Yeppoon is a coastal resort town overlooking the islands of Keppel Bay in Central Queensland. With a population of approximately 16,000, it is located 30km north-east of Rockhampton and approximately 600km north of Brisbane.
Yeppoon is a very popular tourist destination and also one of Australia’s fastest growing towns. The major drawcard for Yeppoon and the Capricorn Coast area is the vast long stretches of white sandy beaches and easy access to the Keppel Islands and the Great Barrier Reef.
Lying just 15 kilometres off the coastline of Yeppoon is Great Keppel Island. The island is the largest out of 18 islands in the Keppel group. There is a ferry service that will take you directly from Yeppoon to Great Keppel Island’s main beach.
The area around the Capricorn Coast is also abundant with seafood. Fishing, snorkelling, diving, boating and all other water sports like waterskiing, jet skiing and wakeboarding are extremely popular.
Just a few kilometres south of Yeppoon, you will find Emu Park and Zilzie. Home of the famous Singing Ship Monument, these adjacent seaside towns have a population of approximately 7000.
The Central Queensland area is fringed with National Park, which makes for the perfect day trip in the outdoors. Brisbane is less than 60 minutes by air from Rockhampton, so perfect for weekends away or shopping.
The average maximum yearly temperature on the coast is 26 degrees celsius. The local population is rapidly growing and property values on the coast are assured of capital growth.