Mackay–Capricorn Islands Hotels


Great Keppel Island Holiday Village

At a Glance


  • beautiful and peaceful location
  • good value
  • friendly, helpful staff


  • patchy mobile phone coverage (Telstra and Optus okay)
  • no Wi-Fi or TV
  • meals not provided

Great Keppel Island Holiday Village Review

Surrounded by stunning beaches and bush, this is a modest, quiet alternative for travelers looking to get back to basics without a party scene. The village centers around a large reception hall, where you can buy island maps, pick up snorkeling gear (free for guests), rent a motorized canoe, discover walking tracks, and meet other travelers. Varied accommodation includes two solar-powered, self-contained family houses, two cabins with ensuite bathrooms, twin and double rooms in the main lodge; and permanent canvas tents with wood floors, twin or double beds, lights, and decks with outdoor furniture. There's a well-equipped communal kitchen, and a barbecue for cooking out. Bring your own groceries (buy extra supplies from the village store) or dine out at the only eatery, a pizzeria, open for lunch and some dinners. The resort has a minimum four-night stay; rates drop with longer stays.

    Hotel Details

  • 4 rooms, 2 houses, 2 cabins, 9 tents.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 01-15-2014

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