Emu Park to Great Keppel Island

Great Keppel Island Travel Blog

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Ah we found the East Coast's best kept secret, Great Keppel Island, we got the ferry first thing, which then landed on the beach, from here we were greeted by a 4wd which then took our luggage back to camp/hostel, Great Keppel is a complete sandy island, no roads and only 3 places to stay, it has a total of 17 beaches, home for a couple of days was the Great Keppel Island Holiday Village, which comprised of some dorms, quiet a few tents and cabin, somehow me & Rachel managed to get ourself in a tent and trust me this was an upgrade from the dorm, so basically for the first time we had our own room so a bit of space, as soon as we got that we booked in for another night and got it for the price of a dorm.  We collected some snorkling gear and headed for one of the many beaches, from here we were able to swim out to the coral for some snorkling which was pretty cool and saw loads of Rays some of them with bright blue stripes on them, our first evening here was chilled and early night just to make the most of having our own room (it was a tent but set up more like a room with proper beds, electricity and even bed side tables!)  Our 2nd day here we spent the morning on the beach lapping up the sun and we didnt see a soul, bliss, then in the afternoon we went on a motorised canoo trip, which basically had bars on the side so it took us out to coral that we couldnt swim too and dragged us along over the top of it, we then went over to a uninhabited island for a look around, then back to the beach for the last of the sun and the sunset.

Sunset on 1 of the 17 beaches
  We decided to push the boat out tonight and go to the 2 bars that are on the island, the 1st one was dead, really not many people on this island, so made our way down to the second, now there had been a wedding here earlier in the day so was full of Australians, which is about the first bar I have been to on the coast which isnt predominently travellers.  And it had Kareoke and Rozy they made you look good!!! but it was a very funny night, we did keep talking about having a sing, but never quiet made it, we couldnt agree on a song, well there was 3 nationalities amongst us and most the music I had never heard off.

Day 3 on the Island, unfortunately it was raining today, and if it is raining then there really isnt anything to do on this island, so we decided to get an earlier ferry back to Emu Park as we couldnt sun bathe.

Another empty beach

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Sunset on 1 of the 17 beaches
Sunset on 1 of the 17 beaches
Another empty beach
Another empty beach
Me, Tim, Aaron & Rachel
Me, Tim, Aaron & Rachel
Home for 3 days!
Home for 3 days!
Watch out wide load coming through!
Watch out wide load coming through!
Great Keppel Island
photo by: Hannah1982Bug