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Salt Yeppoon & Vue Wine Bar & Restaurant

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by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (subscribe)
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Published September 23rd 2018
Stay for ocean views and the fine Vue Restaurant underneath
Salt Apartments Yeppoon
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There are so many arresting, new and upmarket things to do in Yeppoon on the Capricorn Coast. One is the Yeppoon Lagoon, a free to use resort style infinity pool that has everyone agog. See photo below. And word is that Yeppoon with its idyllic beaches, boutique shopping and excellent restaurants is fast becoming the new Noosa.

Yeppoon Lagoon
Photo Yeppoon Lagoon Facebook

So with all this smartness and newness around, it makes sense when visiting to try out Yeppoon's latest holiday apartments. Like much that is new in town they are flash, premium quality and state-of-the-art.

I only stayed one night at Salt Yeppoon Apartments but even that was enough for me to want to sing their praises over the balconies and wish I lived permanently in one of these 4.5-star gems.

From the moment I checked in downstairs at the flash reception with its striking furniture and contemporary lighting, my stay was flawless, relaxing and inspiring.

Salt Apartments Yeppoon
Photo @nadinecresswellmyatt foyer area

The foyer reminded me of Empire Apartments in Rockhampton where I had stayed the night before and on a hunch, I looked up the architects and found that both had been designed by the firm CotteeParker . This architectural firm is also one of the design partners in the proposed Queens Wharf Brisbane Casino Resort that will be wowing Brisbane in 2022.

Salt Apartments Yeppoon
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At Salt, a lift takes guests to their floor and then you enter the apartments from a back balcony. The simple door does not look promising but when you open it up it is quite a view as before you is a large, streamlined, contemporary and modern space.

The ultra-spaciousness comes from the clever internal design.

At the far end is a balcony with ocean views, next to this is a living area and a contemporary kitchenette with glass splash-backs and stone bench-tops.

Salt Apartments Yeppoon
Source Facebook Salt Apartments Yeppoon. Choose the right apartment and you can have views out across shimmering Rosslyn Bay, to Great Keppel Island, and over to the CBD.

In the centre of the space is a bedroom but it is surrounded by sliding doors so you could leave these open if you wish to have one huge open-planned space.

Next to the bedroom is a luxurious bathroom with dual sinks, and a walk-in shower and toilet. Again the door can be left open to add to the spaciousness.

Salt Apartments Yeppoon
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Salt Apartments Yeppoon
Photo @nadinecresswellmyatt Dual sinks in bathroom

The decor in my apartment was blue and white. And this is in keeping with much of Yeppoon which has a Mediterranean Greek Island feel because it the township overlooks the sparkling blue ocean and many of the buildings are painted white.

Salt Apartments Yeppoon
Blue and white interiors. Source Facebook Salt Apartments Yeppoon

While I stayed in a one bedroom apartment there are apparently 50 spacious apartments to choose from with one, two and three bedroom options and penthouse apartments.

The hotel has two pools attractively lit up at night. Salt Apartments has the only heated pool on the Capricorn Coast so you can swim there all year around. There is also a fully equipped gym.

Salt Apartments Yeppoon
Photo @nadinecresswellmyatt View from my window that night

The apartments offer a carefully concealed washing machine and clothes dryer which is great if you are staying for a while. There is free wifi and Foxtel. Such additions I believe travellers now expect from their accommodation. You don't go away to have fewer conveniences that you do at home.

Salt has secure and free underground parking. If you happen to have oversized vehicles such as boats and trailers there is suitable on-street parking.

Vue Wine Bar & Restaurant

Vue Wine Bar & Restaurant
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One of the beauties of staying at Salt Yeppoon is that on the ground floor is the new Vue Wine Bar & Restaurant. It is like finding a Melbourne class restaurant in a not so sleepy seaside town.

They have great coffee and memorable weekend breakfasts and lunches you can enjoy over gorgeous beachside views. In the evening there is a gentle glowing ambience created by subdued lighting, cane furniture, trailing plants and a striking mural by renowned local artist, Jon Watson. Watch the sunset and enjoy wine and tapas or a fine dinner.

Having had a late lunch at the Waterline after heading out on a whale watching cruise I opted for a light dinner. My pan-fried feta with honey, chilli, rosemary and olives ($16) is shown below in all its glory.

I then shared a rocket, roast pumpkin, feta & pine nut salad ($9). My companion had the steak which she said was amazing.

Vue Wine Bar & Restaurant
Photo @nadinecresswellmyatt

Other popular options that the diners rave about are the oyster Kilpatrick (6) ($20) and the chargrilled baby octopus ($16).

Vue Wine Bar & Restaurant
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For mains popular choices include the grilled snapper with prawns and green coconut curry ($32), the chargrilled aged rib fillet with a red wine glaze accompanied by a baked potato stack, and broccolini ($38) and the tournedos of eye fillet wrapped in bacon with a and also served with a baked potato stack. The area is famous for its beef and when it is cooked as well as it is at Vue, it really does melt in your mouth. For the full menu click here.

There are vegetarian options (my choices were vegetarian for example) and there are GF options for many dishes including pasta and pizza options.

Vue has an excellent wine and cocktails list. Loved the espresso martini and they do a chocolate version as well. The Midori splice cocktail would be perfect on a hot night.

For a real thirst try the alcoholic ginger beer or the Burleigh Brewing. Both are on tap.

I didn't make it to dessert but the one below is for next time.

Vue Wine Bar & Restaurant
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Lunch Tapas & Dinner 7 days/nights a week. Breakfast - Friday, Saturday & Sunday mornings from 7.30am.

(07) 4939 8034 or Text 0437 010 651

What's at Yeppoon

Yeppoon is the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef Islands with views of beautiful Keppel Group of Islands from the shore and plenty of options for reaching the islands by boat for day trips or longer stays.

There are boutique shops, plenty of restaurants and fantastic coastline walks.

While yes, it is touted as the next Noosa at present, the idyllic beaches are not overrun with tourists. Yeppoon still has the feel of a seaside village, although one where you can get all the upmarket travel experiences you need for a great getaway.

Getting to Yeppoon

Salt Apartments Yeppoon
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Yeppoon and the Capricorn Coast are located 30-minute drive from Rockhampton and approximately 700km from Brisbane.

Transfers between Rockhampton Airport and Salt Apartments can be arranged for an additional cost. Bus services also depart from Rockhampton Airport a few times a day. Timetables can be downloaded from the Young's Bus Service website.

Queensland Rail operates services daily to Rockhampton from Brisbane. Services are also available to Cairnhigh-speed Tilt-Train. The 'Spirit of Queensland' service also runs via Rockhampton.
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Why? Fine accomodation and a classy tapas restaurant underneath
Phone: 61 7 4925 2200
Where: 4 Anzac Parade, Yeppoon, QLD,
Cost: One bedroom $245, ocean view spa $265, two bedroom $320, 3 bedroom penthouse $420
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