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Leichhardt Highway

Capricorn Coast, Livingstone Area

It is the fastest route between the hustle and bustle of Melbourne and the calm beauty of the tropics. The Leichhardt Highway, named after the courageous explorer Ludwig Leichhardt, is an inland road that passes through the Queensland border town of Goondiwindi and then on to the coastal town of Yeppoon.

Leave the 'big smoke' behind as you drive through friendly country towns, past picturesque rivers where you can stop for a picnic or spot of fishing. There are so many things to do along this inland route - from bushwalks in National Parks, to historic museums full of artifacts and fun facts. Enjoy the changing scenery as you venture closer to the seaside. There are many affordable places to stay - from highway Motels to quaint Bed and Breakfasts.

Journey Details

Duration
10 Days
Itinerary Type
One Way
Mode of Travel
Car
Distance
2019 Kilometres
Itinerary Route
One Way
Level of Difficulty
Level 2: Suitable for families with young children

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Public Telephone

Activities

  • Bushwalking
  • Camping
  • Swimming
Ross Creek Roundabout
Yeppoon Visitor Information Centre
Yeppoon, Capricorn Coast
Queensland
Australia

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Coral Inn Yeppoon

Capricorn Coast, Livingstone Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$89.00 - 174.00
Coral Inn Yeppoon is a short-term boutique accommodation and holiday destination. Appealing to guests wanting convenience and something out of the ordinary. Chill out in a relaxing atmosphere with swimming pool, barbecue and fully equipped commercial kitchen and television lounge. All rooms are modern and quiet with their own en-suite, a flat-screen television and fridge. Free WiFi and homemade breakfast a la Carte is available. The property is conveniently situated in the heart of Yeppoon just a two minute drive to Yeppoon Main Beach. Close proximity and within walking distance of Yeppoon Central Shopping Centre (500 metres); Yeppoon Fore-shore, with Restaurants, Café's, Shops and Pubs; Yeppoon Central Business District; Library and Yeppoon Central Hospital. The coastal town of Yeppoon offers beautiful beaches of the Capricorn Coast. The whole coastline is protected by the Southern Great Barrier Reef and the Keppel Bay Island Group located only 13 kilometres offshore. The Capricorn Coast has some of the most picturesque and safe swimming beaches in Australia. They speak fluent German and English.

Poinciana Tourist Park

Capricorn Coast, Livingstone Area
From AU$30.50 - 95.00
The most central caravan park on the Capricorn Coast. Relax and enjoy the natural beauty, close to golden tropical beaches, local shops and a range of eateries. Poinciana Tourist Park features spacious, shady sites set amidst tropical gardens, a saltwater pool, large covered barbecue area, self-contained cabins and modern amenities. Poinciana Tourist Park is just 200 metres from beautiful Cooee Bay beach and the Coral Sea. A range of shops, good fishing, a local bus service and lots of tourist activities are all close by. Dogs are welcome at Poinciana Tourist Park, so your canine companion can stay by your side. Conditions do apply, so please talk to them at the beginning of your stay for details. They invite you to enjoy all that Yeppoon's friendliest park has to offer. Poinciana is ideal for your next holiday escape.

Coolwaters Holiday Village

Capricorn Coast, Livingstone Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$44.00 - 350.00
They are located between Yeppoon and Emu Park on the stunning Capricorn Coast. A 40 minute drive from the city of Rockhampton. The Capricorn Coast is part of the Southern Great Barrier Reef and is situated on picturesque Keppel Bay close to Rosslyn Bay Boat Harbour, with Great Keppel Island only 30 minutes away. Coolwaters has the spectacular Kinka Beach at the front, natural bush walks at the back, all set on the banks of the iconic Causeway Lake. Family fun is created at Coolwaters. Children will be entertained for days with the facilities on offer including a massive five slide Water Park, a BMX track and a 90 metre Resort Pool. If it's relaxation you're needing, enjoy the natural beauty offered on their unique 150 acre sea side resort style Holiday Village. Your family hosts Paul and Louise invite you to experience a memorable holiday at Coolwaters Holiday Village. Coolwaters offers a wide selection of accommodation options. They have spacious powered and unpowered caravan and camping sites, with or without slabs and 32 self contained cabins and units. If it's camping, caravanning, self contained cabins, units or camp and conference facilities they have it all at Coolwaters Holiday Village.

Yeppoon Surfside Motel

Capricorn Coast, Livingstone Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$120.00 - 165.00
Yeppoon Surfside Motel is a smart, retro-style motel with spacious, very clean rooms, most of which have been fully renovated. It is ideally located for a peaceful and relaxing stay, just a very short stroll from shops, restaurants, clubs, bars and childrens' playgrounds. You can soak up the sun on the beach right across the road, or if you prefer, relax in their fantastic pool area which has barbecue facilities. Every room is air-conditioned, with cooking facilities, Foxtel television and free wireless internet access. Laundry facilities are available on-site. Breakfast is available, served to your room, for an extra charge. The friendly staff will ensure your stay is enjoyable.

Byfield Mountain Retreat

Capricorn Coast, Livingstone Area
From AU$220.00 - 280.00
Situated on 66 acres of secluded rainforest, Byfield Mountain Retreat is a spacious, fully self-contained house with magnificent views of Central Queensland's coast and hinterland. The perfect getaway for couples, families and groups close to Byfield National Park. The retreat sleeps up to 12 people and features Balinese style decor, an indoor log fire, tropical gardens and large verandah. The property includes mountain streams, a large swimming hole, an outdoor fire pit and bushwalks.

