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New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 31 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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Thank Janet H
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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Reviewed 5 July 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...

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3Thank Stu W
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 July 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...

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2Thank Lisha12
Reviewed 1 May 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...

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3Thank LesaMc
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 23 February 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...

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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

Reviewed 13 January 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...

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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...

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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
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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 

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Address: | Southern Great Barrier Reef, Yeppoon, Queensland 4703, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Yeppoon
Price Range: $302 - $556 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“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
“The prices are the best guide to what you will get. Pebble point is a little removed from the others.”
 of 5 bubbles warwickp429, 26 Oct 2011 | Read review
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