Great Keppel Island is a stunning and picturesque island located just 15 km from Yeppoon on the coast of Central Queensland, Australia. Great Keppel Island is the largest island in the Keppel Group. The island has an area greater than 14 square km -- roughly 1,400 hectares in size and consists of natural brush land surrounded by a thin coast line. The interior of the island is abundant with native wildlife and numerous walking trails -- a perfect place for the adventurous.
(Below is a brief interview with Geoff Mercer, owner of the GKI Holiday Village Hotel, taken from YouTube Geoff discusses some of the attractions of Great Keppel Island as well as his hotel accomodations…enjoy!)
Accommodations on GKI are not as plentiful as the wildlife -- currently the Holiday Village is only available for visitors as the Great Keppel Island Resort is closed until further notice for renovations and repairs. It is rumored that there have been efforts to build a new resort on Great Keppel Island, backed by Tower Holdings. Apparently, they plan on pouring $1.15 billion into a revitalization plan for the island; including a 300 room resort, apartments, villas, marina, golf course, and yacht club.
The climate is perfect and Great Keppel Island makes a wonderful vacation getaway for the whole family.