Situated just an hour’s flight north of Brisbane, Yeppoon is a hidden gem along the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Yeppoon offers a relaxing holiday spot suitable for couples and families with all kinds of activities to do and adventures to be had by the beach, in the bush and out at the stunning Keppel Islands! And what could be better by staying in luxury Yeppoon accommodation overlooking both town and sea?
Villa Mar Colina offers magnificent beachfront views and lush tropical gardens just a stone’s throw away from the heart of Yeppoon. With fully self-contained one-, two- and three-bedroom villas and a lavish penthouse available, Villa Mar Colina makes the perfect home away from home when you come to explore everything the Capricorn coast has to offer. To give you a taste, we’ve put together an example itinerary of what 24 hours of your dream Yeppoon holiday could look like!
Breakfast – Flour
Yeppoon has no shortage of wonderful local cafes with amazing coffee and meals. Just a five-minute walk from Villa Mar Colina can find you at local institutions such as Flour, where you can get a stunning breakfast and delicious coffee to start your day off right.
This wonderful little café is open from 7 AM six days a week and boasts a delicious fresh menu for both breakfast and lunch, plus an incredible display of pastries, quiches and cakes to tickle your sweet tooth. It’s the perfect way to start off your Yeppoon holiday!
Morning – Yeppoon Foreshore
After breakfast, you’ll be ready to go and explore Yeppoon! And there’s no better place to explore than the Foreshore, just down the hill from Villa Mar Colina. Not only can you enjoy the beautiful calm beaches that overlook the Keppel Islands, there’s plenty of fun to be had shopping in local boutiques, enjoying the hunt for street art by amazing local artists and playing at the Keppel Kraken and the Yeppoon Lagoon!
The Yeppoon Lagoon is free to enter, with a shallow children’s play area, a swim-up infinity edge with a view out to the Keppel Islands and its own café, The Rocks Café. This is the perfect place for a swim, a bit of morning tea and a nice walk along the beach.
Lunch – Keppel Bay Sailing Club
All that swimming works up an appetite, so why not treat yourself to lunch overlooking Keppel Bay? At the Keppel Bay Sailing Club’s Clubhouse Restaurant and Bar, you can enjoy bistro-style dining with full table service, a delicious menu suited to the whole family and daily specials. Downstairs you’ll also find the Beach Club Café, which offers a more casual dining experience with all your favourites.
The Clubhouse Restaurant and Bar starts serving lunch from 11:30 AM until 2:30 PM and has both indoor and outdoor dining options with stunning views of the Keppel Islands. The Beach Club Café is open from 5:30 AM to 3:30 PM, with their lunch menu starting from 11:00 AM.
Afternoon – Cooberrie Park
After lunch, it’s time to meet the locals! Just a fifteen-minute drive from Villa Mar Colina lies Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary, offering an up close and personal animal experience unlike any other. Cooberrie Park offers its visitors the chance to hold a koala, hand-feed kangaroos and explore a beautiful stretch of bushland filled with native wildlife.
Every day at 1:00 PM, Cooberrie Park puts on a wildlife show where you can hold snakes, parrots, lizards, dragon and even pet a koala for free! This incredible experience is perfect for any animal lover, young or old.
Evening – Sunset Cruise
As the sun sets behind the coastal ranges, it’s time to head back out to the bay. Sail Capricornia has an unforgettable offer of a sunset cruise, taking you out across Keppel Bay for breathtaking views of the mainland, Great Keppel Island and incredible sunsets you won’t see anywhere else in the world.
This romantic experience departs from the Keppel Bay Marina and includes a cheese platter to enjoy while watching the moon rise over the ocean. A truly memorable evening you won’t soon forget!
Dinner – Vue
Yeppoon is not short of fine dining options, with all kinds of restaurants up and down the Capricorn Coast to suit every taste and budget. One option sure to blow you away is Vue, a wine bar and restaurant located on the beachfront just a quick walk away from your accommodation at Villa Mar Colina. With modern Australian cuisine and a hand-picked wine list, there is sure to be something on their menu to amaze and delight.
Vue is open seven days for lunch, tapas and dinner, with intimate tables indoors, casual bar seating and relaxed outdoor tables where you can enjoy the sea breeze and a wonderful view of the Keppel islands on the horizon.
Night – Villa Mar Colina
After a full day of food, fun and adventure, there’s nothing better than relaxing and unwinding in luxury Yeppoon holiday accommodation with magnificent views. Villa Mar Colina is situated atop Bluff Point, with fantastic 180° views of Yeppoon Main Beach, Farnborough Beach and Keppel Bay out to the islands. With your own private balcony to watch the stars and a luxurious bed to rest in, you’ll soon be ready for another exciting day of adventure on the Capricorn Coast.