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North Keppel Island Hilltop Trail
2 Hours  / 5.3 Kilometres

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Description

North Keppel Island Hilltop Trail is located on North Keppel Island within Keppel Bay Islands National Park. Steep hills and cliffs, which plunge into the sea, are features of the islands but there are also sheltered bays and quiet sandy beaches. Vegetation ranges from open grassland and heathland to tall, shady forests and dense, low rainforests.

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The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park surrounds the Keppel Bay islands. Together they form part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, the world's largest reef and island system. It is of exceptional beauty and biological diversity, protecting many endangered animals and plants.

The 5.3 kilometre one way Island Hilltop Trail departs from the information shelter at Considine Beach's southern end. This walk begins on the Mazie Bay track then turns onto the Keppel Bay lookout track, which offers views of the island, Mazie Bay and other northern islands. It is a short 850 metre walk uphill to the Keppel Bay lookout. For the Island Hilltop track, continue past the Keppel lookout. This bush track winds through pockets of Banks' grevillea (Grevillea banksii) and grass-cloaked hilltops on the eastern side of the island and offers spectacular views of the ocean, islands and coast. The Island Hilltop Trail is of a moderate grade.

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  • North Keppel Island HIlltop Trail

    The North Keppel Island Hilltop Trail is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Please note that this map only shows an indicative start point for the walk. The track route and end point are not shown and this map cannot be used for navigation purposes. Please see the Queensland National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing web site for detailed maps and the latest park information, including opening hours and safety messages. When you are in the park, make sure you refer to signs at the start of the track for more information.
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Journey Details

Duration2 Hours Itinerary TypeLand
Distance5.3 KilometresItinerary RouteOne Way
Mode of TravelWalk
Level of DifficultyLevel of difficulty - Recommended for experienced bushwalkers

Facilities

  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Walking
    Walking
  • Self-Guided
    Self-Guided


Other Information


Visit our Travel Info page or the National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing website for more information. See Park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

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North Keppel Island HIlltop Trail

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The North Keppel Island Hilltop Trail is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Please note that this map only shows an indicative start point for the walk. The track route and end point are not shown and this map cannot be used for navigation purposes. Please see the Queensland National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing web site for detailed maps and the latest park information, including opening hours and safety messages. When you are in the park, make sure you refer to signs at the start of the track for more information.



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North Keppel Island , Keppel Bay Islands National Park
North Keppel Island , Keppel Bay Islands National Park


Route Details

Duration:
2 Hrs 
Distance:
5.3 Kilometres
Mode of Travel:
Walk
Route Type:
One Way

Experiences
  • Beach
    Beach
  • Flora/Fauna
    Flora/Fauna
  • Island
    Island
  • Nature based
    Nature based
  • Wildlife
    Wildlife


Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 4



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