Just 40 minutes from Rockhampton, and 20 minutes south of Yeppoon, Emu Park is a serene coastal community that was once an exclusive seaside resort town. As more people from inland Rockhampton discovered the beauty of its beaches and parklands, it became a popular destination, with hotels, cinemas, and many shops opening by the 1920’s.
Emu Park is now home to around 2000 people and to the famous Singing Ship sculpture. Set against a spectacular coastal vista, the majestic monument commemorates the area’s legacy of the historical explorations of Captain James Cook. A gentle sea breeze produces a musical sound through fluted pipes that will be long remembered.
A new addition to Emu Park's list of attractions is the Centenary of ANZAC Memorial Walk. The reflective memorial boardwalk and its gateway gallery entry are the focal point to the new Memorial. The walkway is intended as an emotionally reflective experience and provides a timeline of WW1's many major battles of war.
If you have a boat or just like to wet a line, nearby Coorooman Creek is a popular local fishing spot with a quality boat ramp and pontoon. From Emu Park, the scenic touring loop heads back to Rockhampton, on the way passing the turn-off to Koorana Crocodile Farm where you’ll see Australia’s own living dinosaurs in the flesh. At Koorana you can take a tour of the farm, hold a baby ‘croc’ and watch the big ’salties’ at feeding time.
Plus if you’re looking for an easy getaway, you’re a 30 minute ferry ride from Great Keppel Island with 17 pristine beaches to enjoy, snorkelling and wildlife spotting, coral viewing and plenty more.
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