Visiting Capricorn Coast safely
Four of six Capricorn Coast National Park sections are open to visitors—Double Head, Rosslyn Head, Bluff Point and Cocoanut Point. There is no formal access to Rosslyn Head section but the area may be accessed on foot.
From Yeppoon, travel south along the Scenic Highway. Double Head and Rosslyn Head sections are very close to the Rosslyn Bay Marina and are accessed via John Howes Drive. Continue south along the Scenic Highway to the signed turnoff for Bluff Point section. Cocoanut Point section is the most southerly section and accessed via Reef Street, Emu Park.
Wheelchair-accessible toilets are provided at Bluff Point Section, although assistance is required.
Capricorn Coast National Park is close to town, however it is important you are prepared for your visit and emergencies.
- Before you leave, always inform someone responsible about where you are going and when you expect to return. Ensure you notify your contact person when you return.
- Ensure you have enough daylight to complete your walk and never walk alone.
- Always carry a well stocked first-aid kit and extra drinking water.
- Observe danger signs and keep clear of cliff edges.
- Wear appropriate clothing and footwear to protect you against the sun, cold, rain, and wildlife.
- If swimming or wading, wear protective clothing and sturdy footwear to protect against marine stingers and stonefish which may be present all year.
In an emergency
In an emergency dial Triple Zero (000) (if this fails dial 112). Mobile phone reception is available in all sections of Capricorn Coast National Park that are open to visitors.
For more information, please read the guidelines on safety in parks and forests.
Essentials to bring
There are no facilities in Double Head, Rosslyn Head or Cocoanut Point sections of Capricorn Coast National Park and no rubbish bins are provided at all.
Plan ahead to ensure you have what you need to enjoy a safe and comfortable visit.
- Bring sufficient drinking water.
- Carry a well-equipped first-aid kit.
- Bring strong garbage bags to take your rubbish with you when you leave.
- Wear appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear.
- Bring insect repellent and sunscreen.
- Bring your camera and binoculars for viewing wildlife.
Capricorn Coast National Park is open 24 hours a day.
Permits and fees
Access to Capricorn Coast National Park is free and no permits are required, however organised event permits may be required for organised group activities that could interfere with general public use of the area. Commercial activity permits may be required if you wish to conduct any commercial activities such as guided tours, commercial filming or photography. Contact us for more information.
Domestic animals are not permitted in any section of Capricorn Coast National Park.
Climate and weather
The weather and climate at Capricorn Coast National Park is the same as the surrounding area (Yeppoon), however strong winds may be experienced along exposed headlands. Weather forecasts are available from the Bureau of Meteorology.
Fuel and supplies
The closest fuel and supplies are available at Rosslyn Bay, Yeppoon and Emu Park. For more information see the tourism information links below.