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Capricorn Coast National Park
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Location Yeppoon, Queensland
Address Yeppoon, Queensland 4703, Australia
Lat, Long -23.121338, 150.744781
Phone Number 07 4939 4888
Description Rocky outcrops are a prominent feature of the Capricorn Coast. Formed in the late Cretaceous era between 79 and 73 million years ago when lava forced through outer layers of rock, these trachyte plugs now provide visitors with scenic viewpoints out to the Keppel Bay islands and the coastal hinterlands. The six coastal reserves of Capricorn Coast National Park also protect a wide range of coastal plant communities including heath lands, open eucalypt forest, vine thickets and open tussock grasslands. Each of the four sections open to visitors has something different to offer. Double Head Section adjoins Rosslyn Bay Harbour and protects vine thicket with overhanging fig trees, windswept and stunted scrub land and open tussock grassland with grasstrees. Bird’s eye views over the harbour and a close-up of Fan Rock—the core of an old volcano—are two must see features of this section. Rosslyn Head Section located between Statute Bay and Kemp Beach protects eucalypt forests and coastal sand dune heath and features a rocky headland rising 60 m above sea level. Bluff Point Section at the southern end of Kemp Beach is a popular picnic spot with superb coastal scenery. It features a range of coastal vegetation from mangroves and heath lands to open eucalypt forests and tussock grasslands and is the largest trachyte plug on the Capricorn Coast. Two lookout points are perfect for spotting marine life below and enjoying cool sea breezes, while the walk provides marvellous views of the hinterland. Cocoanut Point Section was added to Capricorn Coast National Park in 2006 and protects vine thickets with a heath understorey. Double Head and Bluff Point sections feature formed walking tracks through sunny grasslands and shady forests to coastal lookouts. You may also walk through Cocoanut Point and Rosslyn Head sections however there are no formal walking tracks provided. Although Capricorn Coast National Park is small it protects diverse habitats in a rapidly developing coastal area, making it an important retreat for many d
Keywords QLD, Queensland National Parks, Central Coast, , Park, Trails, Walking, Camping, Picnicking, Wildlife
Updated on 2014-05-28
Created on 2013-05-31
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