Hi, I'm Greg Thomas, welcome to my web site about the Capricorn Coast, it's communities, natural attractions, abundant bird life, diverse habitats, history and along the way give you some idea about why we love this very pleasant place. I've called it my Capricorn Coast because the site is about how I see the place and what I like about it; I hope you find it as interesting, informative and enjoyable as I find making it is.
 
   
Location  
As the name suggests the Capricorn Coast is on the Tropic of Capricorn where it crosses the Central Queensland coast at Keppel Bay, a large, somewhat sheltered bay studded with many islands. This location gives us a milder tropical climate than northern Queensland and our proximity to the sea moderates the excessive heat of a tropical summer.
These factors have created a lifestyle that is relaxed and informal with an emphasis on the outdoors and enjoying the natural beauty of Keppel Bay and its Islands, our beaches and National Parks. Despite our mildly hedonistic lifestyle we are not brain-dead being a vigorous and intelligent population supporting a complete range of community groups, clubs and organisations.
 
   
Extent  
There is no precise definition of the boundaries of the Capricorn Coast but for the purposes of this site I have restricted it to the area extending along the coast south from the Military reserve of Shoalwater Bay to the mouth of the Fitzroy River and inland to the Bruce Highway but not including Rockhampton.
 
Capricorn Coast map  
Population  
I haven't been able to come across population figures for the area above but about 25,000 would be a fair guess with the bulk of them living in and around Yeppoon.
 
   
Weather annual averages
maximum (°C) 25.9  
minimum (°C) 18.6  
mean rainfall (mm) 818  
rainy days 111  
     
 
For comprehensive weather statistics follow this link; Yeppoon climate  
 
   
   
Topics  
   
Communities   Keppel Bay  
       
   
Birds and bird watching   National Parks and walking tracks  
       
   
Flora   History  
       
     
     
   
  Local Weather  
     
 
About this site  
mycapricorncoast.com is an independent, non-profit website built and entirely financed by me, Greg Thomas, it's purpose is to introduce people to the Capricorn Coast without the size limitations and other drawbacks inherent in a commercial site
 
   
With the exception of the monochrome images in the history section or unless otherwise specified all the photographs and artwork are mine, I use a Canon S3 IS, it's a magic little camera.
 
   
The site is best viewed at a screen resolution of 1280x1024 in Internet Explorer 7, it has also been designed for broadband so loading will be a bit slow with dial-up.
 
   
This page is the beginning of my site, I have no end in mind so it will seem unfinished at times, however it is always being expanded and updated so come back for another look sometime.
 
   
Contact;  
gregthomas@westnet.com.au