Welcome to 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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From AU$115 - 220
The luxury bungalow tent island retreat of Svendsens Beach Great Keppel Island offers guests the perfect eco friendly island holiday with a 'glamping' experience. At their reasonable prices anyone can afford a week on the pristine side of Great Keppel Island. Walk the many bushwalks (up to five hour tracks), snorkel on their lovely coral reefs or just relax. They meet you at the island ferry and transport you over to share their small, friendly, ecologically gentle island way of life, where their power comes from wind generators and solar panels. Whales migrate past the island in Winter (July-September) and turtles nest in Summer (November-February). The accommodation is for adults only. Svendsens Beach can accommodate a maximum of 10 adults in the two luxury tent-bungalows, the newly appointed studio and the rental house. The tents and studio form one small cluster, where up to three couples can share, whereas the house is completely separate and self-contained.

Henderson Park Farm Retreat

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
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From AU$165 - 225
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!

Sunlover Lodge Holiday Units and Cabins

Capricorn Coast, Livingstone Area
From AU$90 - 130
Sunlover Lodge Holiday Units and Cabins have got something different, real peace and quiet! Sunlover Lodge is designed for complete relaxation. People seek them out because they are so quiet, set off the main highway, close to the beach in over an acre of lush, tropical award-winning gardens and only a short walk to lovely Kinka Beach. Lounge beside the palm fringed pool or watch the antics of the local birdlife whilst enjoying free use of the barbecue. Stay one night, stay for a week or more you'll love it and you'll love their low costs. Kina Beach is also great for shell collecting, fishing, swimming and walking. The self contained accommodation is sure to please, it's bright, fresh and clean with comfortable furnishings and good quality bedding, large kitchen and lounge rooms, everything you could think of including all linen is supplied and changed weekly. The pool is a good size for laps and a wading pool for the kids to have splash in safely. Parking is mostly shady with plenty of room to park a boat as well. A short drive to Emu Park provides you with everything you could possibly need with lovely restaurants and food outlets.

Casa Nostra Motel

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
From AU$100 - 175
Casa Nostra Motel is a brand new motel with large spacious, fully air-conditioned rooms. With a convenient location on the Bruce Highway, they are a perfect stop over for the weary traveller. To ensure you get a good night sleep the rooms are over 100 metres off the highway. Features include a pool and covered barbecue area, air-conditioning, parking for large vehicles, coin operated laundry and flat screen television. One, two and three bedroom accommodation is available.

Great Keppel Island Hideaway

Great Keppel Island,
From AU$60 - 300
Great Keppel Island Hideaway welcomes guests to share their barefoot island paradise, an authentic locally owned Island resort situated on the Southern Great Barrier Reef, merely 30 minutes ferry from Yeppoon. The Resort boasts simplistic back to basic cabin style accommodation, a fully licensed restaurant and bar overlooking The Great Barrier Reef with 17 pristine white sandy beaches. Explore private coves and pockets of fringing reef around Great Keppel Island for safe swimming, snorkelling, diving or simply lazing in the azure waters with turtles and dolphins. Hire stand-up paddle boards, kayaks or join a guided kayak or Jet Ski tour. Fish straight off the beach or jump aboard a deep water fishing trip for a fresh dinner catch. Great Keppel has stunning scenic bushwalks which disperse trekkers around the island to secluded beaches and spectacular lookouts where you can enjoy hidden island picnic spots to indulge and unwind. The animal life is prolific, with brush tailed possums, blue-tongue lizards, goannas, echidnas and a huge variety of birdlife. Alternatively simply relax sipping cocktails overlooking the tranquil waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

Discovery Parks - Rockhampton

North Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
From AU$35 - 220
Discovery Holiday Parks, Rockhampton is a quality property situated in North Rockhampton and covers an area of 10 acres with beautifully landscaped gardens. They offer a large variety of self-contained cabins and villas to suit every budget and need from individuals, families to larger sporting groups. Discovery Holiday Parks, Rockhampton, is the ideal destination for a romantic getaway, the family holiday or large sporting group and corporate functions. The resort is perfectly located for all shopping needs with Rockhampton's largest shopping centre and Homemakers centre both within walking distance. The property offers to guests two swimming pools, Kangaroo Jumper cushion, half size court tennis and playground. Whether you want to make the most of every minute or simply while away the hours, Discovery Holiday Park, Rockhampton is full of unexpected surprises.

Riverside Tourist Park

North Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
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From AU$29 - 120
Riverside Tourist Park is set on five acres right on the Fitzroy River, with only a short walk into the heart of the city and the bowls club next door. They offer a variety of accommodation levels which include self contained cabins, onsite vans and powered and unpowered sites. There is also a recreation and outdoor barbecue area.

Capricorn Caves

The Caves, Livingstone Area
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From AU$30 - 180
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 options 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.

Rubyvale Gem Gallery Apartments

Rubyvale, Central Highlands Area
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From AU$107 - 200
Your comfort is guaranteed staying in one of Rubyvale Gem Gallery's spacious self-contained holiday apartments. Private patios and verandas surrounded by attractive gardens, ensure you will relax and unwind after an exciting day of sapphire fossicking. Located in the centre of Rubyvale means you can walk across the street to the pub, a grocery store, the Post Office, laundromat, fossicking park, and you are right next door to the Rubyvale Cafe serving delicious meals and coffees. Also next door is the Australian Tourism award winning Rubyvale Gem Gallery where you will discover sapphires as you have never seen before, in an unbelievable array of colours and shapes, and set in the most exquisitely designed jewellery that will make you feel like royalty. Whisper quiet air-conditioning in all the apartments will keep you cool in their warmer months and toasty warm in the winter. The friendly staff have all lived on the Sapphire Gemfields for over40 years so they can share their wealth of information with you, entertain you with stories of the colourful characters past and present, and maybe even steer you in the right direction so that you can dig up your own sapphire fortune!

Rosslyn Bay Resort and Spa

Capricorn Coast, Livingstone Area
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From AU$145 - 230
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 Beaches Bistro, with trendy decor, a front deck with stunning views, an additional rooftop deck, and amazing food and cold beer on tap. The onsite Rosslyn Bay Wellness 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 luxury Spa Bungalow units, new management, ongoing renovations and two highly talented chefs at the world-class Beaches restaurant, Rosslyn Bay Resort is changing, and they would love to see you there soon.
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