Great Keppel Island lies on the Tropic of Capricorn and is located 15km from the coast off Yeppoon. It is the largest of 18 islands in Keppel Bay and covers more than 14.5 square kilometres (3,600 acres), with 17 white sandy beaches, fringing coral reefs and clear tropical waters to explore.
The waters around the island are home to a wide variety of colourful fish, rays, dugong and dolphins. Between April and November, humpback whales migrate north to the warm sub-tropical waters to mate and give birth before heading south again.
If you love bushwalking there are walking tracks with magnificent views on offer with varying degrees of difficulty and duration. Some are a leisurely stroll while others are more challenging but well worth the effort, with spectacular views over the island and surrounding waters. There is a variety of wildlife, including over 90 species of birds, possums, blue tongue lizards and goannas to discover.
On the other hand, If you are looking for somewhere to get away from the busy world and recharge for a while then there are also many quiet places to sit and read or just watch the world go by.
Most of the islands in Keppel Bay are part of the Keppel Bay Islands National Park while the waters surrounding Great Keppel and the other islands are part of the Mackay/Capricorn Management Area of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
Great Keppel has accommodation for a overnight guests ranging from tents to self-contained cabins. There is a bar/bistro with great food and million dollar views out over Putney Beach and islands.