Caravanning and Camping along the Tropic of Capricorn

One of the most rewarding ways to explore the Tropic of Capricorn is at your own pace and within your own comforts, so with 2022 in full swing, it's time to pack the van, hit the road and start your family holiday adventure!

Whether you want to escape the crowd and indulge in your own peaceful tranquility, entertain the kids with days jam-packed full of activity, or discover a bucket-list destination you have never visited, we have plenty of options to park up and start making memories.

We've compiled a list of our destination's best caravan parks below…


Beachside Caravan Park 

This friendly and relaxed park with absolute beach frontage provides amazing views of the Keppel Islands. Only a hop, skip and jump to Yeppoon's town centre, the powered and unpowered sites are suitable for caravans, motorhomes, camper trailers, tents, campervans, fifth wheelers and buses.

With direct beach access, your slice within paradise awaits at Beachside Caravan Park!

Causeway Caravan Park

Situated on the banks of the beautiful Causeway Lake, the Causeway Caravan Park is an ideal spot for your summer family holiday. Offering quiet, peaceful, and leafy powered sites overlooking the pristine lake, this park will fill your stay with the picturesque beauty of the Capricorn Coast.

Fisherman's Beach Holiday Park

This hidden gem sits rights on the beach within the seaside village of Emu Park. Only a short stroll from cafes, supermarkets, playgrounds and more, this park offers all your caravan, camping and accommodation needs on the doorstep of the Keppel Bay Islands and Capricorn Coast. BIG on customer service, Fisherman's Beach Holiday Park is a place where friends meet!


Discovery Parks – Rockhampton and Yeppoon 

Discovery Parks in Rockhampton and Yeppoon are committed to providing their guests with the best holiday experience filled with good times and great memories. From jumping pillows to splash parks, wide open spaces and accessibility, your fun family holiday begins right here.

NRMA Capricorn Yeppoon Holiday Park

This Capricorn Coast gem features terrific family-friendly facilities and a great range of accommodation, all just a short walk from the beach. NRMA Capricorn Yeppoon Holiday Park is the perfect place to recharge and explore. Kick back by the swimming pool while the kids whiz down the water slide or enjoy the bouncing pillow, before cooking a feast in the camp kitchen. When night falls, grab some popcorn and catch a family film under the stars in the open-air cinema.

Island View Holiday Park

Whether you fancy a short break to relax and unwind, or want to take the family somewhere special, Island View Caravan Park is the perfect solution. Located on the stunning Capricorn Coast, visitors can enjoy well-equipped, self-contained cabins, as well as the chance to camp or bring their RV or motorhome. Beautifully situated just a short walk from the beach, the park includes everything needed for an unforgettable stay. Kilometres of stunning grounds offer the perfect backdrop for holiday memories. In addition to the wide selection of local activities which are just a short walk away, there are also plenty of on-site entertainment opportunities, suitable for the whole family.

Mt Hay Gemstone Tourist Park

Fossick your days away at Mt Hay Gemstone Tourist Park. The park is located approximately 30 minutes west of Rockhampton and features powered caravan sites, basic amenities, washing machine and BBQ/Picnic areas. The park was established in 1974 to allow visitors to dig their own Thundereggs and remains a popular destination for fossickers seeking the curious volcanic formations.


Keppel Sands Caravan Park

This tranquil, hidden treasure for caravanners and campers is known for bountiful locations for fishing and crabbing enthusiasts. Keppel Sands Caravan Park is perfect for families with plenty of resources to keep the kids entertained while you soak up the serenity. The grassy sites cater for a full range of accommodation options and lay only 100 metres from the water.

Poinciana Tourist Park 

Poinciana offers all you need to enjoy a perfect coastal getaway. Caravan and camping sites are set on six beautiful tropical acres and include a shaded saltwater pool, large barbeque area, modern and well-maintained amenities, a laundry, and camp kitchen. Close to the beautiful Cooee Bay beach, the park is walking distance to shops, public transport, and activities.

Blue Dolphin Caravan Park

Blue Dolphin Caravan Park is ideally located in the heart of Yeppoon, a coastal village with a laid-back vibe. Trendy cafes, boutique shops, restaurants, bars, markets, the Main Beach, Yeppoon Lagoon, Keppel Kraken water park, Appleton play and skate park are all only a short stroll away.


Big 4 Breeze Holiday Park – Carnarvon Gorge

Shaped by Mother Nature over 200 million years, Carnarvon Gorge is a spectacular destination filled with striking landscapes, towering sandstone cliffs, endless tablelands, an abundance of native wildlife and indigenous art sites that have been recognised as some of the finest rock imagery in Australia. Set amongst Carnarvon National Park on 100 acres is Breeze Holiday Parks, Carnarvon Gorge – it's the perfect destination to disconnect from life's hustle and reconnect with nature. Just five minutes' drive from where your Carnarvon Gorge walks begin, Breeze Holiday Parks is the perfect base.


Capella Van Park

Quiet, spacious, and set amongst the trees, Capella Van Park offers plenty of shade, birdlife and friendly service. The large, drive-through sites are perfect for caravans and RV's and are located just a short walking distance to all town services. Join them for 'happy hour' every night during the holidays!

Emerald Cabin and Caravan Village

Looking for a family friendly holiday in beautiful Central Queensland? Look no further than Emerald Cabin and Caravan Village. Don't forget the golf clubs as this park is conveniently located next to Emerald's 18-hole golf course. Walking distance to the CBD, shopping centres, town facilities, botanical gardens and other tourist attractions, your next adventure is waiting.

Rubyvale Caravan Park

Rubyvale Caravan Park is centrally located and close to major attractions. The New Royal Hotel is just across the road, and it is a short walk to Fossicking parks, Underground mine tours, Jeweller shops, Cafe and post office.

The park has flat, shady, easily accessible sites for caravans, motor homes, camper trailers and tents. They are pet friendly, have a laundry, well equipped camp kitchen, swimming pool and have free Wi-Fi.


Forest Fields Campstay

This peaceful paradise is exactly how camping should be! Find your secluded spot within this private bush location just minutes from Byfield National Park and State Forest. Offering 20 unpowered sites, toilets, bucket showers and drinking water, Forest Fields Campstay is the ideal family 'getawayfromitall'. Relax by the fire at night and during the day keep an ear out for the Great Imperial Fruit Dove (Wompoo Pigeon).

Sandstone Park – Carnarvon Gorge

Sandstone Park at Carnarvon Gorge is the ultimate destination to rejuvenate your soul! Known for its stunning 360-degree views, they offer every level of experience with their campsites, helicopter flights, guided tours, and events. This park gives you the perfect base to immerse yourself in one of Queensland's last relatively unknown spectacular destinations.

Shiralee Clydesdales and Farm Stay

Formally a horse spelling farm, “Prado Downs” is now home to Shiralee Clydesdale Stud. Enjoy wide open spaces and camp looking out to the Clydesdale horses, down by the dry creek or under the gum trees.

You can rent a cottage or bring your caravan, camper van or, tent and camp on the grounds. Camping is fully self-sufficient. While you're here, help feed the horses, pat the chickens or pat the foals. Shiralee Clydesdales and Farm Stay is a short 15 minutes drive from Rockhampton on the way to Emu Park.

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