Yeppoon locals Roman Willson, 9, Audrey Hearn, 6, Sarah Scantlebury, 7, and Sophia Willson, 11, at Ross Creek enjoy some fishing.
Yeppoon locals Roman Willson, 9, Audrey Hearn, 6, Sarah Scantlebury, 7, and Sophia Willson, 11, at Ross Creek enjoy some fishing. Amy Haydock ROK

Brisbane holidaymakers will be back to Capricorn Coast

IT'S not every day children like Ciara, Xavier, Seraya, Allira and Dante get to wet a line in the creek or snorkel above a coral reef, but the Brisbane holidaymakers said they loved their time on the Capricorn Coast.

The two families spent most of their Easter break in the region, staying at Mulambin's BIG 4 Capricorn Palms, and said they were blown away by the beauty of the place.

"It's our first holiday here and we're definitely coming back," mum Kashani Raahauge said.

"We've been to Great Keppel Island for the day, which was so beautiful, and the Capricorn Caves as well. There's so much to do here for families.

"We try to go somewhere every Easter, but this trip has been so much fun and the kids have had a ball."

Owner of BIG 4 Capricorn Palms Josh Dillon said this year's Easter holidays had been one of the best in memory.

"We can thank the outstanding weather for this," he said.

"Occupancy was very high, which is great to see, and I'm sure a lot of our local operators have been busy, so it is a win for all of the Capricorn Coast.

"If the weather stays like this for the next seven days as predicted, we are expecting large crowds to head to the beach."

The holiday park's annual barbecue fundraiser on Easter Saturday raised $2170 to bring the total raised for Burrumbuttock Hay Runners to a whopping $15,772.

"Things are tight throughout Central Queensland at the moment so it's great to see people still being able to give to a great cause," Mr Dillon said.

"To show our appreciation to the cause, we're offering that kids stay for free the last week of the school holidays.

"So hopefully some of the drought-stricken farmers of the central-west can take advantage of this and have a well-deserved break."



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