Lets Get Physical
I’m saying all the things that I know you’ll like
Making good conversation
I gotta handle you just right
You know what I mean.
So…if you’re under forty you wont get that easter egg. Believe me, you’re missing out.
Yeppoon has a few great areas to get yourself a free workout besides laps at the beach or running up and down the esplanade. Both of which I’m sure is great, but when you’re done you can work out on the circuit north of the Surf Club at Yeppoon Main Beach. The equipment includes pull up bars for upper body strength, push up bars for upper body and core strength, exercise bike for cardiovascular, armrest station for abdominal strength and a rowing machine for cardiovascular and leg strength.
The Rail Trail is a great challenge for those who like to step it up a notch. The 4.5km of steady incline is tough for peeps like me that need a distraction from my exercise. It’s mostly looking into bushland or backyards and when you reach the end it’s the back of the waterhole. But you might meet a kangaroo. Don’t get to close though. They look cute but they do attack. The walk back down is great! Starting from Braithwaite Street in Yeppoon, across from the old railway yards big open green space, there are heaps of parking spots, it’s great to walk, ride, skate, scoot, trike.
Emu Park also has it’s beach laps or park runs, both of which I’m still sure is great, but take the walk/bike path from Zilzie to The Haven. That will have you reaching for the deep heat the next day.
Thursday mornings at 8 am the Tai Chi community meets in Bell Park for a bit of mindfulness.
Emu Park beach stairs – coming soon
If you’re a parkie and know some great free workout spots in Emu Park, please share them with us.
Bluff point lookout is a challenge with big rewards. 2.3km Panoramic views of the Capricorn coastline and the Keppel Bay islands on the circuit track. Take a steep 600 m climb to Turtle Lookout and spot turtles swimming in the water beneath you. Continue a short distance to Ritamada Outlook for views along the coast and return the way you came or continue along the track through open grasslands with views of the hinterland, and dense dry rainforest to complete the 2.3 km circuit. Bring sufficient drinking water along with your camera.
If you’re like me you need something to keep your focus off exercising and the body begging to stop so this walk is great. Seabirds like Caspian terns and white-bellied sea-eagles are commonly seen from the lookouts while scrub turkeys, sunbirds, varied trillers and spangled drongos have been found in forested areas. Possums and rock-wallabies can be spotted early in the morning or evening while goannas are more active during the day. Turtles and dolphins may be seen from the lookouts at Bluff Point at any time of day and it’s a good place for a half way break.
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