Stay in this modern home with stunning 360 deg. views of valleys/ mtns, beside the Gt Barrier Reef.

Stay in this modern home with stunning 360 deg. views of valleys/ mtns, beside the Gt Barrier Reef.


Mar 2008

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
2 Bathrooms

About our home

We have a 10ha property with a small tropical orchard (paw paws, mangoes, bananas, carambolas,etc) 8mins from the seaside town of Yeppoon. Our house has polished, hardwood floors and wide verandahs to enjoy the tropical breezes. A great place to relax. Our modern kitchen has all mod cons: dishwasher, microwave, large pantry and modern stove/oven, Air-con. The living room contains a large plasma HD TV, DVD player and video player. Bathrooms are modern; one with a spa. Our neighbours are friendly. Our property is eucalypt trees, grassland and orchard. Rainforest plants abound. The house is specially designed for our climate. It's only a few minutes to cafes, clubs and shops.

Living on a property is awesome: Australian birds( parrots, cockatoos, bustards, galahs, etc) are commonplace viewing from our verandahs. We are close to a wildlife park, 350metres away. Swapping cars is essential as public transport into town is poor, although it takes only 8 mins by car. In town one can catch a boat for the 30 min. trip to Great Keppel Island and its beautiful beaches and tropical fish. Snorkelling, beach sports and swimming are popular there and on the local beaches. Our area is bounded by rainforest in which one can hike and swim in cool, clear streams. The seaside township of Yeppoon has a population of 10-15 000. It is a coastal resort town of great beauty situated close to the Tropic of Capricorn. It is a 20 min drive from Yeppoon to the highway which takes you north to Cairns and south to Brisbane or west to Longreach and our famous outback.
Visit this Capricorn Coast website for more information:

We are both recently retired teachers. Our interests are tennis, golf (There are a number of excellent golf courses in the local area), bushwalking, reading and travelling. We also enjoy gardening and developing our property. We only speak English so wish to swap with people who speak English. We have 2 children who both live away from home in other parts of Queensland. We have recently completed an exchange to Canada and to NZ and U.K.


Alison's reviews

As a host (3)

More about us

  1. Retired couple. No children. No pets.

  2. Respectful of other people's houses.

  3. Modern house with rural views though only 3-4 km to beaches.

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
Megalomania, Vue(fine dining), Beaches (overlooking the beach), The Waterline( at the marina)
Cool bars
Vue, Keppel Bay Sailing Club
Cozy cafés
Whisk, Charlie's and The Coffee Club all with great coffee and cake. Many others.
Retail therapy
Walk down the Main Street, James St with its many small shops and boutiques. Yeppoon Central & Keppel Bay shopping centres.
Bit of culture
Footlights Theatre, Yeppoon Little Theatre, Nob Creek Pottery(Award winning potter), Art Galleries, to name but a few.
Walks in the park
Beachfront precinct, many walking beaches abound only minutes from the town centre, Environmental Park
Spot of exercise
New Cycling/Walking path ( follows the old rail line for 8 km through bushland and beside the golf course). Gyms and beach activities galore, Sailing.
Day tripping
Great Keppel Island lTourist ferry leaves daily to the island across the bay), Koorana Crocodile Farm- an educational and interesting experience, Byfield National Park is a short drive (20 mins) north. The historical town of Rockhampton is a 25 min drive to the west.

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