Holidays in Monkey Beach

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Great Keppel Island

Hike into this secluded beach on Great Keppel Island to plunge into the crystal-clear waters and explore the underwater world with your snorkel and mask.

Monkey Beach is a gorgeous strip of white sand and cerulean shores facing southwest from Great Keppel Island. Discover the beach’s fringing reef and find beautiful coral gardens and schools of iridescent tropical fish. Wander along the curving coastline and look back toward the Capricorn Coast or follow the island’s network of scenic hiking trails.

Stretching 1,804 feet (550 meters) from a headland in the north to the edge of Monkey Point, Monkey Beach has broad sandy shores that overlook the reef. Low waves lap at the shore during high tide, while the reef shelters the waters when the tide is low. Lose track of time as you stroll along the sandy expanse or relax on the soft sands.

Wade out into the shallow water and enjoy the warmth of the gentle waves. Be sure to bring your snorkel gear so that you can explore the captivating world beneath the surface. You’ll see tropical fish, stingrays and a variety of corals and sponges in the fringing reef.

There are two ways to reach Monkey Beach. To access the northern end of the beach, walk the short but rugged headland trail that follows the curve of the hill to a steep, forested point from Fishermans Beach. Alternatively, take the easier trail that reaches Monkey Point from Long Beach to the south. This trail takes approximately an hour each way. Admire the lush sub-tropical vegetation of the beach and keep a lookout for parrots and seabirds. From here, join up with more trails on the island’s southwestern coast.

Monkey Beach is located on Great Keppel Island’s southwestern coast. It is only accessible on foot and there are no facilities on the beach. Bring plenty of water, sturdy footwear for the walk and sun protection. Fishermans Beach is easily accessible and has a hostel with a bar serving cold drinks. The beach is free to visit at any time and is a great daytrip from Rosslyn Bay Harbour.

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Great Keppel Island Hideaway
Great Keppel Island Hideaway
2.5 out of 5
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The price is AU$154 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
Nestled on the beach, this The Keppels hotel is just steps away from Great Keppel Beach and Fishermans Beach. Putney Beach and Leekes Beach are also within 10 ...
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Great dive trip
"Great location and diving"

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Great Keppel Island Holiday Village
Great Keppel Island Holiday Village
3 out of 5
Lot 2 The Esplanade, Great Keppel Island, The Keppels, QLD
Situated on the boardwalk, this cottage is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Monkey Beach.
4.5/5Wonderful! (30 reviews)
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"We had an amazing time will definitely return. Host was only too happy to see we were comfortable and having a lovely relaxing break away"

Reviewed on 20 Jul. 2019

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Pumpkin Island
Pumpkin Island
5 out of 5
Situated in The Keppels, this luxury cottage is steps away from Putney Beach, Fishermans Beach and Great Keppel Beach. Keppel Bay Islands National Park and Leekes ...
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Pumpkin Island
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Emu Park Motel
Emu Park Motel
3 out of 5
50 Hill Street, Emu Park, QLD
The price is AU$85 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
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Great Keppel Island Hideaway
Great Keppel Island Hideaway
2.5 out of 5
The price is AU$154 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
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Great Keppel Island Holiday Village
Great Keppel Island Holiday Village
3 out of 5
Lot 2 The Esplanade, Great Keppel Island, The Keppels, QLD
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Pumpkin Island
Pumpkin Island
5 out of 5
Pumpkin Island
Rosslyn Bay Resort
Rosslyn Bay Resort
3.5 out of 5
Vin E. Jones Drive, Rosslyn, QLD
The price is AU$171 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
Rosslyn Bay Resort
Discovery Parks - Coolwaters Yeppoon
Discovery Parks - Coolwaters Yeppoon
3 out of 5
760 Scenic Highway, Kinka Beach, QLD
The price is AU$136 per night from 5 Oct. to 5 Oct.
Discovery Parks - Coolwaters Yeppoon
Endeavour Inn - Emu Park
Endeavour Inn - Emu Park
3.5 out of 5
18-20 Hill Street, Emu Park, QLD
The price is AU$140 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
Endeavour Inn - Emu Park
NRMA Capricorn Yeppoon Holiday Park
NRMA Capricorn Yeppoon Holiday Park
3 out of 5
Wildin Way, Mulambin, QLD
The price is AU$132 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
NRMA Capricorn Yeppoon Holiday Park
Fisherman's Beach Holiday Park
Fisherman's Beach Holiday Park
3 out of 5
67 Pattison Street, Emu Park, QLD
The price is AU$140 per night from 10 Oct. to 10 Oct.
Fisherman's Beach Holiday Park
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