Welcome to Capricorn Coast & the Southern Reef Islands
Agnes Water and Town of 1770 are twin towns with a glowing reputation, and many travelers head from here for some of the world's best snorkelling and diving on the Southern Reef Islands. Opportunities for wildlife spotting – from turtle hatchlings to passing whales – are plentiful.
Great Keppel National Park is another tourism commercial in the making (actually it's appeared in a fair few already!). The stunning powdery white sand and turquoise waters of the Capricorn Coast fit the holiday-brochure image perfectly. Unspoiled and windswept national parks such as Deepwater and Byfield can be found along the entire coastline, and are almost never busy.
Inland, you’ll find bustling Rockhampton – Capricornia’s economic hub and the capital of cattle country, with the steakhouses, rodeos and gigantic hats to prove it.