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Jurassic-themed mini golf opens at Yeppoon

09 December 2021

A wildlife sanctuary in Central Queensland is creating its own version of Jurassic Park to build on kid’s fascination with dinosaurs and bring valuable extra business to the region.

Cooberrie Wildlife Sanctuary outside Yeppoon has opened an 18-hole, dinosaur-themed mini golf course in time for school holidays.

It’s the first of many play features being built at the wildlife sanctuary’s new Capricorn Dinosaur Park.

Capricorn Dinosaur Mini Golf Yeppoon will be a hit with day-trippers and high on the holiday list for families.

Young guests will love wandering from hole to hole with putters and scoresheets and visiting the new kiosk for an ice-cream when done.

It is stroller and wheel-chair friendly and takes advantage of the natural landscape to create plenty of shade and a prehistoric look for the ten replica dinosaurs spread throughout the course.

It will appeal to golfers and non-golfers and is expected to help the new park generate 20,000 visitors to the region and inject over $2.2 million into the local economy.

The mini golf course is just the start of fun adventures for families at the Capricorn Dinosaur Park, with a three-kilometre dinosaur walk, fossil dig, movie theatre, and picnic and dinosaur playground to open soon.

The Queensland Government helped Cooberrie Wildlife Sanctuary with its new venture through an $800,000 grant from the $25 million Growing Tourism Infrastructure fund.

It is the first private major tourism attraction built in Central Queensland for thirty years.

The replica dinosaurs were all built in Queensland by Natureworks.

For more information, visit https://www.dtis.qld.gov.au/our-work/growing-tourism-infrastructure-fund/capricorn-dinosaur-park