Great Keppel Island Hideaway

Welcome to Paradise.

great keppel island hideaway
Welcome to Our Barefoot Paradise

Planning to Hideaway from the everyday? Explore our beautiful slice of the Southern Great Barrier Reef, the best address on earth, just 30 minutes from the mainland. Great Keppel Island Hideaway accommodation is a back to basics, barefoot experience, offering an affordable Southern Great Barrier Reef holiday for everyone – singles, couples, families and groups. Enjoy a digital detox with no Wi-Fi in your room and no TV’s.

Whether you’re here for a day or here for a stay, we look forward to welcoming you to Great Keppel Island soon. #idreamofkeppel


Great Keppel Island Hideaway offers a range of budget accommodation to suit singles, couples, families, friends and groups. Our friendly team can assist you with specific island accommodation requests for group bookings, special occasions, functions and events.

Bar and Bistro

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 We are open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, welcoming day trip guests as well as offering an all meals package for our in-house guests.

Island Experiences

Great Keppel Island offers a host of activities and entertainment sure to suit every guest. Discover some of our favourite things to do.

Great Keppel is your playground

Great Keppel Island Events

Great Keppel Island Hideaway offers a range of budget accommodation to suit singles, couples, families, friends and groups. We host a range of live music events throughout the year, from golden oldies through to the young and hip. Check out our events page for our up & coming live artists. requests for group bookings, special occasions, functions and events.


Whether for an intimate wedding or company outing, Great Keppel Island Hideaway offers you the choice of a range of great value packages.

Guest experience

Here on Great Keppel, we love to hear of your favourite things to do. If you’ve experienced something extraordinary on our little island paradise, please share with us on our Tripadvisor. Recent guest feedback has even been featured in the Official Queensland Blog!


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Don’t be ‘chained to the the wheel’ come to the Great Keppel Island Hideaway, Saturday, February 19, 2022 to see JOE CAMILLERI & THE BLACK SORROWS performing live at the Great Keppel Island Hideaway – Saturday, February 19, 2022. Tickets on sale for $50. 

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I’ve got your back!
Two of the hard working Bar Bistro team at the Great Keppel Island Hideaway
Yanik & Boo
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Don’t leave it too long to come visit Great Keppel Island 🏝 ❤️ 
The sunsets are amazing!
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Unfortunately due to the predicted weather all ferries to Great Keppel Island have been cancelled tomorrow Friday, December 31.
Our headline NYE act ‘Relic’ have also cancelled but will hopefully be back soon to GKI.
75kg of delicious prawns should go down well on the Christmas Buffet!  #idreamofkeppel #prawns #visitcapricorn #thisisqueensland
Did you hear the good news?
The highly talented RELIC are playing on Great Keppel Island on New Year’s Eve
JC Jams will be performing 400pm to 630pm
Relic from 700pm to 1000pm
Late Keppel Konnections ferry 1030pm
What more could you ask!!

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Make sure you check out the heritage listed old Homestead on your next visit to Great Keppel Island. It was built close to 100 years ago and was occupied by Lizzie Leeke and her husband Michael O’Neill and later Ralph Leeke. Lizzie ran sheep on the island until 1945.

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Holistic Wellness is a global tourism trend and there is not better place to unwind and reconnect with family and friends than on Great Keppel Island.

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You do not need to be vaccinated to travel on the Keppel Konnections ferries (but need to wear a mask)
You do not need to vaccinated to enjoy takeaway food or beverages from the GKI Hideaway Bar/Bistro
We have beautiful lawn areas and of course 17 white sandy beaches.
There is no better time to visit Great Keppel Island. 
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A big warm welcome to three new staff members to our kitchen team.
Michelle, Ryan and Tristan.
All three are looking forward to serving you delicious food over Christmas and the New Year.
We are very fortunate to have assembled such a strong team both front and back of house for the busy holiday season.
Team work makes the dream work!
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Due to a change in advice on the Queensland Government Covid19 mandate a limited number of accommodation rooms are now available for the Christmas/New Year period.
The Queensland Government has now advised that you DON’T need to be fully vaccinated to stay in our accommodation but you WILL need to be vaccinated to dine or drink in the Hideaway Bar/Bistro – if you are not fully vaccinated you will still be able to be served at the Bar/Bistro as normal but you will need to take your food and drink to the lawn area, beachfront or back to your room. 
Get in quick and call the Great Keppel Island Reception today on 07-4939-2050.

We respect everyone has an opinion on Covid19, vaccination and how the Government (Federal & State) have handled this difficult situation but this post is not the forum for comments – only those seeking accommodation please! #ideamofkeppel #thisisqueensland #visitcapricorn #christmasholidays
Congratulations Mr & Mrs Granville!
Thank you for selecting Great Keppel Island Hideaway for your special day in November. 
We wish Zoe & Jake a lifetime of happiness and look forward to seeing you back on Keppel soon.
📸  @Jessica_j_howard 
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After two years apart our fabulous Nepalese Chef Sashin in finally reunited with his beautiful wife Sushila and son Asshray ❤️ 
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One year old ‘Roxy’ is having the time of her life on Great Keppel Island! ❤️ Dogs travel free on @keppelkonnections  #idreamofkeppel #visitcapricorn #dogsofkeppel #thisisqueensland
Our neighbouring island, Middle is just a kayak away 🚣‍♀️
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The Hideout is open daily throughout school holidays and every weekend for coffee on the beach 😎
Our mid week special runs year round, excluding the Queensland school holidays 🥳
Beautiful fringing reef, straight off the beach 🙌
📸: @mumpacktravel 
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Sunday, every day 🧜‍♀️
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Our kinda arvo 🙌
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