Oshen Apartments Yeppoon

Capricorn Coast, Livingstone Area
From AU$99.00 - 599.00
Oshen Yeppoon is the Capricorn Coast's newest accommodation complex offering unrivalled ocean views of the Keppel Islands and Southern Great Barrier Reef. Whether you're searching for your next holiday destination or a refreshing place to conduct business events, Oshen Yeppoon will have something to suit you. Perched on a stunning headland in the Central Business District, Oshen Yeppoon is the ideal choice for both couples and families. The complex offers all styles of accommodation, from hotel rooms to one, two and three bedroom fully self-contained apartments, boasting superb guest facilities and WiFi access. During your stay at Oshen Yeppoon you will never be short of activities. The Capricorn Coast is a nature lover's playground, blessed with tropical islands just offshore and stunning National Parks within a short drive - their friendly team can provide you great local insight into the very best places to visit.

While Away Bed and Breakfast

Capricorn Coast, Livingstone Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$120.00 - 190.00
While Away Bed and Breakfast is a purpose built exclusive bed and breakfast located at Yeppoon on the Capricorn Coast of Central Queensland, Australia, and caters for visitors seeking comfort and friendly service at an affordable price. Their aim is to provide the highest possible standard; no less than they would expect themselves. The home is surrounded by beautiful gardens and shady courtyards to be enjoyed by guests. Smoking is not allowed inside, however, there are facilities in the courtyards. The interior is tastefully decorated, spacious and spotlessly clean. Full breakfast for their guests is their own special blend of tropical and cooked meal, which is a great start to a day. Refreshments, tea/coffee, cake and biscuits are provided 24 hours. There is also complimentary sherry/port for you to enjoy. While Away Bed and Breakfast is only 100 metres from a lovely unspoilt beach. This is great for walking, swimming and water sports to name but a few activities. The small township of Yeppoon is two kilometres from While Away and there are many places for dining as well as for shopping.

Beaches On Lammermoor Apartments

Capricorn Coast, Livingstone Area
  • Free WiFi
  • Deals
From AU$184.00 - 324.00
Beaches on Lammermoor Apartments is located directly opposite the beach, and encapsulates the relaxed tropical feel of Yeppoon and the Islands. It is less than 100 metres to the beach, with luxurious one, two and three bedroom fully self contained apartments. The only thing they overlook is the beach! Whether corporate, leisure, family, couples or single, Beaches on Lammermoor Apartments provide overnight, weekly or monthly accommodation. With apartments similar in size, style and layout as a two or three bedroom, two bathroom home, why rent a holiday house when you can holiday in style? Each apartment has undercover, secure parking with lift access to your apartment. Once inside, your spacious apartment has a full European Kitchen, separate laundry, spacious dining area (great for entertaining guests and friends!), large living area which opens onto the generous balcony complete with balcony furniture. You can then take advantage of the facilities onsite and relax around the lagoon style pool complete with kids wading pool and separate spa. Fire up one of the barbecues or shoot some pool on the pool table.

Capricorn Resort Yeppoon

Capricorn Coast, Livingstone Area
  • Free WiFi
  • Deals
From AU$149.00 - 239.00
Capricorn Resort Yeppoon is a beautiful resort located on 22,000 hectares and absolute beachfront. Offering two golf courses, two large lagoon style swimming pools, waterslide and children's pool, two restaurants including an award winning Japanese restaurant, two bars and a day spa, Capricorn offers something for all ages. Capricorn Resort accommodation includes Standard rooms, Superior rooms and Capricorn Suites. All rooms enjoy private balconies or terraces. Relax and take advantage of the closeness of the Great Barrier Reef, The Keppel Islands or simply enjoy more than free activities the Resort has to offer including tennis, mini golf, bowls, volleyball, giant chess, plus more. While remote in atmosphere, Capricorn Resort is deceptively accessible, easily reached by car, coach, train or by plane to Rockhampton.

Echelon Apartments Yeppoon

Capricorn Coast, Livingstone Area
  • Free WiFi
  • Deals
From AU$176.00 - 450.00
A heavenly retreat awaits at Echelon Apartments Yeppoon on the Capricorn Coast, with prime beachfront position and panoramic ocean views. Situated on Anzac Parade, less than 50 metres from beautiful Yeppoon Main Beach, divine views of the Keppel Islands can be enjoyed in absolute privacy from a choice of 40 luxury four and a half star rated holiday apartments that come complete with their own outdoor entertaining balcony - extending seamlessly from contemporary open planned living areas - so self-contained, you will never want to leave. Echelon Apartments offer one, two and three bedroom apartments for you to come and relax and enjoy the facilities. Fully self-contained, guests have everything at their fingertips with the added enjoyment of being able to use the guest rooftop swimming pool and adjoining alfresco dining and barbecue area. Enjoy a drink or delicious meal in Echelon's retail precinct where shopping, dining and entertainment are only minutes away. Yeppoon's beachfront provides endless family fun with the soon to be completed state of the art waterpark facility. Holiday makers love Yeppoon - as much for its front door access to the Southern Great Barrier Reef as its classic seaside village blend of boutiques and recreation activities.
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