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 North Keppel Island Environmental Education Centre

Situated eleven kilometres off Yeppoon on the Capricorn Coast, this unique centre is situated on a national park island surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. There are no other developments on the island which is only accessible by boat.

Visitors to the centre can experience a rich diversity of real life experiences such as snorkelling over coral reefs, investigating energy efficiency practices, canoeing, outrigging, marine studies and indigenous history.

The highly experienced teaching team at the centre support the planning and implementation of visiting group's  programs. Resources such as 'Gundoo Spirit', the centre's purpose built boat, are available to make camps fantastic learning experiences.

This welcoming statement greets all visitors at the beach: 'We the Woppaburra, or Island People, are the traditional custodians of the Keppel Islands, our ancestral homelands, and we are proudly of the Dharumbul Nation'. North Keppel Island Environmental Education Centre acknowledges the Traditional Custodians the Woppaburra of the country in which this centre is located and pays respect to their Elders past and present. 

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  • STEM Focus

    STEM Focus

    22 Feb 2019

    The Centre is strengthening its focus on STEM activities for visiting school groups. The purchase...

  • CQ University Woppaburra Cultural Day

    CQ University Woppaburra Cultural Day

    22 Feb 2019

    Today 38 university staff attended the Centre to participate in a Woppaburra Cultural Competency...

  • Fitzroy Basin Association Grant

    Fitzroy Basin Association Grant

    08 Feb 2019

    The Centre has won a community grant from the Fitzroy Basin Association. The money will be used to...

  • Our Pearl in the Pacific

    Our Pearl in the Pacific

    08 Feb 2019

    The 2nd edition of the North Keppel Island history book has been published and is available for...


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