Svendsens Beach, Great Keppel Island

Great Keppel Island,

Indicative Rate * AU$115 to AU$220

The luxury bungalow tent island retreat of Svendsens Beach Great Keppel Island offers guests the perfect eco friendly island holiday with a 'glamping' experience. At their reasonable prices anyone can afford a week on the pristine side of Great Keppel Island. Walk the many bushwalks (up to five hour tracks), snorkel on their lovely coral reefs or just relax.

They meet you at the island ferry and transport you over to share their small, friendly, ecologically gentle island way of life, where their power comes from wind generators and solar panels. Whales migrate past the island in Winter (July-September) and turtles nest in Summer (November-February). The accommodation is for adults only.

Svendsens Beach can accommodate a maximum of 10 adults in the two luxury tent-bungalows, the newly appointed studio and the rental house. The tents and studio form one small cluster, where up to three couples can share, whereas the house is completely separate and self-contained.

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Camp Kitchen
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Communal Refrigerator
  • Open fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Canoeing
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
1 Svendsen's Beach
Great Keppel Island,
Queensland
Australia

Our Rooms

The rental house is in a superb location overlooking two bays. It has a timber deck on two sides, and nothing between the house and sea except trees and lawn (no roads). The house has an open plan layout - and has a lounge room and two separate bedrooms, each with a queen and single bed. Each room sleeps two adults. The kitchen is fully equipped and the house is totally self contained.

The tents are on a large timber deck and covered with an awning over the tent and deck. The tent bungalows have permanent, solid furniture, and the beds are made up with linen. They also have bedside tables and chairs. Tents have reading lights and fans in summer months. The double has one double bed, and the twin has two single beds.

This is a beautiful timber building with polished wooden floor. It is self contained and very cosy. It has traditional Queensland shutters, and is very close to the beach.

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Forty Mile Scrub National Park

Mount Garnet, Tablelands Area
Free Entry
This park features ancient and recent volcanic flows, open grassy woodland, the headwaters of several creeks, and an island of dry rainforest remnant in a sea of eucalypt woodland. Large bottle trees, along with fig, Burdekin plum and white cedar trees drop their leaves in the dry season but spring to life with summer rain.

Chillagoe-Mungana Caves National Park

Chillagoe, Mareeba Area
From AU$26.30 - 26.30
Featuring spectacular limestone caves, small galleries of Aboriginal rock art, jagged limestone outcrops and an historically significant mining site, this park is rich in natural and cultural heritage.

Undara Volcanic National Park

Mount Surprise, Etheridge Area
Free Entry
In the vast open spaces of the savanna, a sea of seasonal grasses conceals the Undara lava tube, one of the Earth's longest flows of lava originating from a single volcano. Ribbons of green remnant rainforest contrast with the surrounding dry savanna landscape, marking the course of sections of the lava tube.

Undara Experience

Mount Surprise, Etheridge Area
From AU$58 - 60
Only three and a half hours from Cairns in Tropical North Queensland's Gulf Savannah lies a land so different in contrasts - the Undara Experience. Undara is a pristine wilderness possessing one of the oldest and best preserved lava tube systems anywhere on Earth.

Chillagoe

Chillagoe, Mareeba Area
Head into the accessible outback west of Cairns and discover the underground wonders of the former mining town of Chillagoe. Just 140 kilometres west of Mareeba along the Wheelbarrow Way, Chillagoe was once an ancient coral reef which has been transformed into spectacular limestone bluffs with a network of some 560 caves, while early volcanic activity has created rich marble and mineral deposits.
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