Rockhampton City Escape
Yeppoon is the heart of the Capricorn Coast and the Southern Great Barrier Reef.
The largest link in this chain of coastal communities, Yeppoon is the holiday accommodation hub, service centre and cultural scene for the Capricorn Coast area. Meander down Yeppoon’s main street or stroll the esplanade to browse beach-chic boutiques and surf stores and keep an eye out for one of the many new street art murals adorning local walls.
The Capricorn Coast also delivers with ease when it comes to sourcing a fine feed. Tantalise the tastebuds with a selection of local flavours when dining out, with specialty produce like premium, export quality beef, seafood, tropical produce often on the menu and there is a wide range restaurants, cafés and clubs catering to range of tastes and budgets. After a filling feed, pop into one of the evening hotspots to savour a refreshing cocktail with a view, or kick back with a beer while listening to a local band and make the most of the sub-tropical climate, coastal scenery and relaxed atmosphere.
The Yeppoon Foreshore is the focal point of many community events throughout the year, hosting the annual Great Australian Beach Party on Australia Day, The Village Festival’s live music and street festival, Yeppoon Triathlon plus regular yoga and fitness activities on the grassy lawns. There is a paved walking track starting from the Keppel Bay Sailing Club that heads along the main beach to Farnborough Beach, with several picnic shelters, electric BBQs and kids playground alongside the sandy beaches. Yeppoon Main Beach is patrolled throughout peak times and offers a safe swimming spot for visitors and locals alike. The adjourning Farnborough Beach is dog friendly, dog owners can stretch their legs alongside their pooches (check council restrictions for dogs on a leash).
Families are well catered for in Yeppoon, with the foreshore 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. Construction is underway for a new foreshore development, which includes a lagoon pool, children’s play area and dining areas, with the new facilities opened to the public in early 2018.
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