Outdoors

Let’s go exploring

The Yeppoon area has beautiful national parks and beaches. So many to choose from but here’s a our pick.
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Kemp Hill

Bluff Point Track

Striking rock formations, breathtaking vistas and a diverse range of plants and animals – these are just some of the highlights of the Capricorn Coast National Park. A good way to explore the area is by taking a walk along the Bluff Point Track located in the Bluff Point section of the park. It’s a 2.3 kilometre circuit that offers panoramic views of the coastline.



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Surfing

Big Dune Surfing Reserve

Big Dune Surfing Reserve, Farnborough Beach, which is approximately a 10 minute  drive from the Yeppoon main beach.  It is accessible via 4 wheel drive along the beach or back track behind the Capricorn Resort with a normal car.



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Byfield

Water Park Creek

Byfield State Forest marks the start of the largest undeveloped area on the central Queensland coast. Water Park Creek is great for birdwatching. Camping is permitted at Upper Stony, Red Rock and Water Park Creek campgrounds. Upper Stony is a great local swimming hole to cool off on warm days.



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Hiking

Mt Jim Crow

Mt Jim Crow is a volcanic plug of trachyte, sitting alone on a flat plain at 150m high. There are a few different tracks up which include steep walks. Beautiful views. Easy bushwalk to the base of the mountain



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Yeppoon

Main Beach

There are several good beaches in the area, with the main Yeppoon Beach, site of the surf lifesaving club, located at the end of the main shopping street. The beach is 1.4 km long, extending from the low intertidal rocks at Spring Head almost due south to the mouth of Ross Creek, where there is a small breakwater.



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Great

Keppel Island

Dead set. Great Keppel Island is as good as it gets.  It answers all of the “What do you look for on an island getaway” questions with ease: crystal blue waters, white sand, coral reefs and palm trees…tick, tick, tick and tick. But Great Keppel Island is a helluva lot more than an island to tick and flick off your destination list. Great Keppel Island has arguably the best beaches of any Great Barrier Reef island, safe swimming and water temperatures that tempt at any time of year; but the real kicker is that if you wish, you can enjoy all of this in virtual isolation and be back on the mainland in a measly 30 minutes!


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