North Keppel Island Hilltop Trail
  • Length: 5.3km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: -23.06441249, 150.890007

  • End: -23.0646494, 150.8906937

  • Location: Keppel Bay Islands National Park

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  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -23.06441249

  • Longitude: 150.890007

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North Keppel Island Hilltop Trail is a 5.3km, grade 4 one way hike, located in Keppel Bay Islands National Park, Queensland. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

North Keppel Island Hilltop Trail is located on North Keppel Island within Keppel Bay Islands National Park. Steep hills and cliffs, which plunge into the sea, are features of the islands but there are also sheltered bays and quiet sandy beaches.

About the region

Keppel Bay Islands are part of both a national park and a scientific national park in Queensland, Australia, respectively 538 km and 518 km northwest of Brisbane. The islands are positioned in Keppel Bay, off the coast of Yeppoon and Emu Park on the Capricorn Coast. The largest island and a popular tourist attraction is Great Keppel Island.

From the early 1950s to about 1994, a small resort of about twelve cabins on North Keppel Island was operated by old Mr Walls, a former train driver. Old Mr Walls was assisted by his daughter, Geraldine, and her husband, who also lived on the island. His son Tim Walls operated the boat service to the Island, firstly in a boat called the Somerset, out of Ross Creek, Yeppoon, then in a larger boat called the Keppel Star, out of the Roslyn Bay Boat Harbour.

More recently the island has been run by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.

Camping, reef walking, boating, fishing, wildlife watching, diving and snorkelling are all popular activities within the park.

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