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Essential information

At a glance

Jan-Dec
Best time to go
Year round
Thursday
HRS
11
11
MINS
33
33
Current Time
GMT +10

When to go and weather

Getting to Capricorn Coast & the Southern Reef Islands

Virgin and Qantas offer flights from Rockhampton to Brisbane. Queensland Rail rolls up and down the eastern seaboard between Rockhampton and Gladstone, north to Cairns and south to Brisbane. Greyhound and Premier Motor Service have regular bus services through the Capricorn Coast, connecting to Brisbane and Cairns.

Health and safety

Insurance

  • Comprehensive travel insurance to cover theft, loss and medical problems is highly recommended.
  • Some policies specifically exclude dangerous activities such as scuba diving, motorcycling, skiing and even trekking: read the fine print.
  • Check that the policy covers ambulances or an emergency flight home.
  • Find out in advance if your insurance plan will make payments directly to providers or reimburse you later for overseas health expenditures.
  • If you have to claim later, make sure you keep all documentation.
  • Paying for your airline ticket with a credit card often provides limited travel accident insurance – ask your credit card company what it is prepared to cover.
  • Worldwide travel insurance is available at www.lonelyplanet.com/travel-insurance. You can buy, extend and claim online anytime – even if you’re already on the road.
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