Photo: Great Keppel Island. Photo: Maxime Coquard Tourism Australia
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This sub-tropical island is great for families and singles and easily accessed from Rockhampton. With some 17 kms of enchanting beaches and bays, the attraction of cooling sea breezes and balmy climate makes for a great holiday in the sun, surrounded by the blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef.
There is plenty to do here for all, swimming, windsurfing, camel riding, snorkelling and diving, a gym, exploring the island’s natural environment or just lazing on one of the the beaches. You can even take one of the Boom-Net cruises for an adrenaline rush.
Diving and snorkelling in the waters here you will find abundant multi-coloured fish and marine life surrounding you, leaving you wondering at the elegance and graciousness of nature. For those seeking a more relaxed experience, perfect for families, you can take a glass-bottom boat cruise.
Explore one of the surrounding islands or take diving lessons. Its all here, all you have to do is walk out the door.
There is a wealth of bird species, animals and flora to spot in a pristine environment, not only on Great Keppel but on the surrounding islands as well.
The island’s resort make a great getaway for singles and couples as well as families with a variety of accommodation, including 3.5 star hotel rooms and split level villas. The resort’s restaurant serves the freshest the Capricorn Coast and waters has to offer overlooking the beach.
Located 13 kms off the Capricorn Coast near Rockhampton and Yeppoon, you can arrive here by plane or ferry.
Capricorn in the north of Queensland has historic towns, built from the wealth of the gold rushes and cattle while in the surrounds you will find stunning beaches, grand national parks and a picture perfect coastline.
If an idyllic break where you enjoy being pampered yet able to escape quickly to explore and swim, snorkel or even take a cruise is your style, the islands here make a great destination for your next vacation away.
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Main Photo: Great Keppel Island. Photo: Maxime Coquard Tourism Australia
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