At Yeppoon, we stayed at quiet Kinka Beach in the Cool Waters Caravan Park which had a lovely new resort style, pool. We loved the nearby, three short but steep, walks up The Bluff and watching large turtles from the Ritamata (where we saw the most) and Turtle lookouts. The water below was very clear and calm. the green turtles appear brown coloured due to the algae growing on their shells.
Emu Park, the next beach along, is a small pretty beach spot with a singing ship, composed of musical wind pipes, as a memorial to Captain Cook. The Yeppoon region has lots of sheltered beaches with headland views of the nearby Keppel Islands. Trips leave here for Great Keppell Island but we decided the snorkelling would be better at Lady Musgrave Island as the coral there is undamaged.
|Singing ship at Emu Park, near Yeppoon|
|View of Rosslyn Bay Marina,from nearby Double Head|
|View of Kemp Beach & Double Point from top of "The Bluff"|
|View of one of the Keppel Bay Islands from The Bluff|
|Enjoying the walk & view from The Bluff lookout|
|Ritamata lookout,The Bluff, where we saw lots of turtles swimming below|
|great views & coffee at Rosslyn Bay Marina, Yeppoon|
|Keppel Island views from beach at Yeppoon|