8 Kid-friendly activities to enjoy on the Capricorn Coast this Winter

Bluey’s world is set to open in Queensland on 7th November 2024.

Grab your sunnies and budgy smugglers, because just a hop (1-hour flight), skip and jump (7-hour road trip) north of Brisbane, the Capricorn Coast is ready to welcome you… for real life!

Our mild Winter across the region offers a delightful blend of adventure, nature, and cultural experiences for families.

From sandy shores to ancient caves, this region offers a treasure trove of experiences that cater to every age. So pack your bags, and embrace the sunshine.

Here are eight kid-friendly activities to dive into this winter…

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1. Splash Around at Yeppoon Lagoon and Keppel Kraken Waterpark

Yeppoon Lagoon is a spectacular infinity pool overlooking the ocean, providing a perfect spot for kids to swim and play while parents relax with a view. Adjacent to the lagoon is the Keppel Kraken waterpark, featuring water cannons, fountains, and interactive play zones that are sure to keep the little ones entertained for hours. With shaded areas and nearby cafes, it’s an ideal spot for a family day out.

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2. Explore the Enchanting Capricorn Caves

A visit to the Capricorn Caves is a must for young adventurers. These stunning limestone caves, located just north of Rockhampton, offer guided tours that are both educational and fun. Kids will be fascinated by the underground formations, and the cathedral cave, known for its excellent acoustics, often hosts light shows and performances. The caves also offer adventure caving for older kids and those seeking a bit more thrill.

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3. Discover Byfield State Forest

Byfield State Forest is a treasure trove of natural beauty, perfect for family exploration. The park boasts towering pine plantation and picturesque creeks. Families can enjoy hiking, bird watching, and picnicking in the lush surroundings. The park’s numerous trails are suitable for all ages, making it a fantastic place for a family adventure.

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4. Meet the Animals at Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary

Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary is a haven for animal lovers. Located near Yeppoon, this sanctuary allows kids to get up close and personal with a variety of Australian wildlife, including kangaroos, koalas, and reptiles. The park offers interactive animal encounters and daily shows, making it an educational and entertaining experience for children.

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5. Step Back in Time at Capricorn Dinosaur Park

Located within Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary, the Capricorn Dinosaur Park features life-sized dinosaur statues and interactive displays. Kids can embark on a prehistoric adventure, learning about these fascinating creatures through fun and engaging exhibits. It’s an exciting way to combine education with play.

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6. Embark on a Keppel Island Adventure

Escape to paradise on Great Keppel Island. Hop on a ferry and spend the day snorkeling in crystal-clear waters, building sandcastles on pristine beaches, and exploring hidden coves. With its relaxed atmosphere and natural beauty, this island is the perfect playground for families seeking sun-soaked adventures.

Book a ferry to Great Keppel Island with Keppel Konnections or Freedom Fast Cats.

Explore the island with Funtastic Cruises, Keppel Explorer, Keppel Dive and Freedom Fast Cats.

Stay for the weekend with Great Keppel Island Hideaway or Great Keppel Island Holiday Village.

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7. Play on top of the world at Mount Archer National Park

For breathtaking views and outdoor thrills, head to Mount Archer National Park. Take a scenic drive to the summit and marvel at panoramic vistas of Rockhampton and the surrounding countryside. Families can enjoy bushwalking, birdwatching, and picnicking amidst stunning mountain scenery.

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8. Discover history and vibrancy at Rockhampton Riverside and Rockhampton Museum of Art

Wind down your adventure with a leisurely stroll along Rockhampton Riverside. Kids can play in scenic parks, ride bikes along the riverbank, and watch paddle steamers pass by. Don’t miss a visit to the Rockhampton Museum of Art, where little ones can unleash their creativity in hands-on workshops and explore captivating exhibitions.