THE KEPPEL COAST
Great Keppel Island is a must visit for those that travel to this area. A tourist Island that has day trippers over for 5/6 hours. Bustout did this trip earlier and loved the day.
Yeppoon, Emu Bay and Rosslyn Bay along with the islands form what is now the Keppel Coast. In time this region may equal that of the Airlie Beach area. Not the Whitsunday's.
Yeppoon is the major town along the tourist strip of the Keppel Coast, and is 40 km from its nearest regional centre, the city of Rockhampton. Long stretches of beaches are the main tourist attraction, while the islands of the Keppel Group, in particular Great Keppel Island are another draw card. The Rosslyn Bay boat harbour caters for professional and privately owned vessels and was once the centre of a thriving commercial fishing industry. Just 20 years ago the Japanese were buying large tracks of land in the area.
Yeppoon has the 3rd highest population expansion rate in Australia, and has undergone a very large expansion in recent years.
Rosslyn Bay is where the boats depart for Great Keppel.
This is a great area to have a holiday, so allow a few days to soak up the warm sun.