The Singing Ship (a remarkable musical sculpture) at Emu Park

Emu Park - Places to See

Emu Park
Attractive seaside town north-east of Rockhampton.
Located 686 km north of Brisbane and 45 km north-east of Rockhampton, Emu Park is basically a quiet little resort south of Yeppoon.

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The Knockbreak Homestead at the George Schafer Collection

Eidsvold - Places to See

Eidsvold
Service centre for the surrounding beef cattle grazing region.
Located 425 km north-west of Brisbane, 230 km west of Maryborough and 192 metres above sea-level, Eidsvold calls itself the 'Beef Capital of the Burnett'. This small and attractive settlement is nestled in a valley of gently undulating grazing country and is now nothing more than a service centre for the surrounding pastoralists. It is hard to imagine that it was ever a thriving goldmining town.

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Aerial view of lady Elliot Island

Lady Elliot Island - Culture and History

Lady Elliot Island
Fascinating and affordable coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef.
Located 85 km north-east of Bundaberg, Lady Elliot is a small (40 hectares - it can be walked around in about 45 minutes) coral cay at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef. In fact it is the southern most inhabited island on the reef and the only coral cay to have a proper airport.

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Bert Hinkler's House near Bundaberg

Bundaberg

Bundaberg (including Lady Elliot Island and Lady Musgrave Island National Park)
One of Queensland's large and prosperous coastal cities

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The quaint old Royal Hotel at Bouldercombe

Bouldercombe

Bouldercombe
A tiny rural retreat which is now little more than a collection of houses and a pub.
Located 662 km north of Brisbane and 21 km west of Rockhampton, Bouldercombe is a tiny rural retreat which is now little more than a loose collection of houses and a pub. It essentially functions as a commuter settlement for Rockhampton - a kind of rural equivalent of the settlements on the coast at Yeppoon and Emu Park. The only hint of its past glory as an important goldrush township is the existence of a Goldfields rural residential subdivision.

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Fishing on the beach at Bargara.

Bargara

Bargara (and Mon Repos Environmental Park)
Attractive seaside holiday resort east of Bundaberg.
Some 13 km east of Bundaberg and 384 km north of Brisbane is the pleasant seaside holiday resort of Bargara. This is a town geared to the tourist trade. The road which runs along the coast - The Esplanade, Miller Street and Woongarra Scenic Drive - is now a near-continuous strip of holiday homes, flats, apartments and motels all built between the beach and the hinterland.

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Beach at Yeppoon looking across the Great Keppel Island

Yeppoon

Yeppoon
Attractive holiday resort town east of Rockhampton.
Located 681 km north of Brisbane and 40 km east of Rockhampton, Yeppoon is a holiday resort which has grown in popularity due to the extraordinarily successful advertising campaign associated with Great Keppel Island and the growing awareness that Yeppoon is surrounded by attractive beaches where, for most of the year, the swimming is good and the living is easy. It is basically a series of flat, firm sand, well developed beaches with access via good roads.

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Bargara - Fast Facts

Bargara (and Mon Repos Environmental Park)
Attractive seaside holiday resort east of Bundaberg.
Some 13 km east of Bundaberg and 384 km north of Brisbane is the pleasant seaside holiday resort of Bargara. This is a town geared to the tourist trade. The road which runs along the coast - The Esplanade, Miller Street and Woongarra Scenic Drive - is now a near-continuous strip of holiday homes, flats, apartments and motels all built between the beach and the hinterland.

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