Byfield/Five Rocks: 30 minutes north of Yeppoon is the lush area of Byfield National Park and State Forest where natural swimming holes are beautifully maintained for public use. Follow the 4WD only access to Stockyard Point, Five Rocks and Nine Mile Beach to find one of the few surfing areas on the coast.
Hedlow Creek: beautiful freshwater creek just 20 minutes West of Yeppoon. Mostly flowing through the private property around Mt Hedlow, the reserve is there for public access. Driving via a stock route and around ancient volcanic plugs, Hedlow Creek and the adjoining Lake Mary are home to an abundance of wildlife.
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Make a day of it. These are all pitstops of what’s on the way to your destination. All within half an hour from Yeppoon. Except for 5Rocks & Stanage Bay. Bit longer. If you’re on a journey, check out the list.