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Child Island Dive Site

Great Keppel Island,

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.

Great Barrier Reef
Great Keppel Island,
Queensland
Australia

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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,
Free Entry
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.

Man and Wife Rocks Dive Site

Great Keppel Island,
Free Entry
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.

Outer Rocks Dive Site

Great Keppel Island,
Free Entry
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
Free Entry
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.

Emu Park

Capricorn Coast, Livingstone 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,
The beaches on Great Keppel are really what set it apart from other islands. There are 17 pristine beaches on the island - many fringed with coral reefs, making this destination a dream holiday for those who love snorkelling or scuba diving. On dry land there are several great bushwalking trails to explore and lookouts that offer stunning views. This tropical paradise is situated just off the Capricorn Coast - making access easy for day trips as well as extended stays. There is a range of accommodation available.
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