Oshen Apartments Yeppoon

What to do in Yeppoon

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What to do in Yeppoon & Surrounding Area

Located 38km North-East of Rockhampton, Yeppoon is a beautiful coastal town with easy access to Great Keppel Island and the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Watch the sunset over the Keppel Bay and enjoy the calm and warm waters that are suitable for swimming all year around. Whether you are on business or holidaying, it is the ideal backdrop for every traveller.

What to do in Yeppoon & Surrounding Area

Yeppoon is natures playground. From the ocean to the bushland there is something for everyone to enjoy in this unique part of Australia. Be sure to mention ‘OSHEN’ as a reference when booking to get the best deal.

  • Take a day trip to Great Keppel Island and partake in water sports, walks, lunch, snorkeling etc. There are several local tour companies who can assist in planning your special day
    • Keppel Explorer
    • Freedom Fast Cats
    • Sail Capricorn
    • Funtastic cruising (Sunset cruises also available)
  • Cooberrie Wildlife Park, Capricorn Caves and Koorana Croc Farm – for all the wildlife adventurers.
  • Picnics along the beautiful coastline, Yeppoon foreshore or National Parks (Byfield – Stoney Creek Reserve)
  • The stunning Yeppoon Foreshore and Lagoon pool is a definite ‘must do’
  • Beach walk – Walk to town — catch TAXI or local Courtesy Bus back to Oshen.
  • Golf and either of Yeppoon’s Golf courses
  • Explore the Yeppoon town village with gorgeous boutique shopping, stunning restaurants, pubs and cafes at your doorstep – NEED to know more just ask us … we know all the best spots for breaky lunch and dinner!
  • Local supermarkets (Coles and Woolworths) and Bottle Shop.
  • REST and RELAX enjoying the amazing views – Sunrise and Sunsets are the BEST!!! 

Check out the Visit Capricorn website for more! 

Annual Events

The Capricorn region offers a range of events and celebrations each year. There is always something happening no matter what time of year you visit.

AUSTRALIA DAY – 26 JANUARY

ANZAC DAY – 25 APRIL

EASTER – check dates each year

LABOUR DAY – MAY

CAPRICORN WRITER FESTIVAL – JUNE

YEPPOON CHILLI FESTIVAL – JUNE

YEPPOON / ROCKHAMPTON Show – JUNE

ROCKHAMPTON RIVER FESTIVAL –JULY

YEPPOON TRIATHALON –  JULY

CQ VILLAGE FESTIVAL – AUGUST

YOUTH SAILING WEEK – SEPTEMBER

CAPRICORN FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL – SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER FEST – OCTOBER

PINE FEST (Pineapple Festival) –   OCTOBER

Sail to the Islands

You won’t be short for activities in Yeppoon itself but if you’d like to explore the nearby islands, there’s plenty of day trip options available. There are 27 islands in total off the coastline, the most popular being Great Keppel Island. Spend the day snorkelling through coral reefs, swimming in crystal clear water, spotting turtles and dolphins and visiting secluded beaches.

Attractions

Get up close and personal with the wonderful wildlife.

Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary

Enjoy the beauty of the 2500m² resort-style lagoon pool right on the beachfront.

Beautiful patrolled beach, that is popular with visitors all year round.

Freedom Fast Cats offer ferry transfers as well as a wide range of cruises to the Keppel Bay Islands

The Singing Ship at Emu Park is a majestic monument that commemorates the area’s history.

Explore breathtaking landscapes and hear captivating stories of ancient Australia.

A sea creature wonderland set against the spectacular backdrop of Keppel Bay.

Explore parts of the Great Barrier Reef, and spot coral, fish, turtles, stingrays and sharks.

Feast on some of Australia's finest local beef, seafood and produce.

Explore the extensive galleries, picnic in tropical gardens and enjoy a natural bush walk.

Make the most of four great venues to eat, drink and play.

Learn about croc behavior, witness a croc feeding and have a hands on photo opportunity with a small croc.