You Can Hire This Whole Island In Queensland For You & 33 Mates
Where do we sign up?
In what could possibly be the most epic decision you and your mates have ever made, you have the opportunity to hire out an entire island off the coast of Queensland.
No, this is not an episode of House Hunters‘ flawless reality television show ‘Island Hunters‘. This is real life. And we’re telling you, you actually can rent an entire island. Somewhat affordably, too.
Pumpkin Island is situated in North Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef in amongst the Keppel Islands. It’s located just off the coast of Yeppoon and is accessible by ferry, boat or helicopter after flying into Rockhampton. The island has four cabins and two bungalows to house up to 34 people and is completely self sustainable, with all facilities powered by solar and wind.
You’d have to bring all of your own food, drinks and entertainment though, as there’s no shop on the six hectare piece of paradise.
But think of all the things you could do. Snorkelling, swimming, kayaking, reading a book in a hammock and winding down next to a bonfire on the beach. It’s the dream.
So, for the part we know you’re wondering. Are you about to tell us that this will cost about a squillion dollars?
Well, we did the math. If you want to book the whole island for you and 33 mates, it will cost you $4730AUD per night, which works out just under $140AUD per person, per night. That’s… incredible. I mean, that’d be good for a basic hotel room but this is an island we’re talking about! It’s a steal!
C’mon, do us proud. Rent the island. You know you want to.
Getting there? It’s easy. Qantas flies to Rockhampton, you can then jump on a ferry, boat or helicopter to transfer across to the idyllic island paradise that awaits.
More info here.
(All photos: Pumpkin Island)