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Great Keppel Island Escape Southern Barrier Reef

Australia, QLD

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Great Keppel ★★★

Submerse yourself in the raw untouched natural beauty of Great Keppel Island, Southern Barrier Reef. Sink your toes into one of the 17 soft white sandy beaches, snorkel reef within reach, washed down by a coldie at bar and bistro. Simple beachfront accommodation with no frills attached. Palm trees and ocean breeze included in this back to basic island living. Blow bubbles with PADI certified dive team, bush walk and hike until your heart is content or simply sip cocktails at your leisure.

Queensland Barefoot Paradise

6 nights for 2 adults & 2 children for $1,245 AUD

Nine ensuite cabins are nestled amongst sub-tropical gardens and are a short two minute stroll to the beach and the main reception area. All Island Cabins have a basic kitchenette space for self-catering which includes a full size fridge freezer, toaster, kettle, microwave and electric fry pan. BBQ’s are not provided. Each cabin has a dining table and chairs (or picnic table & chairs outside). A separate ensuite/bathroom contains a shower, basin and toilet and towels are included for the duration of your stay, you just need to bring your own beach towel.

What's included

6 nights stay (Island cabins), return ferry transfer, any brekky first morning served in sea view bistro for 2 adults and 2 children

6 nights for 6 people at $1,375 AUD!

The Hideaway House is the perfect family getaway. With two Queen bedrooms and a top & bottom bunk bed in the lounge area, the Hideaway House accommodates up to 6 people and features it’s own private courtyard, with a picnic bench for those lazy afternoon cheese platters. With a fully equipped kitchen, guests can either self-cater or avoid the washing up by adding on the all meals package. As with all of our accommodation, full linen is provided, you just need to bring your beach towels. In our accommodation, toiletries are not provided, so please bear this in mind upon packing. Please see our what to pack page for more info.

What's included

6 nights stay for up to 6 persons

Winter Super Special: $490 AUD for 2 person, 3 nights

All cabins include air-conditioning, and have a cool breeze throughout most of the year providing a comfortable setting in our sub-tropical climate here on Great Keppel Island. All cabins have a queen bedroom, with most offering two single beds in the kitchenette area. Full linen is included. All cabins offer an outside area with either paving or decking. Relax outside your very own tropical island accommodation for a few days or longer.

What's included

3 nights stay for 2 people (Island Cabins), return ferry transfers, cocktail on arrival

Essential info

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 island lifestyle that you may need to bear in mind…

Toiletries

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

Insect Repellent

Your travel to an island, so bugs and insects do come with the territory, we recommend you bring some insect repellent, particularly if your skin if sensitive to bites.

Beach Towels

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

Bore Water

Please be aware before you arrive that you cannot drink the tap water in your room. You will find big containers of drinking water in your room, you will just need to bring a smaller bottle to take out and about with you. There is always drinking water available in the bar & bistro area and if you do require additional water, it is available for purchase.

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Our reviews

Brett B

Australia

I am a very active person and did have some hesitation about the amount of driving which was required to complete this tour. However, despite bumpy roads, I found it pretty bearable overall. Distances are big, country is vast and underdeveloped but once it’s get more developed, you will not this sense of freedom and tranquility any more. I recommend going to Mongolia if you’re looking for a varied, culturally enriching experience of a life time framed by unbelievably beautiful landscapes. Locals were very welcome and guides were great and were always ready to help to explore more of their home country. Very safe country, very friendly people. Interesting food, but vegans might be starving.

Francisco Caycedo

USA

Travelled to Russia FIFA World Cup 2018 with a family of 4 including (2 boys: 4 and 12 y/o) . What an amazing experience it was! Super well organized, transfers were always on time, hotels were good, we couldn’t ask for a more responsible tour guide, Phillip was awesome and in care of every little detail to make us feel like at home, would recommend the company with no hesitation at all!

William Watt

Australia

I am a Sydney-based journalist who travelled to the 2018 World Cup with Discovery Russia, the sister company of World of Discoveries. Following is my review of that fabulous experience ... What a trip ... the World Cup, five cities, amazing camaraderie, and great tour leadership against the background of one of the globe’s most amazing countries ... Russia. My World Cup tour with Discovery Russia was one of the great experiences of my travel life. The Discovery Russia team provided a wonderful platform with an itinerary both practical and flexible. The local tours in each of the venue cities - Moscow, Kazan, Samara, Sochi and St Petersburg were informative and, importantly, fun. Considering the accommodation pressures created by the huge influx of Cup tourists, the hotels selected by Discovery Russia were more than adequate. Special mention goes to the Grand Hotel Tchaikovsky In St Petersburg. The tour leadership provided by the company was both expert and considerate. Importantly each traveller’s individual enjoyment and safety appeared to be the paramount consideration. This World Cup holiday was meant to be a “once-in-a-lifetime” experience for me but I am now planning for the next Cup. Bring on 2022 in Qatar!

Alison Danesh

Iran / USA

We just returned from the World Cup in Russia where we followed Team Iran. This involved travel to three different stadiums many miles apart. Thank goodness we booked through World of Discoveries (Discovery Russia branch)! They arranged our lodging and transport. They even set us up with local English speaking guides to take us to see the interesting and historical sights of this beautiful land. We had a blast. We met new friends, ate great food, drank great vodka and cheered our team on. It was a trip of a lifetime.

Irma Rubenstain

Amazing trip to Mongolia

I can't sing the praises loud enough for the operator and their true welcoming, accommodating and approach. From the time I landed and was met by a driver at the airport to take me to my hotel, to fabulous guide, Boloryuya, who worked, it seemed, 24/7 to make sure this trip was everything I dreamed of. From seeking Takhi wild horses with local resident Neema, to meeting reindeer herdsman while in Lake Kovsgol area, from horse back riding and camel rides to a yurt stay at Gobi desert, everything went as planned and exceeded expectations. September seemed a perfect choice to visit Mongolia. Everything from planning and booking, till the farewell transfer to airport, every team member went above and beyond to make it happened the way it was and I’m sending my appraisal too all of you guys. Choose World of Discoveries when you are in need of adventure beyond the ordinary. You name it, they find a way to make it happen. It was truly amazing.

Douglas Schroeder

Australia

Everything worked like clockwork, when someone was suppose to be there they were. Yuri and Cathrine were excellent guides in Moscow and St. Petersburg and we learned a lot from both. We chose the 4 star hotels, and were very satisfied. Would highly recommend this trip to anyone interested.

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