Only 25 minutes out of Rockhampton, Yeppoon is renowned for its beaches, tropical climate and collection of islands out on the bay. The unblemished beaches and shallow coves provide a quiet yet active destination for tourists and locals alike.

Only a short trip offshore, Great Keppel Island is perfect for swimming the beaches, hiking through the walking tracks or justsitting back to admire the views. For a longer stay you can book in to one of the island resorts that take advantage of this tropical paradise.

The spectacular Great Barrier Reef stretches past this area of the coast where clear waters and magnificent coral diversity are enough to rival the ever popular Whitsundays.

Attractions & Things To Do

Great Keppel Island

Keppel Bay Islands

The Keppel Bay Islands are only a 30 minute boat trip from Yeppoon, allowing those staying here easy access to 13 islands of secluded beaches, plunging cliffs and island National Parks. Snorkelling, diving, fishing, sailing and hiking are popular activities here and for a booking fee camping is also available.

Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary

The Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary gives you the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of Australia’s iconic native wildlife. Cuddle a koala, hold a snake and hand feed kangaroos and wallabies while you get really close to crocodiles. There is a daily interactive animal show as well as picnic grounds, a swimming pool and bushwalking tracks.

Waterline Restaurant

Visit the award winning Waterline Restaurant at the bustling Keppel Bay Marina where you can relax on the deck with some of the best local beef and seafood. The restaurant caters to small and large scale events with beautifully unique landscaped gardens and magnificent views over the waters of the marina.

Sitting on the Tropic of Capricorn, Yeppoon enjoys golden summer days with clear moonlit nights. There is a clear wet and dry season though about 300 days of the year see clear, sunny skies.

Getting There

Transport in and out of Yeppoon is generally through Central Queensland’s transport centre; Rockhampton, which is only a 25 minute drive from Yeppoon. Car travel to the Rockhampton is rather easy as it is the main junction of the Bruce Highway, Central Western Highway and the Capricorn Highway.

Air travel through Rockhampton Airport is regular and offers flights to major cities and regional destinations throughout Queensland. The North Coast Railway runs through the city and trains pass through from Cairns and Brisbane, connecting most of the Queensland coastline.

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