Accommodation rates do not include the cost of the island transfers. If you require boat transfers to and from Pumpkin Island, please add transfers to your booking.
Yeppoon is approximately 650 kilometers north of Brisbane and 1,100km south of Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
Please note we do not recommend leaving your car at the Marina Car Park. We have had multiple theft incidents. Rather leave your vehicle in safe hands with Great Keppel Island Security Car Park. Transfers to and from Keppel Bay Marina is included.
The closest airport to Yeppoon is Rockhampton airport, 45 minutes away by car. There are regular commercial flights to Rockhampton from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
From the airport there are a few options to get to Yeppoon or Keppel Bay Marina:
1. The Youngs Bus Services (0749 223 813) has a public bus running from Rockhampton directly to Keppel Bay Marina.
2. Emu's Beach Resort offers a transfer service at $25 per person (Minimum of 3 people or $75 charge) one way, between Rockhampton Airport and Keppel Bay Marina. Phone Mandy on 04133 98784 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise your transfer or accommodation.
3. Hop to It Airport Transfers offer pre-booked airport transfers at a cost of $100 one way as well as transfers to and from the marina and your chosen accommodation. Phone 0402 776 122 and book between 8:30am and 10:30pm or visit their website.
Transfers to Pumpkin Island leave from Yeppoon’s Keppel Bay Marina, which is situated at 1 Waterline Way, Rosslyn Bay Harbour, Yeppoon. Pumpkin Xpress takes you on a 45 minute journey to Pumpkin Island.
Pumpkin Xpress operates on Monday, Friday and Sunday at a cost of $35/adult (one-way) and $25/child (one-way) for one return trip per booking. Please note if any extra transfers are required above the one return trip per booking, you will need to contact management to discuss alternative options and associated costs. Pumpkin Xpress can travel on any chosen day for whole island bookings.
Two helicopter companies are available to charter flights to Pumpkin Island or scenic flights around the Keppel Islands.
Heli- Central operates out of Emu Park & from Rockhampton Airport to Pumpkin Island. For all booking enquiries please phone 1800HELICOPTER or the office on 07 4984 4964.
Stock-Air Heliworks is a locally owned family business dedicated to providing a safe and professional helicopter service at competitive rates. With a fleet of five helicopters we offer a wide range of helicopter services throughout Central Qld and the Capricorn Coast and Islands. Helicopter transfer to Island can be arranged to pick up from Rockhampton Airport or other locations by prior arrangements. Allow 30mins for flight time from Rockhampton Airport to Pumpkin Island. Bookings can be arranged to meet most domestic airline arrivals or departures. Stock-Air Heliworks can also be booked for Scenic flights around Capricorn Coast and over the Southern Great Barrier Reefs. Call to book : 07 4935 6658 Mobile: 0439 798258
Scheduled Boat Transfer to Pumpkin Island
Monday, Friday & Sunday's
Pumpkin Island has a proprietary launch service, offering transfers to the island which take 45 minutes. The boat seats up to 36 passengers and is called Pumpkin Xpress.
Transfers to Pumpkin Island leave from Yeppoon’s Keppel Bay Marina, which is situated at 1 Waterline Way, Yeppoon. Pumpkin Xpress takes you on a 45 minute journey to Pumpkin Island. This ferry service operates on Monday, Friday and Sunday at a cost of $35/adult (one-way) and $25/child (one-way) for one return trip per booking. Please note if any extra transfers are required above the one return trip per booking, you will need to contact management to discuss alternative options and associated costs. Pumpkin Xpress can travel on any chosen day for whole island bookings.
Private Boat Charter to Pumpkin Island
Pumpkin Xpress can be chartered exclusively at a cost of $1,250 one way. Please contact the island staff for further details.
Privately chartered boats are also available from Freedom Fast Cats. Please contact them directly for further information and prices. Phone: +61 (07) 4933 6888
Alternatively, guests can cruise their own yacht or boat to the island, anchoring off the coast.
23° 5’ 30” S & 150° 54’ 4” E
There are 2 moorings available to visitors at a small fee of $20 per day for guests