Yeppoon is located 41km northeast of Rockhampton and is a delightful seaside town with 107km scenic loop to and from Rockhampton, via Rosslyn Bay and Emu Park.
Main Beach in the centre of town has a beautiful foreshore with a wide patterned pathway along its expanse. The high rising tide is retained by rock walls, however swimming is still safe here and there are sandy beaches further along. On a clear day you can see the Keppel Islands in the distance.
Cooee Bay on Matthew Flinders Drive is a calm swimming area in a protected bay. Continue along the drive up the hill to Wreck Point Lookout and marvel at the views over the bay, across to town and Lammermoor Beach to the south.
Follow the Scenic Hwy to Rosslyn Bay where Keppel Bay Marina operates. Keppel Bay Island tours depart here, there is a waterfront café, fishermen’s market, public boat ramp and rock groyne to fish from nearby.
Doublehead Section of Capricorn Coast National Park is just around from Rosslyn Bay. A 350m walk to the top of the headland provides panoramic views of Rosslyn Bay, Yeppoon, Keppel Bay Islands and the fascinating Fan Rock volcanic plug remnants.
Causeway Lake Recreation Area
is the next attraction. The causeway bridge is a popular fishing spot and the picturesque lake is perfect for watersports. Paddleboats, canoes and dinghies are available for hire and a barbeque area and caravan park is located beside the lake.
is 21km from town along the Scenic Hwy. The small seaside town has a lovely green foreshore at Pine Beach, which is patrolled by lifeguards. Take a drive up Tennant Memorial Drive and you’ll find the Singing Ship, a commemorative monument dedicated to Captain Cook, with strategically placed fluted pipes singing in the breeze.
Koorana Crocodile Farm turnoff is 15km along from Emu Park and 5km in. The farm has over 3000 crocodiles, a licensed restaurant serving crocodile and crocodile leather products and meat for sale. The park is open daily from 10am to 3pm and guided tours are from 10.30am-12pm and 1pm-2.30pm. If you visit between March and May you might even get to hold one.
Rockhampton marks the end of Scenic Hwy. The city has some beautiful botanic gardens, a free zoo featuring many native Australian animals and Mt Archer scenic lookout offering views over the city and beyond.
This area is a lovely location to holiday and escape the busy cities. Two holiday parks are situated in town close to the coast, the Blue Dolphin Tourist Park and Beachside Caravan Park. The relaxing locality of Yeppoon and surrounds is pleasantly scenic.
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Destinations in Queensland
Daintree National Park
Tin Can Bay
Undara Volcanic National Park
Return from Yeppoon to Queensland