Yeppoon is the main town on the Capricorn Coast, a stretch of tropical coastline over 150km long and full of natural beauty. The town centre is so close to the beach that you can walk there and it has plenty of great cafes and restaurants, some of them right on the beachfront, as well as a shopping centre with the usual food, fashion and gift stores. Get in your car and cruise down the Scenic Highway to check out some impressive beaches, such as Kemp Beach, where Bluff Rock rises from the water just a 10-minute canoe ride away. A picnic area marks the entrance to the Bluff Point walking track. From the top of the point, you can enjoy awesome views of the coastline and spot dolphins and turtles.
Great Keppel Island is the island getaway that draws many to the Capricorn Coast, with clear blue waters, white beaches and rocky headlands. It’s a blissful place to swim or snorkel, with 17 beaches, and tropical fish and brightly coloured coral beyond the shores. If you’d rather stay on dry land, the bushwalks will take you off the beaten path to lookouts with amazing ocean views. You can get there by ferry from Rosslyn Bay Harbour, seven kilometres south of Yeppoon. Hire a boat and you can visit some of the other islands in the Keppels, such as North Keppel Island or Humpy Island. Just don’t expect to find any ATMs there.
Back on the mainland, Yeppoon’s surroundings have a wide selection of activities from watching baby crocodiles hatch at Koorana Crocodile Farm to checking out the Capricorn Caves, limestone caves north of Rockhampton waiting to be explored.
Of course, you’re welcome to just relax too, and Yeppoon’s seaside setting is great for simple activities like fish and chips on the beach. Wot are you waiting for? Check out our Yeppoon accommodation and be amazed by all the sights.
Hotels in Yeppoon start at AU$125 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.