January 9, 2015
With a rental car and a weekend before starting work, we decided to explore the area… and drove out to Yeppoon.
A peaceful and scenic 25 minute drive from Rockhampton, Yeppoon is a lovely, quaint coastal town. Not to mention home to our new favourite cafe for breakfast – Flour Cafe – but I’ll tell you all that in a different post!
After a delicious breakfast, we stopped by the beach. Unfortunately, it was quit stirred up by recent high winds and rains.
We then drove over to Keppel Bay Marina
It was lovely and I imagine the water is quite beautiful when not stirred up
We then drove over to Emu Park, a small town just 21km from Yeppoon.
Completely deserted, definitely a place you can sit and think 😛
The Emu Park land area was first discovered by Captain James Cook in 1770 and is home to the Singing Ship Monument. Slightly creepy to hear the monument sing, no really, it does!
“The Singing Ship commemorates Captain Cook`s Bicentenary in 1970 and marks his discovery of the bay in May, 1770. The memorial represents the billowing sail, mast and rigging of his ship Endeavour. Concealed organ pipes use the sea breezes to create eerie music.“
View from the monument, it’s too bad the water wasn’t very pretty!
Just a short day trip driving around and taking in the nearby sites, definitely worth it! What’s even better? The cheap tropical fruits you can get in smaller towns compared to what I’m used to in Brisbane! Love it when my favourite fruits are in season… too bad it’s over!
Not a bad first weekend in Rocky, wish there was more time to relax before starting work though!