Swim Around Keppel

Sporting Events

23 Jul 2022 to 24 Jul 2022 Annual Event

Home to 17 pristine beaches, coral reefs, and an abundance of island and marine life, Great Keppel Island is truly a place like no other.

SwimAroundKeppel (SAK) features a circumnavigation island swim in tropical waters and covers a total distance of 20 kilometres – one of Australia’s longest swimming marathons.

SAK 2022 will be a two-day event including the signature 20-kilometre circumnavigation marathon swim on day 2. Leading into the signature swim, day 1 festivities will include waterpolo competition, guided bush walks, family scavenger hunt, kayaking, snorkelling and an afternoon concert by local performers. Day 1 festivities will also include shorter novice swims (100 metres, 500 metres and 1 kilometre) plus a 5-kilometre swim around Middle Island.

Day 2 will see our signature swim start by 10:30 am. Spectators will be able to hop off a cruise and watch the swimmers, participate in snorkelling, finish up the family scavenger hunt or participate in a walk to the lighthouse to watch the swimmers (18 kilometre round trip).

The Presentation and After Party will be held at the GKI Hideaway Island Bar and Bistro the evening of the 20 kilometre swim. Late boat departure on the day is available, but why would you want to leave..?

Event Dates

Annual Event

23 Jul 2022 to 24 Jul 2022

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Pumpkin Island

Yeppoon, Livingstone

garden entrance

Great Keppel Island Holiday Village

The Keppels, Livingstone

Great Keppel Island Hideaway

Great Keppel Island Hideaway

The Keppels, Livingstone

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