Things to do in Yeppoon
The park’s beachfront location and great facilities aren’t the only things that will keep you entertained. Yeppoon is located on The Capricorn Coast near the Southern Great Barrier Reef and is home to a number of unique attractions for a wealth of family fun. These include:
Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary
Get up close and personal with some of Australia’s most iconic animals. Cuddle a koala, hold a crocodile, hand feed kangaroos, or watch the birds take flight. Cooberrie Park isn’t just a wildlife sanctuary but staff also care for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife, caring for them until they are ready to be released back into the wild.
Forming part of the Southern Great Barrer Reef, unspoilt beauty and uncrowded crystal clear water surround the area. Take your pick of 12 white sandy beaches stretching from Yeppoon to Emu Park. Our favourite is Mulambin Beach, located just 300m from our holiday park.
Find your sea legs and discover the beauty of the Keppel Islands onboard the Funtastic cruises 17m luxury catamaran, carrying up to 14 passengers. Whether you are after a simple day cruise or a sunset cruise, a range of options are available. Throw in a line, do some whale watching or just relax on deck. A great ocean adventure is guaranteed.
Koorana Crocodile Farm
An initiative of the Australian Government’s strategic conservation program, Koorana Crocodile Farm is home to approximately 4,000 crocodiles and operates as a crocodile farm and restaurant. Take part in fully guided tours where you can see crocodiles hatching, hold a crocodile and learn about these ancient animals. Tours operate from 10:30 am and 1:00 pm daily. The restaurant serves crocodiles meals as well as standard meals. How adventurous are your taste buds feeling?
Bluff Point Walking Track
Situated within the Capricorn Coast National Park, this picturesque walking trail takes you to Turtle lookout where, if you’re lucky, you can see the creatures swimming in the bay below. This lookout provides you with a breathtaking panorama view of the Keppel Bay Islands. This 2.3km circuit is perfect for a family outing, finishing with a picnic lunch.
Freedom Fast Cats
Don’t fancy getting your feet wet? Why not try a Glass Bottom Boat tour with Freedom Fast Cats to view the spectacular reef and marine life of the Capricorn Coast. For something more adventurous, try one of their adventure cruises, offering snorkeling and boomnetting (known as the Ocean Spa).
Explore some of the area’s natural beauty with these spectacular caves set in a limestone ridge. A range of tour options are available to discover the true beauty of these magnificent caves. Choose a Cathedral Cave Tours where you can experience the natural acoustics within the cathedral chamber or for the more adventurous, try the adrenaline filled caving tours.
Shell World Yeppoon
Take the family along to Shell World Yeppoon where you can view over 20,000 shells including marine, land and fossil mollusca. Learn where all these shells have come from and even see some preserved marine life on display as well. See how many shells you can count.
Just short drive 10 minute from our park is the coastal village of Emu Park. This small town is home to the famous singing ship sculpture which commemorates the explorations of Captain James Cook and as the breeze flows through the sculpture, a musical sound is created. While in the town, be sure to stroll along the ANZAC Memorial Walk boardwalk which wraps around the coastline.