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Just a scenic 20 kilometre drive along the coast from Yeppoon.
Once an exclusive beach resort at the turn of the 20th century, Emu Park is an idyllic seaside village with plenty of character.
Emu Park is home to the famous Singing Ship sculpture. Set against a spectacular coastal vista, the majestic monument commemorates the area’s legacy of the historical explorations of Captain James Cook. A gentle sea breeze produces a musical sound through fluted pipes that will be long remembered.
Just below the Singing Ship is a viewing deck and boardwalk that makes up part of the new Centenary of ANZAC Memorial Walk. The boardwalk hugs the coastline and features information on the First World War’s many major battles. At the lower end of the walk are several commemorative art installations and a gatehouse that honours locals who fought in World War One.
Bell Park, located in the town’s centre, is a peaceful oasis perfect for enjoying a picnic or a kick of the footy. The park is home to several iconic events each year like ‘Oktoberfest’ and the ‘Festival of the Wind’, as well as monthly markets. Emu Park Main Beach is a calm beach with a surrounding grassy picnic area and large undercover playground. The beach is patrolled during peak times.
Along the foreshore boasts a new playground at Kerr Park. The contemporary signature playground, complete with an attractive and unique shade structure and featuring a range of play equipment including an Alpha tower, double Flying Fox, all-abilities swing, a Galleon ship and other imaginative rides, was built to create an inviting space for the whole community.
If you have a boat or just like to wet a line, nearby Coorooman Creek is a popular local fishing spot with a quality boat ramp and pontoon.
The Centenary of ANZAC Memorial Walk
The reflective memorial boardwalk and its gateway gallery entry are the focal point to ‘The Centenary of ANZAC Memorial Walk’. The walkway is intended as an emotional reflective experience and provides a timeline of WW1’s many major battles of war. The gateway and orientation gallery contains interpretive works telling the stories of how the war began, the story of Gallipoli, the legend of ANZAC, the details of the Gallipoli campaign, the Somme, Fromelle, the Lone Pine battle and many more of these extraordinary campaigns.
The Singing Ship
Set against a spectacular coastal vista of blue seas and Great Keppel Island in the distance, the Singing Ship at Emu Park is a majestic monument that commemorates the area’s legacy of the historical explorations of Captain James Cook, who discovered this bay in May 1770.
The unique design represents the billowing sail, mast and rigging of his ship Endeavour. Concealed organ pipes use the sea breezes to create the musical sounds.
Source: Visit Capricorn