Yeppoon, the principal town on the Capricorn Coast, one of a string of seaside communities stretching 150 kilometres north to south. The beaches and shallow coves provide a destination both for tourists and miners settling down in Central Queensland. Offshore, the Keppel’s including Great Keppel Island, only 20 kilometres off Yeppoon, still team with colourful snorkelling and diving opportunities. See our Whistle-stops pages for all our local haunts, the quaint Emu Park, stunning Byfield, picture-perfect Lake Mary Wetlands, many more.
Capricorn Coast is a complete package offering beach to bush experiences. All within 30 minutes from Yeppoon, little townships dot our coastline, offering unique experiences to fill your holiday itinerary.
Emu Park: a small town on the Capricorn Coast, 21 kilometres south of Yeppoon. Home to the famous Singing Ship sculpture and Centenary of ANZAC Memorial Walk. Note: Singing Ship has lost her voice. It has to be blowing a gale to hear her sweet tunes these days.
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.
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.