Backpacking Great Keppel Island

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    BEAUTIFUL WHITE SANDY BEACHES AND CRYSTAL CLEAR TORQUOISE WATERS SURROUND THE ISLAND: Photo courtesy of Tourism Queensland
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    WITNESS SOME STUNNING SUNSETS: Photo courtesy of Tourism Queensland
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    EXCELLENT PLACE FOR SNORKELLING OR DIVING: Photo courtesy of Tourism Queensland
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Great Keppel Island Highlights

  • Popular tourist island for everyone from single travellers to families.

  • Island is fringed by stunning coral gardens, turquoise waters and plenty of sandy beaches.

  • Go snorkelling or diving in the surrounding reefs and see amazing coral gardens and a vast array of tropical fish.

  • Go bushwalking (hiking) through the heart of the island and along the way see local wildlife and some stunning views.

About Great Keppel Island

Located off the central Queensland coast, Great Keppel Island is a popular tourist destination for everyone from single travellers to families. The island is easily accessible from Rockhampton by air, as well as by sea.

Great Keppel Island is surrounded by stunning coral gardens, turquoise waters and sandy beaches. The island's interior is full of lush bushland that is abundant with native wildlife.

There are plenty of activities you can do on the island with a highlight being bushwalking (hiking) through the heart of the island and along the way see local wildlife and some stunning views. Alternatively, you could just soak up the sun on the beautiful white sandy beaches, or swim in the calm, clear ocean, or snorkel just below the surface to witness some beautiful coral gardens and tropical fish.

Orientation Map for Great Keppel Island


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