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Great Keppel Island is the largest island in a group of 14 islands known as the Keppel group

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With 17 sandy beaches, Great Keppel Island is a very popular island with a Resort that has 181 rooms, ( 4 different types) with a capacity of about 360 guests. The Resort is particularly popular with, people in the 17 to 35 ages group.

Located on the Capricorn coast 696kms north of Brisbane, 15kms east of Rosslyn Bay and 55kms north- east of Rockhampton, the island was named by Cpt. James Cook after First Lord of the Admiralty, Admiral August Keppel.

Access to the island is from Rosslyn Bay, (by boat) or by Whitaker Air, from Rockhampton.

After a 3.5 million dollar refurbishment by Accor Asia–Pacific and Contiki, it is now known as the Mercure Resort Great Keppel Island and in keeping with the Great Barrier Reef experience, offers all the wonderful facilities and activities that you would expect from a Great Barrier Reef Resort. There’s a 7 hole chip and putt golf course, archery, badminton, touch football, aqua aerobics, cricket, baseball, softball and squash as well as all the other usual activities such as snorkelling, paddle skis and sailboards etc. In fact there are about 70 sports orientated activities. You can even tandem sky dive, jet ski, take a sunset cruise, water ski and much much more. There’s never a dull moment at Keppel.

Great Keppel Island is the largest island in a group of 14 islands known as the Keppel group

There are ten walking trails. Because of poor soil, the vegetation is low-lying and you can expect to see goannas and possums, as well as an abundant bird life which includes, Drongos, kookaburras, rainbow lorikeets and sea birds.

Eating is well planned for guests also, with brunch and dinner included in the cost of the stay at the resort. There are also wood-fired pizzas, burgers and noodles at the Reef Bar and fine dining is available at Aqua. Cocktails and a micro market make the stay complete. And if you have any energy left at the end of the day there’s even a nightclub!