Ready to ditch winter? Escape to Great Keppel Island…

If Ernest Hemingway were still around, I’d say this would be his chosen location to pen his latest book.

Barefoot serenity. Hammocks. Palm trees. Washed down with a mojito and a tropical beat.

This is Great Keppel Island.

It has a vibe that suits anyone’s desire to chillax and offers plenty to keep the young or young at heart engaged and supercharged.

Great Keppel lies in the Southern Great Barrier Reef – around 1454 hectares in size, it’s home to 17 white-sand beaches and has an interior rich with native flora and fauna.

Want some blissed out, vehicle-free island living for yourself? Here’s how.