The Capricorn Region: Islands

Dive into untouched coral gardens and explore the Keppel Islands group of the Southern Great Barrier Reef, north of Yeppoon and Rockhampton on the Capricorn Coast.

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Take your pick of 17 pristine beaches and a wide range of accommodation options on Great Keppel Island. Learn to sail or steer your stand-up-paddle board to a secluded cay and snorkel with turtles and dugongs. Spot cheeky dolphins in the shallow shores during the cooler months or humpback whales migrating along the coast from April to November. Share the walking trails that lead to the heart of Great Keppel Island with local brushtail possums, blue-tongued lizards, goannas and over 90 species of birds.

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Capricorn Region

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
As the name suggests, Capricorn Region lies on the Tropic of Capricorn, spanning from the National Parks of the Central Highlands that border Outback Queensland to the coastline of the Southern Great Barrier Reef and the green continental islands of the Keppel Group.

Rosslyn Bay

Rosslyn, Livingstone Area
Protected from the elements behind an enormous volcanic outcrop, Rosslyn Bay is just seven minutes' drive south of Yeppoon on the beautiful Southern Great Barrier Reef. The steep volcanic outcrop that shelters the bay was formed over 70 million years ago and is one of the most fascinating geological formations in the area.

Great Keppel Island

Great Keppel Island,
Great Keppel Island is almost 1500 hectares and is a sanctuary to extensive native flora and fauna including more than 100 species of bird life including kookaburras, rainbow lorikeets and a diverse range of seabirds.

Capricorn Coast

Yeppoon, Livingstone Area
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.
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