7.1 out of 10

Yeppoon

Ranked 5th best suburb in Fitzroy
-23.127987941275 150.744569469186
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Parking
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Lovely relaxed costal town"

Love the lifestyle feel so relaxed and at home great place to raise kids
Pros
  • not much traffic
  • short winters
  • beautiful beaches
  • capricorn resort
  • very friendly people
Cons
  • lack of decent night spots
  • strand hotel
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
JustineD
JustineD The Strand Hotel has since been renovated and is now a really great place to eat & drink http://www.thestrandyeppoon.com.au/
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Paradise for Everyone"

After living in Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Sunshine Coast, my what a breath of fresh air. Everyone is friendly and no hostility or whining people like the southeast corner - I love it. Fantastic for people who don't need theme parks and fancy restaurants, not so good for people dependent on that 'entertain me' culture. Heaps of local produce, great fishing, quiet streets at night. Tons of beautiful beaches - Lammermoor, Cooee Bay, Emu Park, Keppel Sands the list is endless, and country drives through beautiful bushland - Cawarral, Mt Chalmers, Cooberie. And Stoney Creek and Byfield State Forest - absolute heaven. The Yeppoon lifestyle is great for anyone who wants a deeper life experience, and it has everything you need right here. Rocky is only 25 minutes away. I commute by car every day and even with the distance, it takes half the time it used to take me getting from Holland Park to Brisbane City every morning and the drive through such beautiful natural surroundings is MUCH more enjoyable :)
Pros
  • beautiful beaches
  • very friendly people
  • warm climate
  • not much traffic
  • short winters
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A littile behind"

Being originally from Noosa, then living out west for a few yrs my family was looking for a change.
We only bought a house in Yeppoon as it was cheap, and really it still is a cheap place to by.
We dont have freinds or family here, and we thought what a great place Yeppoon can be for a new start.
I have 2 teenage boys who go to the local high school, they think its pretty good,
my daughter who is 8 loves her school, but finds that she is always being bullied.
The problem that my wife and i have is that the night life, is just not what coastal life should be.
Its something that you would expect from a country narrow minded night life, there are always fights amonst the locals 'lots of fights'
Some of the beaches along the coast here are, well it makes me sick, the amount of glass and rubbish. The local council tells me that they wont put bins along the coast beaches, because they get stolen, WELL CHAIN THEM DOWN, THEY DO EVERY WHERE ELSE IN AUSTRALIA.
Kemp beach for example, its a beautiful beach, WERE ARE THE BINS THERE IS NONE, it makes me wonder how many times in the past that a person has cut themselves and no one knows about it. And they were thinking of investing in Yeppoon and thought stuff this place.
The local skate park is like the local dump, my son tell me that 1 day a counciler came to the skate park to ask the kids how the council could make it cleaner.
The kids said put in more bins, so the next day a council worker put stickers saying put the ribbish in the bin. Thats dodgy.
Sunday afternoons there is now place to go, other than the Strand if you like live music, and there is not enough time in a day for me to start with that place. EYE SORE.
There needs to be a local backpacker resort as there is none, or cheap accomodation.
Yeppoon can be a awesome place to live, yes it is quiet the locals are friendly during the day, and at night, well just dont look at them.
I have no intensions of selling because i can see that it can be a great place to live, it just needs to be updated, it will never be like the coasts down south as there is no real surf, but the islands are beautiful.
Pros
  • not much traffic
  • short winters
  • capricorn resort
Cons
  • dirty beaches lots rubbish
  • lack of decent night spots
  • strand hotel
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Lifestyle Plus!"

We have just moved here from overseas and love it. It is a great place for kids as there is plenty of things to do with them in the Yeppoon area. The local people are super friendly so that makes everything so easy from visiting the shops to the schools and doctors. It is a very laid back lifestyle place and we feel like we are on a permanent holiday. Life is what you make of it and it is very, very easy living here. There are good farmers markets on every weekend and with great fishing right on the doorstep, it is a cheap place to feed a family. There are lots of cool little boutique style shops and two malls if you need some retail therapy. Everything we need is right here and we rarely need to go into Rockhampton for anything.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
JPW JPW
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Boring.Boring.Boring."

