Great Keppel Island



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Great Keppel Island
There are plenty of places to eat at the resort with takeaways including Keppel Cafe and Island Pizza and restaurants including Anchorage Char Grill, and Keppel Haven Bar and Bistro. There is also a lively bar on the island, called the Wreck Bar. From Great Keppel Island you can also visit several of the other 18 islands that surround the Great Keppel Island. Islands include Halfway Island and its fabulous fringing coral, Humpy Island and Middle Island which hosts an underwater observatory looking out onto a fishing wreck. You can camp on the parks although will need to take all your own supplies and buy a permit first. There are plenty of walking trails to choose from. Two walks include the rather strenuous Bald Rock Point Walk, which is worth the effort, and the Mt Windham Walk which offers great scenery. If you want to explore the waters on your own then there are numerous places around the island from where you can see coral. One great place however, is at Monkey Beach which is 30 minutes south of the resort. Another option is to join the daily trip to a pontoon at the northern tip of the island. The best beaches on the island include Fishermans Beach, Long Beach and Putney Beach, all on the eastern side of the island. There are plenty of water activities that you can take part in, including snorkeling, parasailing, water skiing and just hiring out a boat and exploring the area. You can hire out the necessary gear from Keppel Watersports on Fishermans Beach.