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.

Capricorn Coast

Yeppoon and Great Keppel Island

2-4 days

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

great barrier reef snorkelling

Bundaberg, Town of 1770/Agnes Water and Yeppoon

4-6 days

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

Sandstone Wilderness

Carnarvon Gorge and Great Keppel Island

7-12 days

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

crocodile, baby, capricorn coast

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

Average temperature:
Summer: 21-38 degrees Celsius
Autumn: 12 – 35 degrees Celsius
Winter: 8 – 27 degrees Celsius
Spring: 12 – 30 degrees Celsius