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BIG4 Capricorn Palms Holiday Village

Yeppoon, Queensland

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Local Attractions

Lots of BUSH WALKING from Capricorn Palms Holiday Village or at the National Parks. TURTLE viewing when in season only a kilometre away.
ROSSLYN BAY MARINA - 2 kilometres - Launch your boat and go fishing. Take the Ferry and visit Great Keppel Island where you can go snorkelling, swimming, sailing, and diving.
MARKETS on every weekend.
BOWLS - There are both indoor and outdoor facilities at Yeppoon and Emu Park.
GOLF - Four courses available between Yeppoon and Zilzie.
SPORTING FACILITIES - Tennis courts and football fields are all close by.
When checking in please remember to obtain your DISCOUNT VOUCHER for visiting the local attractions.

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Attractions

  • Dining and Eating Out (1)
    1. Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary At Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary, you can cuddle a koala, hold a snake and hand feed their very friendly kangaroos and wallabies whilst you experience more than 350 fascinating native animals, across 70 Species. They successfully breed many endangered native animals including koalas, cassowaries, parrots and marsupials and have more than 350 animals, including dingoes, emus, wombats, possums, sugar gliders, koalas, cassowaries, bettongs, potoroos, fox, turtles and a large variety of native birds. The sanctuary can be found less than ten minutes from the Capricorn Resort, 28 minutes from Rockhampton and 15 minutes from Yeppoon Beach.
  • Galleries, Museums and Collections (1)
    1. Shell World Yeppoon Shell World Yeppoon is a display of over 20,000 shells which include marine, land and fossil molluscs. The display is in an easy viewing format with all displays fully documented. These displays appeal to all visitors including children. Preserved marine life is also on display as are many varieties of corals and samples of shell craft. Groups are catered for and morning and afternoon teas can be catered for on arrangement with staff. School children of all ages are welcome. Shells and craft items are on sale at reasonable prices. Admission is a gold coin.
  • Historical Sites and Heritage Locations (1)
    1. Yeppoon War Memorial A simple white obelisk, its four faces reflecting the role Yeppoon's men and women played in international conflicts, the first being WWI, provides an integrated precinct of remembrance in this coastal central Queensland town. Look a little further and other traces of the grief and national pride felt by this community after WWI can be found.
  • National Parks and Reserves (2)
    1. Capricorn Coast National Park Capricorn Coast National Park has four separate accessible sections that can be enjoyed in a 30 minute drive between Yeppoon and Emu Park. Mangroves, dry rainforest, tussock grassland and open eucalypt forest provide a wonderful contrast to the blue waters of Keppel Bay. Rocky outcrops along the Capricorn Coast are the result of violent volcanic eruptions millions of years ago. Enjoy a beachside picnic at Bluff Point day-use area and take the 2.3 kilometre walking track for fabulous views over islands and hinterland. Watch sea turtles from the high cliffs of Turtle lookout. Explore Double Head along a sealed 365 metre walking track and visit Fan Rock lookout, a fan-shaped cliff formation with hexagonal basalt columns.
    2. Keppel Bay Islands National Park Keppel Bay Islands National Park protects 13 islands in the Keppel Group and is surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The islands are the traditional home of the Kanomi-Woppaburra people. Secluded beaches, plunging cliffs and diverse plant communities are just some of the attractions on offer. Sea turtles breed and feed around the islands. On North Keppel Island, discover wildlife and enjoy the views on three walks. Snorkelling and diving are also popular. Go fishing, but adhere to regulations. Learn about Humpy Island's history and explore its circuit walk. Enjoy camping on one of seven islands. Camping fees apply and bookings are essential. Book in advance for school holidays. Take water and a fuel stove. Check restrictions on activities such as spearfishing, anchoring, fishing and collecting.
  • Scenic Drives and Walks (1)
    1. Stony Creek Circuit This walk in Byfield State Forest passes over Freeman's Crossing and winds alongside Stony Creek through mature exotic pines with a heath understory featuring the Byfield Fern (Bowenia serrulata).

Events

  • Festivals and Celebrations (6)
    1. Crackin' Christmas Party Pig Races Celebrate Christmas with a difference at Krackers this December and join them for the Krackers Christmas Party Pig Races.
    2. Keppel Bay Taste Fest Tempt Your Tastebuds at Keppel Bay Taste Fest on November 2 at the Spinnaker.
    3. The Great Australia Day Beach Party The Great Australia Day Beach Party is one of the biggest and best family fun days ever staged on the Capricorn Coast. Its the biggest and most popular family fun day of its kind in the region and has been consistently ranked as the third largest Australia Day event in the State.
    4. The Seahaven Village Festival The Village Festival is Central Queensland's major music and arts celebration. The Festival provides a diverse program featuring music, performing arts, visual arts, children's activities, street theatre, workshops, food and market stalls.
    5. Yeppoon Community Centre Street Party Celebration The Community Centre is celebrating 25 years of service to the Community, come along and enjoy the street party, starting at 2pm with free workshops and then the official ceremony at 3.30pm, Aussie and Cultural foods, Entertainment by local schools and local performers and Circus acts, Youth Activities and free rides for the kids. Register to win a family escape weekend on Keppel.
    6. Yeppoon Lions Tropical Pinefest This annual festival showcases the spirit of Central Queensland and attracts interest from the local and broader regional community. Events such as the Grand Street Parade, beach activities and fireworks display draw spectators from far afield, from Emerald, Gladstone, Marlborough and the local city, Rockhampton.
  • Markets (3)
    1. Causeway Lake Markets The Causeway Lake Markets have a selection of products for sale. The beautiful Capricorn Coast is the ideal location for your weekend market experience with a variety of fresh and handmade products for sale. This feel good community market is a lot of fun with a sausage sizzle, jumping castle, causeway boat rides and plenty of fishing places - there's something for everyone.
    2. Fig Tree Markets The Fig Tree Markets are coordinated by the Keppel Coast Arts Council Incorporated; a not-for-profit community arts organisation. The Keppel Coast branch of the Queensland Arts Council is run entirely by energetic volunteers and has been operating on the Capricorn Coast since 1993.
    3. Yeppoon Community Markets It's worth braving an early morning wakeup call on Saturday to get your hands on the fresh delights at Yeppoon Community Markets. The crowd starts early, as casually dressed folk hunt for a bargain or snap up locally grown vegetables, fruit and flowers. The markets host around 50 stalls and are visited by up to 1,000 people each week.

Tours

  • Full Day (2)
    1. Freedom Fast Cats Freedom Fast Cats takes you through the spectacular Keppel Bay Islands; located at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef near the Tropic of Capricorn, and boasting some of the most pristine beaches, and unspoilt habitats the reef has to offer.
    2. Sail Capricornia Grace is a purpose built sailing catamaran which sails the beautiful Keppel Bay and Islands off Yeppoon, Central Queensland. Your hosts, Anthony and Vicki have the enviable task of sailing you to places only accessible by boat. Come and allow them to show off their isolated sandy beaches and coral outcrops inhabited by turtles, dolphins and all kinds of fish.

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