4. You can enjoy the best of both worlds: beach + bush
Criss-crossed with walking tracks, Great Keppel offers plenty of ways to get away from it all and commune with nature. Gentle hikes to pretty picnic spots or lookouts offering great views are in the mix.
While hiking keep your eyes peeled to spot the island wildlife, including goannas and blue-tongue lizards. At night, look out for the brush-tail possums along the paths to your cabin.
Great Keppel is also a birdwatcher’s paradise, with more than 90 species of birds. Look up to as sea eagles soar majestically overhead. Your bird book will be overflowing as you add brahminy kites, ospreys, pied oystercatchers, curlews, honeyeaters, rainbow bee-eaters, friarbirds, kookaburras and rainbow lorikeets to your list. However, we won’t count Ernie, the cheeky resident sulphur-crested cockatoo at Great Keppel Island Hideaway.