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Guide To The Capricorn Coast

16 Nov 2017

Itching to see the best of the Capricorn Coast? Follow our guide of the best places to meet wildlife, swim, snorkel, and explore around the area. 

Sail Capricornia

Capricorn Coast GuideSail Capricornia Yeppoon; Credit: Tourism and Events Queensland

Pause to watch the sun set with a cheese platter in your lap, a glass of wine in your hand, and the horizon of glittering blue waters ahead of you. Sail Capricornia are the experts at showing visitors the best of Keppel Bay. If a romantic sunset cruise isn't your thing, experience a day of snorkelling, coves, coral reefs, and spectacular marine life.  


Capricorn Caves

Capricorn Coast GuideAdventure Caving; Credit: Tourism and Events Queensland

You're a Discoverer! You love the adventure and to experience something new and profound. Let your headlamp (and love for exploring) guide you through the nooks and crannies of the Capricorn Caves. Choose from cave tours and archaeological dig sites through to abseiling and wild caving adventures. 


Great Keppel Island

Capricorn Coast GuideKayaking at Monkey Beach; Credit: Tourism and Events Queensland

Place one foot on the white sand beaches of Great Keppel Island and it feels like luxury. This paradise is a hub for whale watching, bird watching, bush walking, snorkelling, diving, deep sea fishing, and good old fashion swimmin' round. Want some time on the beach to read a book and soak in the Queensland sunshine? Swing over to Monkey Beach! 


Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary

Capricorn Coast GuideCooberrie Park; Credit: Tourism and Events Queensland

Speaking of monkeys, the Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary is where you go to hang out with the cheeky buggers. Koalas are there for a howdy and a hug, and roos are happy for a feed and a pat. The park takes care of sick, orphaned and injured wildlife, and (when their good & ready) then releases them back into the wild. 


Koorana Crocodile Farm

Capricorn Coast GuideKoorana Crocodile Farm; Credit: Tourism and Events Queensland

Did you know that crocodiles are close relatives of dinosaurs? Learn about, feed, and hold these scaley creatures at the Koorana Crocodile Farm. Originally started as a breeding and conservation program, around 3,000 crocodiles today now call this farm home. 


Bluff Point Track

Capricorn Coast GuideBluff Point Track; Credit: Tourism and Events Queensland

You may be huffing and puffing to the top, but those sea turtles are the best reward at the end. While the hike up to the Bluff Point Lookout isn't a walk in the park, it's doable (and short). Pack a picnic to eat around the BBQ area - you'll be glad to have a bite to eat and a drink afterward. 


Dreamtime Cultural Centre

Capricorn Coast GuideDreamtime Cultural Centre; Credit: Tourism and Events Queensland

Meet the loveable dugong of the Dreamtime Cultural Centre! The centre offers guided tours and experiences to learn and appreciate the local Indigenous history and culture. Their current guided tour includes watching a didigeridoo performance, walking through a Torres Strait Islander village, boomerang throwing, and Djarn Djarn dancing. 


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