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The North Keppel Island Environmental Education Centre is uniquely located on North Keppel Island, a National Park Island which is wholly situated within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. North Keppel Island is situated in the Keppel Island Group on the Capricorn Coast, Central Queensland. It is 12km from the mainland center of Yeppoon, and only 14km from the sheltered mainland boat harbor of Rosslyn Bay.

North Keppel Island is approximately 627ha in area and is a dominant landscape feature of Keppel Bay. The island and it’s surrounding waters have exceptionally high amenity and natural values in terms of fringing coral reefs, attractive beaches, rugged headlands together with a variety of natural land systems. The following list provides you with a glimpse of the range of values of the island.

  • Numerous fringing coral reefs

  • 4 general marine environments

  • Extensive grassland communities

  • Eucalypt dominated open forests

  • 9 individual beaches

  • 2 major tidal creek areas

  • Mangrove communities

  • Low closed woodlands

Keppel Bay Islands

North Keppel Island is the largest National Park island in the group of islands known as the Keppel Bay Islands. These islands are situated on the eastern coastline of Australia. North Keppel Island is situated in the Keppel Island Group on the Capricorn Coast, Central Queensland. The Keppel Bay Island group consists of 18 islands, the largest Island is Great Keppel Island (1454ha).

The twelve islands that have been declared National Parks in the Keppel Bay area are:

  • North Keppel Island (627ha)
  • Conical Island (7ha)
  • Corroboree Island (20ha)
  • Sloping Island (8ha)
  • Miall Island (40ha)
  • Middle Island (65ha)
  • Halfway Island
  • Humpy Island (65ha)
  • Barren Island
  • Pelican Island (8ha)
  • Divided Island (8ha)
  • Peak Island

 

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All visitors need to be aware of the marine park rules that are applied to the island. 

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