Guests visiting the island now have a choice of enough activities to keep
them busy or can simply enjoy the unspoilt peacefulness of the bushland and
beaches away from the main activity on Fisherman’s and Putney Beaches.
The island’s crystal clear tropical waters are
teaming with brilliantly coloured fish, other marine life and corals. The best
snorkelling spots are Shelving Beach, Monkey Point, and Clam Bay, all within
easy walking. Keppel Dive Shop offers dive trips to a variety of excellent sites
around Great Keppel Island and to neighbouring islands. Day cruises offer you a
choice of lunch, snorkelling, boomnetting, glass bottom boat viewing, and a trip
to the Underwater Observatory off Middle Island. Kayak and motorised canoe trips
are available for a more up close and personal snorkelling experience. And
plenty of walking tracks are available to explore the interior and surrounding
beaches of the island for those who like to get out on their own.
There is an
array of accommodation on the island to choose from to suit different needs.
Great Keppel Island
Holiday Village, known as “The Quiet Alternative” caters mainly for couples and
single travellers wishing to experience the naturalness of the island. The
Village also has holiday houses for family accommodation.
Keppel Haven offers
cabin and safari tents, a licensed bar, café and beach shed. Keppel Lodge offers
house-style accommodation with all bedrooms featuring an en-suite.
along and enjoy this island paradise.
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Location: 55 km north-east of
Rockhampton, 15 km east of Rosslyn Bay, 695 km north of Brisbane.
Access: There are boats from Keppel Bay Marina at Rosslyn Bay
near Yeppoon, with a bus connections to Rockhampton airport. There
are also flights from Rockhampton.
Population: approximately 700 guests and residents for
the entire island.
Check out our listing of
Island accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide
information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for
more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.