4 Boys and a Caravan visit our destination

Tom, Aimee, Tyler, Lincoln, Jett and Chase, the adventurous family also known as 4 Boys and a Caravan, have had an epic trip visiting our destination, with fossicking, adventure caving, beach exploring, island hopping and everything in between.

From the time 4 Boys and Caravan parked the van at Discovery Parks Rockhampton, they hit the ground running with some time splashing at the park’s waterpark.

After tucking into a hearty breakfast at the Gardens Tearooms Rockhampton Botanic Gardens under the 140-year-old Banyan Fig Trees, they enjoyed exploring Rockhampton Botanic Gardens.  More fun was had at Kershaw Gardens.

From the Gardens to Mt Hay Gemstone Tourist Park, and with a bucket and pick in hand, they fossicked for Thunder Eggs, unearthing the millions of years old rocks’ hidden gems.

They were also bowled over by fun at Rocky Bowl & Leisure, enjoying laser tag, 10 pin bowling, bumper cars, glow in the dark mini golf.

Who’s not up for adventure, right?  The boys loved wiggling and squishing their way through the ancient limestone caves at Capricorn Caves on the Adventure Caving tour.

One step at a time they took in the views of Mt Etna before heading to Byfield Campstay where they parked their wheels and taking in the natural surroundings and wildlife around their camp. 

4 Boys and a Caravan enjoyed reconnecting with nature in Byfield National Park, floating away the time at Upper Stoney Creek Byfield, then they hit the beach for some serious 4×4 wheel driving with a visit to 5 Rocks.

Off for a hopping good time at Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary, the boys got up close to the wildlife at the park, including hand feeding the kangaroos, meeting the latest koala joey, Kudos, and even held some slithery snakes and lizards. They also stepped back in time on the Mega Fauna Discovery Walk. 

Coastal seaside vibes were calling, so they then parked the van opposite the beach at Discovery Parks Coolwaters, Yeppoon. The boys had endless fun bouncing on the giant jumping pillow, go carting and whizzing down the waterslides.

Capricorn Coast provided hours of entertainment with swimming in the Yeppoon Lagoon, scooting around  the skate park and playground, snapping some pics with the cool street art, listening to the tunes of the Singing Ship, silent reflection along the ANZAC Memorial Walk and weaving round the new playground at Kerr Park Emu Park.

Following their busy day, the ocean view looking over Keppel Bay Islands was the perfect backdrop as they enjoyed a family dinner at Keppel Bay Sailing Club.

Up next, and with some paddle power, the boys paddled their way on Causeway Lake with Causeway Lake Boat Hire where they enjoyed the Queensland sunshine with the local pelicans watching nearby.

Lunch was enjoyed to the sound of Live on the Lawn at The Waterline Restaurant with the perfect recipe dished up – fresh local produce and stunning Keppel Bay Marina views.

Off to the Koorana Crocodile Farm for a snapping good time with a tour of the resident reptiles and a bite to eat. The croc pies were a big hit!

There’s no stopping this adventurous family, all aboard the Keppel Explorer. They were taken to the best snorkel spots where they dived into the bluest of blue waters with the local turtles, dolphins and tropical marine life and vibrant corals.

Hook, line & sinker! It was father & son time onboard Double Threat Fishing Charters.  They all had a reelin’ good time, their smiles couldn’t be wiped off for days.

While the boys were out fishing, Aimee enjoyed a break with breakfast at The Waterline Restaurant followed by some much-needed relaxation and pampering time at Rosslyn Bay Resort Spa

Tom & Aimee were up, up and away with Rockhampton Helicopters taking in the sights of the Capricorn Coast.  They were excited to see Yeppoon’s history rich in pineapple plantations, the reef, islands, aerial view of the Yeppoon Lagoon and the Capricorn Coast coastline.

The day ended with some quiet time to reconnect and enjoy what was left of the day with an elegantly styled picnic on Kemp Beach thanks to Rosslyn Bay Resort.

They got their hula on onboard Keppel Konnections for their quick 30-minute overseas trip.

It was island time at Great Keppel Island Holiday Village where the agenda included relaxing, unwinding, Vitamin Sea and sunset drinks. With kilometres of walking tracks, 17 beaches and fringing coral reefs to explore. 

How does a beach all to yourself sound?  GKI Watersports & Activities transported the family to their own beach for the day. They also enjoyed kayaking in the crystal-clear waters.    

From one paradise to another, the Pumpkin Xpress ferried the family to the tiny gem of Pumpkin Island.  4 Boys and a Caravan enjoyed all the island’s offerings.  From relaxing in a hammock, swimming in the crystal-clear water, kayaking, snorkelling, through to enjoying a sweet treat of roasted marshmallows by the fire. 

The adventurous family of six that is 4 Boys and a Caravan have thoroughly enjoyed their visit in the Capricorn region and we’re sure they will be back!

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