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Keswick Island Camping and Glamping

Keswick Island, Mackay Area

Indicative Rate * AU$20 to AU$80

Experience camping and glamping on a natural Whitsunday island.

Keswick Island is a truly natural wonderland, and there is no better way to experience the wonders of this magical island than to camp under the stars.

Nestled on a leafy hillside, just a stroll from the tranquil waters of Basil Bay, the Keswick campground provides guests with a few of life's little comforts while still being immersed in nature.

By day, you can explore beautiful Keswick Island. By night, simply relax and unwind - sit around the camp fire, soak up the night air, roast marshmallows and marvel at the stars.

Come and experience the freedom, on Keswick!

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Camp Kitchen
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Communal Shower
  • Gas
  • Open fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Sailing
  • Scuba-Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
Keswick Island
Keswick Island, Mackay Area
Queensland
Australia

Our Rooms

Keswick Camping offers you an opportunity to get back to basics within a natural island wonderland.

The boutique campground is nestled amongst trees and only a stroll from stunning Basil Bay beach. The non-powered camp sites are landscaped for privacy, and range in size from smaller (5 metres) to larger sites (10 metres).

Campground facilities including - fire ring, toilet/change room/showers, recycling and waste facilities, camp sink with fresh water.

Plus, the nearby Basil Bay Hut facility is solar-powered with kitchenette, barbecue, microwave and fridges, power points for charging, picnic tables with umbrellas, change room/toilet/beach shower.

Simply bring your own camping equipment and supplies OR instead opt to hire your camping equipment on Keswick.

Great for couples, groups or families. Suitable for children.

Keswick Glamping offers a peaceful nature retreat within the Great Barrier Reef.

The suites are set up for you, so the minute you arrive you can sit back, relax and enjoy your idyllic island escape.

Gamping suites (for 2 people) include - safari tent on timber deck, camp beds with mattress, all linen including towels, deck chairs, lantern, esky and eating utensils, plus welcome pack including a pot of unique Keswick Island honey!

Facilities include - toilet and shower (hot water bags available), fire ring, recycling/waste facilities, camp sink with fresh water. Nearby Basil Bay hut is powered and offers kitchenette, barbecue, microwave, fridges and picnic tables.

Experience the freedom, on Keswick!

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Bees on Keswick Island

Keswick Island, Mackay Area
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Keswick Island is home to thriving hives of purebred Caucasian bees. Unlike bees on the Australian mainland, these bees are free of many other diseases and are sometimes used as breeding stock for the mainland colonies.

Birdwatching on Keswick Island

Keswick Island, Mackay Area
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Keswick Island is a bird watcher's paradise. The island is home to many different bird species, with sightings of at least 33 different birds documented to date - an impressive variety for an island of Keswick's size.

Whale Watching on Keswick Island

Keswick Island, Mackay Area
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Humpback Whales can be frequently seen around Keswick Island during their annual migration through the Whitsundays between the months of July to September. Seeing the whales frolicking nearby, or guiding a newborn calf through the protected waters of Egremont Passage, is a truly magical experience.

South Cumberland Islands National Park

St Bees Island, Mackay Area
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This park has been impacted by recent severe weather events in Queensland. Please check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions. South Cumberland Islands National Park encompasses nine islands.

Scuba Diving on Keswick Island

Keswick Island, Mackay Area
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Keswick Island is a stepping stone to numerous exciting and diverse dive sites. Boat and shore dives can be hand-picked to match the abilities of divers. Shallow-depth shore dives can allow you to explore the spectacular reef, discover shipwrecks that lie off the shores or indulge in great night diving.
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The Cremer was a 50 metre passenger and cargo ship that was employed in trading with Indonesia, Singapore and China. It ran aground off St Bees Island (nearby Keswick Island) during a major storm in September 1943.
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The Singapore was bound for Sydney from Hong Kong when she struck what is now called 'Singapore Rock' sometime in January 1877. Fortunately, no lives were lost. The Singapore was a 964 ton single screw steamer with a length of 87 metres and a width of 10 metres.

Snorkelling on Keswick Island

Keswick Island, Mackay Area
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The Great Barrier Reef coral fringes Keswick and provides magnificent snorkelling, especially at Connie Bay and Coral Gardens. Keswick's coral reef offers something for everyone, from swim-through caves and deep canyons to wide shallows, teeming with marine life.

Basil Bay on Keswick Island

Keswick Island, Mackay Area
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The beautiful Basil Bay is Keswick Island's prime swimming beach. Located on the western side of the island, Basil Bay boasts crystal clear water at high tide, crisp white sand and gentle shade trees - making it an idyllic spot to enjoy your quintessential island adventure.

Connie Bay on Keswick Island

Keswick Island, Mackay Area
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At the far north end of Keswick Island, Connie Bay is a secluded beach of sweeping white sand, turquoise water and fringing coral. Connie Bay boasts uninterrupted views towards the northern Whitsunday islands.
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