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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

We spent a week at Pumpkin Island in June/July 2016, with a family of 23! PI is a slice of perfection, with postcard-like beaches and scenery, simple but comfortable accommodation and, despite how large our group was, we had plenty of privacy due to the location of the houses. There are stacks of activities including fishing (byo equipment), kayaking, snorkelling... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

We had such a magic four days on this special island - I left feeling totally rejuvenated. From the gorgeous, neighbourless, waterfront, beachfront, hammock laden, delightful Pebble Point that we called our home for four days, to the friendly hosts who were very generous with their time and service - you will not be disappointed. It was great as a... More 

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2 Thank Lisha12
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

I recently stayed on Pumpkin Island for the first time. Although we only had 3 nights there and the weather was unfortunately quite unseasonably bad, I can honestly say it was the most beautiful & relaxing place I have ever been. Unspoilt paradise, friendly boaties on Pumpkin Express Tony & Neil, awesome hosts Wayne & Laureth, little visits from cutest... More 

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3 Thank LesaMc
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

From the moment we boarded the Pumpkin Express on the wharf at Yeppoon the crew (Tony and Don) told us we were in for something special. They were so right. A 20 minute ride over to the island and we were greeted by Wayne and Laureth, both such lovely people. They know their business very well. We stayed in Pebble... More 

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5 Thank sunshoyne2207
PumpkinIsland, Manager at Pumpkin Island, responded to this review

Dear Sunshoyne2207, Thank you for your wonderful review and kind words... We love reading that you enjoyed your time on the island, nothing makes us happier :) We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back, one day :) Warmest regards Laureth & Wayne More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

Wow from the moment we arrive at the marina we were welcome and looked after. This is the perfect escape. We stayed in the Oyster Box and only had 28 steps to the beach each morning. The kids enjoyed there time playing and exploring. Although they had a full house this was only 15 people in total so we were... More 

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PumpkinIsland, General Manager at Pumpkin Island, responded to this review

Hi there TheKearneys, Thank you for visiting Pumpkin Island. It's great to read that you enjoyed your holiday. Thank you very much for your beautiful comments too, we are delighted to hear that you think of Pumpkin as 'the perfect escape'. We are happy that you enjoyed the peace and quiet even with a full island - exploring one of... More 

Tasmania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

31 friends and family hired Pumpkin for New Years Eve 2012. It could not have been a better way to bring in the new year. Peace and quiet if you wanted it, chatting with friends, swimming, kayaking, reading, sleeping, exploring.....the list goes on. All the cabins were beautifully presented and you felt like you were in your own piece of... More 

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Thank TassieNana
PumpkinIsland, Manager at Pumpkin Island, responded to this review

Dear TassieNana, Thank you for your lovely review :) We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay on the island.. We will be sure to let the Waterline Restaurant know too! We look forward to your next visit :) Warmest regards Laureth & Wayne More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

8 days and nights of pure paradise, 4.1/2 star accommodation, even without television. So much to do snorkeling,fishing,hiking,kayaking,reading, and best of all wonderful conversations. Wayne and Laureth, beautiful people with a very relaxed attitude. Ross from Spar supermarket highly recommend for food and drinks, thank you Ross. My husband and I did not want to leave, first time ever. You'll... More 

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1 Thank Robyn1960
PumpkinIsland, Manager at Pumpkin Island, responded to this review

Hello Robyn1960, Thank you for your great review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time on the island :) We will be sure to let Ross know too... We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back in the near future, Warmest regards Laureth & Wayne More 

gold coast
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

Seriously, for me, this is right up there with the best holidays I have ever had. I am pretty well travelled i.e. europe, USA etc and this is my happy place. We have been twice, in June and September and both times were brilliant.We have already booked the next two years.Both previous times we booked the whole island with fiends.... More 

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PumpkinIsland, Manager at Pumpkin Island, responded to this review

Dear Warwick, Thank you for your wonderful review...We love that Pumpkin Island is your "happy place"! :) (It is ours too) We look forward to seeing you and the family & friends again in the near future :) Thank you for being such lovely guests... Kindest regards Laureth & Wayne More 

Manly, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

Like nesting turtles our family excitedly found our way back to Pumpkin for another unforgettable stay. We four, my wife and I and our teenage sons travelled with two other families this time. Each family had their well-equipped, quaint cottage complete with great deck seemingly on top of the beach and water to totally immerse you in Island life. Great... More 

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PumpkinIsland, Manager at Pumpkin Island, responded to this review

Dear Chris, Thank you for writing a beautiful review. We feel so blessed to have such very special guests, return every year. It is one of the greatest privileges we have :) We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future, Warmest regards Laureth & Wayne More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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
Location: Australia > Queensland > Yeppoon
Price Range: $215 - $397 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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