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A few words on places we visited towards Townsville

Yeppoon (pop 13500)is the major town along the tourist strip of the Capricorn Coast, and is around 700 km north of the state capital, Brisbane, and 40 km from its nearest regional centre, the city of Rockhampton. Long stretches of beaches are the main tourist attraction, while the islands of the Keppel Group, in particular Great Keppel Island, are another drawcard.
Emu Point The first European to visit this attractive spot was Captain James Cook who sailed past the area in 1770. During this time he named Great Keppel Island and Keppel Bay (after Admiral August Keppel) and Cape Capricorn.Today Emu Park is usually visited by travellers passing through on the circular scenic route from Rockhampton to Yeppoon.
Marlborough is situated 102 kilometres north of Rockhampton in the Livingston Shire along the Capricorn Coast. It can be reached along the Bruce Highway, and is the site of the chrysoprase mine.

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June 20, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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Geoffs Life After Work !

Life is just beginning

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