Leekes Bay – Plenty of room, and good holding
Reviewed Jun 2016
Despite the wreck of the controversial tourist resort on Great Keppel Island, it is still a magnificent place to visit. Leeke's Bay, on the northwestern side is a wide, sandy bay, with an ideal (for most boats) anchoring depth of 3-4 metres just about everywhere. Approach from the north and east is open, as long as you are aware of and miss Half Tide Rock. From the south the passage between GKI and Middle Island needs considerable care, but is beaconed. Alternatively, round Middle Island and approach from the west.
Like all Keppel anchorages, this one is subject to swell. The best spot is debatable, with some swearing the western end is best, and an equal number vying for a place near the headland to the east. It probably makes bugger all difference. The bay is ringed by a magnificent sandy beach, and offers access to the many walking tracks on the island.
Anchoring depth of 3-4 metres