David and Joanne Chambers with their FJ van.
David and Joanne Chambers with their FJ van. Chris Ison

Capricorn Coast lures car enthusiasts after two visits

CAR enthusiasts David and Joanne Chambers made the trip to the Classics by the Coast at Emu Park for the second time in 2011.

By the time they had made the seven-hour return journey to Cooroy they had decided they wanted to call the picturesque Capricorn Coast town their home.

They put their home on the market the next day and finally made the move to Emu Park in December 2012.

"We love it. It's absolutely terrific, the people are wonderful," Joanne said, relaxing on the beach on Friday.

"Everything we want and need is within a 45-minute drive of our beach house."

Emu Park is 44km east of Rockhampton, 19km south of the township of Yeppoon, and overlooks the islands of Keppel Bay, including Great Keppel Island.

It is also the perfect location for the Chambers, who have family in Maryborough and Emerald.

Joanne couldn't help singing the praises of the region and all it has to offer - quality dining, good medical services, great sporting facilities and activities aplenty.

"We spent 17 months travelling around Australia in 2006-07," she said. "We really can't think of a nicer spot."



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