National Park

What makes Keswick Island unique is that the majority of the island is National Park, with over 80% of the island’s 1,300 acres being protected.

Residents and visitors are welcome to explore the national park to marvel at the pristine beaches, the ancient trees and seasonal wildlife.  A number of walking trails are maintained; however, at this stage, coverage throughout the national park area is limited. Beaches belonging to the national park can be accessed by boat or kayak, and in some instances by foot.  For maps of the island, and walking tracks, see Maps & Island Facts.

The authority responsible for the national park is:

Queensland Parks & Wildlife, Airlie Beach, Central Queensland
Corner Mandalay & Shute Harbour Roads, Jubilee Pocket,  Airlie Beach QLD 4802
Contact: Damian Head on 07 4967 7355

About Keswick Island Community

Keswick Island supports a small community that lives and works within the idyllic surrounds of the Great Barrier Reef, a World Heritage Area. Only a stone’s throw from Mackay, the island is a unique place to call home or to which owners can regularly escape. Learn more about living at

About Keswick Island

Nestled within the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, and only 32km off the Mackay coast lies a world of undiscovered treasures. Keswick Island is a natural wonderland – a world of national park and tropical rainforest, fringed by white sands and a coral reef bursting with vibrant marine life. Keswick Island is, no doubt, the most unspoiled of all the populated residential islands of the Whitsundays. Live here, visit here, relax here. Whatever you are looking for, the answer is hidden right here on Keswick, the Treasured Island.