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18 Pictures of the Capricorn Coast and Rockhampton

18 Pictures of the Capricorn Coast and Rockhampton

The Capricorn Coast in Queensland is a fantastic holiday destination for families.  The islands just off shore are at the tail end of the Great Barrier Reef.  This means fantastic snorkeling just off the shoreline!

Byfield National Park, Byfield State Forest, Rockhampton, and Yeppoon will all be a highlight of your family holidays in the Capricorn Coast.

As promised, here are some photographs of the Capricorn Coast and Rockhampton to inspire family travel!

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Nearly at the top! The view from Bluff Point, a popular hiking track near Yeppoon.
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The view from the top of Bluff Point, a popular hiking track near Yeppoon
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Beach driving at Byfield National Park
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The entrance to “The Orange Bowl”, a sand blow that is just asking to be slid down at Byfield National Park. There are good views from the top when looking back towards the ocean as well.




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Sliding down one of the dunes in “The Orange Bowl” at Byfield National Park
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The serene Stony Creek at Byfield State Forest
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Stony Creek at Byfield State Forest. You can camp here and there is also a large day use area with toilets and BBQ’s.
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The view from the “Leeke’s Beach Circuit” hike, one of the many bush walks you can do on Great Keppel Island.
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A cheeky Curlew who stalked me at every meal on Great Keppel Island
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Fisherman’s Beach, the main stretch of sand at Great Keppel Island
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Monkey Beach on Great Keppel Island. Hike in for some great snorkeling! If you don’t feel like exerting yourself you can hire a motorised canoe and come around over the water.
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Long Beach on Great Keppel Island is a beautiful stretch of white sand and aqua water with few visitors. You have to hike in to reach it and clothes are optional on the eastern end of the beach.
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The large walk through bird aviary at the FREE ZOO at Rockhampton Botanical Gardens
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Lovely heritage buildings along the Fitzroy River in Rockhampton
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View from Mount Archer in Rockhampton. You can drive a vehicle all the way to the top of this one. You don’t have to hike up unless you want to! There are toilets and picnic areas at the top.
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Rosslyn Harbour near Yeppoon. This is most likely where you will leave from if heading over by boat to Great Keppel Island.
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Farnborough Beach in Yepoon at sunset, looking towards the Keppel Islands.
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Farnborough Beach in Yeppoon at sunrise, looking towards the Keppel Islands.





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