great keppel island
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.
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.
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
07 4930 2325
$125 per night
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
07 4939 0700
1 BEDROOM APARTMENT
getting 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.
Presenting Partner Livingstone Shire Council proudly supports regional arts.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Donate and Support future filmmakers through our DGR Capricorn Film Festival Donation Fund gifts over $2 are 100% tax deductible