Yeppoon is a coastal resort town situated in Central Queensland - located on Keppel Bay. Yeppoon is the major town along the tourist strip of the Capricorn Coast, and is around 700 km north of the state capital, Brisbane, and 40 km from its nearest regional centre, the city of Rockhampton.
Long stretches of beaches are the main tourist attraction of Yeppoon, while the islands of the Keppel Group, in particular Great Keppel Island, are another drawcard.
North of Yeppoon is the Byfield State Forest and National Park. The State Forest consists largely of pine plantations and is home to the Byfield Fern (Bowenia Serrulata). The National Park is largely coastal and sand dune based geographical areas and is popular with Four Wheel Drive enthusiasts.