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Directions to Pumpkin Island...

We look forward to welcoming you...Pumpkin Island is located 13.8 kilometres from Yeppoon, with the nearest airport in Rockhampton 40km from Yeppoon.

We have made it easy for you to relax from the get go with these Pumpkin Island Travel Tips...

 Flight Information

There are numerous regular commercial flights available daily from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane into Rockhampton with Qantas and Virgin Blue. Upon arrival at Rockhampton Airport, a 45 minute trip by car, bus or airport transfer awaits to Yeppoon’s Keppel Bay Marina. A helicopter transfer from Rockhampton Airport to Pumpkin Island takes up to 40 minutes one way.

Little Johnny's Tours provide a convenient airport transfer option from Rockhampton Airport to Keppel Bay Marina, Yeppoon for up to 21 guests. 

For larger groups (21-50) we would also recommend a bus charter with A Class Bus HireSunbus or Rothery's Coaches.

Alternatively rental cars or taxi services are on hand from Rockhampton Airport.

Youngs Bus Services provide public transport from Rockhampton Airport with stops via Yeppoon Central to Keppel Bay Marina.


For self drive holiday makers, Rockhampton is 635km north of Brisbane and 1,072km south of Cairns. Before heading to Yeppoon, find out more about road conditions and traffic from the RACQ website.

Keppel Security Car Park provides guests with both short term and long term secure car parking. They have drop off and pick-up facilities to and from the Keppel Bay Marina available and can be contacted on: (07) 4933 6670. Alternatively vehicles may be left at the Keppel Bay Marina parking lot.

 Motorboat Transfers

Pumpkin Island offers direct boat transfers aboard Pumpkin Xpress (for up to 24 guests) from Keppel Bay Marina in Yeppoon, at a cost of $25 one way per adult and $15 one way per child (4-12yrs), Infants & Toddlers (0-3yrs) travel free.*

Larger group bookings (24 guests+) can arrange for a catamaran ferry from Freedom Fast Cats to transfer all the guests in one go. 


*Scheduled Pumpkin Xpress Transfers (this does not affect bookings made prior to 1 July 2011);

Keppel Bay Marina Red Wharf to Pumpkin Island (must be prebooked)

*Scheduled Transfers: Monday, Friday and Saturday   09.00am

Pumpkin Island to Keppel Bay Marina Red Wharf (must be prebooked)

*Scheduled Transfers: Monday, Friday and Saturday   10.00am

Approximate travel times: Keppel Bay Marina to Pumpkin Island  30 - 45 minutes

Boat Transfer Costs - Per Adult

One Way


*Scheduled 9am departure per Adult
 *Tinnie Towing
$125 $250


Boat Transfer Costs - Per Child (4-12yrs)


One Way



*Scheduled 9am departure per Child



Pumpkin Xpress can be chartered to run outside of the scheduled departure days to give you the freedom and flexibility to depart and arrive at your own leisure. The cost for an unscheduled transfer day is $600 per boat trip one way and $1,200 per boat trip return.

To assist in maintaining the pristine eco friendly environment, Pumpkin Island has no jetty facilities, so getting your feet wet will be part of the experience, therefore we recommend wearing shoes suitable to getting wet. Transfers from Pumpkin Xpress ashore are undertaken by way of our smaller transfer vessel.

Sailing Boat Transfer


For an adventurous alternative, guests can explore the surrounding islands with a half-day leisurely cruise, aboard a sailing boat named Grace, whilst enjoying a lovely lunch and refreshments onboard, en-route to Pumpkin Island, for only $115 per adult one way. (min 4 persons required to book).  View http://sailcapricornia.com.au/ for more details.

As an alternative, there is the option of cruising your own yacht or boat directly to the island, or you could arrive in your private helicopter. Feel free to discuss with or ask our Pumpkin Island team for anchorage advice.

Helicopter Transfer

 Arrive in style and fly to Pumpkin Island for your special occasion or simply spoil yourself with all the beautiful scenery along the way. From Rockhampton over Yeppoon and crossing the picturesque Capricorn Channel and finally landing on Pumpkin Island in your own privately chartered helicopter...

Helicopter Transfer Cost
Rockhampton Airport to Pumpkin Island
by helicopter (45 minutes)

Price per trip (One Way)


Robinson R44 up to 3 persons


Bell Jet Ranger up to 4 persons



*Luggage limitations apply

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