Explore the Capricorn Region by car!
Three great drive itinerary ideas:
Explore the Capricorn Coast, Keppel Islands and Carnarvon Gorge with a self drive itinerary tailored to your interests and time frame.
Yeppoon and Great Keppel Island
A perfect complement to a Queensland self-drive tour: stop in Yeppoon and dive into the breathtaking Southern Great Barrier Reef on Great Keppel Island, just a stroll from the island’s long sandy beaches.
Accommodation in Yeppoon and Rockhampton
Southern Great Barrier Reef
Bundaberg, Town of 1770/Agnes Water and Yeppoon
Spend a little more time in the area on your self-drive tour of Queensland. Experience the turtle season in Bundaberg and Bagarra, the secluded seaside town of Town of 1770, time on Great Keppel Island and a farm stay away from the highway.
Accommodation in Bundaberg, Bagarra, Yeppoon and Great Keppel Island
Carnarvon Gorge and Great Keppel Island
Escape the crowds and immerse yourself in an original world of natural parlors, ancient sandstone canyons and aboriginal rock art. And all this just a stone’s throw from the crystal clear waters of the coast.
Accommodation in Carnarvon Gorge, Rockhampton and Yeppoon.
Include a self drive day tour or cruise:
Art and Culture Drive
Aussie Wildlife and Rainforest
Coastal Scenic Drive
Island and Reef Day Trip
Crocodiles and Caves
Best travel time:
Turtle season – November to March
Manta Ray Peak Season – May to August
Ideal mild climate – April to October
Sub-tropical: summers are warm and winters are mild, spring and autumn offer the perfect climate
Summer: 21-38 degrees Celsius
Autumn: 12 – 35 degrees Celsius
Winter: 8 – 27 degrees Celsius
Spring: 12 – 30 degrees Celsius