakka Bush Resort

Rolleston, Central Highlands Area
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From AU$35.00 - 230.00
Escape to Takarakka Bush Resort Carnarvon Gorge. Open all year round and fabulous in every season. Choose from a range of accommodation options to suit your taste and budget, from spacious caravan and camping sites to en-suited cabins, safari Taka tents, or luxury studios. Discover Queensland's premier National Park and top tourist attraction with loads of things to see and do. A haven for both guests and wildlife nestled in a natural wonderland. Explore the depths of the Carnarvon Gorge Queensland, with its ancient sandstone cliffs and rich indigenous history and rock art. Walk the well kept tracks to discover abundant plant and wildlife, and the songs of colourful birds a plenty. Cook up a heart warming meal in the camp kitchens and relax and enjoy the camp fires or book in for a delicious two course roast dinner as a treat after a big day out. There's plenty of things to do while exploring the Carnarvon Gorge. Take a guided walk, scenic flight, sunset and astronomy tour to unlock the secrets of this special place. Book your Carnarvon Gorge holiday adventure today.

Henderson Park Farm Retreat

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
From AU$165.00 - 225.00
Henderson Park, a fifth generation family run working cattle property, is uniquely positioned just 10 minutes off the East Coast Highway and 30 minutes north of Rockhampton, Central Queensland. Join an educational property tour, simply unwind or take a break from travelling. Go on a bush walk, see wildlife and cattle in their natural environment, go canoeing, swimming, fishing (creek is stocked with Barramundi!) and admire the stunning sunset and evening bird song. There are two styles of fully self contained accommodation available. Luxurious accommodation is provided in an intimate setting at Hedlow Lodge, which boasts 180 degree views over the property and water from the spacious communal deck. Four queen ensuited rooms are available in Hedlow Lodge. Their Pioneer Style Cabins are cosy and timber lined with private verandahs also overlooking beautiful Hedlow Creek. Two cabins are available each with different bedding configuration. Ranked number 1 of 32 places to stay in the Rockhampton region on Trip Advisor, hosts Annika and Ryan are waiting to welcome you to their little piece of paradise!

Coral Inn Yeppoon

Capricorn Coast, Livingstone Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$89.00 - 174.00
Coral Inn Yeppoon is a short-term boutique accommodation and holiday destination. Appealing to guests wanting convenience and something out of the ordinary. Chill out in a relaxing atmosphere with swimming pool, barbecue and fully equipped commercial kitchen and television lounge. All rooms are modern and quiet with their own en-suite, a flat-screen television and fridge. Free WiFi and homemade breakfast a la Carte is available. The property is conveniently situated in the heart of Yeppoon just a two minute drive to Yeppoon Main Beach. Close proximity and within walking distance of Yeppoon Central Shopping Centre (500 metres); Yeppoon Fore-shore, with Restaurants, Café's, Shops and Pubs; Yeppoon Central Business District; Library and Yeppoon Central Hospital. The coastal town of Yeppoon offers beautiful beaches of the Capricorn Coast. The whole coastline is protected by the Southern Great Barrier Reef and the Keppel Bay Island Group located only 13 kilometres offshore. The Capricorn Coast has some of the most picturesque and safe swimming beaches in Australia. They speak fluent German and English.

Rubyvale Motel and Holiday Units

Rubyvale, Central Highlands Area
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From AU$115.00 - 180.00
Rubyvale Motel and Holiday Units provides luxury 4 star accommodation. An oasis for guests wanting the perfect place to stay while discovering the Sapphire Gemfields. Guests are offered much more than a great nights sleep with a relaxed, quiet and tranquil haven set amongst three acres of landscaped bush gardens. A variety of accommodation options include spacious One and Two Bedroom Self contained units, Motel Rooms and Deluxe Spa Rooms. All with superb comfort. Facilities include swimming pool with retreat, undercover barbecue, gem shop and is ideal for holidaying and travelling couples seeking clean and quality accommodation. A telescope Observatory is available on site for star gazing. You will enjoy sitting on the verandas with only the sight and sounds of the local birds and kangaroos in the native gardens. The Units offer a private and relaxed atmosphere. The interiors are extremely comfortable with well appointed furniture and fixtures and perfectly clean. Browse in 'Taylors Fine Sapphires'; this on-site shop offers exquisite Sapphire Jewellery featuring the sapphires and gem cutting of Jane and Michael Taylor. The friendly motel service combined with your resort style accommodation will exceed all your expectations and make your Gemfields visit a memorable one.

