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Dig the Tropic

Yeppoon, Capricorn Coast, Livingstone Area

It runs through Australia, Chile, Brazil and South Africa - across a range of landscapes and natural wonders. The Tropic of Capricorn lies 23.5 degrees south of the equator and marks the most southerly latitude at which the sun can appear directly overhead at noon. Head to the Capricorn Tourism Visitor Information Centre on Gladstone Road in Rockhampton where the Tropic of Capricorn Spire is located to learn more about this circle of latitude and its effects on the geology, wildlife and inhabitants of the region.

Journey Details

Duration
182 Hours
Distance
1269 Kilometres

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Public Telephone
  • Tour Desk

Activities

  • Camping
  • Hiking/Trekking
  • Swimming
Yeppoon Visitor Information Centre
Scenic Highway
Yeppoon, Capricorn Coast
Queensland
Australia

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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.

Great Keppel Island Hideaway

Great Keppel Island,
  • Deals
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.

Rosslyn Bay Resort and Spa

Capricorn Coast, Livingstone Area
  • Free WiFi
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.

BIG4 Capricorn Palms Holiday Village

Capricorn Coast, Livingstone Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$35 - 190
BIG4 Capricorn Palms is a lush green oasis situated half way between Yeppoon and Emu Park and within walking distance from beautiful Mulambin Beach. This modern and quiet retreat is where you can get away from it all. There are different layouts of ensuite cabins - open plan, one and two bedroom units which are fully self-contained with air conditioning, verandah and outdoor setting. A Conference room is available for meetings or family gatherings, seating up to 40 people. Large powered grass or concrete sites cater for caravans, buses, fifth wheelers, camper trailers and tents and have room for the boat. Clean amenities, saltwater pool, camp kitchen and barbecue are all provided for your comfort. A 34 metre water slide, jumping pillow, playground, open air theatre and Pedal cars are available to entertain the children. Keppel Bay Marina is just two kilometres away where you can launch the boat to go fishing or catch the ferry to Great Keppel Island for snorkelling. Local attractions close by are Cooberrie Park Wild Life Sanctuary, Koorana Crocodile Farm or Byfield National Park for bushwalking or four wheel driving.

Capricorn Resort Yeppoon

Capricorn Coast, Livingstone Area
From AU$149 - 239
Capricorn Resort Yeppoon has suspend operations of the resort accommodation from August 2016 and scale down other areas of the Resort for the purpose of future renovations. The Tsuruya Japanese restaurant and Capricorn Golf (and the club house) at the Capricorn Resort Yeppoon will continue normal operate as normal. Capricorn Resort Yeppoon is a beautiful Resort located on 22,000 hectares with absolute beach frontage offering 113 quality rooms ranging from Standard, Superior and Capricorn Suites all with private balconies or terraces. The Resort has two large lagoon style swimming pools including a man-made beach, waterslide, waterfall, children's wading pool, spa, gymnasium, sauna and challenging 18 hole golf course. For a truly indulgent experience, the newly renovated Azure Day Spa offers a full range of treatments such as massages, facials, manicures and pedicures, waxing, tanning and our famous Pohaku Hot Stone massage. The Resort specialises in Conferences, Weddings, Meetings and Events with a huge range of indoor and outdoor venues, catering from four to 600 guests, including the picturesque Chapel overlooking the Keppel Islands. With a dedicated Activities Department they can offer guided horse rides, canoe tours to Byfield, wetlands wildlife tours, archery, team building or book an island cruise.

Beachfront Zilzie Holiday Home and Cottage

Capricorn Coast, Livingstone Area
From AU$100 - 180
Beachfront Zilzie Holiday Home and Cottage features a two bedroom house and a one bedroom cottage. It is very quiet, down a private lane with relaxation areas. The houses are surrounded with coconut and pandanus palms and is very tropical. The property has beach frontage, and is beautifully maintained. Pet friendly with dog friendly beach. The area is 45 kilometres from Rockhampton, 20 kilometres south of Yeppoon near Emu Park. The Holiday House sleeps up to six people with open-style living, large ceiling fans throughout and air-conditioning. It has two bedrooms. One has two single beds the main bedroom has a king size bed, both have built-ins wardrobes. The upstairs mezzanine level (accessible by ladder) has a double sofa couch. Luxury accommodation on a budget. The Beachfront Cottage has lots to offer it is absolute beachfront. The Cottage is ideal for a couple with its lovely comfortable King Bed and en suite. Fabulous 60-inch television and a pull out double sofa for your guests. The modern kitchen has a large oven/stove dishwasher. Nothing has been missed in this lovely Cottage, with it's original 100 year old look combined with modern living.

