Yeppoon is situated 38 kilometres north east of Rockhampton, and is the gateway to Great Keppel Island and the wonders of the Southern Great Barrier Reef.
The 6th Capricorn Film Festival is going to be the biggest film event of the year in Central Queensland. This Festival is a unique cultural platform where latest achievements in cinema are viewed, discussed and debated for both their narrative and technical merits by audiences of cinema lovers.
This year we are screening a selection of feature films, short films and documentaries from around around the world alongside multiple other art presentations and community interactive experiences for youth and tourists.
COVID has devastated the world and our regional arts community, though #capfilmfest is marching forward with an in person event.
Incessant efforts right from the first edition has resulted in the improved quality of the festival so far. We are aware that there is still room for improvement. Necessary course correction at appropriate stages will improve the festival and we will take it to new heights with all your support.
#capfilmfest relies on the efforts and enthusiasm of many people to bring our festival to fruition. I would like to extend very sincere thanks to everyone who is helping us to make this wonderful event possible and to our enthusiastic community who are our backbone. Together we can make #capfilmfest2021 a profound and memorable experience for everyone.
Located 40 km east of Rockhampton, you’ll discover the relaxed Capricorn Coast paradise of Yeppoon. The crystal blue waters of Keppel Bay and the Southern Great Barrier Reef lap at our doorstep and the tranquil Pumpkin Island paradise and Great Keppel Island itself, whisper welcome. These unique islands nestle among 25 or more just waiting to be explored.
There are onshore adventures to be had, too. In and around Yeppoon, limestone caves lie waiting to be explored and native zoos and crocodile farms promise to delight. For relaxation, family farm stays and wellness retreats soothe the soul. For adventure and adrenaline, choppering over land and sea or skydiving over our sandy shoreline will get pulses racing. But don’t just take our word for it, visit Capricorn Holidays to find out more and to book your accommodation for the festival.
geetting to yeppoon
By Air - It’s a short flight direct from Brisbane with QANTAS or Virgin Australia. From the airport, there are connecting buses, Taxis or UBERs for the 40 minute drive to Yeppoon. Visit QANTAS or Virgin to book your flight.
It’s an enjoyable 7.5 hours on the Bruce Highway with great coffee, food and sightseeing along the way.
Sit back and skip the traffic on the 7.5-hour tilt train journey with Queensland Rail. There’s free Wi-Fi, economy, business and galley class seats and delicious refreshments available for your scenic journey to Central Queensland. Visit Queensland Rail to book your Tilt Train to Rockhampton.
Adventurous sailors can journey up the Queensland coast from Brisbane in less than a week, (depending on the weather, and how much of the Southern Great Barrier Reef you take the time to enjoy along the way) with scenic spots available for mooring at the bustling Keppel Bay Marina. Visit Keppel Bay Marina for more information.
THINGS TO DO
GET BACK TO NATURE
In a relatively small area you’ll find a remarkable diversity of national parks. Walk through ancient rainforests, hike sandstone gorges, splash in crystal-clear waterfalls, explore 400-million-year-old caves and look out for ancient rock paintings.
DISCOVER THE SOUTHERN GREAT BARRIER REEF
One of the natural wonders of the world lies just off the Capricorn coast. The Southern Great Barrier Reef has stunning islands, white-sand beaches and great snorkelling and diving.
VISIT THE ZOO
See 70 species of native animals as well as exotic creatures, rainforest and outback exhibits, and conservation projects at the Rockhampton Zoo. It’s free of charge and open from 8am daily.
TRY YOUR HAND AT FOSSICKING
Unearth a gem in Rubyvale’s sapphire mine, tour The Willows Gemfields or pan for gold at Mount Morgan.