In and around Coolwaters Yeppoon Holiday & Caravan Park
Distance from park: 3.5km
As part of the Capricorn Coast National Park, this walking track is a moderate 2.3km circuit. Climb up to Turtle Lookout to see the namesake's creatures swimming about in the bay down below a enjoy panoramic views of the Keppel Bay Islands. Bring a picnic lunch: the vista is simply stunning.
Distance from park: 8km
You've most likely heard a few things about Keppel Bay: white sand beaches, glittering blue ocean and a national park. With Sail Capricornia, nibble at a cheese platter while watching the sunset over the horizon or take a day cruise navigating the tropical reef. A stay on the Capricorn Coast isn't complete without plunging into the water and exploring the bay.
Head on down to Emu Park on the 3rd Sunday of each month and visit one of the many stalls (over a hundred!) for a bargain. Support the locals and buy some fresh produce, arts & crafts and novelty items. Profits made from the Emu Park Lions Markets helps support local charities and the maintenance of the park itself.
Distance from park: 25km
Queensland's first crocodile farm and home to 3,000 of nature's oldest 'children', weighing in from 100g to 800kg, guided tours are available daily at 10.30am & 1.00pm.
Distance from park: 5km
A 6 minute drive from the park, begin your Central Queensland holiday at the marina. Protected by Double Head National Park, have a look at the dozens of docked boats and yachts of all sizes. Tip: stay at Coolwaters, Yeppoon in August to check out the annual B2K Yacht Race. Starting on Moreton Bay, the yachts travel 348 nautical miles north to finish at the marina. It's surely a thrill to watch!
Distance from park: 55km
Switch on your headlamp and walk into the Capricorn Coast's limestone caves - a.k.a. where to be Indiana Jones. Take a tour through the Zig Zag passage or go adventure caving through Fat Man's Misery. A place to learn and to explore, the Capricorn Caves is set to leave you in awe.
Distance from park: 33km
Didya say you're looking for new friends? Meet the friendly residents of Cooberrie Park. If you dare: hold a real life crocodile and get a snap of it (you need proof!). Say howdy to a kangaroos and koalas or ask a parrot if Polly wants a cracker. With a number of animal encounters and tours available, have a new appreciation of the creatures that surround us.
Distance from park: 5km
Step onto a glass-bottomed boat and cruise the Keppel Islands. You'll see coral and a spectrum of marine life - without putting on your togs! Want to get your hair wet? Try out an Adventure Cruise: snorkelling, boomnetting and swimming in the clear waters of Fishermen's Beach. A proudly family-operated company, give the Allens a call when you're choosing a cruise.
Distance from park: 51km
Over three decades of crafting experience, meet the artists at the Nob Creek Creek Studio. Situated on 10 hectares of the Byfield State Forest, the studio offers one of the largest displays of handmade crafts in Australia. Buy a ceramic bowl to keep your fruit in or have a look at the range of hand-blown glass, paintings and woodworks that line the walls.
Distance from park: 12km
What could be better than finding one shell? Seeing a whole bunch of them! Shell World is home to over 20,000 shells and a variety of coral. With a gold coin donation, have a gander at the shell-made crafts and preserved marine life on their shelves.
Distance from park: 23km
Golfers around the Capricorn Coast love a bit of social golf with their friends - even the kangaroos. The greens are designated as Land for Wildlife by Greening Australia, made abundantly clear by the colourful native plant life and wildlife hopping about. Have a swing at Yeppoon Golf Club with your friends and family.