Capricorn Region | Travel Information

Trying to figure out how you’re going to get to the Capricorn Region and then get around? Here are our travel tips!


The newly developed Rockhampton Airport is just a short 10 minute drive from town, with multiple flights to and from Brisbane daily, direct flights from Townsville, Sydney and Melbourne and connections on to other ports around Australia and internationally. 
Transport options when you arrive:
  • Hire a rental car
  • Jump in a taxi
  • Catch a bus 

Road trip

Self-drive touring routes are a popular way to explore the region with major highways connecting Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in the south and Cairns in the north. Once in region, choose from one of the many self-drive tours and itineraries whether you explore the Tropic of Capricorn out west, take a scenic trip out to the Capricorn coastline or uncover the lush National Parks that dot the region.

Train it

You can catch the Tilt train from Brisbane to Rockhampton. 

Island life

Hire a car from the airport and head to Keppel Bay Marina along the Capricorn Coast where you can catch a daily ferry service to Great Keppel Island. Stay a night or two, or explore the tour options available for a cruise around the Keppel Island group. 

Explore all of the transport options available below.

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Rockhampton Airport

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
With over 100 services a week to Sydney, Brisbane and North Queensland, the Rockhampton Airport provides a vital service to the Rockhampton district, Capricorn Coast and the Central Queensland mining communities of the Bowen Basin.

Avis Australia

Multiple Locations
From AU$50 - 150
Avis is the leading car rental company in Australia, operating at more than 240 conveniently located rental facilities, including all major airports. With a long history of innovation in the car rental industry, their 'We Try Harder' approach to service makes Avis one of the world's best-known car rental brands.

Europcar Car Hire Australia

Multiple Locations
From AU$30 - 200
Europcar's Queensland stations provide flexible car hire options for a business trip or driving holiday. Europcar has a nationwide network of over 125 locations with 34 easily accessible car hire locations throughout Queensland, all offering competitive rates in top holiday destinations.

Business Class Limousines

Multiple Locations
From AU$40 - 300
Business Class Limousines offers a comprehensive range of transport services in and around Rockhampton and the Capricorn Coast, Queensland. Business Class Limousines services include executive transfers, airport pick-up, customised touring, transport for weddings, and special events.

Central Highlands Visitor Information Centre Emerald

Emerald, Central Highlands Area
The Central Highlands Visitor Information Centre is located in Emerald. This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries.

Redspot Car Rentals - Rockhampton Airport

West Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
Redspot operates a large Australian network of airport and downtown rental car locations with a wide variety of new age rental vehicles available at competitive prices. Redspot, founded in 1989 is the only Australian owned and operated car rental company with desks at all major Australian airports.

Capricorn Coast Visitor Information Centre

Yeppoon, Livingstone Area
The Capricorn Coast Visitor Information Centre is located on Ross Creek Roundabout, Scenic Highway in Yepoon. This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries.

Keppel Konnections

Rosslyn, Livingstone Area
From AU$25.00 - 45.00
Keppel Konnections ferry service operates between Keppel Bay Marina (located within Rosslyn Bay Harbour, accessible via Yeppoon) and Great Keppel Island multiple times daily. Located at the Red Jetty, just in front of the Waterline Restaurant, with both Konnections ferries, Callipo and Spirit of Keppel, complete with Hula Girl tropical logos - you can't miss them.
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