What to Pack


What to pack  for your island getaway is much like any beach destination, your sunscreen and a hat are essential. However, here on Great Keppel Island, there are some quirky requirements for our island lifestyle that you may need to bear in mind…


The facilities in your room will vary, depending on the room style you have booked. For the A-frame house, Cabins and Garden rooms, there will be a cake of soap in the bathroom but you will need to provide your own toiletries. The bunkhouses will find soap in their shared bathroom too.


Bore Water

Here on Great Keppel Island, we run off bore water so please be aware before you arrive that you cannot drink the tap water in your room. Guests are provided with two 1.5lt bottles of drinking water per day, which is to be collected from reception each morning. There is always drinking water available in the bar & bistro area and if you do require additional water, it is available for purchase.


Beach Towels

Full linen is provided in all room types, however we do not provide beach towels so please remember to pack your favourite!


Insect Repellent

We are an island (as obvious as it sounds!) so bugs and insects do come with the territory, we recommend you bring some insect repellent, particularly if your skin if sensitive to bites.


Walking Shoes

If you are planning to explore the island, please remember that Great Keppel is not a national park, therefore some of the walking tracks are challenging so we do recommend proper walking shoes. if you’re heading off for the whole day, an appropriate backpack is also recommended.