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Great Keppel Island/Australia

Introducing Great Keppel Island

Great Keppel Island is a stunningly beautiful island with rocky headlands, forested hills and a fringe of powdery white sand lapped by clear azure waters. Numerous ‘castaway’ beaches ring the 14-sq-km island, while natural bushland covers 90% of the interior. A string of huts and accommodation options sits behind the trees lining the main beach but the developments are low key and relatively unobtrusive. Only 13km offshore, and with good snorkelling, swimming and bush walking, Great Keppel is an easily accessible, tranquil island retreat.

The sprawling Great Keppel Island Resort was once the centre of activity here, but it closed suddenly in 2008, leaving an increasingly dilapidated shell, and making for a much quieter island. The resort isn’t set to reopen any time soon.