Accommodation Svendsen's Beach


Great Keppel Island is a wonderful place to do nothing – just relax, sleep or read, or take advantage of the great snorkelling (we’ll rent you equipment), bushwalk the many tracks to deserted beaches or along the ridge to the lighthouse, or kayak to the tidal lagoon.

Lyndie has written two guide books – one on snorkelling on Great Keppel Island and one on bushwalking on Great Keppel Island. You will find copies next to your beds.

BYO food, and Carl can sometimes sell you locally caught fish.

Accommodation options and prices

We have a minimum charge that allows you up to a three night stay. You are welcome to come for less time, but still need to pay the minimum charge.

You have two accommodation options:


The studio costs $300 for two people and $50 extra for a third person per night. The minimum charge for two guests is $900. The minimum charge for three guests is $1050.

The studio has a double and a single bed. The twin tent has two single beds that can be configured as a double if desired.

Luxury Safari Tents

The safari tents (twin and double) cost $180 per night, so the minimum charge in them is $540 per tent.

Each tent sleeps a maximum of two adults.

How to get to Svendsen’s Beach

Svendsen’s Beach is located on Great Keppel Island which is situated a few kilometres north of the Tropic of Capricorn in Keppel Bay. You can reach Great Keppel Island from the sea, by air, or by self-drive, coach or bus and leaving Rosslyn Bay, Yeppoon by Freedom Fast Cats.  Freedom Fast Cats service Great Keppel Island on a daily basis. If you would like an exciting transfer to the island, contact Shane about a helicopter transfer from Emu Park – you may be surprise at how cost effective it is!

Ferry information

We only meet morning ferries for arriving and departing guests due to weather conditions being generally too windy after lunch.

There are two ferry companies. There is a new ferry company called “Keppel Konnections”(0484 241 505). You can find booking details and timetable informations on the Keppel Konnections ferry’s website. The old Freedom Fastcat ferry company’s number is 4933 6888. Please check all times with the ferry as there can sometimes be changes. I will return you to the front beach at 10 am. The Keppel Konnections ferry has a 10am service back to the mainland – the Freedom ferry only has as afternoon service back and you will have to spend the day on the front beach.

It is sensible to count the number of pieces of luggage that you bring with you on the ferry – and make sure that you collect all your luggage off the ferry on the beach once you get to the island

Great Keppel Island is about 1450 hectares in size and is surrounded by 17 pristine white sandy beaches, coves and pockets of fringing reef.

How to get to Svendsens Beach