Yeppoon is a coastal escape that will not disappoint. Yeppoon located east of Rockhampton and just north of Emu Park, is blessed with a mild and sunny climate and the beautiful backdrop of Queensland’s shimmering Capricorn Coast.
There are plenty of things to see and do throughout the town, from the new Yeppoon Lagoon public pool (pictured above and below) on the waterfront, to the memorable daytrips into the Great Barrier Reef, to soaking up the sun on its pristine beaches.
Yeppoon is a great destination for relaxing family getaways, as there are plenty of accommodation options to choose from.
The town overlooks Keppel Bay, which provides a serene spot for sailing and boat cruises. Travel further out from the mainland for 10 to 15 minutes, and tourists can reach more than two-dozen magnificent island hot-spots, including the largest and most-visited island, Great Keppel Island.
Don’t let the beauty and reputation of Great Keppel stop you from seeing the other islands though. A plethora of excellent dive spots and snorkeling opportunities await tourists just minutes’ off the coast of Yeppoon.
In addition to island hopping, the town also boasts some reputable deep-sea-fishing tours. Most of the tours leave from Keppel Bay Marina (pictured below), which is the main port serving the town.
Tourists don’t have to get on a boat to enjoy a holiday here though. There is a long, golden beach that hugs the town’s seafront.
At high tide, the water usually reaches the breakwater wall, leaving little beach to frolic upon. However, a wide sandy beach with low-set waves greets visitors during other times of the day.
Skydiving has grown in popularity over the years. What better way to take in the sights of the entire Capricorn Coast than by jumping out of an airplane!
Perhaps tourists would prefer to keep their feet on the ground and explore Cooberrie Park instead. This compact yet fascinating wildlife sanctuary provides an opportunity to hand-feed unique Australian fauna, such as kangaroos, koalas and various bird species. It is only 15 minutes by car from the heart of Yeppoon, and is ideal for an unforgettable family-outing.
There are several cozy accommodation options located within the town of Yeppoon. From most hotels, it is possible to explore many of the town’s landmarks and attractions by foot.