Additional ferry service ‘Konnecting’ more visitors to Great Keppel Island

With 17 white sandy beaches to explore, plenty of places to relax, swim, snorkel and dive, along with the opportunity to explore a marvelous web of walking tracks, it really is no wonder that our beautiful Great Keppel Island is as popular as ever.

Over the past months, thousands of visitors and locals have taken the 30 minute ‘overseas’ trip to soak up the exceptional sub-tropical days, and ferry services including Keppel Konnections and Freedom Fast Cats have been inundated with bookings, reaching capacity as more and more people journey to the island paradise.

In response to the increase in bookings, Keppel Konnections will launch an extra service from Monday 19th October through until January 2021, which will depart Keppel Bay Marina daily at 7:30am, and furthermore, include a complimentary coffee from Great Keppel Island Hideaway to kick start your day!

“Following the pressure that COVID-19 placed on the tourism sector, it has been such a welcome relief to see visitors and locals jumping back on board to explore their own backyard,” Eloise Chaffers from Keppel Konnections/GKI Hideaway said. “The additional service will maximise accessibility to Great Keppel Island and encourage more visitors to come and explore our barefoot paradise.”

Capricorn Enterprise CEO, Mary Carroll welcomes the announcement of an extra ferry service, which well and truly proves that Queenslanders are continuing to support Queensland. “Being busy during this time is certainly a good problem to have and it is great to see our tourism operators thriving and evolving despite the disruptions caused by the COVID crisis,” Mary said.

“Our destination has been an extremely popular holiday option since restrictions eased in June, and local attractions and accommodation providers are reporting a positive trend in future bookings through to the summer holidays.”

To continue enticing visitors, Great Keppel Island Hideaway, in conjunction with Keppel Konnections have launched their ‘Spring into Summer’ campaign, which packages return transfers, all meals and two nights’ accommodation at a fantastic rate.

With the introduction of the new Keppel Konnections ferry service, now is the perfect time to book a weekend Hideaway from the everyday, or a simple back to basics day trip to Great Keppel Island. Check out to plan your trip and discover tips to take your visit from good to great.

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