Taking pride of place on the Yeppoon Foreshore, the Keppel Kraken is a water play feature quite unlike any other. With a mythical sea creature centre piece and set against the spectacular backdrop of Keppel Bay, Yeppoon’s newest tourist attraction is the perfect place to soak up some sunshine on the beautiful Capricorn Coast.
A major development of regional significance funded by Federal, State and Local Government – this project follows the opening of the ‘Keppel Kraken’ water play area in December 2015. Council is currently delivering a multi-level carpark in Queen Street and has commenced schematic design for major works in 2017.
Emu Park Centenary of ANZAC commemorative project will form part of an overall ANZAC Commemorative Precinct which is proposed to be developed over the centenary years of WW1 (2014 to 2018) Featuring an amazing boardwalk along the beach front taking in all the ANZAC memorial sites, the iconic singing ship and our picturesque Emu Park beaches.
A proposed 53km rail trail from the major regional centre of Rockhampton through to the coastal town of Yeppoon. The first section in Yeppoon has been opened and is a beautiful scenic walk through the views of Livingstone.
According to legend, Saint Christopher served Christ by carrying pilgrims across a bridgeless river. He was martyred in the year 250. Originally the patron saint of ferrymen, he was later adopted for all travellers. The little bush chapel at Nerimbera, built by American servicemen in the Rockhampton area during the Second World War, is most appropriately named for Saint Christopher.
Capricorn Caves is the premier nature based attraction in Central Queensland. Here you can explore spectacular caves set in a limestone ridge and even spot little insectivorous bats in certain seasons. These magnificent caves are located north of Rockhampton and are winners of many major tourism and environment awards; they are also eco-tourism accredited.
Great Keppel Island has arguably the best beaches of any Great Barrier Reef island, safe swimming and water temperatures that tempt at any time of year; but the real kicker is that if you wish, you can enjoy all of this in virtual isolation and be back on the mainland in a short 30 minute boat trip!
The Marlborough Historical Museum strives to inspire the generations of our community through careful preservation and passionate celebration of their heritage. Exhibits in the Museum include a Chrysoprase display, women's work display, machinery display, horse drawn vehicle display and blacksmith's shed. There is also a craft shop in the museum complex, comprising of local craft and souvenirs.