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About

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 three accommodation options:

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The rental house sleeps four adults in two bedrooms. Each bedroom has a queen bed and a single bed. The house costs $240 for two people and $320 for up to four people per night. ($350 per night for five pp). Minimum charge $720.

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The studio costs $160 for two people and $200 for three people per night, minimum charge $480 for two and $600 for three. 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.

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The safari tents (twin and double) cost $120 per night, so the minimum charge in them is $360 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! Great Keppel Island is about 1450 hectares in size and is surrounded by 17 pristine white sandy beaches, coves and pockets of fringing reef.

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