Great Keppel Island Hideaway

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Great Keppel Island Hideaway welcomes guests to share their barefoot island paradise, an authentic locally owned Island resort situated on the Southern Great Barrier Reef, merely 30 minutes by ferry from Yeppoon.

The Resort boasts simplistic back to basic cabin and motel room style accommodation and a fully licensed restaurant and bar overlooking The Great Barrier Reef. Explore private coves and pockets of fringing coral reef from their 17 pristine white sandy beaches around Great Keppel Island.

Safe swimming all year, snorkeling, diving or simply lazing in the azure waters with turtles and dolphins. Hire stand-up paddle boards, kayaks or join a guided snorkel tour or dive tour. Fishing available straight off the beach.

Stunning scenic bushwalks which disperse trekkers around the island to secluded beaches and spectacular lookouts, or you can enjoy hidden island picnic spots to indulge and unwind. The animal life is prolific, with brush tailed possums, blue tongue lizards, goannas, echidnas and a huge variety of birdlife.

Alternatively, simply relax sipping cocktails overlooking the tranquil waters of the Great Barrier Reef and breathtaking colourful sunsets over the bay.


Automatic Teller Machine Baggage Holding Room Bar Barbeque Cafe Conference/Function Facilities Family Friendly Games or recreation room Laundry Non Smoking Outdoor Dining Area Outdoor Furniture Restaurant Tour Desk

Internet Access

Free Wifi


Birdwatching Hiking Swimming Walks

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available


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Just a stone’s throw from Putney beach, the rustic style A-frame house is a fully self-contained little haven. Complete with your own BBQ area and equipped kitchen, the A-frame is perfect for larger families or group visits.

With an open plan layout, the house is set over 2 floors and is made up of 3 queen-sized beds and 2 singles – best suited for up to 6 guests. The lounge area is complete with comfortable sofas and a dining table, seating 6.

Full linen is included, so the only thing you’ll need are your togs and a beach towel.

Fire Wood can be arranged for $40. Please notify reception 24hrs beforehand.

Minimum 3 night stay during off-peak seasons.

12 self contained en-suited cabins are nestled amongst sub-tropical gardens and are a short two minute stroll to the beach and the main reception area.

All cabins have a kitchenette with refrigerator, electric frypan, microwave, crockery and cutlery. A separate ensuite/bathroom contains a shower, basin and toilet and towels are included for the duration of your stay. Whilst some cabins include air-conditioning, cool breezes throughout most of the year provide a comfortable setting in their sub-tropical climate.

All cabins offer an outside area with either paving or decking. Relax outside your very own tropical island accommodation for a few days or longer.

Air Conditioning Blankets Kitchenette Linen supplied Microwave Outdoor Dining Area Private Bathroom Refrigerator Tea/Coffee making facilities

The Hideaway House is the perfect family getaway. With 2 air-conditioned bedrooms. One has a queen bed and the other has 2 king singles, there is a top and bottom bunk bed in the lounge area. The Hideaway House accommodates up to 6 people and features its own private courtyard, with a picnic bench for those lazy afternoon cheese platters.

With a fully equipped kitchen, guests can either self-cater or avoid washing up by adding on the all-meals package. The Hideaway House also has a washing machine for longer stays, please bring your own laundry detergent.

As with all of their accommodation, full linen is provided, you just need to bring your beach towels. In their accommodation, toiletries are not provided, so please bear this in mind upon packing. Please see the what to pack page for more info.

Minimum 3 Night Stay during off-peak seasons.

Their newly renovated Putney Place Studios rooms are located just a two-minute walk from Putney Beach. Each room has a queen bed and a sofa bed, also a small kitchenette with basic cooking facilities. These rooms have their own ensuite. You will need to bring your own toiletries as we only supply a cake of soap.

Full linen is included, so the only thing you’ll need are your togs and a beach towel.

Minimum 2 night stay during off-peak seasons.

Situated the other side of the footpath from the island cabins, they have 12 motel style, ensuite rooms, each with air-conditioning and tea/coffee facilities including a small bar fridge. The Palm Rooms are all Queen rooms and other ur newer, colour bond style motel room. Linen is provided (pillows, sheets, blankets and bath towel, you just need to bring a beach towel), please note they do not supply toiletries other than a cake of soap.

Air Conditioning Blankets Kettle Linen supplied Private Bathroom Shower

Situated in its own precinct within the property, their 10 ensuited rooms are basic motel style. These rooms can be booked individually or as an interconnecting option for families and friends. Additionally, they have 12 further queen rooms.

Each room is air-conditioned with ensuite and tea and coffee making facilities. Full linen is provided (pillows, sheets, blankets and towels), so all you need to bring is your personal belongings and beach towel.

Whilst this accommodation option does not include a kitchen but is only a short five-minute stroll to the bar and bistro.

This precinct is great for larger families or groups who want to enjoy dining out or takeaway, as opposed to self-catering. And who wants to cook on their tropical island holiday anyway!

Blankets Kettle Linen supplied Tea/Coffee making facilities


From AU$140.00

Extra adult rates @ $30 per night apply.

Trading Times

Check In: 2:00 pm
Check Out: 10:00 am

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