Protected from the elements behind an enormous volcanic outcrop,
Rosslyn Bay is just seven minutes’ drive south of Yeppoon on the
beautiful Capricorn Coast. The steep volcanic outcrop that shelters the
bay was formed over 70 million years ago and is one of the most
fascinating geological formations in the area. A short, but vigorous
walk to the summit reveals magnificent views of the Keppel Islands, the
surrounding coastline and volcanic formations.
Rosslyn Bay Harbour is a hive of activity with ferries regularly
departing for Great Keppel Island, along with Keppel Bay cruises, local
fishing trawlers, bareboat charters and recreational fishing cruises.
North Queensland’s largest marina, Keppel Bay Marina, is also
located at Rosslyn Bay, boasting 400 berths. Enjoy a scrumptious lunch
at the Marina cafe as you look out over the cool blue waters of the
Nearby Statue Bay and Double Head are renowned fishing destinations
where you’ll find Black Jewfish, Cod, Tuna and Mackerel.
Great Keppel Island
Step onto an island paradise at one of the Keppel Islands. With 20
islands of the Southern Great Barrier Reef boasting the best of reef,
pristine white sand beaches and sparkling blue sea - you’ll be
begging to get castaway!
With the protection of a fringing reef, the waters surrounding the
Keppels are amazingly calm, making it perfect for all types of water
sports such as snorkeling, sea kayaking, water-skiing and tubing. An
abundance of tropical fish, and colourful coral fills the water only a
short swim away.
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Accommodation on Great Keppel Island ranges from tents and cabins or
even a private beach house on the water's edge. The island is
approximately 240 hectares in size and is home to 17 pristine
white-sand beaches and an interior rich with native flora and fauna,
all waiting for you to explore. Take a short beach walk or two hour
hike up to the island's lighthouse.
For those looking for a unique island experience, Pumpkin Island
offers an island getaway with a difference. With only five eco-friendly
cottages on the island, privacy and relaxation are assured, whilst
visitors can enjoy a range of activities.
Camping is allowed in the Keppel Bay Islands National Park of North
Keppel Island, Humpy Island, Miall Island, Middle Island, Divided
Island & Pelican Island. Visitors must bring their own drinking
water and campers require a camping permit. Details and bookings can be
made through the National Parks.