Yeppoon remains one of Australia’s most searched destinations

Aussie rock legends, The Choirboys made it a well know classic back in the 80’s, but now ‘run to paradise’ has become a modern-day way of life for sea or tree changes ready to make a move.

Seeking bigger backyards, less time commuting, more time with loved ones and a stronger sense of community, more and more capital city dwellers are dreaming of setting up base in regional towns, with Yeppoon one of the top searched locations.

Recent data released from the Regional Australia Institute’s (RAI) Move to More campaign, shows that our beautiful backyard of Yeppoon on the Capricorn Coast sits among the top 5 regional towns being considered as an attractive and viable alternative to city living. 

If COVID has taught us one thing over the past 18 months, it is the fact that regional Australia has many wonderful, vibrant, liveable, go-ahead areas, which ignited RAI’s new $5 million-dollar initiative, aiming to promote opportunities for a more affordable lifestyle and better work-life balance.

The Move to More campaign includes a website featuring 1700 regional cities and towns of all sizes, with detailed information about average house prices, number of job vacancies and the number of hospitals, medical clinics, schools, gyms, pubs and more.

Joining a complement of popular users searches including Port Douglas, Kingspoint, Albury, Bendigo, Ballarat, Margaret River and more, Yeppoon remains high on relocators agendas, sitting in the top highest hit pages on the site.

Capricorn Enterprise CEO Mary Carroll believes that choosing a place to live is the single most important decision we make in life and is proud to have our coastal village coming up trumps as part of the campaign.

“Move to More, together with Capricorn Enterprise’s new liveability website (, is making it easier for those considering the move to find the right information about the opportunities that exist, and the many powerful and positive reasons why living in Yeppoon and surrounding regions is the enviable destination of choice for more than 120,000 residents,” Mary said. “As the nation makes a major paradigm shift towards regionalisation with approximately 37% of the population living in regional Australia, we are pleased to see this campaign being so well received by the nation.”

Aside from offering a town that is surrounded by jaw-dropping shorelines, golden days, balmy evenings, scents of the tropics and a stepping-stone to the wonders of the Southern Great Barrier Reef or rainforests of Byfield National Park, the Capricorn region is also home to $5 billion dollars-worth of major infrastructure projects which are creating significant job opportunities across a range of industries.

“The region continues to grow with significant industry investment, and it appears that Australians are discovering the benefits of regional Australia and are buying property and visiting regional Queensland in droves,” Mary said. “We are fortunate to live in an incredible destination with so much to offer and it is wonderful to see the rest of Australia recognising our slice of paradise.”

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