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Great Keppel Island, Queensland

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Great Keppel Island is almost 1500 hectares and is a sanctuary to extensive native flora and fauna including more than 100 species of bird life including kookaburras, rainbow lorikeets and a diverse range of seabirds. There are seventeen white sand beaches to discover – inviting swimming, snorkelling and diving. The island’s crystal clear tropical waters are teaming with brilliantly coloured fish, turtles, giant clams, soft and hard corals and numerous other marine life. Between July and September each year Humpback Whales can be seen cruising the waters on the annual migration along Australia’s east coast. The best snorkelling spots are Shelving Beach, Monkey Point and Clam Bay, all within easy walking distance. Bushwalk the island’s interior where native flora, fauna and a rich Aboriginal heritage are waiting for you to discover. For a longer walk hike up to the lighthouse where you’ll be rewarded with stunning views over the Keppel Islands. Great Keppel Island, is just a thirty-minute ferry ride from the mainland and regular ferry services depart from Keppel Bay Marina and Rosslyn Bay, providing easy access for day trips or overnight visits. There are many types of accommodation available on Great Keppel Island making it a desirable island holiday destination.