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!
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.