Emu Park, a small town on the Capricorn Coast, lies twenty-one kilometres south of Yeppoon in Central Queensland and is home to the stunning Singing Ship monument.
Designed by Peggy Westmoreland and manufactured from steel and concrete by Steve Kele, the forty foot high structure represents Captain Cook's ship, The Endeavour, and was created in 1970 to mark the bicentenary of Captain Cook's discovery of the bay in 1770. Unlike The Endeavour however, The Singing Ship stands proudly above the Pacific Ocean and has concealed organ pipes that make gentle music when the sea breezes blow through them. The stronger the prevailing winds, the louder the 'singing' becomes.
The view from The Singing Ship is beautiful and full advantage has been taken of this outstanding lookout, with the construction of a viewing platform, and a boardwalk that leads to Emu Park's wonderful Anzac Memorial. There's a sealed road to the ship and a car park, and it's just a short walk down the hill to the centre of town. Visit on a windy day, to really hear the notes sing out but The Singing Ship is a beautiful place to visit at any time. The views of Fisherman's Beach and the islands of Keppel Bay are really something special.