Romancing The Reef
The heat has departed for the day, but not the romance.
High on a steep Yeppoon hill overlooking Farnborough Beach to the left, Main Beach to your right, and straight out to Keppel Bay and Great Keppel Island beyond, sits Oshen Apartments. Pull up a balcony perch in an oceanfront apartment and watch the ebb and flow of the tide over the rocks. Inside, it’s sleek and sophisticated, there’s Bosch appliances, edgy artwork on the walls, and a vidal sasson hairdryer in the bathroom which stocks Australian-made toiletries. Downstairs, the pretty pool overlooks the ocean.
If your idea of romance is a retro holiday redolent of your childhood, Yeppoon hits the spot, with balmy boutiques and gorgeous galleries oozing coastal charm. For local flair, pop into Coastal Funk, which boasts homemade fragrances such as the Yeppoon Sunrise and Keppel Moon. A few doors up, check out the local artwork of Jet James.
Back at Oshen, when the sun sets in the west, it reflects off Keppel Bay in a fairy floss pink, a young couple cuddles under a blood red moon below, and in the morning, a scarlet sunrise in the east will kiss you awake. Oshen has an array of apartments from studio rooms to a premium penthouse apartment.