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This is Chelsea…

Hey everyone, I’m Chelsea. The non-Australian-looking Australian that works in reception at GKI Hideaway and Keppel Konnections. You will find me behind the reception desk with a ‘cuppa tea’ in hand – with two lovely Brits by my side it is… Read more »

You’re speaking to Beth…

Good morning, afternoon, evening! Current “new girl” here in reception. The second of the blonde brits hiding behind the desk. To say that I’m blessed to be here would be a complete understatement. Waking up every morning to the white… Read more »

Wedding Season…

Our wedding season is nearly coming to an end, with just two more to go throughout November (and then Party season jumps right in!). We’ve had some wonderful couples through our doors, and have sent away many a happily ever… Read more »

Whales Galore!

Whale season is well and truly underway and this year, the magnificent marine mammals have been putting on a mighty show! Spotted first on their migration North around the back of Great Keppel, it isn’t usually until the migration South that… Read more »

G’Day from Catalyst

Hi, I am Denise, one of the receptionists from the Hideaway and feel so blessed to be living and working at Great Keppel Island. People tell me, I’m livin’ the dream, as we live on our beautiful catamaran, “Catalyst” at… Read more »

3 Little Birds that sit in Reception…

Part Two… Good morning #idreamofkeppel #greatkeppelislandhideaway lovers, hope you are all enjoying our blog sessions and you find them interesting and entertaining. I am part of the reception team here at the hideaway and as a local living in Yeppoon, as opposed… Read more »

Winter on The Southern Great Barrier Reef

When you’re looking for your next adventure this winter, remember that Great Keppel Island is a mere 30 minutes away from Keppel Bay Marina on the ferry. Don’t let the cooler night time temperatures put you off, winter sunsets are… Read more »

Visit Great Keppel and see the Great Eight

Africa has the “Big Five”, well, in Australia, we have the “Great Eight”. That’s Eight iconic residents of this marvellous underwater eco-system which until you have seen them all, really means you haven’t seen the Great Barrier Reef at all. … Read more »

A Day in the life of a Long Term Backpacker

When I first visited the Capricorn Coast it was to do my 88 days regional work to gain my second year working holiday visa. For those regular to the Hideaway, you may know me as the Pome in reception(!) to… Read more »

Coming Soon!

It’s all go here at Great Keppel Island Hideaway, and we cannot wait to share all our exciting up-coming projects with you. Firstly, our “Reef Rooms” are under-going a make-over and renaming process to become our “Garden Rooms”. They will… Read more »