Pumpkin Island

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One of Australia’s hidden gems and best-kept island secrets, nestled in the Keppel Islands, 13.8 kilometres off the coast from Yeppoon. A holiday on Pumpkin Island offers a blissful escape and a chance to partake in pristine nature. Here you will find just five eco-friendly, self-catering beach cottages powered by wind and sun, overlooking a crystalline beach.

Pumpkin Island offers the perfect getaway, a unique eco island retreat for couples, families and friends wanting to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing holiday. Rent the whole island exclusively for a secluded, private Great Barrier Reef island experience. This little private island of only 15 acres 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.

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; unique and rare species abound, simply 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.

Pristine protected beaches, sheltered coves and rare wildlife, not to mention fishing, snorkeling, swimming or just taking it easy, will keep you as busy on Pumpkin Island, or as relaxed as you wish. Pumpkin Island is a playground for families young and old, utterly romantic for couples and a hoot for a group of friends.


There is a very unique feel to each of the 5 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.

Prices vary on seasonality and number of guests. Please contact our villa expert for a personalized quote.