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 North Keppel Island Environmental Education Centre

Situated eleven kilometres off Yeppoon on the Capricorn Coast, this unique centre is situated on a national park island surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. There are no other developments on the island which is only accessible by boat.

Visitors to the centre can experience a rich diversity of real life experiences such as snorkelling over coral reefs, investigating energy efficiency practices, canoeing, outrigging, marine studies and indigenous history.

The highly experienced teaching team at the centre support the planning and implementation of visiting group's  programs. Resources such as 'Gundoo Spirit', the centre's purpose built boat, are available to make camps fantastic learning experiences.

This welcoming statement greets all visitors at the beach: 'We the Woppaburra, or Island People, are the traditional custodians of the Keppel Islands, our ancestral homelands, and we are proudly of the Dharumbul Nation'. North Keppel Island Environmental Education Centre acknowledges the Traditional Custodians the Woppaburra of the country in which this centre is located and pays respect to their Elders past and present. 

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  • Building Resilience

    Building Resilience

    15 Mar 2018

    Many of the activities conducted at the centre support student resilience.

  • Pest Free Signage

    Pest Free Signage

    02 Mar 2018

    New signs to inform visitors about pest management at the centre will be displayed at every...

  • Shoalwater Bay visit

    Shoalwater Bay visit

    02 Feb 2018

    The centre staff were taken on a tour of the army Shoalwater Bay environments as part of their...

  • Caring for fruit bats

    Caring for fruit bats

    02 Feb 2018

    Connections have been made with a bat expert in Rockhampton. Michelle Kraatz is a bat carer who...


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