As we lived on The Capricorn Coast for 14 years, and still visit there as recently as 2010, I think I can still lay claim to have a fair knowledge of the area. In fact I would be quite happy to find a nice place with a view of Keppel Bay and the Keppel Islands and retire there.
Yeppoon, Emu Park, and Keppel Sands are close enough to the Tropic of Capricorn to give rights to the name Capricorn Coast. On 27th May 1770, Lieutenant James Cook, captain of the bark “Endeavour”, came within 3 nautical miles of the mainland here. A memorial to his visit was erected in the 1960s, and The Singing Ship stands proudly on an Emu Park headland. The concrete and steel monument is called the Singing Ship because its structure represents a large white sail, and the rigging consists of fluted pipes that capture the sea breezes for all to hear. [Read more…]