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Yeppoon - Cities, Towns and Localities
Yeppoon for many years was a farmers paradise producing pineapples, cattle and timber. It wasn't until the 1950's that commercial development took off mainly as an escape location for the people of Rockhampton which lies 40 km to the west of Yeppoon.

The area now boast modern facilities of every type with some of the most magnificent beaches in Queensland. It is also the staging point for tourists to Great Keppel Island. The island boasts 17 white sandy beaches and features bushwalking, snorkelling, diving, kayaking, coral viewing, and a rich aboriginal heritage.

Other attractions in Yeppoon include caving at the Olsens and Camoo caves and skydiving, also the World and Australian Cooee Contest or Australian Cooee Championship held each July, contact the information centre for more details.
 

Check out our listing of Yeppoon accommodation and Capricorn Coast accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.
Information Centre Capricorn Coast Tourist Organisation logoCapricorn Coast Visitor Centre
Capricorn Coast Tourist Organisation
Ross Creek Roundabout
YEPPOON QLD 4703
Ph: 07 4939 4888
Freecall: 1800 675 785 (within Australia)
Email
Web: www.capricorntourism.com.au
Web: www.capricornholidays.info
Web: www.capricorncoast.com.au
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Yeppoon Attractions

Byfield Rainforest
• Byfield State Forest just 15 minutes drive from Yeppoon and you enter the cool seclusion of a rainforest environment. Canoe on the the waterways or simply relax and soak up the atmosphere. Discover world renowned ‘Nob Creek Pottery’ set in the midst of the rainforest. Dine on exotic tropical delights at ‘Fern’s Hideaway’ restaurant.
Capricornia Cays National Park
• Made up of 22 reefs at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef on the Tropic of Capricorn. There are 16 coral cays  attached to the reefs with the largest being North West Island at 105ha. 8 of these cays are part of the National Park, with 4 available for camping, they are Tyron Island, North West Island, Masthead Island, and Lady Musgrave Island.
Cooberrie Park
• Woodbury Rd, Yeppoon • Ph: 07 4939 7590 • Email
• This place is full of exceptionally friendly animals that you can feed by hand with the food available from the kiosk. Walking around the ground, you are often greeted by a kangaroo or wallaby who come to you!
Koorana Crocodile Farm
• Koorana Crocodile Farm is a breeding Farm for one of Australia's most frightening inhabitants - crocodiles. Here you will come face to face with these fascinating creatures.
Wreck Point Lookout
• Just south of Yeppoon, views over Great Keppel and North Keppel Island.

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Yeppoon Events

• Queensland Events
Yeppoon Community Markets
• Yeppoon Show Grounds
• Saturday mornings - except for Anzac Day, Easter, Christmas.
Fig Tree Craft Markets
• Ross Creek Roundabout, YEPPOON
• 1st Sunday of each month
Causeway Lake Markets
• Causeway Lake, via YEPPOON
• 4th Sunday of each month
The Village Festival of Arts & Music
• Ph:07 4922 2989 • Mobile: 0422 654 709 • Email
• August
• The Capricorn  Coast's major arts celebration staged annually by the Keppel Coast Arts Council since 2002. The Festival is a kaleidoscope of contemporary culture with something for everyone featuring music, performing arts, visual arts,  cultural arts, children’s activities, street theatre, workshops, food, stalls and on site camping.
World Cooee Competition and Oz Festival
• Cooee Bay Progress & Sports Association
• Sports Complex, Cnr Chrisney St, Mathew Flinders Drv, COOEE BAY / YEPPOON QLD 4703
• Ph: 07 4939 1836 • Email
• August
• The annual Yeppoon’s annual Cooee Competition and Oz Festival. This is a fun filled day for all of the family to enjoy, with market stalls, kids rides, food and drink outlets, live entertainment and of course the World Cooee Competition. Incorporates an Aussie Art Competition and a CQs Got Talent.
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Yeppoon Tours/Charters

QLD Tours • Outback • Eco • Adventure • National Tours
CruisAbility
• Keppel Bay Marina, YEPPOON QLD 4703 • Ph: 07 4939 7829 • Email
• CruisAbility's Sailing School participants will experience the joys of tropical cruising with turquoise waters and coral fringed anchorages.
Freedom Fast Cats
• PIer One, John Howes Drv, Rosslyn Bay Boat Harbour, YEPPOON QLD 4703
• Ph: 07 4933 6888 (Bookings & Information) • Email
• Provides ferry services, and a variety of cruises including day cruises, coral cruises. Freedom Fast Cats offer several cruise options and individual charters including our Lunch Cruise, Winter Cruise, Island Transfers and the Full Day Cruise (Boomnetting Snorkeling) etc.
Waterpark Eco Tours
• Waterpark Farm, Waterpark Rd, Byfield via YEPPOON QLD 4703 • Ph: 07 4935 1171 • Email
• Eco Tour on tropical rainforest waterways on electric powered boat and Tea Tea Farm tour.

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Yeppoon Transport

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• Yeppoon Ferry / Cruises
Freedom Fast Cats
• PIer One, John Howes Drv, Rosslyn Bay Boat Harbour, YEPPOON QLD 4703
• Ph: 07 4933 6888 (Bookings & Information) • Email
• Provides ferry services, and a variety of cruises including day cruises, coral cruises. Freedom Fast Cats offer several cruise options and individual charters including our Lunch Cruise, Winter Cruise, Island Transfers and the Full Day Cruise (Boomnetting Snorkeling) etc.
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Yeppoon Distance

Distance to Yeppoon
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Yeppoon:
  Km
• Agnes Water 266
• Brisbane 656
• Bundaberg 329
• Cairns 1,079
• Emu Park 22
• Gladstone 148
  Km
• Kinka Beach 14
• Marlborough 118
• Miriam Vale 210
• Rockhampton 41
• Seventeen Seventy 271
• Tannum Sands 178
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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