Yeppoon Tourism & Travel
Situated some 600 km from Brisbane and 43 km northeast of Rockhampton, on the Capricorn coast of Queensland, Yeppoon is an attractive little seaside town.
The Capricorn Coast sits on the Tropic of Capricorn - the 26th Parallel and Yeppoon enjoys golden days; brilliant sunsets and balmy moonlit evenings scented with perfumes of the tropics.
Yeppoon - Attractions
Being the major town on the Capricorn Coast, Yeppoon offers a variety of cafes, restaurants and shops, yet still retains a village feel.
Yeppoon - Keppel Islands
Great Keppel Island is accessible by a 30-minute ferry ride with two ferry services operating daily out of Keppel Bay Marina and Rosslyn Bay. Great and North Keppel Islands are 'stepping-stones' to the underwater wonderland of the Great Barrier Reef.
Yeppoon - Capricorn Coast
The Capricorn coast is north of Rockhampton, the 'Beef Capital'. The beaches of the Capricorn Coast are part of the legacy of exploration of Captain James Cook which is honoured at Emu Park, the second largest town on the Capricorn Coast with the famous soaring white sculpture 'Singing Ship'; Great Keppel Island is the back drop to the monument. Other beaches line the Capricorn Coast; Lammermoor, Kinka, Mullambin and Kemp beaches, Cooee Bay and the Causeway Lake; from Yeppoon to Emu Park.
Yeppoon - Capricorn Coast - Attractions
See Carnarvon National Park; ancient Aboriginal rock art paintings; delicate ferns among towering sandstone cliffs. Visit Blackdown Tableland National Park; a 600 metre sandstone plateau, lookouts and picturesque Rainbow Falls. Enter Capricorn Caves; take a tour of Bat Cleft from Mt Etna in summer. Explore Kroombit Tops National Park and Mt Scoria; hear the mountain that rings like a bell or see beautiful Rainforest at Byfield National Park. Relax on a canoe on the Byfield River; or expend some energy fossicking in the largest Sapphire gemfields in the southern hemisphere.