Yeppoon trip planner
Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free
day by day itinerary for free
Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. Yeppoon is renowned for its beaches, tropical climate, and the islands out on the bay. Twenty-five minutes from the city of Rockhampton, Yeppoon is the principal town on the Capricorn Coast, a string of seaside communities stretching more than 150km from north to south. The beaches and shallow coves provide a destination both for tourists and miners settling down in Central Queensland. Offshore, there are 27 islands including Great Keppel Island which is 20km from Yeppoon.GeographyYeppoon is located on Keppel Bay, around 700km north of the state capital, Brisbane, and 40km from Rockhampton City. It is within the local government area of Shire of Livingstone (between 2008 and 2013, it was within the Rockhampton Region).HistoryThe Capricorn Coast was part of the traditional lands of the Darumbal Aboriginal people. Yeppoon was first settled by the Ross family in 1865 who took up large landholding along the length of the Capricorn Coast. Fruit crops, cattle, and wool were the major industries of the early town. A short-lived period of sugar cane growing followed from 1883 to 1903, which failed due to unseasonal rains and lack of financial backing. Along with other sugar growing areas of Australia, South Sea Islanders were used as labourers on the sugar plantations, often without their consent (see blackbirding). Pineapples, mangoes, and other tropical fruit became the mainstay of local agriculture in the new century, with cattle grazing and fishing also contributing to the local economy.Plan your holiday in Yeppoon and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our Australia online route builder.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Yeppoon
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place. Everyone on the same page.
Top tours near Yeppoon
Popular things to do in Yeppoon
Side trips from Yeppoon
Hidden gems in Yeppoon
Kid-friendly things to do in Yeppoon
Shopping in Yeppoon
Places to visit with Yeppoon
Port DouglasTrip planner BEST FOR: Scuba / Snorkeling, Water Sport, Safari CairnsTrip planner BEST FOR: Scuba / Snorkeling, Water Sport, Hiking Trail BrisbaneTrip planner BEST FOR: Park, Nature / Park, Lookout Fraser IslandTrip planner BEST FOR: World heritage site, Water Body, Safari Airlie BeachTrip planner BEST FOR: Scuba / Snorkeling, Waterskiing / Jetskiiing, Beach
Recently planned trips to Yeppoon
22 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Brisbane Rainbow Beach Bundaberg 40 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Cunnamulla Thargomindah Eromanga 7 days in Yeppoon BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Coastal Funk Wreck Point Scenic Lookout Yeppoon Central Shopping Centre 5 days in Yeppoon BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Wreck Point Scenic Lookout Capricorn Caves Koorana Crocodile Farm 1 day in Yeppoon BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary Spring Head Lookout Bluff Point Walking Track 29 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Coffs Harbour Brisbane Yeppoon