About Eva Browne-Paterson

In 2006, once most of the children had left school, they made a sea change and moved north to Keswick Island to escape the rat race and live in peaceful surroundings. Eva continued working her online marketing and graphic design business for another 10 years.

Where Eva Lives

Eva lives 32kms NE of Mackay on Keswick Island, the southern-most Whitsunday Island in the Cumberland Group. Nestled in the midst of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Keswick is home to ~14 residents who form a close-knit community. She lives with her husband Brian in Jasmine Cottage around 120m above sea level with views over the Coral Sea. They moved from the Central Coast in NSW in 2006 and bought Jasmine Cottage in 2017. Surrounded by bushland and with Mackay in distant sight they live a quiet, idyllic life in harmony with the native fauna.

Keswick has about 60 different species of birds, butterflies that flutter in the thousands some years, lizards, frogs and non-venemous snakes.  (Not to forget the many different types of insects, her favourite being the friendly mozzie!) The Coral Sea abounds with tropical fish on the fringing reefs, turtles, sharks & hump back whales during the winter months. The water is beautiful and warm for swimming or snorkelling most of the year and is an amazing aquamarine colour, much like you'd see in the Bahamas. This all makes for the perfect setting in which to write stories about the locals. 😉

A Unique Eco-Holiday Destination

If you're looking for a pristine, non-commercial island to vacation on, you should really consider Keswick Island. There are around 22 homes on Keswick, 7 of which are available for holiday rental. Basil Bay has crystal clear waters that are safe for children to swim in, without the worry of stingers. http://www.americanstyle.com/pages/need-help-in-writing-essays.php need help in writing essays Click this link to take a closer look at the available holiday properties.