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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.
  • Landmarks and Buildings (1)
    1. Double Head Track The Double Head walking track zig-zags up through tangled dry vine thicket and tussock grassland to two lookouts. See the striking fan-shaped cliff formation with hexagonal basalt columns at Fan Rock Lookout, a reminder of the parks volcanic past. Continue onto the Rosslyn Bay Lookout for views over this scenic coastline.
  • National Parks and Reserves (3)
    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.
    3. North Keppel Island Hilltop Trail Continuing past Keppel Bay lookout, this bush track winds through pockets of Banks' grevillea (Grevillea banksii) and grass-cloaked hilltops on the eastern side of the island and offers spectacular views of the ocean, islands and coast.
  • Natural Attractions (1)
    1. Bluff Point Track Rocky outcrops along the Capricorn Coast were formed by volcanic eruptions about 130 million years ago.
  • 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

  • Exhibitions and Shows (2)
    1. The Bill Gannon Leichhardt Trail Art Exhibition In 2012 to 2013 artist Bill Gannon followed Ludwig Leichhardt's 1844 to 1845 trail from South East Queensland, north to the Mitchell River at the base of Cape York, and then across to the Northern Territory to the top of the Top End at the Coburg Peninsula.
    2. Yeppoon Show One the most successful small shows in Central Queensland , the Yeppoon Annual Show is held over two days on the second weekend in June coinciding with the Queens Birthday long weekend. The Yeppoon show is two days of fun filled action! With a variety of competitions, displays and the excitement of sideshow alley. The show attracts a wide range of displays and ground exhibits featuring machinery, irrigation equipment, private and commercial vehicles, marine displays, commercial and retail supplies and products, jewellery and fancy goods, clothing and edible products.
  • Festivals and Celebrations (5)
    1. Colour Run for RACQ CHRS The Colour Run is a part of a three day extravaganza involving golf, a cocktail party, a high tea and a black tie ball. The Family Fun Run on Sunday will be along Farnborough Beach in front of the Mercure Capricorn Resort Yeppoon. Everyone from all ages are invited to participate in what will be an extremely fun and exciting event. Keep an eye on the RACQ CHRS web site for more details.
    2. RACQ Capricorn Rescue Gala Dinner This year RACQ Capricorn Rescue will launch their bi-annual Gala Dinner and Rescue 300 Club in the one event. The Gala Dinner is sure to feature prominently on social calendars this year with the night promising great entertainment, the company of a group of 300 community spirited guests and a rare insight into the operations of their community rescue service. Their Rescue 300 Club is an exclusive club that gives you the opportunity to become involved with a fantastic organisation, a great networking group plus help a vitally important community lifesaving service.
    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 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. The Festival program includes over 400 musicians and artists from around Australia.
    5. 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.
  • Performances (1)
    1. Keppel Coast Flix - The Missing Picture Propaganda reels and hundreds of clay figures cleverly combine in this autobiographical documentary of childhood under the Kymer Rouge. As the only family survivor of Pol Pot's reign of terror, Cambodian-French director Rithy Pahn has been searching for images all his life. While already a pre-eminent filmmaker and chronicler of Cambodia's genocide, he shifts to his own childhood recollections with 'The Missing Picture'.
  • Sporting Events (7)
    1. Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race The Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race is hosted by Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (RQYS) and is the clubs signature offshore event.
    2. CQPhysio Group Capricorn Coast Running Festival The CQPhysio Group Capricorn Coast Running Festival is the most exciting and professional running event in Central Queensland. The event is held on the beautiful Capricorn Coast (Yeppoon Main Beach) during the October long weekend. The running festival features a Half Marathon, 10 kilometre Run, 5 kilometre Walk / Run, Mile Bolt and Kid's Dash. The event aims to bring the 'big city' running event features to a regional location, including electronic timing, professional SCODY singlets, pace runners, live entertainment, prize money, electronic registration, recovery areas and event / finish photography.
    3. Keppel Sea Kayak Symposium The second Keppel Sea Kayak Symposium will be jointly hosted by Paddle Capricornia and the Queensland Sea Kayak Club in 2014. The choice is yours: four days of doing as much or as little as you like on and off the water. Paddle all the Keppel group of islands or just a few. Listen to inspiring guest speakers share their knowledge and kayaking experiences. Each night, sit around a camp fire under stars within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
    4. MMA Battlers MMA Battlers is about to return mixed martial arts to their original values, characterised by skill, honour and fair play.
    5. Pat ODriscoll Real Estate and Tropical Auto Group Golf Classic The Pat O'Driscoll Real Estate and Tropical Auto Group Golf Classic is an exclusive opportunity to play four rounds with some of the country's past, present and future superstars, all in the surrounds of one of the leading resorts in Queensland.
    6. RACQ Capricorn Rescue Golf Day RACQ Capricorn Rescue is hosting a two ball Ambrose charity golf match to create a day of fun for aspiring golfers, encourage a little competitiveness among the somewhat experienced golfers and raise much needed funds for our charity.
    7. Yeppoon Coast Guard Tight Lines Fishing Classic The Yeppoon Coast Guard Tight Lines Fishing Classic is the Capricorn Coast's premier fishing competition. This is a great community event showcasing the best fishing grounds the Keppel Islands have to offer.

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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