Emu Park to Great Keppel Island
Great Keppel Island Travel Blog› entry 53 of 143 › view all entries
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.
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.