Great Keppel Island - 5-night Winter Escape Package
Escape the coming winter and relax on Great Keppel Island off the central Queensland coast. Get back to basics with a relaxing technology- and screen-free holiday!
Located on the Southern Great Barrier Reef and just 30 minutes from the mainland is Great Keppel Island Hideaway, which offers a barefoot experience, offering an affordable getaway for everyone.
Enjoy a digital detox with no Wi-Fi in your room and no TV. Great Keppel Island is all about the wildlife and wilderness!
Optional activities include guided kayak tours, snorkelling or guided bush walks. Great Keppel Island is approximately 1454 hectares in size (around 3,500 acres) – home to seventeen pristine white sandy beaches. The island interior is rich with native flora and fauna, all waiting for you to explore.
Island bush walking tracks disperse trekkers around the island to beaches or spectacular lookouts. These vary in duration and difficulty, from leisurely strolls to challenging hikes.
Private coves and pockets of fringing reef around Great Keppel Island are excellent for swimming, snorkelling and diving.
Great Keppel Island is a bird watcher's paradise, with over 90 species of birds identified, living among many different habitats. Brush tail possums are numerous, as well as blue-tongue lizards and goannas.
Dolphins are often seen close to the main beaches during the winter months. Humpback whale numbers are increasing each year in Keppel Bay waters each season from April to November, with the majority migrating north from June to August, and back towards the southern ocean from September to November.
Your holiday includes:
- Return boat transfers between Rosslyn Bay, Yeppoon and Great Keppel island
- 5 nights in Garden Room accommodation
- Breakfast daily
- Welcome drink on arrival
Situated in its own precinct within the property and only a five minute stroll to the Bar and Bistro, these motel style, Garden Rooms are air-conditioned, with a fan, screened windows, tea/coffee facilities, a small bar fridge, toilet and shower. Linen is provided (pillows, sheets, blankets and bath towel), so all you need to bring is your personal belongings and a beach towel.
Please note: enjoy a digital detox with no Wi-Fi in your room and no TVs.
Make your way to Rosslyn Bay, Yeppoon for your boat transfer to Great Keppel Island. On arrival, enjoy a welcome drink before checking into your room.
Sit back and enjoy the tranquility of Great Keppel Island.
Return boat transfer from Great Keppel Island to Rosslyn Bay,Yeppoon before making your own way home.
How to get to Great Keppel Island
Finding your way to Great Keppel Island will always take you through Rockhampton, the beef capital of Australia! Rockhampton is located 40km or approximately 45 min drive from Yeppoon on the Capricorn Coast. Transport to Rockhampton will be by plane, bus, rail or self-drive.
Transport from Rockhampton to Rosslyn Bay Harbour can be by:
From Rockhampton, travel to Yeppoon, and then to Rosslyn Bay (40km drive). Take the Yeppoon-Rockhampton road turnoff, just north of Rockhampton from the Bruce Highway. A 30-minute drive will bring you to Yeppoon and the Capricorn Coast. Turn right along the Scenic Highway (The Capricorn Coast Tourist Organisation office is just on your left). After a short ten minute drive you will be at the Rosslyn Bay Harbour turnoff (Great Keppel Island Security Car Park is on your right – phone 07 4933 6670 - bookings required). A courtesy transfer operates between the car park and the marina.
Rockhampton Airport to Rosslyn Bay Marina:
Minibus transfers are available from Rockhampton airport and city to Rosslyn Bay Marina - please call Little Johnny;s Tours & Rentals on 0414 793 637 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your transfer. A private minibus transfer for 1-4 passengers is approx $200 return.
A local bus service operates between Rockhampton and Rosslyn Bay Marina. Please contact Young's Buses on 07 4922 3810 or email email@example.com for timetable and price information.
Keppel Konnections ferry transfers (included in your package):
You must arrive and check in at least 30 mins prior to departure.
01 Apr-31 Aug 2019
Rosslyn Bay Marina to Great Keppel Island - 09:30am & 3:00pm daily + 5:45pm Fri + 08:00am Sat & Sun
Great Keppel island to Rosslyn Bay Marina - 10:30am & 4:00pm daily + 6:20pm Fri
01 Sep 2019-31 Mar 2020
Rosslyn Bay Marina to Great Keppel Island - 09:00am & 3:00pm daily + 5:45pm Fri + 07:30am Sat & Sun
Great Keppel island to Rosslyn Bay Marina - 10:00am & 4:00pm daily + 6:20pm Fri