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Mercure Resort Great Keppel Island, Great Keppel Island

Fringed by 17 separate white sand beaches encircling its 28 kilometre shoreline like a pearl shell necklace, Great Keppel Island offers an unique holiday destination.

Almost astride the Tropic of Capricorn, Great Keppel enjoys a sub-tropical climate and near constant sea breezes which combined with the turquoise crystal of its water creates a holiday escape unique to the region.

Laced with picturesque walking trails, the island lists 10 different tracks ranging from a 15 minute beach walk to a hike to the lighthouse at the island’s tip.

A sanctuary to extensive native flora and fauna including more than 100 species of bird life including kookaburras, rainbow lorikeets, drongos and a diverse range of seabirds and with strong Aboriginal heritage links, Great Keppel Island is more than a place to lie in the sun.

Its accessibility – 20 minutes by air from Rockhampton, 30 minutes by high speed catamaran from Rosslyn Bay near Yeppoon and only 696 kilometres north of Brisbane – makes it a getaway which can be reached with a minimum of travel.

The Mercure Resort combines gracious Queensland hospitality, comfortable accommodation and abundant facilities for guests seeking to enjoy the islands many facets while indulging in a traditional holiday focused on families, friends, couples and relaxation.

Whether your perfect holiday consists of balmy days cocktail in hand under a palm tree, a hit of golf, snorkelling, or all of the above you’ll be moved by the beauty and charm of this magical island.

Accommodation Options


Garden View rooms are located near the reception building overlooking the tennis courts and golf course within easy access to the resort facilities. Serviced daily.


Beachfront rooms are located either side of Keppel’s Restaurant and have direct access to the northern and southern ends of Fisherman’s Beach complete with stunning views. Serviced daily.


Hillside Villas feature air conditioning, are split level and command spectacular views over the Golf Course, resort grounds and the Capricorn Coast’s neighbouring islands. Serviced every second day.


Popular Activities

  • Bush Walking
  • Cruising
  • Golfing
  • Seakayaking
  • Para-Sailing/Para-Flying
  • Sailing
  • Scenic Flight
  • Skiing - Water
  • Skydiving
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Cruising
  • Diving
  • Golfing
  • Nightlife
  • Reef

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