Keswick Explorer

Relax and indulge in the things you treasure on Keswick Island.

Diving & Snorkeling

The Great Barrier Reef coral fringes Keswick and provides magnificent snorkelling, especially at Connie Bay and Coral Gardens.

Furthermore, Keswick is a stepping stone to numerous exciting and diverse dive sites. Boat and shore dives can be hand-picked to match the abilities of divers. Shallow-depth shore dives can allow you to explore the spectacular reef or discover shipwrecks that lie off the shores.
So whether it’s diving within secluded bays, exploring the wrecks, enjoying the company of Maurie Wrasse and Queensland Groper, spotting a graceful Manta ray, listening to the sound of migrating Humpback whales, or drift diving along a high wall of coral, you’ll be sure to marvel at the spectacular underwater world around Keswick.

For more information on diving and snorkelling trips, contact us on (07) 4965 8043.


Keswick Island has some magical beaches and coves.

Swimming :
The protected water of Basil Bay is a pristine swimming spot at high tide, and is easily accessible on foot or via buggy. Nearby Arthur Bay can be reached by walking trail at high tide, or by a short stroll from Basil Bay at low tide. At the far north end of the island, Connie Bay is a secluded beach of sweeping white sand, turquoise water and fringing coral, and boasts uninterrupted views towards the northern Whitsunday islands.

For those with boat access, there are many other private coves around the island, waiting to be explored.


Deep sea and reef fishing in this region is legendary. The nearby coral reefs, mangrove habitats and protected waters of Egremont Passage attract a vast array of fish. The proximity of the outer reef also boosts the diversity of fish species.

For the keen fisherman, Keswick Island is a perfect base. Keswick Kiosk offers basic provisions, bait and fuel, and can assist with accommodation and moorings – everything you need for your overnight of multi-day fishing adventure.

For those less experienced, visit Keswick Kiosk for hire of fishing equipment, bait and some fishing tips.

Boating, Sailing & Kayaking

One of the best ways to discover the treasures of Keswick Island is by boat or kayak.
The golden beaches and protected coves of Keswick and its neighbouring islands offer numerous safe anchorages, and great areas to explore by boat or kayak.


Keswick Island has a number of trails along which you can walk to explore the island.

Trails wind through tropical vegetation, up hilly climbs that reward you with spectacular views, or along sandy beaches and fringing reef at low tide.

Bushwalking on Keswick is a great way to marvel at the natural treasures that change with the season.

Whale Watching

Humpback whales can be frequently seen around Keswick Island during their annual migration through the Whitsundays between the months of July to September. Seeing the whales frolicking nearby, or guiding a newborn calf through the protected waters of Egremont Passage, is a truly magical experience.

There are many spots on Keswick from which you can watch the whales – be it from the deck of the Keswick Kiosk, from Basil Bay beach or from any of the prominent headlands.

Come and join us for a weekend or more and enjoy a whale watching experience not to be missed.