Capricorn Caves

The Caves, Livingstone Area
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From AU$35.00 - 180.00
Capricorn Caves is a tranquil bush retreat, located just 23 kilometres north of Rockhampton, just minutes off the Bruce Highway. The 33 hectare property offers a range of accommodation which can cater for the individual right through to large groups. Spacious one and two bedroom deluxe cabins are fully self contained, and air conditioned with large decks for outdoor dining. The caravan park has large van sites, a spacious undercover barbecue area and immaculate amenities. Groups can book into the 48 bed lodge featuring quad share bunk beds, large recreation room and wrap around verandahs. Guests can enjoy easy walking guided tours through the spectacular limestone caves or a wild caving adventure. Cook up a barbecue, swim in the pool or photograph the kangaroos and other native animals.

Rosslyn Bay Resort

Capricorn Coast, Livingstone Area
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From AU$125.00 - 260.00
Rosslyn Bay Resort is your complete holiday and function destination. Situated on the shores of Kemp Beach, they offer unprecedented access to Great Keppel Island and the realms of the Southern Great Barrier Reef through Keppel Bay Marina. The resort encompasses corporate and wedding catering facilities as well as the world-class newly renovated Beaches Bistro, With Trendy decor, a deck with stunning views and amazing food and cold beer on tap. The newly opened Keppel Blue relaxation spa offers guests the chance to kick back and indulge from head to toe, offering massage therapy, facials, hair and body treatments. So everything you need to enjoy the best of the Capricorn Coast is right here in the harbour; whatever the reason for your stay. With 12 new luxury Spa Bungalow units, new management, ongoing renovations and two new highly talented chefs at the world-class Beaches restaurant, Rosslyn Bay Resort is changing, and they would love to see you there soon.

Great Keppel Island Hideaway

Great Keppel Island,
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From AU$60.00 - 200.00
Great Keppel Island Hideaway offers an affordable Southern Great Barrier Reef holiday for everyone - singles, couples, families and groups. It offers the only restaurant and bar facility on Great Keppel Island, catering for day visitors and those who wish to experience an island holiday in a range of accommodation, including fully self contained cabins, ensuited cabins, bunkhouses and budget tents. The GKI Hideaway Bar and Bistro offers casual dining and affordable family meals. Wherever you dine, enjoy stunning views over the two main island beaches. A children's playground is nearby as well as a games area with pool table and a large projector screen. 12 self contained ensuited cabins are nestled amongst sub-tropical gardens and are a short two minute stroll to the beach and the main reception area. Situated in its own precinct within the property, five 'yellow' cabins each contain two spacious ensuited rooms. Built only a few years ago, these rooms can be booked individually or as an interconnecting option for families and friends. The bunkhouses, with its private garden setting, camp kitchen and undercover dining area is perfect for large bookings such as family re-unions, special events, sporting groups, school groups and special interest groups.

Poinciana Tourist Park

Capricorn Coast, Livingstone Area
From AU$30.50 - 95.00
The most central caravan park on the Capricorn Coast. Relax and enjoy the natural beauty, close to golden tropical beaches, local shops and a range of eateries. Poinciana Tourist Park features spacious, shady sites set amidst tropical gardens, a saltwater pool, large covered barbecue area, self-contained cabins and modern amenities. Poinciana Tourist Park is just 200 metres from beautiful Cooee Bay beach and the Coral Sea. A range of shops, good fishing, a local bus service and lots of tourist activities are all close by. Dogs are welcome at Poinciana Tourist Park, so your canine companion can stay by your side. Conditions do apply, so please talk to them at the beginning of your stay for details. They invite you to enjoy all that Yeppoon's friendliest park has to offer. Poinciana is ideal for your next holiday escape.

Emu's Beach Resort

Capricorn Coast, Livingstone Area
From AU$26.00 - 105.00
Emu's Beach Resort is situated directly across the road from one of the Capricorn Coasts beautiful beaches, that overlooks Great Keppel Island. Emu's Beach Resort offers a relaxed atmosphere in beautiful surroundings. Along with their large, motel style rooms with balconies overlooking the swimming pool, they offer a large communal kitchen and an entertainment area, downstairs from the cheaper dormitory style rooms. Emu's is one of the only backpackers that boasts no bunk beds. A travel desk in reception will help you choose which exciting adventure you'd like to explore next or just relax by the pool and bar and unwind. The perfect place for everyone.
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