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Plan your stay

There are so many attractions in the Keppel Bay area, you need to stay a few days to explore and enjoy the wonderful restaurants, markets and tour opportunities. Here are a few ideas.


Dining Out

Enjoy a meal at The Waterline restaurant overlooking the marina. Try our famous Banana Station steaks or some delicious fresh seafood, or sample some of our delightful Asian-inspired entrees. Attentive staff and an extensive wine list make dining here a real joy after a long or even a short sea voyage!



  • Time your visit to enjoy a Sunday afternoon of live music on the lawn overlooking the marina. Sit back with a coffee, wine or beer and relax!



  • Book our courtesy car or take a bus to shop in Yeppoon at Coles or Woolworths, open 8am – 9pm, also Target, Big W, Bunnings and a range of specialty shops.
  • Coles and Woolworths online also deliver to the marina.
  • IGA is another Supermarket in Yeppoon, open 6am -9pm, 7 days.
  • Yeppoon Central Meats will cryovac to order 7 days a week, call 49383578. Cost is 50 cents/bag, and for a Sunday pick up please call and place your order on Saturday.


Stretch your legs

  • Walk some of the interesting signposted tracks nearby: Double Head has short walks to view the volcanic Fan Rock and a spectacular lookout over the marina and the Keppel Islands. To the south there is a longer walk around Bluff Point.
  • Cycle the new bike track from the marina north to Yeppoon and south to Bluff Point. 


Markets galore

  • Yeppoon’s Grower’s Markets are held every Saturday morning from 6 to 10 am at the Showground. Catch a bus or use one of our courtesy cars and stock up on fresh local fruit and vegetables, as well as honey and other specialty foods.
  • Several other markets include: Fig Tree Creek Markets, 1st Sunday of the month, handmade and home grown products at the Merv Anderson Park, near the Tourist Information Centre at Ross Creek Roundabout, Yeppoon.
  • Bell Park markets at Emu Park, 3rd Sunday of the month.
  • Causeway Lake markets, 4th Sunday of the month.


Visit Yeppoon

  • Stroll along Yeppoon’s new waterfront precinct featuring Yeppoon lagoon, a beautiful infinity pool overlooking the beach, and a water park named Keppel Kraken after the mythical sea creature, a great place to cool off on a hot day.
  • Drop in to Shell World or one of the several art galleries in Yeppoon.


Emu Park day trip

  • The Singing Ship sculpture commemorates James Cook’s explorations of the area.
  • Stroll around the striking ANZAC Commemorative Precinct features integrated street-scaping, artwork and interpretive memorial walkway.
  • Explore the Emu Park museum of railway paraphernalia and the nearby art gallery featuring local artists.


Further afield to Rockhampton

  • Take a bus or drive to shop and explore historic Rockhampton,
  • Stroll through the Botanic Gardens featuring banyan figs, Japanese garden, Rockhampton Zoo and bird watching on the Murray Lagoon.
  • Browse the Rockhampton art gallery or Dreamtime Cultural Centre.


Tourist for a day

There are several nearby tourist attractions, pick one that suits your interests and sense of adventure:

  • Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary, ideal for animal lovers, especially children.
  • Capricorn Caves have a range of tours, walking, adventure caving and exploring the geology and animals; learn abseiling and try the climbing wall.
  • Koorana Crocodile Farm, with over 2000 crocodiles and many crocodile leather products.
  • Talk to our helpful office staff or drop in at the Capricorn Visitor Information Centre for more information.

News & Events

Feb 07 2022

COVID-19 Updates

February 2022 With COVID currently present within our community here in Queensland we have implemented Covid Safe procedures at Keppel Bay Marina… 

May 21 2020

250th Anniversary of James Cook in Keppel Bay

COMMEMORATION of the 250th ANNIVERSARY of CAPTAIN JAMES COOK’S visit to KEPPEL BAY aboard HMB ENDEAVOUR Most people have heard of, and… 

Jun 20 2019

2019 Whale Watching Cruise and Lunch Package

Freedom Fast Cats in partnership with The Waterline Restaurant are pleased to announce a Whale Watching Cruise and Lunch Package for the… 

Aug 31 2018

The Waterline Wins Again

The Waterline Restaurant at Keppel Bay Marina has won the Café Dining NQ category at the 2018 Queensland & Northern Territory Savour…