Yeppoon is a tropical beachside town, a suburban area of Rockhampton, and the gateway to Great Keppel Island, all in one. It is a series of beachside development stretching around 30 minutes along the coast, with several beaches, mudflats, and lakes.
Around 30 minutes by car from Rockhampton. Suburban bus services run by Youngs Bus Service run every hour or so to the area, including services to the marina wharf area.
The closest airport is at Rockhampton.
- Wreck Point
- Causeway Lake
- Singing Ship. A memorial to James Cook on the headland at Emu Park. As the wind blows the "strings", the ship sings.
- Keppel Bay Sailing Club, Anzac Parade (on the beach). Dining room overlooks the beach, with large windows looking out over Keppel Bay. Basic furnishing, and casual atmosphere. Food is no more expensive than the other clubs in town. Mains around $18, kids meals $8.
- Emus Beach Resort, 92 Pattison St, Emu Park, ☏ . Check-in: 2PM, check-out: 10AM. Newly opened backpackers resort. From $23.
- L'amor Holiday Apartments (south of Yeppoon on the beach), ☏ . Quiet, clean and good value option south of the main town area in Yeppoon. From $100.
- Pumpkin Island Eco Retreat, ☏ . Check-in: 2PM, check-out: 10AM. Pumpkin Island, between Great Keppel and North Keppel Islands off the coast near Yeppoon, is within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. This retreat consists of five eco-friendly self-catering cottages powered by wind and sun, overlooking a crystalline beach. Each accommodates between four and eight guests (with a maximum of 30) and is fully self-contained. From $285.
- Driftwood Units, ☏ .
- Villa Mar Colina, ☏ .