10 things to do in Yeppoon

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There are so many things to do in Queensland that you’ll find yourself totally spoilt for choice, and Yeppoon is a great place to base yourself.

The area boasts beautiful beaches where you can easily swim and snorkel, to nearby bush where you can enjoy spectacular views and see all sorts of native wildlife.  

Villa Mar Colina is centrally located in Yeppoon and the ideal place to stay when exploring around. With so much to do right on the doorstep and so much to see and do just a stone’s throw away, make the Capricorn Coast and Yeppoon your next holiday destination in the sun.

Once you’re here let us know what you’re interested in seeing and doing and we can help you book your excursions and help you make the most of your time with us.

Kemp beach

Kemp Beach

One of our favourite spots along the coast is Kemp beach. Just a 10-minute journey from Villa Mar Colina takes you to this pristine beauty spot.  With 2km of golden sand and waves no bigger than ½ meter this is an ideal spot to breathe, relax and while away a few hours unwinding in the sun and enjoying the water.

The bay is especially scenic at low tide when the water forms perfect reflections of the surrounding scenery and sky.

Just off the beach is a short hike up to Turtle Lookout, which as the name suggests is the perfect place to see turtles out in the bay.

Sunset sailing

Take it all in from the water and set sail towards the sunset. Sail to secluded beaches, coves and coral reefs around the stunningly beautiful Keppel Islands. Have lunch on a secluded beach and round off the perfect day on the water with stunning ocean views of the sunset.

There are a few companies catering for trips. We recommend both Keppel Explorer with their custom-built 12 seat sightseeing boat and Sail Capricornia with their purpose-built boat the Grace II.

Eating and drinking

Slightly closer to home in Yeppoon itself there are a wide range of places to eat and drink.

Vue Wine Bar & Restaurant is set in the heart of downtown Yeppoon, and directly across from the beach, with soaring ceilings and modern design. Guaranteed great food and a relaxed dining experience.

Vue wine bar and restaurant

Yeppoon also has the amazing Lure Living. The beachfront location has beautiful views out to the ocean, and the fantastic coffee, great breakfasts and lunches, fresh juices, and smoothies make it well worth a visit.

Another place well worth a visit is with the Rocks café, bar and restaurant. More great food with expansive water views and something for everyone’s tastebuds, and located right on Yeppoon lagoon.

Lure living – Yeppoon

The Rocks – Yeppoon

Sunset and Sunrise

Villa Mar Colina rooftop pool

Sunsets and sunrises are one of nature’s free shows and none are more spectacular than in Yeppoon.

Of course, there’s no need to go to the beach to view the spectacular show, instead take advantage of our infinity pool to chill out and watch nature’s show. Find out more about the pool and facilities on our facilities page.

Yeppoon lagoon

The lagoon and infinity pool at Yeppoon

If you want to relax, eat well, and enjoy close access to premium shopping Yeppoon lagoon is the place to be. Just a few minutes walk from Villa Mar Colina, the 2500 square-metre resort-style pool is located right on the beachfront. With a shallow children’s play area and swimming area, the infinity edge lagoon offers stunning views over the Keppel Islands. A great place to relax and take in the Yeppoon vibe.

Visit great Keppel island

Keppel Island, Queensland, Australia

Visit one of the best island getaways on the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Daily ferry departures will whisk you over in 30 minutes to this beautiful island. Warm waters beckon the swimmers and snorkelers to explore the sites of the reef and view the abundant wildlife. A simple walk off the beach will get you to the corals and turtles. Unspoilt natural beauty awaits.

Check out the timetables on Keppel Konnections or Freedom Fast Cats and treat yourself to an unforgettable day out.

Relax at Villa Mar Colina

Villa Mar Colina

With first-class accommodation and stunning sea views, you could be forgiven for taking time out from your excursions and just kicking back and enjoying time at Villa Mar Colina.

Visit Coastal Funk for shopping

If you want to have a look at some lovingly crafted locally produced items Coastal funk is well worth a visit. A funky homewares, decor, furniture shop also making 130 fragrances of soy candles, diffusers, bath salts, magnesium oils and more. Their shop is just packed with a huge variety of amazing items, perfect as a remembrance or gift to take back home with you.

Coastal Funk

Weekend markets

WinteYeppoon Community Market

Visit the Yeppoon Community Market for fresh produce and other items. Quite often the market hosts activities too, such as bag making workshops. Pop along for bargains and enjoy a few hours selecting and sampling some of the best produce the region has to offer.

Held each Saturday from 6 am to 10 am,

There is also a monthly market held in Yeppoon on the first Sunday of each month, showcasing homemade, home-grown and home-baked produce. The Fig Tree Markets, runs from 8 am to 12 pm, 

Capricorn caves

Capricorn Caves

One of the more unusual and spectacular things to do in Queensland to take a cave tour at Capricorn Caves and explore the sights using the walkways and ramps that lead you through the underground caverns.

The main tour departs on the hour from 09:00 to 16:00 and takes you on a kilometre-long walk through the caves.

Cooberrie Park wildlife sanctuary

Koala on a tree with bush green background

Just 15 minutes from the heart of Yeppoon and Villa Mar Colina is Cooberrie Park. Get to meet all sorts of animals who have been rescued and are being cared for before release back into the wild. A great day out for families.

If you’re ready to pack your bags and visit have a look at our blog, 8 items to bring to Yeppoon for tips about what to bring to get the most from your time here.

If you’re dreaming of a Queensland vacation and you are inspired to add the Capricorn Coast to your travel list, start dreaming now with Villa Mar Colina’s accommodation options and planning tips 

Once you’re here let us know what you’re interested in seeing and doing and we can help you book your excursions and help you make the most of your time with us.

See you soon!

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