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Rockhampton
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate to be able to upgrade to the excellent Pebble Point accommodation upon arrival. The island is small (webpage is worth a visit) and the setting pristine. You can get away easily to here after a 20 minute transfer whilst maintaining necessary contact through mobile hotspot. Limited 240 volt power allows computer charging if required. Do not wear...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pumpkin Island was far more than we dreamt when looking for a holiday that would keep teenagers and parents happy, active and rested. An island retreat offering swimming, turtles, snorkelling, big game fishing, stars and marshmallows! Wayne and Laureth have offer personalised service in a wonderfully low key manner that money cannot buy in the mainstream tourism sector. Will be...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Staying here is a luxury that no-one should deprive themselves of. Resting in the hanging chairs of the bar and overlooking the waters towards Yeppoon whilst sipping a favourite cocktail is such a pleasant experience. Will definitely be back. And say "Hi' to Captain Don of the Pumpkin Express if you're lucky enough to have him charter you safely in...

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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

My partner and I booked out Pumpkin Island for our 30th birthday and it was the best thing we've done! Wayne and his team were very accommodating and made our stay awesome!! The rooms and bungalows were perfect and the facilities/activities available on the island were endless. We can't wait to visit the island again.. We would definitely come back!

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Gladstone, Australia
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is the third time my husband and I have been to Pumpkin Island. If it wasn't such a delightful place to visit, we would not keep coming back. The relaxed atmosphere is fantastic and the scenery is to die for. The hosts, Wayne and Laureth are friendly and bend over backwards to help their guests in many ways. This...

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New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 30 October 2016

My wife and I went to Pumpkin Island on our honeymoon and it was the most relaxing and amazing time we had while on vacation to date! We spent 7 nights (I wish it was 14) in Pebble Point which is located at the other end of the island and very private. We had the pleasure of getting there by...

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Rockhampton, Australia
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We begrudgingly hopped back on the Pumpkin Xpress today to face reality again. My husband and I and our three teenage children had the most wonderful stay on the Island and we didn't want to leave! It was the perfect get away from our busy lives. Everything surpassed our expectations. Our cottage (Tropical Tides) was perfect. Decorated beautifully, it was...

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Reviewed 19 September 2016

My partner and i had a fabulous 3 night stay at this beautiful Island ....Wayne and Laureth are excellent hosts...very welcoming and wanting to share what is theirs.Island time is different from Mainland time so just kick back and enjoy the moments of peacefulness.....the wonder of the surrounding reef and the pleasure of just floating on the clear blue ocean...

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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Members of my family from far and wide came together on Pumpkin Island to celebrate a special family event. We spent a week there and had it to ourselves. We had organised a few "events' but there was plenty to do for all ages. Playing on the beach and water toys for the younger ones, exploring the island, birdwatching, socialising...

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Australia
Reviewed 28 August 2016

My husband and I won a destination wedding prize hosted by Pumpkin Island and it was absolutely perfect. However some kind advice to brides-to-be- please be prepared to relax here and accept that possibly: the tides may dictate your ceremony time, potential rain may cause a last minute change in venue, there will be sand between your toes, you may...

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Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
One of Australia's hidden gems and best-kept island secrets nestled in the Keppel Group of islands and part of the Great Barrier Reef...surrounded by pristine reef and a crystalline beach, Pumpkin Island is home to the rare Flatback turtles, unique to the area.This little private island of only 6.1 hectares is a quaint piece of paradise that offers a blissful escape from the stresses of modern day life and a chance to partake in pristine nature. The island has everything to make your stay in paradise a memorable one. In order to preserve the intimacy and authenticity of the island, the owners have created a small eco-friendly retreat, purposely limiting the number, with a select variety of self catering cottages to five, whilst accommodating up to 30 guests. There is a very unique feel to each of the comfortable, nature-inspired cottages, only a step away from the ocean’s edge. Each has a special name, colourful decor and a view of the Pacific Ocean. All cottages are self-contained and eco-friendly, powered by wind and sun, yet well appointed and charming. They have their own private bathrooms, with large decks overlooking seclusion and freedom, enjoying some of the most beautiful sunsets you will ever witness.Island Activities. Experience the Great Barrier Reef as you never have before; fish and dive the surrounding waters, lounge on the beach, read a book, go bird watching, float in the water or delve into the adventurous side of Pumpkin Island. Explore the largest reef in the world, with a scuba tank* or without. Practice your casting at the famous Giant Trevally cove. Test your wits against the Spanish Mackerel, Coral Trout and Black Kingfish out in the deep sea*. Or simply take a leisurely day exploring adjoining Little Pumpkin and its natural wonders with a glass bottom kayak on an island tour watching the graceful turtles and dolphins or spotting a whale or two in the distance. Hike up one of three peaks for unrivalled views of the surrounding islands and reefs. Take a swim at mid tide around the island's own coral lagoon and see a multitude of colourful coral, giant clams and fish. Snorkelling equipment as well as glass bottom sea kayaks are provided for your use. *Professional diving or fishing tours can also be arranged. Picnic lunch can be taken on the coconut palm-shaded lawns behind the tropical thatched hut overlooking the beach. Silence is broken only by the rustle of palm leaves and the gentle sound of waves breaking on the reef, whilst sipping away at sundowners from the Lookout’s peaceful surroundings. Alternatively, arrange to have your evening ended with a beach bonfire and scrumptious marshmallows.Fish for your own dinner within the shallow waters of the reef, or dine from our pre-order gourmet meals menu. Guests can self-cater or pre-order gourmet meals along with Australian wines, from the award winning Waterline Restaurant, at Keppel Bay Marina, Yeppoon. Meals and drinks are collected on the day of departure. The island will enchant all who choose Pumpkin Island for their self catering holidays in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Pumpkin Island is a playground for families young and old, utterly romantic for couples and a hoot for a group of friends. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pumpkin Island

Address: | Southern Great Barrier Reef, Yeppoon, Queensland 4703, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Yeppoon
Price Range: £176 - £324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Choose the option that best suits your needs”
 of 5 bubbles SteveBerna, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All cottages other than Coral Cove & Pebble Point are open plan so keep this in mind when sharing with babies or other couples.”
 of 5 bubbles Fambai, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We stayed at Pebble Pointe which was further away from the other houses and very private. I'd stay there again.”
 of 5 bubbles Lisha12, 25 Jul 2012 | Read review
“We stayed in Pebble Point Cottage which is up and over the hill from the other cottages, just beautiful, with your own beach out the front. This cottage also has a plunge pool on the deck. We are now in the process of building a plunge pool at home.”
  • Dinner on the deck
  • Sunset
 of 5 bubbles sunshoyne2207, 23 Feb 2012 | Read review
“Pebble Point is a little further away from the main beach cabins”
 of 5 bubbles TassieNana, 11 Jan 2012 | Read review
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