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Recreation & Facilities

The pristine, natural beauty of Keswick Island can be explored and enjoyed through a host of recreational activities.

You may choose to walk to deserted beaches, swim or snorkel from the shore, hike through ancient forest or picnic in private coves.  For the more adventurous, jump in a boat or kayak to marvel at the island’s surrounds, or explore the rich ocean, with spectacular coral reef, abundant marine life and three historic wreck sites located within minutes.  If you’d rather unwind, yoga, beachcombing or fishing might be your pick, or enjoy a snack at the Keswick Kiosk.

Keswick Island has a number of facilities to support recreation on and around the island; therefore, this section provides information to help you enjoy Keswick Island:

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.