Capricorn Coast

The Capricorn Coast is exciting, diverse and breathtakingly beautiful. Visitors to the Coast enjoy golden days and balmy, moonlit evenings with the brilliant sunsets and scents of the tropics as well as the crispness of a temperate climate. The Coast is under the Tropic of Capricorn, for which it is named, and it sweeps along the Pacific Ocean at Central Queensland just a 30 minute drive from the Beef Capital of Australia, Rockhampton, and only 600 kilometres from the capital, Brisbane.

You can still enjoy a beach to yourself at the Capricorn Coast with views of Great and North Keppel Islands and the many smaller islands, which act as stepping-stones to the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.

Great Keppel Island is a popular island to visitors and is accessible by a 30-minute ferry ride. Ferry services operate daily out of Rosslyn Bay.

Yeppoon is the Coast's major town, which has retained its village style appeal, yet offers a variety of wonderful restaurants, accommodation and shops. Just north of Yeppoon is the Capricorn Resort, set on 22,000 acres of nature and offers two world standard golf courses, whilst to the south at Zilzie, the Reef Palms Complex offers night-time golf with a floodlit course, featuring a world-first - synthetic golf course.

The beaches along the Capricorn Coast are touched by the legacy of Captain James Cook. Emu Park, the second largest town on the Capricorn Coast, has honoured Cook's exploration with a monument, the famous 'Singing Ship', a soaring white sculpture with Great Keppel Island as a back drop.

Lammermoor, Kinka, Mullambin and Kemp beaches, Cooee Bay and the Causeway Lake, all line the Capricorn Coast offering many pleasures, wonderful accommodation and so much beauty you will never want to leave.

The Capricorn Coast is easily accessible by road, rail, coach and air and is situated 38 kilometres north east of Rockhampton.

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27 May 2017
A spectacular weekend of fun for families, aviators and enthusiasts of Aircraft and Machinery. Held every year on the last weekend in May, this is an event not to be missed! The Old Station Flying Club has staged this unique and very popular fly-in event since 1989.

Golden Mount Festival

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27 April 2017
Mount Morgan's premier event is held in Mount Morgan on the Labour Day weekend. The Golden Mount Festival celebrates Mount Morgan's past and looks to the future with a wide range of awesome events including gold digs, relay races (Running the Cutter), market stalls, fireworks, music nights and street processions.

Lego Up Late

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3 March 2017
Wondering what there is to do in Rockhampton for that different nightly experience, well Lego Up Late has this covered. Get hands on with LEGO® Bricks amongst the world’s tallest buildings created solely of LEGO® Bricks.

Rockhampton MS Swimathon

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4 March 2017
On Saturday 4 March, the CQUniversity Community Sports Centre in Rockhampton will host the third MS Swimathon event of the year to raise vital funds to help people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). It doesn't matter if you can do 100 fast laps or doggy paddle one, everyone can join in, have fun and support people living with MS - an incurable disease which affects a person's central nervous system.

Where's Wowan Rally

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6 May 2017
CQMSC are running a round of the Queensland Rally Championships in Wowan, once again. The local community, Wowan and District Progress and Cultural Society and the Banana Shire Council are keen to support the running of this event on shire roads around the town of Wowan.

Thangool Races April

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8 April 2017
The raised green lawns of Forde Park Racecourse come alive with colour for the Thangool Races. Even if you are not a horse enthusiast, you are sure to have a great day out at the Thangool Races. Racing facilities at Forde Park consist of a grass track, betting and TAB facilities, SKY Channel, bookmakers, canteen and public bar and table and marque areas set among the green lawns.

Thangool Races June

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3 June 2017
The raised green lawns of Forde Park Racecourse come alive with colour for the Thangool Races. Even if you are not a horse enthusiast, you are sure to have a great day out at the Thangool Races. Racing facilities at Forde Park consist of a grass track, betting and TAB facilities, SKY Channel, bookmakers, canteen and public bar and table and marque areas set among the green lawns.

Wholly Cow Month

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1 May 2017
You're invited to a month long celebration of beef during May. Enjoy a range of events, restaurant menus, recipe cards, tours and more from the Beef Capital of Australia - Rockhampton.

Women That Fish Barra Classic

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28 September 2017
Women That Fish was founded in 2012 as a not for profit organisation for ladies 18 years and over. Their aim is to empower women and build their confidence on the water as well as providing an amazing friendly atmosphere for all to enjoy.

Rocky Barra Bounty

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26 October 2017
The Bounty is a tag and release event and was the first event to introduce photographing then releasing of fish instead of having the fish weighed or bought back for the event site. This was initially through supplying a disposable camera but technology caught up with them and now digital cameras are used.
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