Capricorn Coast

The Capricorn Coast is a stretch of coastline in Central Queensland, Australia and is part of the Rockhampton Region. The region straddles the Tropic of Capricorn, after which it is named.

The Capricorn Coast is over 150 kilometres from end to end yet comparatively small in population, with dozens of towns and islands scattered along its length. The region has a rich history going back to the 1850s.

Centred on the town of Yeppoon, the Capricorn Coast has retail and service amenities that rival larger towns, and twenty-five minutes away is Stockland Rockhampton, the largest shopping centre between Maroochydore and Cairns, as well as many other shopping precincts around the city.

Beyond Yeppoon, the outlying communities have plenty of charm and scenery, are steeped in history, and each one is different to the next. The Capricorn Coast offers five star resorts, historical towns, snorkelling, bush retreats, pristine beaches, rainforest retreats, island adventures, bushwalking, wildlife sanctuaries, a marina and even a crocodile farm.

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Yeppoon - Climate
... The Capricorn Coast experiences a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa/Cwa) ... Due to its location in the southern tropics, the Capricorn Coast experiences hot summers without the extreme humidity of Far North Queensland, and mild winters ... popular with new families moving to the Capricorn Coast on the back of the mining boom ...
Capricorn Coast - Tourism and Activities
... The Capricorn Coast has a number of resorts to choose from ... The Capricorn Resort is a ten minute drive north of Yeppoon, and is set in 10,000 hectares of wetlands with a short walk to Farnborough Beach ... The Capricorn Resort boasts one of the largest swimming pools in the Southern Hemisphere ...

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