Welcome to Great Keppel Island


Seen approach on a waterborne vessel, or on foot through its hilly heart, Great Keppel Island is a ruggedly perfect island with rocky headlands, forested hills and a wide, dreamy fringe of powdery white sand lapped by clear azure waters.


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Great Keppel Island activities

$1288.43 Cultural & Theme Tours

Cairns to Brisbane Freestyle Tour

Day 1: Cairns (Arrival Day)   Check into your central located hostel and get ready for your epic East Coast adventure.  Day 2: Cairns to Magnetic Island  We travel by train south to Townsville, getting in around mid-afternoon and then take the ferry out to tropical ‘Maggie Island’  Day 3: Full Day Magnetic Island  Free day to do what you please!  Day 4: Magnetic Island to Airlie Beach In the morning your guide will join you on the Fort’s walk, where you might spot some koalas in the wild. In the afternoon we travel back to the mainland on the ferry, then jump on the train to Proserpine, with a transfer to Airlie Beach arriving approx. 7pm. Day 5: Airlie Beach to Whitsunday Islands  2-day, 1-night adventure through the breathtaking Whitsunday Islands. Set sail on the Great Barrier Reef and check out Whitehaven Beach.  Day 6: Whitsundays / Airlie Beach to Emu Park (Strademark Stop) We wake early and enjoy more snorkeling and stunning beaches before returning to Airlie mid-afternoon. Depending on which day you depart, you may have a extra day in Airlie Beach to relax, otherwise early evening we head back to Proserpine train station and then travel to Rockhampton. From there we have a quick transfer to the cool, little coastal town of Emu Park where we spend 2 nights. Day 7: Full Day Emu Park This morning we head to a tropical paradise like nowhere else on our Treasure Island Adventure. Our destination Great Keppel Island is located on the southern of the Great Barrier Reef with untouched coral, turtles, reef fish and manta rays all straight off the beach. Relax or have a go at snorkelling or kayaking (additional cost) before exploring the island. Late afternoon we head back to our hostel for dinner and to share photos from our big adventure. Day 8: Emu Park to Rainbow Beach  Rainbow Beach is the departure point for your Fraser Island day trip (make sure you’ve booked in the dates in advance with Stray). We recommend walking up to Carlo Sand Blow to see the amazing sunset.  Day 9: Fraser Island Day Trip Wake up early on Rainbow Beach and head out for your Fraser Island adventure. Whilst on Fraser you’ll experience the largest sand island in the world, explore the island, swim in lakes, walk through forests and check out incredible sites to snap epic pictures. Day 10: Rainbow Beach to Brisbane We have the morning to relax or do your choice of activities (extra cost), before heading south to the resort town of Noosa. You have to option to hop off here or continue on to Brisbane where you’ll spend your final night of your East Coast adventure. Note: depending on which day you depart, you may have an extra day in Rainbow Beach.

$1472.60 Cultural & Theme Tours

Byron Bay to Cairns Freestyle Tour

Day 1: Byron Bay (Arrival Day) Check into your Byron Bay accommodation and prepare for your upcoming adventure. Day 2: Byron Bay to Noosa or Rainbow Beach Travel day with stops at Danger Point, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Noosa and Rainbow Beach. Day 3-4: Fraser Island 3 days and 2 nights on Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world, go on a 4WD expedition, explore the island and check out incredible sites to snap epic pictures, swim in lakes, natural pools and the ocean all in paradise. Day 5: Fraser Island to Rainbow Beach Today you’ll spend the morning walking through magical sand dunes and soaking up the sun. You’ll return back to Rainbow Beach in the early afternoon. Day 6: Rainbow Beach to Emu Park Relax in the morning before heading to the train station to start our first train journey. We travel to Rockhampton then are met by a private bus, which takes us to Emu’s Beach Resort.  Day 7: Emu Park to Airlie Beach Today is the Treasure Island Adventure on Great Keppel Island, located on the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef with untouched coral, turtles, reef fish and manta rays all straight off the beach. We have dinner at Emu’s Beach Resort before we catch the train in the evening and travel overnight to Airlie Beach – the gateway to the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Day 8: Airlie Beach & Whitsunday Islands Today's your day trip on the breathtaking Whitsunday Islands. You’ll go on an epic adventure where you’ll visit Whitehaven beach and sail around the reef with various stops to get out and swim/snorkel, seeing plenty of marine life along the way. Day 9: Airlie Beach to Magnetic Island There is much to explore today on Magnetic Island. Your guide will join you on a walk around the Island; otherwise you can do more exploring or just relax by the pool. Day 10: Magnetic Island to Tully Rainforest Travel to Tully and then on to embark on Stray’s signature Rainforest Experience. We travel by bus into the amazing rainforest of Tully Gorge National Park. Cool off with a swim in a beautiful swimming hole before a BBQ dinner and stories around the campfire. Day 11: Tully to Cairns Start the day with an interpretative walk through the forest, learning about the traditional indigenous usage of the land. We then head back to Tully and jump on the train to our final destination, Cairns to celebrate your final night. Day 12: Cairns Today is the last day of your Stray adventure.

