Shirley's Trip to Queensland 2016 travel blog

The Singing Ship at Emu Park, commemmorating the naming of Keppel Bay...

The view from the Singing Ship

The ANZAC Centenary memorial at Emu Park

The painting of the ANZAC landing on glass so the view becomes...

Part of the indoor display with lots of background information about WW1

Like Bundaberg, which is on the Burnett River about 15 km inland, Rockhampton is not on the coast so today I packed my lunch (roast pork sandwich) & went on a scenic drive along the beaches from Emu Park to Yeppoon which are about 30 km east of Rockhampton.

The weather today was calm & sunny so the beautiful Singing Ship at Emu Park wasn’t singing but they’ve added an impressive ANZAC Centenary Park on the same headland linked to the Singing Ship by a scenic walkway.

It was the vision of one man, Vietnam vet & Yeppoon resident, Ross Coulter who sadly died before it was completed in time for the centenary in April 2015. It’s not on the same scale as the ANZAC memorial in Albany but it’s very well presented with lots of different elements blending together.

I was particularly impressed by the painting of the Gallipoli landing which is painted on glass & mounted in such a way that it's easy to line up the horizon in the painting with the actual horizon so that the offshore islands become part of the scene.

I parked for lunch at the Wreck Point lookout just south of Yeppoon with a fantastic view across to Great Keppel Island but I couldn’t find out who or when there was a wreck

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