The Hidden Gem of Pumpkin Island: A Tranquil Eco-Paradise in Queensland's Capricorn Coast

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About Pumpkin Island

Embark on a journey to Pumpkin Island, a secluded eco-paradise nestled within the shimmering waters of Queensland’s Capricorn Coast. This captivating island retreat offers a unique blend of tranquillity, pristine natural beauty, and sustainable living, making it the perfect destination for those seeking a truly unforgettable experience.

Experience the Unspoilt Beauty of Pumpkin Island

One of Australia’s best-kept secrets, Pumpkin Island is a private island nestled in the Southern Great Barrier Reef’s Keppel Group of islands, 14 kilometres off the coast of Yeppoon. Surrounded by pristine reef and a crystalline beach, Pumpkin Island is home to the rare Flatback turtles, unique to the area. This little private island of only 6.1 hectares is a quaint piece of paradise that offers a blissful escape from the stresses of modern-day life and a chance to partake in pristine nature.

Comfortable, Nature-Inspired Accommodation

The island has everything to make your stay in paradise a memorable one. In order to preserve the intimacy and authenticity of the island, the owners have created a small eco-friendly retreat, purposely limiting the number, with a select variety of self-catering cottages to five, whilst accommodating up to 30 guests. There is a very unique feel to each of the comfortable, nature-inspired cottages, only a step away from the ocean’s edge. Each has a special name, colourful decor and a view of the Pacific Ocean. All cottages are self-contained and eco-friendly, powered by wind and sun, yet well appointed and charming. They have their own private bathrooms, with large decks overlooking seclusion and freedom, enjoying some of the most beautiful sunsets you will ever witness.

Engage in a Multitude of Island Activities

Experience the Great Barrier Reef as you never have before; fish and dive the surrounding waters, lounge on the beach, read a book, go bird watching, float in the water or delve into the adventurous side of Pumpkin Island. Explore the largest reef in the world, with a scuba tank or without. Practice your casting at the famous Giant Trevally cove. Test your wits against the Spanish Mackerel, Coral Trout and Black Kingfish out in the deep sea. Or simply take a leisurely day exploring adjoining Little Pumpkin and its natural wonders with a glass bottom kayak on an island tour watching the graceful turtles and dolphins or spotting a whale or two in the distance. Hike up one of three peaks for unrivalled views of the surrounding islands and reefs. Take a swim at mid tide around the island’s own coral lagoon and see a multitude of colourful coral, giant clams and fish. Snorkelling equipment as well as glass bottom sea kayaks are provided for your use.

Indulge in Delicious Dining Options

Fish for your own dinner within the shallow waters of the reef, or dine from our pre-order gourmet meals menu. Guests can self-cater or pre-order gourmet meals along with Australian wines, from the award-winning Waterline Restaurant, at Keppel Bay Marina, Yeppoon. Meals and drinks are collected on the day of departure. The island will enchant all who choose Pumpkin Island for their self-catering holidays in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.

Discover for yourself why Pumpkin Island is a must-visit destination on Queensland’s Capricorn Coast. Plan your visit today and prepare to be captivated by its extraordinary allure.

Facilities :

Fitness classes
Hand massage
Coffee morning
Secured parking
Airport pick up
Daily housekeeping
Restaurant and Bar’s


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Uncover the Answers to Your Burning Questions About Pumpkin Island: An Exciting Guide for Curious Travellers

Pumpkin Island is accessible via a 45-minute private boat transfer from the coastal town of Yeppoon.

The island features 7 self-contained eco-cottages, suitable for couples, families, or groups of friends.

Guests can partake in various activities, such as snorkelling, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, exploring the coral reefs, or simply unwinding on the island's immaculate beaches.

Yes, Pumpkin Island can be exclusively reserved for special events, including weddings, family gatherings, or corporate retreats.

Although there is no restaurant on the island, each cottage is equipped with a fully-functional kitchen for self-catering. Guests can pre-order groceries, which will be delivered to their accommodation.