Port Clinton

North of Yeppoon lies Shoalwater Bay, the largest undeveloped area on the Queensland coast south of Cairns. The coastal profiles drawn by William Westall, the artist with Matthew Flinders, still depict this magnificent unchanged coastline. The swamps and dunes have high environmental and scientific values and are the source of the water supply for the Capricorn Coast. The area was listed on the Register of the National Estate in 1980 and its wetlands recognised as a Ramsar Site.

Collection of Carol Gistitin

A bomb exploded at the Iwasaki resort at Yeppoon on 29 November 1980. It ripped a large crater in an unfinished block of holiday units, causing damage estimated at $1 million.

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