If you're looking for things to do in Yeppoon or a nice stop to stretch your legs while driving on Australia's East Coast, make sure to visit this lovely spot. Also known as Kemp Hill, Bluff Point is located south of Yeppoon, in Capricorn Coast National Park. It's about 530 km north of Brisbane (an 8-hour drive minimum).
How to get there
To reach Bluff Point, just follow Scenic Highway (either from Yeppoon or Emu Park). It is located south of Kemp Beach
and the turn off to Bluff Point is on your left (if you go from Yeppoon). There is no signage on the road to lead you but the turn off is not far from the Kemp Beach amenities block. Go straight after the turn off and you can find some clearing where the carpark area is.
Looking to the south from the beach area to Bluff Point
Things to do
Looking to the north from Bluff Point beach area to Kemp Beach
The nice secluded beach has much to offer for plenty of water-based activities. Even though this beach is an un-patrolled area, it's safe to swim here. If you come when the tide is low, it's the perfect time to search sea creatures around the rock pool, such as crabs. There is a small island in front of the beach and people do kayaking to go to that island. There are no facilities around this small island but you can see turtles and other sea creatures around it.
2. Walking Trails
There are some walking trails with different levels of difficulties around Bluff Point. The easier track is Turtle Lookout with only 700m and about 30 minutes return. There is also Ritamata Outlook (770m), Summit Lookout (1.3km) and Circuit walking track (2.3km). From eucalyptus forest to tussock grassland and much coastal fauna, it all will accompany you during your walk here.
3. Flora and Fauna
Red Tail cockatoos following us that day
Don't forget to bring your binoculars. This section of Capricorn Coast National Park is abundant with life. It features a range of coastal vegetation, such as mangroves. Red tail cockatoos were following us that day. From the lookout, you can witness many sea animals, such as green turtles and dolphins, and if you're lucky, occasionally you can spot dugongs in the water at the base of the cliff.
Plenty of picnic spots around Bluff Point with marvellous views of the coastal hinterland and islands. There are some picnic tables at the end of the carpark area, complete with a free BBQ station. Grab snags on the way and you'll have lunch on a plate. If you feeling peckish and just need something easy to grab, Causeway Lake Shop
, Kinka Kippa Restaurant and Take Away
and Seabreeze Servo & Takeaway
are your best options. Sometimes, there is a coffee van at Lammermoor Beach
There are showers and plenty of parking spots, even for motor-home. Shady grass areas and big enough space for an outdoor throw-a-ball game while waiting for BBQ lunches to be ready. There is no toilet but you can go to the Kemp Beach toilet block in just under 5 minutes. There is also a signage board that explains more about Bluff Point, flora and fauna, and much more.