Great Keppel Island an Australian favourite holiday destination.

Great Keppel Island is 30 minutes off the Queensland coastal village Yeppoon.

This island is the largest in the Keppel Group.  The Keppel group are part of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

White sandy beaches, clear turquoise waters, and a relaxed atmosphere attract visitors.


The island has always been associated with a fun party atmosphere.  Most Australian baby boomers remember the Great Keppel Island slogan save water shower with a friend.

Featuring various accommodation styles, the largest being a locally-owned resort. There are also plenty of fun water activities.

Located a little north of the Tropic of Capricorn, a magnet for urban travellers seeking sun, sand and sea.  Besides, 17 paradise-quality beaches are waiting for you to enjoy.

Coral Reef

Fringing Reef surrounds Great Keppel Island forming protection around the island.

Visitors can wade in the calm waters to check out the schools of brightly coloured fish.

Under the water, find colourful fish, manta rays and coral reefs.

Things to do

Boomnetting Great Keppel Island

While everyone who knows Great Keppel Island associates activities in the calm turquoise waters.

This island is 1400 hectares in size, with 90% of the island natural bushland perfect for bushwalking.

While you are there, enjoy water activities such as snorkelling and scuba diving.

Next to visitors looking to relax, there is a choice of 17 sandy beaches to relax on.

Great Keppel Island trips are also well known for the fun of boomnetting. A fun activity that happens behind a boat in a net.

While you are visiting, experience the fun of boomnetting.  Then book in for a guided jetski tour.

In addition, there are also wakeboarding, tube rides and waterskiing.  You can also hire kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and snorkelling equipment.

The next step for avid anglers is to visit Keppel Lodge for fishing gear and bait.

From April to November

Keep an eye out for the migrating humpback whales as they pass through Keppel Bay.

Getting there


Access is via a half-hour ferry ride from Yeppoon.  Yeppoon is a Queensland coastal village located 30 kilometres from Rockhampton.

Planes, buses and trains bring visitors from Brisbane and other Australian cities to Rockhampton.

Staying on Great Keppel Island.

Beachfront cabins are available from the Great Keppel Hideaway.

However, if you are looking for a quieter eco-sensitive stay on Great Keppel Island, see Holiday Village.