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YEPPOON

The township of Yeppoon is the gateway to the Keppel Islands and the Southern Great Barrier Reef. 

Situated 38km north east of Rockhampton, Yeppoon is the hub community for the Capricorn Coast. This welcoming seaside town offers a picturesque esplanade with its backdrop of offshore islands, sparkling azure sea and clear blue skies and soak up the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. There is a great selection of boutiques and gift stores for you to wander through and afterwards sit down for a bite to eat at one of the beautiful cafés and restaurants in town.


Families are well catered for in Yeppoon, with the foreshore now also boasting the fantastic "Keppel Kraken" zero-depth water park, open daily with lots of fun and free activities for the kids on those hot sunny days. A short walk south down Anzac Parade will take you to Appleton Park, a fully fenced and shaded children's playground that offers almost endless activities for the kids, including an all abilities playground, sandpit and mini bike track, plus BBQ's, tables and public toilets to make it an ideal family outing. Just next to the park is the Yeppoon skate park, where the bigger kids will happily spend hours scooting around.

 

Celebrate with the locals - everyone loves a party in Yeppoon! 

The event calendar is chockablock, with the year kicking of with the Great Australian Beach Party on Australia Day. Through out the year the town plays hosts to numerous events from running festivals, art installations, free concerts and movie nights.  In August each year the local music event The Village Festival brings the best of Australian's music to Yeppoon, with gigs held in venues across the town and in the past has featured such acts as Kasey Chambers, Russell Morris and Claire Bowditch. The festival also embraces with arts, with exhibitions, markets and workshops also on, bring the whole town alive with art and culture.

Yeppoon has a strong reputation as a producer of tropical and exotic fruits (mangos, pineapples, lychees) and is home to some of the largest producing pineapple farms in the State. The annual Yeppoon Lions Tropical Pinefest, held every October, is a celebration of the region’s history as a pineapple producing area. The weekend long event includes fireworks, a gala ball and a street parade with the newly crowned Tropical Pine Fest Ambassador.


Within walking distance of the town centre are Figtree and Ross Creeks, home to the black and little red flying foxes. At sunset, thousands of these fascinating mammals rise spectacularly as they head off to their feeding grounds – an awesome sight to see! On the first Sunday of each month the Figtree Markets offers a wide variety of fresh produce and local arts and crafts. 

See for yourself!

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