Your next 4x4 adventure
Capricorn Coast an off-road paradise.
The Capricorn Coast is packed full of secret places, unspoiled hideaways and the very best camping and fishing spots. Your real journey begins the moment the sealed road runs out, so get your rig off the bitumen and discover two of the region’s most iconic off-road locations, all within a short drive of Yeppoon.
Sandy Point and Farnborough Beach
Enjoy an unspoiled beach stretching 17km north of Yeppoon. There is easy 4WD access onto Farnborough Beach, allowing you to enjoy a cruisy drive along the sand while checking out the spectacular coastline.
Farnborough is a firm, shallow beach making it ideal for drivers with limited sand driving experience. Towards the northern end of the beach, you’ll find Sandy Point Surfing Reserve (boasting a nice beach break at times) and the entrance to spectacular Corio Bay.
The bay is a rewarding spot to cast a line so be sure to pack your fishing gear for the change of tide.
Byfield National Park and Five Rocks
This is one of the most pristine sections of the Central Queensland coastline.
Its massive sand dunes and rugged headlands are iconic and provide a challenge for even the most experienced 4x4 enthusiast.
The most famous dune, known as “Big Sandy” should always be treated with respect. The 1km long uphill run in your 4WD leaves no room for error and will surely test your skill in the sand.
Tracks lead to the spectacular Stockyard Point lookout, boasting 360-degree views of the coast and the famous “Five Rocks” headland.
Continue following the sand tracks off Nine Mile to Northern Corio or Three Rivers Beach. Allow one hour from Water Park Creek in Byfield State Forest to reach Five Rocks and Nine Mile Beach in good weather.
Important note: Turtles nest in dunes and their nests are easily crushed under the weight of a vehicle so try to only drive below the high-tide mark.
Plan your off-road adventure at www.visitcapricorn.com.au.