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. The Coast is under the Tropic of Capricorn, for which it is named, and it sweeps along the Pacific Ocean at Central Queensland just a 30 minute drive from the Beef Capital of Australia, Rockhampton, and only 600 kilometres from the capital, Brisbane.
The bustling hub of Rockhampton boasts authentic and easy going country hospitality, as well as cosmopolitan shopping, fine dining and a wide range of entertainment options and nightlife.
Situated on the banks of the mighty Fitzroy River, Rockhampton is renowned for its elegant streetscapes with majestic sandstone buildings. The iconic life-sized bull statues represent the country roots of Rockhampton and its status as the ‘Beef Capital of Australia.’
An hour’s drive west of Bundaberg lies the mighty North Burnett region, a real contrast to the coastal areas of the region. Where you will discover rugged landscapes, serene rural views, historical trails and sites, a window into the workings of rural communities and wonderful friendly people. You can camp in a National Park, bushwalk, fish in the many dams, enjoy fresh produce from numerous roadside farm gates or step back in time at a historical museum.
Discovery Coast Famously known as the birthplace of Queensland, the Discovery Coast town of 1770 was named after the year Lieutenant James Cook and his crew from the Endeavour came ashore on 24 May and is the only town in Australia with numbers for a name! The postcard perfect coastline of the seaside communities of Agnes Water, Town of 1770, Turkey Beach and Baffle Creek are untouched, pure and exciting – imagine swimming in crystal clear waters,...
Southern Great Barrier Reef - Where Great Begins
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s most iconic destinations for travellers. Yet there are still parts of the reef where visitors can feel like intrepid explorers, as if they were discovering places no one else has ever seen.
The Southern Great Barrier Reef offers visitors to Queensland, Australia the chance to see large hard coral reefs firsthand and join colourful fish and big marine life like turtles and manta rays for a swim. At just over 4 hours drive from Brisbane, this unique region can easily be included as part of a larger itinerary and the snorkelling is within easy reach, right off the beach.Learn More