Southern Great Barrier Reef

Just 4 hours drive from Brisbane and stretching from Bundaberg through to Gladstone, Rockhampton and right up the Capricorn Coast, the Southern Great Barrier Reef is the official start of one of the world’s great wonders. Boasting colourful coral cays, authentic seaside towns and island jewels, the Southern Great Barrier Reef provides a pristine and picture perfect getaway.

  • Discover the beauty of one of the many island gems including Lady Elliot, Lady Musgrave, Heron, Wilson and Great Keppel Islands.
  • Experience world class snorkelling and dive locations, where you can get up close to resident marine life including hundreds of species of beautiful tropical fish, turtles and manta rays.
  • Go cruising and sailing around the islands and see the awe-inspiring reefs just waiting to be discovered. 

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From AU$345.00 - 729.00
Lady Elliot is a true coral cay island located at the southern tip of Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef. The Island is regarded as one of the best snorkelling and diving locations in Australia and is famous for its unspoilt coral reef and amazing array of spectacular marine life! The Great Barrier Reef Day Trip to Lady Elliot Island provides guests with a unique opportunity to explore the reef from the air, a glass bottom boat and the water, all in one day! The day trip/tour includes return scenic flight, use of snorkel equipment, use of day guest facilities, combined glass bottom boat/guided snorkel tour, a delicious buffet lunch in the restaurant and a guided afternoon activity. The combined glass bottom boat/guided snorkel tour is the best way to explore this wonderful underwater world of brilliantly coloured species of marine life including coral, fish, clams, sea stars, turtles, dolphins and manta rays. The Great Barrier Reef Day Trip departs daily from Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast and Bundaberg. The Great Barrier Reef Day Tour is a fully guided tour departing daily from the Gold Coast (Coolangatta) and Brisbane (Redcliffe) making the Great Barrier Reef easily accessible for visitors to south-east Queensland.

Australian Sunset Safaris

Multiple Locations
From AU$339.00 - 1608.00
Picture yourself travelling in a four-wheel drive bus along Fraser Island's beaches and rainforest tracks, swimming in a crystal clear lake with a white sandy bottom. Or how about paddling in a completely transparent kayak over sunken Moreton Island ship wrecks, seeing an abundance of fish and colourful coral through the bottom of your kayak? Or maybe picture yourself stepping off a beautiful coral cay into turquoise water, snorkelling through mazes of brightly coloured coral, seeing big sea turtles swimming slowly by as you laze in the beautiful warm water of a coral lagoon. You can do it all with Australian Sunset Safaris, they make your dreams a reality at a price you can afford, without sacrificing quality and comfort. Australian Sunset Safaris operate from the Gold Coast, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. They offer adventure tours to some of the most prestigious natural attractions in Queensland, ranging from one to six day adventure package tours. Queensland's ultimate Adventure tours covered at affordable prices. Come and see why Australian Sunset Safaris is the number one tour company for Fraser Island, Moreton Island and the Southern Great Barrier Reef!

The Waterline Restaurant

Capricorn Coast, Livingstone Area
Located on the deck at Keppel Bay Marina, The Waterline Restaurant is the ultimate waterfront dining experience. Open daily from 7and and for evening dining Wednesday to Sunday, the all day dining menu features the best of local beef and seafood. Multi awards winning, The Waterline Restaurant is as essential part of any Capricorn Coast holiday experience.

Mon Repos Regional Park

Bundaberg, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
Mon Repos Regional Park, a quiet coastal oasis near Bundaberg, is special! The beach supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland and has the most significant loggerhead turtle nesting population in the South Pacific region. Their nesting and hatching success here at Mon Repos is critical for their survival. At this globally-significant site you can learn about these extraordinary animals - a visit to Mon Repos Turtle Centre offers a turtle encounter like very few others in the world. Mon Repos also features Woongarra rainforest scrub, the site of Bert Hinkler's first glider flights, a tidal lagoon, rock pools and an historic basalt stone wall built by South Sea Islanders, who were brought to Queensland from the 1880s to work in the sugar industry. Explore the park on walking tracks and cycling tracks or, if you prefer a slower pace, take a wander along the beach to look at tidal rock pools. Entry to Mon Repos Regional Park is free. Fees apply for night access to the Mon Repos Turtle Centre and Mon Repos Turtle Encounters during turtle season (November to March). See Mon Repos Turtle Centre listing for admission and booking details.

