Pumpkin Island, where the company has secured a three-year lease to create a male-only hideaway, will ban the presence of any “sheilas” during XXXX Gold’s reign.

The six-hectare island sits in the Southern Great Barrier Reef, and has been leased from owners John and Sonja Rumble, a South African couple who bought it in 2003 for $1.3 million.

As part of holidays through promotions, the company will send groups of four friends to the island, which has five “self-contained, eco-friendly beach cottages”, in holidays won through promotions.

A XXXX Gold spokeswoman said the idea was the perfect way to encourage “mates time”, and ideas for activities on the island already include an “ingenious beer delivery system” and “one-hole golf course”.

Before Pumpkin Island’s official October opening, XXXX will ask Australians to share their what would truly make the island the ultimate destination (some might say some hot birds would be a good start).

Those with the best ideas will be in the running to earn a trip for them and three mates to the island valued at $10,000.

According to the website, current activities on the island include dolphins, turtles and whale-spotting, fishing the rich waters, snorkelling or experiencing the coral reefs from a glass bottom kayak, harvesting your own oysters off the rocks or simply wandering the secluded beaches.