Yeppoon is a small town situated on the coast about half an hour from the super exciting,cowboy central Rockhampton.It's primarily thrives on catering for retirees.There is very little for younger generations to do.No movies,music,very limited choice of modern food.Not much shopping.The main street and gardens looks disgusting.The surf club doesn't function.The sailing club is where all the elderly pour all their money into the pokies,not much else happens there except for the disgusting food.Don't go to the pubs,they are all run down,disgusting and full of addicts.One has just had glass banned from the entire premises.So unless you like beer in a plastic cup...
The beaches are ok.Nothing special.The best parts of the area are the untouched islands off the coast.If you have a boat.Great keppel has some nice beaches,don't bother with staying there.The resort has been shutdown.It was a disgusting cesspool of a place.I can't believe i worked there.Though not for long.Honestly if you wern't ripped off,didn't catch a disease in the pool or get the runs from the food you were a lucky one.Anway this isn't a review of their malpractices.There are good,honest people here.Most of them struggling to survive in an area where tourism has failed.Most afternoons the streets are a ghosttown.If you are over 65 in can see how this place may appeal.You have a bowls club,sailing club with buffet and pokies.The nursing home overlooks the water,though not for much longer.why do the elderly need to take up valuable beachfront land says the council.Lastly you can play golf.So to sum it up.If you are a kid,you will probably end up doing what all the other kids do in yeppoon.Growing and smoking marijuana.Getting drunk.Street racing.Lots of fornication and pregnant at 15 is the in thing here.Go the baby bonus.If you are late twenties to mid forties you might as well book a room at the nursing home early.It's the busiest your social life will get.If you are over that age you probably think you have already passed on and are in heaven!
Recommended for
  • Retirees
Treesnleaves
Treesnleaves Wow that sounds terrible! It looks nice on the map, close to the water etc...
I was in Rockhampton a few months ago its a nice area, would have thought Yeppoon would be similar?
2yrs+
ebswift
ebswift Yeppoon isn't so bad, Keppel is a beautiful place. There are some valid points from JPW though, there seems to be a big bottleneck in developments here. The Keppel resort has stalled for far too long, the strand development is still under negotiations after years of failed promises, and our council is too short sighted to see potential on the coast. There is very little entertainment for families and children.

There are some signs that things are going to move ahead though, so given a year or two, as long as the right choices are made, this community will take off. When you consider that the population here has increased at least 20% in the last 4 years or so and new estates are still being constructed at full steam, the community won't be able to be held back much longer. The council needs to pressure developers into following through on approved proposals rather than holding the approvals as some kind of futures investment.
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Great for Young Families and Retiree's"

Yeppoon is a wonderful place to raise young children with many beaches and parks. Good selection of schools. Wouldn't reccommend teenagers as there is little to do for them. Few job opportunities especially now Great Keppel Resort has closed and likihood of reopening at least 5+ years away. It is fairly remote with closest town Rockhampton 40km away. However, it is ideal for retiree's who wish peace and quiet with some facilities. There are plenty of Doctors and a small Hospital if you can call it that - more a outpatient clinic with most patients transferred to Rockhampton Base Hospital. It is definitely a lifestyle location that we choose over 10 years, so if you are into fishing and boating - friendly locals, not too isolated, a great climate (although summers can be hot) away from the maddening crowds then this is the place.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
2yrs+

"Many good points but some negatives"

Yeppoon has a pleasant climate during the winter but is scorchingly hot in the summer. It has a small hospital but no specialists. There are few employment opportunities so if you need to be working then you will have to travel 40 minutes to Rockhampton each day. As the mining boom retracts, job opportunities are rapidly decreasing. There are many large sharks in the ocean.
Alisha66
Alisha66 Rockhampton Australia, is situated on the Fitzroy River, about 40 km inland from the mouth of the river, 600 km north of Brisbane and 1100 km south of Cairns. Rockhampton, known as the Beef Capital of Australia, are different things to different people, and a gateway to adventure. Rockhampton is situated on the Tropic of Capricorn and is about 40 km inland from the Capricorn Coast on the Pacific. Rockhampton is almost universally known as Rocky.
http://www.travelaustralia360.com/rockhampton-seems-like-living-a-life-in-heaven.html
2yrs+
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5/5
2yrs+

"Yeppoon - Coastal paradise"

Yeppoon is located 40km east of Rockhampton on the Central Queensland Coast. Being a seaside resort, Yeppoon offers great long stretching beaches and is close to Great Keppel Island not far off shore. There is a plentiful supply of shops as well as a good choice of accommodation facilities to suit all tastes and budgets. Go swimming, snorkeling and diving or take a horse ride. Visit the Capricorn Caves and the Capricornia Cays national park. Being a coastal area Yeppoon's home prices are forever increasing but you can still pick up a good bargain if you want to live in this paradise.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
Alishalopej
Alishalopej Rockhampton is located on the Fitzroy River, about 40 km inland from the mouth of the river, 600 km north of Brisbane and 1100 km south of Cairns. Although the population of less than 80 000 and the entire region, Rockhampton Australia is a major regional center, the last stop on many trains in Brisbane, where the university, a library and a new function in the self proclaimed capital of beef from Australia. The latter or Rockhampton Australia is born by larger than life bull statues greeting visitors from all approaches.
http://www.travelaustralia360.com/rockhampton-seems-like-living-a-life-in-heaven.html
2yrs+
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