$1450.50 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Brisbane to Cairns Freestyle Tour

Day 1: Brisbane Check into your Brisbane accommodation and prepare for your upcoming adventure.  Day 2: Brisbane to Noosa or Rainbow Beach  Travel day with stops at Danger Point, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Noosa and Rainbow Beach.  Day 3-4: Fraser Island  3 days and 2 nights on Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world, go on a 4WD expedition, explore the island and check out incredible sites to snap epic pictures, swim in lakes, natural pools and the ocean all in paradise.  Day 5: Fraser Island to Rainbow Beach  Today you’ll spend the morning walking through magical sand dunes and soaking up the sun. You’ll return back to Rainbow Beach in the early afternoon.  Day 6: Rainbow Beach to Emu Park  Relax in the morning before heading to the train station to start our first train journey. We travel to Rockhampton then are met by a private bus, which takes us to Emu’s Beach Resort.   Day 7: Emu Park to Airlie Beach  Today is the Treasure Island Adventure on Great Keppel Island, located on the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef with untouched coral, turtles, reef fish and manta rays all straight off the beach. We have dinner at Emu’s Beach Resort before we catch the train in the evening and travel overnight to Airlie Beach – the gateway to the beautiful Whitsunday Islands.  Day 8: Airlie Beach & Whitsunday Islands  Today's your day trip on the breathtaking Whitsunday Islands. You’ll go on an epic adventure where you’ll visit Whitehaven beach and sail around the reef with various stops to get out and swim/snorkel, seeing plenty of marine life along the way.  Day 9: Airlie Beach to Magnetic Island  There is much to explore today on Magnetic Island. Your guide will join you on a walk around the Island; otherwise you can do more exploring or just relax by the pool.  Day 10: Magnetic Island to Tully Rainforest  Travel to Tully and then on to embark on Stray’s signature Rainforest Experience. We travel by bus into the amazing rainforest of Tully Gorge National Park. Cool off with a swim in a beautiful swimming hole before a BBQ dinner and stories around the campfire.  Day 11: Tully to Cairns  Start the day with an interpretative walk through the forest, learning about the traditional indigenous usage of the land. We then head back to Tully and jump on the train to our final destination, Cairns to celebrate your final night.  Day 12: Cairns  Today is the last day of your Stray adventure.

$1398.93 Cultural & Theme Tours

Cairns to Sydney Freestyle Tour

Day 1: Cairns (Arrival Day)  Check into your central located hostel and get ready for your epic East Coast adventure. Day 2: Cairns to Magnetic IslandWe travel by train south to Townsville, getting in around mid-afternoon and then take the ferry out to tropical ‘Maggie Island’ Day 3: Full Day Magnetic IslandFree day to do what you please! Day 4: Magnetic Island to Airlie BeachTake a guided Fort's walk, explore or relax. Ferry back to the mainland and head to Airlie in the evening. Day 5: Airlie Beach to Whitsunday Islands2-day, 1-night adventure through the breathtaking Whitsunday Islands. Set sail on the Great Barrier Reef and check out Whitehaven Beach. Day 6: Whitsundays / Airlie Beach to Emu Park (Strademark Stop)Snorkel and see some epic beaches for the day before heading to Emu Park in the afternoon. Day 7: Full Day Emu ParkHead out to Great Keppel island for the Treasure Island Adventure. The island is located on the southern of the Great Barrier Reef with untouched coral, turtles, reef fish and manta rays all straight off the beach.  Day 8: Emu Park to Rainbow BeachRainbow Beach is the departure point for your Fraser Island day trip (make sure you’ve booked in the dates in advance with Stray). We recommend walking up to Carlo Sand Blow to see the amazing sunset. Day 9: Fraser Island Day TripWhilst on Fraser you’ll experience the largest sand island in the world, explore the island, swim in lakes, walk through forests and check out incredible sites to snap epic pictures. Day 10: Rainbow Beach to Byron BayRelax in the morning before heading to Noosa and then on to Australia’s coolest surf town, Byron Bay. We recommend hopping off here for a few days. Day 11: Byron Bay to Sydney (via Spot X)We travel to Sydney via Spot X Surf Camp.