Getting to Yeppoon – top reasons to Visit

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Are you looking for a great getaway in Australia? Look no further than Yeppoon! Nestled on the Capricorn Coast of Central Queensland, Yeppoon is the perfect destination for your next holiday and Villa Mar Colina is the perfect accommodation option.

We’ll run through how easy it is to get to Yeppoon and highlight some of the things to see and do once you arrive.

Getting to Yeppoon

By air

The closest airport to Yeppoon is Rockhampton airport, 45 minutes away by car. There are regular commercial flights to Rockhampton from Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, with a new airline commencing flights from the Sunshine Coast shortly.

If you need car hire or shuttle services from the airport both Little Johnny’s and CQ Connections offer reliable and comfortable services. Young’s also runs a service, but it is worth checking their timetable as the service is not regular.

By rail

There are no direct train services to Yeppoon. The nearest train station with regular services is Rockhampton, which is approximately 45 km from Yeppoon. From Rockhampton, you can take a bus or drive to Yeppoon.

If you need car hire or shuttle services from the train station both Little Johnny’s and CQ Connections offer reliable and comfortable services. Young’s also runs a service, but it is worth checking their timetable as the service is not regular.

By bus

You can take a bus from cities in Queensland such as Brisbane, Mackay and Townsville to Rockhampton and then catch a connecting bus to Yeppoon.

There are regular bus services operated by Young’s that run from Rockhampton to Yeppoon.

The journey takes around 1 hour.

By road

The best way to reach Yeppoon by road is to take the Bruce Highway and then take the Yeppoon exit. Once you reach Yeppoon, you can follow the signs to your destination.

From Townsville, the drive to Yeppoon takes about 7 hours

From Brisbane, the drive is about 7 1/2 hours.

If you are coming from Mackay, the drive to Yeppoon takes about 4 hours

Transport options in Yeppoon

Yeppoon is a smaller town, so is ideal for exploring on foot. If you do need to travel slightly further afield then car and taxi hire is easy, and Young’s run a bus service around the local area.

Yeppoon has several bike paths and trails that are perfect for exploring the city.

Scooter hire is now available from Yeppoon and runs as far as Roslyn bay marina.

Things to see and do in Yeppoon

Beautiful Beaches

Yeppoon has some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia. Whether you’re looking to soak up the sun or take a dip in the crystal clear waters, Yeppoon has plenty of options to choose from.

The most popular beach is Yeppoon Main Beach, which stretches along the shoreline of the town and is perfect for a family day out.

Walking along Yeppoon Main Beach is an absolutely stunning experience, with the Yeppoon Lagoon and a stretch of shops and restaurants found on the shoreline. Yeppoon Main Beach then turns to Farnborough Beach, and then up to the north for around 17 km is Sandy Point, just below the Byfield National Park.

Enjoy the natural beauty

Yeppoon is surrounded by lush rainforests and national parks. If you’re looking for some outdoor adventure, there’s plenty to explore.

You can go for a hike, take a scenic drive, or explore the popular Byfield State Forest.

The natural beauty of Yeppoon offers stunning coastal views of the lush rainforest, to the endless turquoise ocean, the natural beauty of Yeppoon is unparalleled. It’s the perfect place to take a walk and take in the breathtaking sights.

Events

Yeppoon is home to a variety of events throughout the year. From music festivals to outdoor markets, there’s something for everyone.

Family holidays are sure to be more fun in Yeppoon, with a vibrant community to celebrate with. You can check out events and things that are going on during your stay.

Find out more about Yeppoon events https://allevents.in/yeppoon/all

Food and Drink

Yeppoon is home to some of the best local produce in the region. If you’re looking for a unique culinary experience, you’ll be spoilt for choice. With its fresh seafood, delicious local produce, and eclectic mix of international cuisine, you’ll find something to satisfy every taste. These are just a few of the reasons why Australians need to visit Yeppoon.

Shopping

Yeppoon is the perfect place to go shopping. Whether you’re looking for souvenirs, fresh produce or something special, you’ll find everything you need in the town centre. You can also explore the historic buildings along the main street and the local art galleries.

Check out the local Markets. Yeppoon community market, every Saturday 6 am to 10 am. Fig Tree Park market on the 1st Sunday of the month, Emu Park Market on the 3rd Sunday of every month, along with the Causeway Lake market on the 4th Sunday of every month.

Summary

The natural beauty of Yeppoon offers stunning coastal views of the lush rainforest, to the endless turquoise ocean, the natural beauty of Yeppoon is unparalleled. It’s the perfect place to take a walk and take in the breathtaking sights. When you come and visit we know you’ll find many more reasons to enjoy this beautiful coastal town.

Don’t have anywhere to stay during your vacation? Villa Mar Colina offers a truly unique accommodation experience, with different room categories to choose from to suit all needs.

Whether you’re visiting as a couple, a group of friends, or family, there’s a luxurious and comfortable place for you to stay while you enjoy your time in Yeppoon. 

So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch and start planning your next holiday to Yeppoon and make some amazing memories in the process.

– Gavan and Glenys

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