Keppel IslandS ON THE SOUTHERN GREAT BARRIER REEF
Step onto an island paradise at one of the many Keppel Islands.
With 18 islands in the Southern Great Barrier Reef, the Keppel Isles boasts the best of the reef, pristine white sand beaches and sparkling blue sea - you’ll be begging to get castaway!
Swim off the beach right onto the reef.
With the protection of a fringing reef, the waters surrounding the Keppels are amazingly calm, making it perfect for all types of water sports such as snorkeling, sea kayaking, water-skiing and tubing. An abundance of tropical fish, and colourful coral fills the water only a short swim away. If you want to dive a little deeper, he Keppels are surrounded by shallow fringing reefs and vast, abundant marine life. Divers can experience more than 40 dive locations, and see hundreds of different varieties of tropical fish, hard and soft coral, friendly turtles, sea snakes, dolphins, and giant manta rays.
Come for the day, or stay for a while
The main accessible island is Great Keppel Island and ferries depart most days to from Pier One, Rosslyn Bay and Keppel Bay Marina. There are also a number of charters, and full day cruises, sailing adventures, and extended tour options are also available from Keppel Bay Marina.
Great Keppel Island offers travelers a range of accommodation, from tents and cabins or even a private beach house on the water's edge. Take a few days to walk through through its tropical bushland and explore some of it's 17 pristine white-sand beaches. Or not - this is the place you can just sit back and soak up the sun on island time. Or if you are looking for a more intimate island experience, consider a visit to the exclusive island resort on Pumpkin Island.
Camp Robinson Crusoe Style
Keppel Bay Islands National Park of North Keppel Island, Humpy Island, Miall Island, Middle Island, Pided Island & Pelican Island. Visitors must bring their own drinking water and campers require a camping permit. Details and bookings can be made through the National Parks.
The climate and location are a perfect mix for sailing adventures. The pristine beauty of the Keppels is a cruising yachtsman's dream come true. You can even learn to sail in tropical island waters with an experienced instructor.