15km (9 1/2 miles) E of Rockhampton

This 1,454-hectare (3,591-acre) island is home to 17 beaches, all accessible by walking trails or dinghy (which you can rent). The shallow waters and fringing reef make the island a good choice for beginner divers; experienced divers will see corals, sea snakes, turtles, and rays. If you stay overnight, you will most likely be rewarded with one of the spectacular sunsets for which the island is famous.