Once Keppel Sands (south of Yeppoon) went by the name of The Sandhills. Sandhills along the beach front were about all there was, until a sleepy town amidst the sugar cane plantations started to emerge. That’s all changing these days, particularly since real estate started going ‘through the roof’.
The majority of the sugar cane plantations have all but gone and a different community has developed, partly due to tourism, a burgeoning real estate market and, one would imagine, the excellent fishing. The town is set on a tidal stretch of water and that makes for good crabbing and fishing.
A ‘must visit’ is the Joskeleigh South Pacific Museum, which highlights the role played by the Kanakas, brought out by the ‘blackbirders’ to work the sugar cane fields as indentured labour.
There’s a good picnic area by the beach.
Keppel Sands is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Livingstone in Queensland, it is located approximately 512kms from the capital Brisbane and extends over an area of 10.667 square kilometres. Keppel Sands has a recorded population of 360 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Standard Time zone Australia/Brisbane.
If you are planning a visit to Keppel Sands we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Keppel Sands and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.