Activities in and around Emu Park

Introduction

Much tourist information is readily available on-line. Below is a table of suggestions for you to peruse but it is by no means exhaustive. Some attractions have their own web sites, others prefer to utilise the services of Emu Park On Line (EPOL). EPOL's web address is below the Table of Activities.

Other popular pastimes such as t'ai chi [enquiries to (07) 4933 7378] and mah-jong are also enjoyed in Emu Park. In fact, mah-jong is frequently played in Bell Park Caravan Park during the warm afternoons.

Fishing

Grunter


Fishing: A sport dear to so many Australians' hearts. You'll seldom be short of fishing companions at Bell Park Caravan Park. In the waters of the Coral Sea around Emu Park are found grunter, tailor, bream, whiting, flathead, snapper, trevally and more.

In the Table of Activity Links below you will find Tides at Emu Park. That site gives you a lot of useful weather information in addition to tide times.

Click on Fishing in the table to look at the website of Emu Park's Pine Beach Hotel Social Fishing Club.






Maggie Dawe proudly displaying a pair of grunter that she caught at Coorooman Creek







Barramundi

This 1.2 metre barramundi was caught by Dave from his kayak just off the beach in Emu Park.

Lawn Bowls

Lawn bowling is up there at the top of the popularity stakes with fishing and golf. Emu Park Bowls Club is only a short walk from the caravan park along a smooth concrete path. The bowling club and caravan park are closely associated, the club usually hosting many Bell Park patrons on a Friday evening for dinner. Non-bowlers are very welcome, too.

Contests are held against other caravan parks and so keen is the competition that Bell Park has its own green and gold shirts. Check out Bowling in the table below for more on the very popular Emu Park Bowls Club.

Bocce

Pronounced botchay or botchie. The spelling sometimes Anglicised as Bocci.

An Italian game similar to bowls but played on a smaller green. This game is played every Tuesday afternoon on the southern side of Bell Park, adjacent to the caravan park.

Helen Bowling

Helen demonstrating her flamboyant bowling style.

Bocce Spectators

A pleasant way to spend a warm afternoon, competitors relaxing between games.

Tight Grouping

A nice tight grouping with Lorraine's green ball touching the white jack.

Golf

As with lawn bowls, the local caravan parks compete on the golf course. There is a beautifully picturesque course just a five minute drive up the Rockhampton road. Click on Golf in the table below to find out more about the Emu Park Golf Club, buggy hire, this year's fixtures, etc.

Mah-jong

Mah-jong has become popular in Bell Park. This game is taken very seriously by its devotees. There is no truth in the rumour that mah-jong is Chinese for husband's blessing.

Mah-jong

A mah-jong game in session. L to R: Susan, Pam, Rosemary, Inge and Helen.

A Great Day Out

About an hour north of Bell Park is the delightful Ferns Hideaway Resort near Byfield where the food is exceptional, the ambience perfect and the wildlife prolific.

Sunday lunch at The Ferns is an experience to remember as Marto and his guitar provide entertainment with a range of musical delights.

But why reinvent the wheel? Click on Ferns Hideaway Resort for full information.


wallaby with joey

A wallaby and her joey at The Ferns. She was one of fifteen wallabies that
came out of the surrounding bush when Marto called to them.