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, bush walking, wildlife sanctuaries, a marina and even a crocodile farm