Pumpkin Island

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Pumpkin Island
Native name: Koey Ngurtai[1]
Area 0.06 km2 (0.023 sq mi)
State Queensland
Region Central Queensland

Pumpkin Island is a privately owned island on Keppel Bay on the Southern Great Barrier Reef in Australia.[2][3] It is 13.8 kilometres (8.6 mi) off the coast from Yeppoon[4] and has an area of 18 acres.[2] In 2012 it was the world's sixth most expensive island.[2]

The island is owned by Wayne Rumble: it was given to him by his South African-born parents, who bought it in 2003.[5]

The island has been temporarily renamed XXXX Island after Queensland brewer Castlemaine Perkins leased it in 2012 as part of a campaign to promote their beer, Castlemaine XXXX.[5] XXXX's three-year lease ends in December 2015 the island will return to its owner.[6]

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  1. ^ "The Agreements, Treaties and Negotiated Settlements database (ATNS)". Indigenous Studies Program, The University of Melbourne 2011. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "The world's most expensive private islands", The Daily Telegraph.
  3. ^ Private Island
  4. ^ "Pumpkin Island". Queensland Holidays. Tourism Queensland. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Jason Tin (15 March 2012). "XXXX Gold to lease out island for men only". Herald Sun. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  6. ^ Anjelica Rush (11 October 2015). "Last bids for XXXX Island being lodged on ebay". Brisbane Times. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 12 October 2015. 

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Coordinates: 23°05′33″S 150°54′03″E / 23.0924°S 150.9009°E / -23.0924; 150.9009