Great Keppel Island is an island paradise where the ‘squeaky-clean’ white sand flows between your toes and the ocean sparkles before your eyes. As the largest island in the Keppel Group, Great Keppel is situated just north of the Tropic of Capricorn and on Australia’s heritage listed Southern Great Barrier Reef. Whether you’re visiting Great Keppel for a day, a few nights, or for a couple of weeks, you can’t fail to be impressed by the scenery or the relaxed atmosphere on the island.
Ferries depart every day to Great Keppel Island from Keppel Bay Marina (Keppel Konnections) & Pier One (Freedom Fast Cats), Rosslyn Bay Harbour just south of Yeppoon on the Capricorn Coast, 30 km north east of Rockhampton. Rockhampton is easily accessible by road, rail and air and is situated about half way between Brisbane and Townsville in Queensland, Australia’s sunshine state.
Great Keppel Island Hideaway offers a range of budget accommodation to suit singles, couples, families, friends and groups. Our friendly team can assist you with specific island accommodation requests for group bookings, special occasions, functions and events.
Island Cabins GKI
Nine ensuited cabins are nestled amongst sub-tropical gardens and are a short two minute stroll to the beach and the main reception area.
All Island Cabins have a refrigerator, dining table and chairs (or picnic table & chairs outside). A separate ensuite/bathroom contains a shower, basin and toilet and towels are included for the duration of your stay. All cabins include air-conditioning, and have a cool breeze throughout most of the year providing a comfortable setting in our sub-tropical climate here on Great Keppel Island.
Ten of the cabins offer one bedroom, with two of the cabins offering two bedrooms.
Most cabins accommodate four people, offering a double bed and two single bunk beds. Some cabins can accommodate up to six people. Linen is included (pillows, sheets and blankets).
All cabins offer an outside area with either paving or decking. Relax outside your very own tropical island accommodation for a few days or longer.
Garden Room – Ensuited Cabin Accommodation
Situated in its own precinct within the property, built only a few years ago, these 10 motel style, ensuite rooms can be booked individually or as an interconnecting option for families and friends.
There are ten ensuited rooms in total, each is newly air-conditioned, with a fan, screened windows, toilet and shower. Linen is provided (pillows, sheets, blankets and bath towel), so all you need to bring is your personal belongings & beach towel.
Whilst this accommodation option does not include cooking facilities, it is only a short five minute stroll to the Bar and Bistro.
This precinct is great for larger families or groups who want to enjoy dining out or takeaway, as opposed to self catering. And who wants to cook on their GKI tropical island holiday anyway! Family priced menu is on offer at the Bar & Bistro.
Family Rooms at Great Keppel Island Hideaway
Perfect for large bookings such as family re-unions, special events, milestone parties, sporting groups, school groups and special interest groups; we offer twelve family rooms in a private garden setting with its own camp kitchen and undercover dining area.
Six separate cabins offer two rooms with a shared bathroom in between, providing a total of twelve rooms and six bathrooms. Each spacious bathroom offers a shower and toilet.
In true Queensland style, the bunkhouse rooms have high ceilings, timber louvers and fans in each room to capture the natural island breezes. Our spacious rooms offer either two bunk beds or a queen and a bunk bed, all rooms can accommodate up to four people.
Full linen is provided in the family rooms, you are just required to bring a beach towel.
The camp kitchen at Great Keppel Island Hideaway contains a large refrigerator, gas cookers, fresh drinking water, crockery and cutlery, large stainless steel working benches, screened windows and a lock up roller door. It is the responsibility of guests to ensure your food and beverage supplies are adequately secured.
Just a stone’s throw from Putney beach, the rustic style A-frame house is a fully self-contained little haven. Complete with your own BBQ area and equipped kitchen, the A-frame is perfect for larger families or group visits. With an open plan layout, the house is set over 2 floors and is made up of 3 queen sized beds and 3 singles – best suited for up to 6 guests. The lounge area is complete with comfortable sofas and a dining table, seating 6.
Full linen is included, so the only thing you’ll need are your togs and a beach towel.
*Minimum Stay of 3 Nights
New to our rental pool, the Hideaway House is the perfect family getaway. With two Queen bedrooms and a top & bottom bunk bed in the lounge area, the Hideaway House accommodates up to 6 people and features it’s own private courtyard, complete with a hammock for those lazy afternoons.
With a fully equipped kitchen, guests can either self-cater or avoid the washing up by adding on the all meals package. As with all of our accommodation, full linen is provided, you just need to bring your beach towels. In our accommodation, toiletries are not provided, so please bear this in mind upon packing.
Bar & Bistro
Our beautiful beach front bistro is home to uncomplicated menus, reflecting the relaxed atmosphere of Great Keppel. Spending the night with us? Please be sure to check out our fantastic meal package menus.
Choose from a number of seating areas from underneath shade trees to cosy corners inside, under a thirty foot wooden ‘hut’. Wherever you dine, enjoy stunning views over the two main Great Keppel Island beaches – Putney beach to the north and Fisherman beach to the west.
The Great Keppel Island Hideaway Bar & Bistro offers a magnificent vista overlooking pure white sand and the crystal clear waters of Keppel Bay with a backdrop of national park islands and the mainland in the distance. This is a popular area for casual dining, the and is also a perfect option for functions, weddings and special occasions.
CHECKING IN & OUT
Check-in from 2pm and check-out by 11am
GETTING THERE AND DISTANCES
Great Keppel Island Hideaway is located 40 kilometres or approximately 45 minutes drive from Yeppoon on the Capricorn Coast.
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