Sail Capricornia

Multiple Locations
From AU$125.00 - 125.00
Grace is a purpose built sailing catamaran which sails the beautiful Keppel Bay and Islands off Yeppoon, Central Queensland. Your hosts, Anthony and Vicki have the enviable task of sailing you to places only accessible by boat. Come and allow them to show off their isolated sandy beaches and coral outcrops inhabited by turtles, dolphins and all kinds of fish. Grace sails at 8.30am from Keppel Bay Marina. Then it's snorkelling, exploring or just chilling out after morning tea. A full buffet lunch including fresh local prawns awaits you on return to Grace. Then it's all hands on deck for wildlife spotting as you sail homeward enjoying a fresh fruit platter. They arrive back to reality at about 4pm. It's a great day of fun and discovery. Sunset sails are also on the menu, casting off at around 5pm for a romantic sail around the bay.

Coco's @ Seaspray

Capricorn Coast, Livingstone Area
Coco's @ Seaspray restaurant is open for all day dining offering both Seaspray Resort guests and other visitors a tranquil coastal-style alfresco space in which to enjoy Modern Australian cuisine. The outdoor setting is contemporary and relaxed whilst the interior bar offers a more stylish and intimate dining retreat. A great place to dine if you're around the Capricorn Coast.

Freedom Fast Cats

Multiple Locations
From AU$55.00 - 138.00
Freedom Fast Cats takes you through the spectacular Keppel Bay Islands; located at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef near the Tropic of Capricorn, and boasting some of the most pristine beaches, and unspoilt habitats the reef has to offer. Join the experienced crew for a memorable day exploring the Keppel bay Islands. They have a range of different cruising options to suit all ages. If you like a more laid back pace, sit back relax and soak up the scenery as you cruise the coves and beaches. For the more adventurous type they have glass bottom boat cruises, snorkelling and the famous boom-netting. Guaranteed to be a highlight of your visit to the Capricorn Coast!

Keppel Bay Marina

Capricorn Coast, Livingstone Area
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Free Entry
Located at the gateway to the Keppel Group of Islands, Keppel Bay Marina is the friendliest and largest marina in Northern Australia. The multi award winning tourist facility is home to over 500 berths, The Waterline Restaurant, Sail Capricornia and a range of charter vessels. No holiday to the Capricorn Coast is complete without a visit to Keppel Bay Marina.
Free Entry
Located on the waterfront at the gorgeous Burnett Heads, this beautiful park offers plenty of space to run and play. For the kids there is a large climbing frame and a smaller playground. For the adults, sit back and enjoy the view of the pristine blue water whilst watching the kids play in the great outdoors. There is also a skate park in the vicinity. This is also the start of the Turtle Trail walk which will take you all the way to Bargara - perfect for a walk or bike ride.

Mon Repos Turtle Centre

Bundaberg, Bundaberg Area
At the Mon Repos Turtle Centre near Bundaberg, witness an ancient life cycle of the animal kingdom as majestic sea turtles make their journey from sea to shore to lay their eggs. Then delight at the sight of their young, hatching months later, and making their perilous journey to the sea. Mon Repos Regional Park supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland. At the Mon Repos Turtle Centre you can learn all about these extraordinary animals and the conservation and research programs that are protecting them, and even have a turtle encounter like very few others in the world. Every year, from November to March, you can join Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service rangers at the Mon Repos Turtle Centre on a guided tour to watch nesting (November to January) and hatching (January to March) marine turtles. Mon Repos Turtle Encounters offer a unique opportunity for you to catch a glimpse of a turtle's world-at least for one night! Don't miss your chance to be part of this special experience. 'Connect with Nature' activities such as ranger-guided walks and turtle talks are also offered during some school holidays at the Mon Repos Turtle Centre.
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