Situated near the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef, the Capricorn Coast offers stunning beaches, perfect weather and the perfect relaxing holiday destination. But maybe you’re after a little more adventure? Well, the Capricorn Coast boasts a host of exciting thrill-seeking adventures for the adrenaline junkie to enjoy! Here’s just five of Villa Mar Colina’s favourite Capricorn Coast adventures!
Learn to Scuba Dive on Great Keppel Island
Visible from the balconies of Villa Mar Colina are the Keppel Islands, a tropical paradise undisturbed and ready for you to enjoy. But if bushwalking and birdwatching isn’t your speed, why not get under the water and learn how to scuba? Great Keppel Island Watersports and Activities offer a range of scuba diving adventures perfect for the absolute beginner with certification courses available. This is the perfect opportunity to dip your flippers into the wonderful world of scuba!
Great Keppel Island Watersports and Activities runs their dives from the beautiful Great Keppel Island. You can get there using daily ferry transfers from Keppel Bay Marina, located just a short drive from Villa Mar Colina. If you’d like to learn more, head over to Great Keppel Island Watersports and Activities’ website for all the information you need.
Experience Yeppoon from 12,000 feet with Skydive Capricorn
If the water isn’t for you, why not explore the sky? With Skydive Capricorn you can do just that, heading up to 12,000 feet above the ground before the rush of a freefall at speeds of up to 200 km/h. On your descent you’ll see amazing views of Yeppoon, Emu Park, the Keppel Islands from above, ending with a five-minute parachute ride before landing on either Farnborough Beach in Yeppoon or Kinka Beach near Emu Park.
Skydive Capricorn takes off from Hedlow Airport or Emu Park Airstrip, depending on which beach you’d like to land on. Both are located just a 20-minute drive from Villa Mar Colina, making them fantastic options for your thrill-seeking stay in Yeppoon! You can learn more about their services on their website.
Thrilling 4×4 in Byfield National Park
If you’re looking for adventure of the vehicular kind, you’ll be able to find it in Byfield National Park. Just a half-hour drive north of Villa Mar Colina in Yeppoon you’ll find yourself at the entrance to the Park, where you can take your four-wheel-drive on an adventure through the sandy tracks out to Five Rocks, named for the five rocks that jut out from the coast towards the ocean. The park boasts pristine beaches, beautiful views and incredible four-wheel driving.
When you head out make sure your vehicle is capable of the trip and fully equipped – the track is famed for its’ giant sand dune known as Big Sandy, which is a rewarding challenge for four-wheel-drive enthusiasts entering the park. Byfield National Park is the perfect adventurous day trip for the whole family – you can even prepare a family picnic in your self-contained villa at Villa Mar Colina! Learn more about the park, what to bring and where to drive on the Queensland Government Parks and Forests website.
Incredible Views with a Helicopter Tour
There’s even more to discover from the sky, and no better way to discover it than from a helicopter! With Rockhampton Helicopters you can take a scenic flight over the Capricorn Coast, over the Capricorn wetlands or out to the Capricorn Caves and Mt Etna. You can even take a longer flight to fly over Rockhampton City or out to Great Keppel Island, soaking up the very best views of the region from the city to the ocean!
Rockhampton Helicopters is located just a 20-minute drive from Villa Mar Colina, with flights taking off every Saturday from 9:30am through until 4:00pm, weather permitting. Bookings are recommended, and you can learn more about their available tours on their website.
Get Down to Earth in the Capricorn Caves
We’ve had adventures in the sea, sky and across the land – now it’s time to go underground. The Capricorn Caves are located a 40-minute drive from Villa Mar Colina and boast incredible systems to explore! While some may prefer a relaxing tour through the main caves, there’s plenty more exciting adventures to have at the Capricorn Caves.
The Capricorn Caves has an array of exciting activities available, including an adventure caving tour where you get to squeeze and crawl through caves and tunnels, finishing with incredible panoramic views from on top of the surface ridge. There are also family caving adventures perfect for bringing the kids along, as well as abseiling, climbing wall and high ropes courses suited well to groups. If you’d like to learn more about what’s on offer at the Capricorn Caves, head over to their website to learn more.
Rest up for your next adventure
After a full day of adventure, regardless of if you’ve headed out to the sea, sky or even underground, you’ll need a good night’s sleep so you can wake up rested and refreshed ready to do it all again! Villa Mar Colina makes the perfect home base for your adventure holiday, with luxury four-star self-contained accommodation and amazing 180-degree views of the coast and the Keppel islands to help you recharge. Not only that, our central location by the Yeppoon Foreshore means you’ll be just a hop, skip and jump away from Yeppoon’s best dining and entertainment! Whatever exciting things you find to do on the Capricorn Coast, Villa Mar Colina will make the perfect home-away-from-home for your next great adventure.