We tried real hard to get into the Yeppoon Beachside CP, right on the beach in Yeppoon, but it was totally booked out so we settled for the NRMA Capricorn Yeppoon Holiday Park which is about 13 kms out of town, in the town of Mulambin, but it was a good 2nd choice (maplink).
Took a stroll out to the beach (which has massive tidal drop) and caught site of some “Blokarts” (AKA Sand Yachts) flying down the beach at about 50km/hr – wow what a site! Came back to see our travelling buddies washing car and van.
The tidal changes in these parts are massive and it’s best shown in these photos. Check out the local creek (Ross Creek) which has a drop of about 4.6 metres.
The Wreck Lookout
The Wreck Lookout has great views over Yeppoon’s Cooee Bay. The lookout depicts a ship’s deck, in memory of the wreck of the 62-tonne trading schooner, Selina, which drifted crewless for 2600 nautical miles and was washed up on Wreck Point in October 1848, after disappearing in 1847 with a load of cedar logs, bound for Sydney. The headland was subsequently named Wreck Point.
- Caravan Park – Very nice park with great sites
- Cost per night – $31.25
- Facilities – Great facilities, very clean &modern
- CP Location – 11kms out of Yeppoon
- Our rating/score – 8/10
- Was it a nice town to visit? – Yeppoon itself was just another town; nothing special
- Activities & places of interest – Sand yachts on the beach was great.
- Would we return? – Maybe, but we’d try to get into the beach CP in town next time
- Overall Score – 7/10
- Summary – Not a bad stay. Would recommend for a first time visit