Keppel Sands Accommodation
Queensland's Central Region is a jewel along the shores of the Coral Sea that beckons travellers from all over. Choosing Keppel Sands holiday rentals instead of a hotel can make staying in this region a much more enjoyable holiday. Rentals are mostly beach front homes and if they aren't they offer ocean views. The quiet, salty surf is painted by colorful sunsets each evening.
Why Choose Keppel Sands?
This small community is located less than 20 kilometres from Rockhampton on the shores of the Coral Sea. Only minutes from Girt Reef, Flat Rock Reef, Round Rock Reef, and Mother Macgregor Reef, this quaint town is a diver's paradise.
Mount Archer National Park
This scenic coastal park offers mountain views from its ample walking trails. Trails range from easy, level trails to more advanced, hiking trails leading to scenic lookouts over the coastline and where nearby mountains are visible. The park's valleys are covered with rainforests that are home to bountiful wildlife. Wallabies and birds often greet visitors.
Keppel Bay Islands National Park
This secluded park offers many activities for guests. The pristine beaches and clear water are perfect for sunbathing and swimming. Towering cliffs provide a perfect photo backdrop while lounging on the shoreline. There are many walking tracks ranging from easy to difficult that lead through the woodlands and to lookouts with ocean views.
With the beginnings of the Great Barrier Reef just offshore, diving, snorkelling, and reef walking are popular here. Reef walkers peruse the sandy channels in between reefs for an up close view of the marine life living along the coral beds. Divers and snorkelers see beneath and above the surface for an enhanced marine experience. Boating and fishing are popular in this park, but be mindful of wildlife and coral beds.
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Reptile lovers will find this sanctuary a great way to spend an afternoon. Over 100 species of reptiles live here including the ever elusive saltwater crocodile. Visitors learn about reptile behavior, habitat, and daily living through informative talks from the animal's caregivers. For true reptile lovers, a chance to feed and handle the animals is available.
Pynda Camel Tours
Viewing the outback from atop a camel creates a once-in-a-lifetime memory. This company offers one-hour, three-hour, and overnight camel riding excursions through the desert and outback terrains culminating at a scenic lookout. Riders will see plentiful wildlife along their trek including wallabies, kangaroos, and birds. Afterward, riders can hand feed their camel to show appreciation.
Rentals vs. Hotels
Choosing a holiday rental for Central Region accommodation provides many advantages over staying in a hotel. Rentals are private homes, so no pesky neighbors or hotel staff knocking at the door at odd hours. Rentals have fully equipped kitchens and most have laundry rooms, so no paying extra for meals and laundry service. Instead of the whole family piling into one cramped room, guests each have a bed in separate rooms making a good night's rest possible and likely. Staying in holiday rentals are more secure and enjoyable than staying at a hotel.