Creepy drone vision shows once-popular holiday resort now abandoned

Eerie drone footage has revealed the neglected ruins of a once-popular luxury resort that has since been abandoned.

The Capricorn International Resort in Yeppoon was once operated by the Mercure hotel chain and boasted hundreds of holiday apartments, a golf course and the largest outdoor swimming pool in the southern hemisphere.

The resort opened in the late 1980s but was abandoned three years ago, leaving behind a derelict building and dirty, crumbling swimming pool.

An aerial view of the Capricorn Resort's crumbling swimming pool and neglected landscaping.
An aerial view of the crumbling swimming pool and neglected landscaping. Source: YouTube/MantaSystems
The abandoned swimming pool and water slide at the Capricorn Resort in Yeppoon.
The hotel even had a rock waterfall and a waterslide. Source: YouTube/MantaSystems

A waterfall pool feature along with a water slide now sit among the ruins, amid 9000 hectares of neglected bushland.

The vision was uploaded to YouTube by user Manta Systems, and has left viewers shocked by the downfall of the hotel.

“So sad to see, I remember staying there and having a good time swimming in the pool,” one woman wrote.

The pool of the Capricorn Resort, before it was abandoned.
The pool was once an escape for the thousands of hotel guests. Source: YouTube/MantaSystems
The swimming pool of the Capricorn Resort, which is now abandoned.
The swimming pool was the largest in the southern hemisphere. Source: Capricorn Resort

“Remember going here as a kid all the time, my parents were married here. Sad to see it this way.”

The Capricorn International Resort website states the owners of the site, Iwasaki Sangyo Co., are planning a major redevelopment of the hotel that will include tourism, residential and retail aspects.

The redevelopment is expected to occur over the next 10 years.

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