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YEPPOON

 Based in Yeppoon, the gateway to the Capricorn Coast and the wonders of the Southern Great Barrier Reef and Keppel Bay Islands, the annual Capricorn Film Festival is Central Queensland's premiere film arts destination event.

 

FESTIVAL LOCATION

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.

Welcome to the place where cowboy culture meets the coastal lifestyle, a wonderful slice of Queensland that’s unlike anywhere else. 

DiSCOUNTED ACCOMODATION

Our accommodation partners provide discounted rooms to all festival attendees of ticketed events. Simply email or call our festival staff after purchasing tickets to a screening or event and request your accommodation code, then contact your accommodation option. 

QUEEN SIZE ROOM

THE COAST MOTEL

Queen size bed, ensuite, flat screen LCD TV, fridge, microwave,  tea/coffee making facilities, iron & ironing board and free Wi-Fi available.

52 Scenic Highway

Yeppoon, Queensland

07 4930 2325

stay@thecoastmotel.com.au

QUEEN ROOM

$125 per night

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SPA APARTMENT

OSHEN YEPPOON

King Bed, Self-contained, Combined spa/shower, Balcony with furniture. Levels: 0,1,2 & 3. View: Most are south facing with partial ocean views. View 2: Limited rooms facing N, partial ocean views

49 Hill Street

Yeppoon, Queensland

07 4939 0700
stay@oshenapartments.com.au

1 BEDROOM APARTMENT

10% Discount

getting to yeppoon

BY AIR

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.

 

BY ROAD

It’s an enjoyable 7.5 hours on the Bruce Highway with great coffee, food and sightseeing along the way.

BY RAIL

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.

 

BY SEA

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.

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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.

 
Presenting Partner Livingstone Shire Council proudly supports regional arts.

Image by Ambreen Hasan

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Donate and Support future filmmakers through our DGR Capricorn Film Festival Donation Fund gifts over $2 are 100% tax deductible 

The Video Gamer Competition will be held from 1030 till 1430 on Sunday 16th January at the Yeppoon amphitheatre