A seaside resort 45km north-east of Rockhampton, Emu Park is home to The Singing Ship, a distinctive memorial built on a headland over looking Keppel Bay for the Captain James Cook Bi-centenary celebrations of the navigator’s discovery of the bay in May, 1770. The memorial represents the billowing sail, mast and rigging of the Endeavour. Concealed organ pipes use the sea breezes to create eerie music.
Just south of the town is another memorial recording the dark days of World War II. St Christopher's Chapel was built by soldiers of the US Army in 1942.
Emu Park has safe bathing beaches, while the Capricorn Coast's major boat harbour, Rosslyn Bay and its parent resort town of Yeppoon are just 20km north on the coast-hugging road.
The harbour is the access point to the Keppel Bay Islands and rich fishing grounds. Great Keppel is a popular resort island offering a broad range of accommodation styles, while Curtis and North Keppel islands both host national parks.