This sunny coastal town east of Rockhampton, holds a population of 13,500 people and is part of the attractive Capricorn Coastline. The main attraction is its long stretches of idyllic beaches with another draw card being the unique Great Keppel Island with its tropical climate and the plentiful amounts of seafood found in the surrounding waters.
Just a short ride by boat gets you to the tropical shores of the Keppel group of islands, which include Great Keppel. Humpy Island is another must see which is included in a small national park just south of Great Keppel. The many National Parks are also home to the Byfield Rainforest, The many offshore islands, The Causeway Lake and beautiful Mountain Ranges. Yeppoon offers spectacular sea views as well as a number of wildlife parks including Koorana Crocodile Park and Cooberrie Wildlife Park. Attractions are a plenty and consist of Nob Creek Pottery, The Mill Gallery and Paintpot Gallery if you’re the artistic type, Waterpark Eco Tours, Causeway Boat Hire, Horse Riding for the more adventurous and many more attractions to keep you’re entertained in close proximity to Yeppoon.
Yeppoon’s climate is subtropical which makes it the ideal tourist destination. If you’re looking for a getaway with sunlight days, romantic moonlit nights, magnificent sunsets and sweet tropical scents that linger in the air, this is the holiday destination for you!
Snuggled right in the middle of the Tropic it is name for, the Capricorn coastal region is home to the some of the most spectacular beaches and scenery, not to mention some of the most coveted coastal holiday resorts, such as Yeppoon.
Starting out life as a the economic hub of the sugar and pineapple trades, Yeppoon has, over the years, made place for a booming tourist trade, as visitors flock to their holiday accommodation year after year. The long, lazy and picturesque stretches of beachfront is home to plenty of secluded holiday villas and holiday resorts, making it the perfect location for an indulgent holiday getaway.
Nothing like a little light yachting before a round of golf, after a roll around in your 4x4 in the rugged sand dunes of Yeppoons National Park; this prime holiday destination has it all. The quaint village feel of the coastal town, is evident everywhere, from the beachfront holiday villas to the cozy sidewalk cafés, where the ambience and friendly faces can easily make one forget that Yeppoon is actually a major Capricorn Coast town.
If catching a tan is not enough adventure for you, fear not, the itinerary for the intrepid explorer will be jam packed, and all within close reach from your holiday accommodation. Choose from the likes of underwater exploration where you are able to dive the Great Barrier Reef and explore the mysterious legacy of Captain James Cook. Alternatively, grab a backpack and enter the Carnavon National park and check out all the original Aboriginal rock art when you climb the majestic sandstone cliffs.
Explore the Capricorn Caves and take a guided walk through the Bat Cleft during the balmy summer months, or rummage around in the Yeppoon Sapphire Gemfields, for hidden treasures, and when you are just about completely adventured out, climb aboard a canoe and take a relaxing meander along the Byfield River at sunset.
Being as this region of Queenslandcoast is situated right on top of the Tropic of Capricorn be prepared for literally all year round summer. Having an official sub-tropical climate means that the middle of winter here is a balmy 25 C / 77 F but with summer temperatures reaching 35 C/ 95 F and higher.
Be assured that all the local holiday accommodation, whether a holiday villa or a self-catered holiday home, will be more than geared to accommodate the tropical temperatures. Be aware that the summer rains are more prevalent in January than any other month, so be sure to pack a light waterproof jacket, especially if you plan on hiking, but remember that January is also in the height of summer and that although it may be wet, it is still sub-tropical sticky and warm. Winter, perhaps not how one would perceive the season, arrives with some cooler temperatures and less rain, from around May to October.
There are flights to Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, daily from all the major airports, such as Heathrow and Gatwick. You can then catch a connecting flight to Rockhampton Airport, which is only 38km away from your stunning beachfront holiday accommodation, or you can hire a car in Brisbane and self drive, taking the 600km road trip along the coast to your holiday villa .