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Man and Wife Rocks Dive Site

Great Keppel Island,

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Located in the Keppel Group of Islands on the Great Barrier Reef, Man and Wife Rocks features a beautiful plateau (around six to eight metres) of rich coral reef with extensive varieties of hard and soft corals. Staghorn corals are prolific - great macro photography. A number of sea anemones with resident clownfish, large schools of pelagic fish. There is a drop-off where large sponges, sea fans, sea snakes and wobbegong sharks can be encountered.

Great Barrier Reef
Great Keppel Island,
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Man and Wife Rocks Dive Site

Great Keppel Island,
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Located in the Keppel Group of Islands on the Great Barrier Reef, Man and Wife Rocks features a beautiful plateau (around six to eight metres) of rich coral reef with extensive varieties of hard and soft corals. Staghorn corals are prolific - great macro photography. A number of sea anemones with resident clownfish, large schools of pelagic fish. There is a drop-off where large sponges, sea fans, sea snakes and wobbegong sharks can be encountered.

Egg Rock Dive Site

Great Keppel Island,
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Egg Rock is located in a Marine National Park "B" Zone - the Keppel Group of Islands on the Great Barrier Reef are totally protected. Wall dives to 30m on the seaward side, numerous types of corals and fish life - some up to 70kg! Coral Trout in abundance and Clown Fish (the size of your hand) in their Anemones in patches up to 10m in diameter. Sea Snakes, Cod, Barramundi, Hussar's, Sweetlip, Hump-headed Batfish and Red Emperor to name a few. This site is a photographers dream.

Child Island Dive Site

Great Keppel Island,
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In the Keppel Group of Islands on the Great Barrier Reef, you can drift dive the deep channel to 30 metres between the Child and Barren islands known as "The Gulch". Its walls are lined with small colourful invertebrates. On a good dive, gropers, barracuda, trevally, stingrays, wobbegongs, cobia and surgeonfish can be seen. Novice divers can dive at 15 metre level to view magnificent coral formations, the Gulch cave, forests of sea whips and sea fans.

Outer Rocks Dive Site

Great Keppel Island,
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Outer Rocks, in the Keppel Group of Islands on the Great Barrier Reef, has entry at 8m over superb ridges rich in hard and soft coral. The ridge is known as Snake Paradise due to the resident population of olive sea snakes. There are many gutters to explore, ledges, and a good variety of marine life. Green and loggerhead turtles are also regular visitors. Snorkeling and safety stop area over the staghorn and coral patches.

Keppel Bay Islands National Park

Capricorn Coast, Livingstone Area
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Keppel Bay Islands National Park protects 13 islands in the Keppel Group and is surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The islands are the traditional home of the Kanomi-Woppaburra people. Secluded beaches, plunging cliffs and diverse plant communities are just some of the attractions on offer. Sea turtles breed and feed around the islands. On North Keppel Island, discover wildlife and enjoy the views on three walks. Snorkelling and diving are also popular. Go fishing, but adhere to regulations. Learn about Humpy Island's history and explore its circuit walk. Enjoy camping on one of seven islands. Camping fees apply and bookings are essential. Book in advance for school holidays. Take water and a fuel stove. Check restrictions on activities such as spearfishing, anchoring, fishing and collecting.

Keppel Bay Marina

Capricorn Coast, Livingstone Area
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Located at the gateway to the Keppel Group of Islands, Keppel Bay Marina is the friendliest and largest marina in Northern Australia. The multi award winning tourist facility is home to over 500 berths, The Waterline Restaurant, Sail Capricornia and a range of charter vessels. No holiday to the Capricorn Coast is complete without a visit to Keppel Bay Marina.

Kinka Beach

Capricorn Coast, Rockhampton Area
With wide open beaches lapped by the calm, gentle waters of Keppel Bay, Kinka Beach, just 15 minutes’ drive south of Yeppoon, is the perfect seaside destination for families looking for an affordable getaway. Kinka Beach holiday-makers enjoy unfiltered views over the water to the world-renowned Great Keppel Island. Its quiet locale and tranquil waters make Kinka Beach an excellent swimming beach for all ages and abilities. Grab a bucket and spade and make the most of the clean sand and idyllic location. The seaside hamlet of Emu Park is just three kilometres down the road offering a range of shops, cafes and facilities to ensure your stay is a comfortable one. At the northern end of Kinka Beach is Causeway Lake, offering great picnic and barbecue facilities and pretty water views. A local kiosk sells bait and tackle along with ice creams and treats for the whole family. Explore the lake by boat, catamaran, kayak, paddle boat or canoe, available for hire at the local boat shop. Take the kids fishing, throw in a crab pot, or at low tide visit the nearby rock pools and delight at the strange and wonderful creatures who call this place home. Several beachside units with pools are available for hire and the area also has a number of good caravan parks and holiday villages offering self-contained units, cabins, and camping facilities.

Emu Park

Capricorn Coast, Rockhampton Area
Emu Park is situated along the Capricorn Coast, 45 kilometres east of Rockhampton. Emu Park is host to the Singing Ship, a monument overlooking the coast line. You can take a scenic drive of Yeppoon before arriving in Emu Park or drive straight from Rockhampton which passes the Koorana Crocodile Farm. From Emu Park you can also visit Great Keppel Island for a day trip, or enjoy the quiet, peaceful surrounds that Emu Park has to offer.

Great Keppel Island

Great Keppel Island,
Great Keppel Island on the Southern Great Barrier Reef in Central Queensland boasts 17 pristine beaches. The island is mostly composed of natural bushland with several walking tracks and lookouts for you to enjoy. But it's the beaches that really set Great Keppel apart from other islands. And with the fringing coral reefs off the island, you've found a perfect holiday escape. Great Keppel Island truly has something for everyone. With spectacular snorkelling and scuba diving and some excellent bush walks through the National Park, you'll never be longing for choice. There are also several accommodation options available. Great Keppel Island is just off the coast of Rockhampton, which makes it easily accessible for day trips as well as extended holidays. Great Keppel Island, it's a tropical paradise waiting for you to explore.
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