Highway 66 Rodders of Rockhampton conducted another successful Cap Coast Campout last August, at Cool Waters Discovery Park at Yeppoon. 

Friday saw the start of the event with a ‘meet and greet’ held that night for everyone to renew their friendships, catching up on all the news. Another exciting part of the evening was the drawing of the helicopter flight for two over the Capricorn Coast. Each year, Rockhampton Helicopters donate this prize, with every car attending the event going into the draw, and the winner being able to organise the flight for the next day. 

After a hearty breakfast on Saturday morning, the hot rods lined up for a Poker Run which ended at the Rainforest Ranch at Byfield, where the cars parked up alongside the local waterhole and everyone enjoyed a lovely lunch provided by the Ranch. With very dry conditions everywhere, the rodders enjoyed seeing the florescent green that only a rain forest can provide. 

The afternoon ‘Happy Hour and Games’ went down like a treat. Parking the cars up on the grass in the shade, having a few drinks and plenty of laughs with some very interesting games wiled the afternoon away. 

Saturday night the ‘Mad Hatters’ theme kicked in at the dinner, with many an original creation displayed. The evening also saw the drawing of the multi raffles, with proceeds going to local charities. This year ‘Riding For The Disabled’ in Rockhampton were very happy with their donation. 

A great weekend, enjoyed by all. I wonder what Highway 66 Rodders have planned this year? 

If you want to find out, the 2019 Cap Coast Campout will run from Friday, August 16 to Sunday, August 18, based at the Cool Waters Discovery Park at Yeppoon. For entry forms visit