Great Keppel getaway

Queensland’s most affordable family island holiday.

Dreaming of an unforgettable holiday that features sun, sand and water, mixed with adventure and jaw-dropping scenery – all without breaking the bank? 

Great Keppel Island is just the place. With a wide range of accommodation options to suit every budget, the island is the ultimate getaway for families. 

Nestled upon the world-heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, and only a 30-minute ferry transfer from the mainland town of Yeppoon, Great Keppel Island is Central Queensland’s barefoot paradise. 

Whether you are seeking a short getaway or keen to sink your feet into the sand for longer, there is no better time to head “over seas” to this perfect family-friendly destination.

With 17 white sandy beaches to explore, safe swimming all year round, a network of hiking trails, wildlife and incredible underwater discoveries, Great Keppel Island can be your action-packed adventure or ultimate flop-and-drop destination.  

The sub-tropical waters offer an abundance of marine life and fringing coral reefs within a short walk from your accommodation. Break the surface and snorkel your way through nature or hire a kayak or stand-up paddle board to view the wonders of the reef from above. If you are keen to stay dry, jump onboard a glass-bottom boat cruise or ramp up your adrenaline with a fast boat island hopping experience showcasing secret beaches, sea caves and local hotspots. 

Laced with picturesque walking trails and adventures for all levels and abilities, Great Keppel Island takes trekkers to secluded beaches and spectacular lookouts so don’t forget your camera.

Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner overlooking the pristine waters of Keppel Bay and reconnect and with your loved ones (cocktail in hand) at sunset while watching the colourful hues bounce across the sky. 

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