The Capricorn Coast is a stretch of coastline, roughly 300 kilometres long, at the eastern edge of Central Queensland . It is an area known, mainly to Queenslanders, as a great place to holiday away from the main tourist strips. Here, you will find secluded beaches, tranquil harbours, spectacular national parks and state forests ... and the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef . But don't tell everyone, else they'll all want to go!
The two main cities in the region are Rockhampton and Gladstone, both of which have regular scheduled flights to and from their airports, as well as scenic flights over the area or to one of the nearby islands. Great Keppel Island is a major attraction which has accommodation ranging from luxury to backpackers, a fabulous range of sporting facilities and great dining and entertainment.
For something on a smaller scale, but equally as delightful, visit Heron Island , famous for its scuba diving, snorkelling and seasonal turtle watching. The twin towns of 1770 and Agnes Water are at the southern of this region and, to the north, you'll find the pretty little fishing village of Yeppoon . Take a tour of the Capricorn Caves , handfeed a wallaby at Cooberrie Wildlife Sanctuary or enjoy the local theatre restaurant; there's plenty of activities and a wide choice of accommodation on the Capricorn Coast.
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