Island View Caravan Park

Capricorn Coast, Livingstone Area
From AU$35 - 165
Relax and enjoy the friendly family atmosphere of Island View Caravan Park set in five acres of shady park situated on the esplanade at Kinka Beach overlooking Great Keppel Island. The park is situated halfway between Mackay and Bundaberg, approximately 35 minutes from Rockhampton - only 13 kilometres south of Yeppoon and six kilometres north of Emu Park on the Scenic Highway. They are conveniently located to Rosslyn Bay Marina where you can catch a ferry over to Great Keppel Island. Bookings for the island can be made at reception. The park is handy to tourist attractions, picnic areas, fishing, water sports and only a five minute drive to shopping facilities. They are a pet friendly park, allowing your pets to enjoy holidaying with you on sites or verandahs of some of the accommodation (conditions apply). Their motto is friendliness and cleanliness along with good old fashioned service. They are a Top Tourist Park.
From AU$25 - 190
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 bed rooms; double bed canvas tents erected on timber decks, ensuited cabins which sleep up to four people, and campsites to bring your own tent. 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. Also available are two self-contained houses suitable for families, sleeping five to six people. 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. Great Keppel Island is part of the Southern Great Barrier Reef, a 30 minute ferry ride from the mainland town of Yeppoon, which is a 45 minute drive from Rockkhampton in Central Queensland.

Villa Mar Colina

Capricorn Coast, Livingstone Area
  • Free WiFi
  • Deals
From AU$195 - 420
Villa Mar Colina, located 35 minutes drive north east of Rockhampton is set high on Bluff Point in Yeppoon, boasting stunning views across Keppel Bay, long sandy beaches and the Keppel Isles. Whether visiting their region for business or pleasure, from a quick overnight stay to a lazy getaway, you will simply not find better value or superior quality accommodation. Villa Mar Colina is just a short energetic walk to Yeppoon's Central Business District where you will find great restaurants, plenty of shopping and access to Yeppoon's main beach. Accommodation is offered in one, two and three bedroom villas. Two bedroom villas sleep up to six people. Three bedroom villas sleep up to eight people. All villas have a family bathroom plus ensuite off the master bedroom. All villas feature modern full size kitchens, very spacious open plan living area, private balconies or patios, DVD and HD television with Austar. They also feature own laundry with washer and dryer, private garages with electronic remote entry, and most importantly free Wi Fi. Villa Mar Colina is surrounded by gardens and features an illusion pool and barbecue area.

Pumpkin Island

Capricorn Coast, Livingstone Area
From AU$280 - 2475
One of Australia's hidden gems and best-kept island secrets nestled in the Keppel Group of islands, 14 kilometres off the coast from Yeppoon. A holiday on Pumpkin Island offers a blissful escape from the stresses of modern day life and a chance to partake in pristine nature. Easily accessible by private boat or the Pumpkin Xpress, from the Keppel Bay Marina in Yeppoon. There you will find five eco-friendly self-catering cottages and two beach bungalows powered by wind and sun, overlooking a crystalline beach. Each accommodates between four and six guests. Guests can pre-order gourmet meals from the award winning Waterline Restaurant, at Keppel Bay Marina, collected on the day of departure. There is so much to do on this island treasure. The wildlife will delight you; expect to see dolphins, turtles and whales in season. Fish the rich waters, snorkel or experience the coral reefs from a glass bottom kayak, harvest your own oysters off the rocks or simply wander the secluded beaches. Perfect for safe swimming and snorkelling most of the year round. Pumpkin Island is wonderful for families, utterly romantic for couples and a hoot for a group of friends.
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