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Yeppoon Queensland

A launching point to the Southern Great Barrier Reef and the surrounding islands with clear skies and dazzling waters.


At a Glance

Yeppoon is the heart of the Capricorn Coast, the connecting hub of all surrounding coastal towns. It features prime facilities required for tourism such as accommodations, resorts and transportation. The town has a cozy coastline with parks that families can have picnics on.

The tropical coastal town also has its own lively personality that shines through the events that are held there every year, notably the Pineapple Festival.


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Where is Yeppoon?

 

Yeppoon is 678 kilometres north of Brisbane.

Yeppoon is a coastal town located 38km north east of Rockhampton making it the gateway to the Capricorn Coast. The picturesque village-style seaside town features beautiful cafes and restaurants. The charming esplanade provides the perfect picnic area to the backdrop of sea, sand and sky. At sunset, you can visit Figtree and Ross Creeks, as Black and Little Red flying foxes rise in the thousands to head off to their feeding grounds. The cheapest way to get to Yeppoon is to drive or take a Greyhound bus.


 

Things to see in Yeppoon

 

Capricorn Caves

Capricorn Caves is the premier nature based attraction in Central Queensland which has been included wheelchair and amazing Cathedral Chamber. Here you can explore spectacular caves set in a limestone ridge and even spot little insectivorous bats in certain seasons. These magnificent caves are located north of Rockhampton and are winners of many major tourism and environment awards, they are also eco-tourism accredited. For the adventurous, there are wild caving explorations or abseiling.

Capricorn Caves

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Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary

A wildlife where can cuddle a koala, hold crocodile, snake, lizard, play with birds, interact with monkey, feed kangaroos and it takes 28 minutes from Rockhampton and 15 minutes from Yeppoon Beach. You will experience more than 350 fascinating native animals, across 70 Species.

Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary

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Capricorn Coast National Park

Capricorn Coast National Park has four separate accessible sections that can be enjoyed in a 30 minute drive between Yeppoon and Emu Park. Enjoy a beachside picnic at Bluff Point day-use area and take the 2.3 kilometre walking track for fabulous views over islands and hinterland. Watch sea turtles from the high cliffs of Turtle lookout.

Capricorn Coast National Park

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Keppel Bay Island National Park

Secluded beaches, crystal-clear waters, plunging cliffs and diverse plant communities are some of the attractions of Keppel Bay Islands National Park and Keppel Bay Islands National Park (Scientific). The islands are the traditional home of the Kanomi-Woppaburra people. Secluded beaches, sheltered bays, plunging cliffs and diverse plant communities are just some of the attractions on offer. Sea turtles breed and feed around the islands.

Keppel Bay Island National Park

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What's the weather like?

 

Located on the Tropic of Capricorn, Yeppoon has a humid subtropical climate that is perfect for going out to the beaches and islands nearby. Rainfall is more abundant during the summer months. In Summer (December to February), the average maximum temperature is 29°C with an average minimum of 23°C. In Winter (June to August), the average maximum temperature is 21°C with an average minimum of 12°C.

 

Get to know Yeppoon's history

 

The Capricorn Coast was traditionally inhabited by the Darumbal people. Yeppoon was first settled in 1865 by the Ross family. Its early economic activities were centered around agriculture. Due to its humid subtropical climate, tropical fruits became the focus of the town’s economy.

Today, Yeppoon is popular for its tropical climate, pristine beaches and several islands dotted in the ocean.