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List of Australian Islands, Australia

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Bedarra Island
Family Islands
Part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, Bedarra is a privately-owned island in the middle of the Family Islands National Park (the island itself is not part of the national park). Bedarra Island is small, about 1km in size, and is... Click to continue>
Brampton Island
Whitsundays
Brampton Island is a small remote island 32 kilometers off the coast of Mackay in Queensland, Australia. The beautiful island is the southernmost island of the renowned Whitsunday Island Passage. The island is known for its beautiful national park,... Click to continue>
Bribie Island
Moreton Bay
Bribie Island has something for everyone – white sandy beaches, protected rainforest, convenient towns, and accessibility by road from the mainland. 34km long and 8km wide, it is home to about 15,000 residents. The island offers a 30km white sandy... Click to continue>
Christmas Island
Indian Ocean
Christmas Island is probably best known to Australians for its processing centre for asylum seekers, but this island has a lot to offer as a travel destination. It is a quiet tropical island located in the Indian Ocean south of Jakarta, Indonesia.... Click to continue>
Cockatoo Island
Sydney Harbour
Cockatoo Island is the largest island nestled in the Sydney Harbour, and offers stunning views of the city skyline. The island is located at the joining of two rivers – the Parramatta and Lane Cove rivers. The island, which is a national... Click to continue>
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Indian Ocean
The Cocos and Keeling Islands are an Australian territory, located in the Indian Ocean about halfway between Sri Lanka and Australia. The island group consists of 2 atolls and 27 coral islands. Cocos Islands are not for holidaymakers seeking fancy... Click to continue>
Couran Cove Island Resort
South Stradbroke Island
Couran Cove Island Resort is situated on South Stradbroke Island, Queensland, a 40 minute ferry ride away from the Gold Coast. The resort is set in natural surroundings with white sandy beaches, lush palm rainforest and native Australian wildlife in... Click to continue>
Daydream Island
Whitsundays
Daydream Island is a stunning and quiet island located in the Whitsundays island chain within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The Whitsundays Coast Islands are probably the most famous of all of the Queensland Islands, totaling 74 different... Click to continue>
Dirk Hartog Island
Shark Bay
Dirk Hartog Island is Australia’s westernmost point, and the first European landing site during the great explorations. The island is part of the Shark Bay UNESCO World Heritage area, and is located 37 kilometers offshore Denham, in Western... Click to continue>
Dunk Island
Mission Beach
Dunk Island is situated just off the mainland cost from Mission Beach, south of Cairns, and within the Great Barrier Reef UNESCO World Heritage site. Dunk Island is part of the Family Islands Group, which are known for their long spits of sand. Dunk... Click to continue>
Fitzroy Island
south-east of Cairns
Fitzroy Island is a continental island located within the UNESCO Great Barrier Reef World Heritage site. The island is a protected area – the Fitzroy Island National Park. Fitzroy is known for its adventure activities and nightlife, offering an... Click to continue>
Flinders Chase National Park
Kangaroo Island
Flinders Chase National Park is a complex of protected areas on the western end of Kangaroo Island. The park is made up of the main coastal area to the south west, the Gosse Lands to the north east and Cape Borda Lightstation on the north west tip... Click to continue>
Flinders Island
Furneaux Group
Flinders Island is the largest island in the Furneaux Group of 52 islands (and the only island with a permanent settlement, of about 900 people). It is located along the Bass Strait, which separates Tasmania from the mainland. Measuring 70... Click to continue>
Fraser Island
Hervey Bay
Fraser Island is one of Queensland’s most popular destinations. A UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed island, and the largest sand island on the planet (totaling 1840km2), Fraser also boasts the world’s only rainforest that grows on sand. Fraser... Click to continue>
French Island
Western Port
60 kilometers south of Melbourne, you’ll find French Island and its more famous counterpart, Phillip Island. They are located in Western Port, Victoria, Australia. French Island is a relatively uninhabited and undeveloped island that is 18km by... Click to continue>
Granite Island Recreation & Nature Park
Victor Harbor
Granite Island is located off Victor Harbor on South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula, and is connected to the mainland by a causeway. The island is managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, with some of the northern shore leased for... Click to continue>
Great Keppel Island
Capricorn Coast
Great Keppel Island is the largest island in the group of fourteen islands of the same name. It’s also known as Wappaburra, which means “resting place.” The 1,400 hectare island is located 15km offshore from Keppel Bay town of Yeppoon, in Central... Click to continue>
Great Palm Island
Greater Palm group, off Townsville
Known as Palm Island, Great Palm Island, or by its Aboriginal name “Bwgcolman,” this 64-square kilometer island is the largest in the Greater Palm group, and is located 65km north-west of Townsville in Queensland. Click to continue>
Green Island
Great Barrier Reef, off Cairns
Green Island is a beautiful coral cay off the coast of Northern Queensland, almost 30km off the coast from Cairns, and situated within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park UNESCO World Heritage area. The popular island destination is easily accessible... Click to continue>
Groote Eylandt
Gulf of Carpentaria
Lovingly referred to as “Groot,” Groote Eylandt is located in the Gulf of Carpentaria, in northeastern Australia. It’s the largest island in the Gulf, and the third largest Australian island measuring 50km by 60km. The island is home to almost... Click to continue>
Haggerstone Island
Cape York Peninsula
Haggerstone Island is a remote, exclusive, and intimate island within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and off shore from the Cape York Peninsula. It is located over 100 miles from the nearest habitation, and guests must make a concerted effort to... Click to continue>
Hamilton Island
Whitsundays
Hamilton Island is a popular member of the Whitsundays group in the Coral Sea, and is the second largest inhabited island in the chain. The 5-square kilometer island almost exclusively caters to the tourist industry and to island visitors, though... Click to continue>
Hanson Bay Holiday Accommodation And Wildlife Sanctuary
Kangaroo Island
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is located on 3,845 hectares on the south west of Kangaroo Island, between Flinders Chase National Park and Kelly Hill Caves Conservation Park. The Sanctuary has a 100 hectare fully fenced predator-free area to protect... Click to continue>
Hayman Island
Whitsundays
Hayman Island is the northernmost island of the famed continental Whitsunday group. It totals less than 300 hectares, with its resort taking up 13 hectares. The island is known for its 5-star resort, which caters to couples, honeymooners, and... Click to continue>
Heard Island and McDonald Islands
Antarctic Sea
Heard Island and McDonald Islands (often referred to by the acronym HIMI) are a series of wild, barren, volcanic islands in the Antarctic Sea. Australian territories, these uninhabited islands are located close to two-thirds of the way from... Click to continue>
Heron Island
Great Barrier Reef
Heron Island is a true coral cay located right on the Great Barrier Reef. The resort is spread over about one third of the island at one end and the rest is covered in natural vegetation including thick areas of Pisonia forest. The island is only... Click to continue>
Hinchinbrook Island
off Ingham, north Queensland
A tropical island in Northern Queensland, Hinchinbrook Island is between the mainland and the UNESCO World Heritage sited Great Barrier Reef. Most of the island (along with the Hinchinbrook Channel and neighbouring Goold Island) is part of the... Click to continue>
Hindmarsh Island
Fleurieu Peninsula
Hindmarsh Island is an island on Fleurieu Peninsula, within the lower part of Murray River near Goolwa, South Australia. Hindmarsh and neighbor Mundoo Island separate Murray River from two freshwater lakes – Lake Alexandrina and Lake Albert. Click to continue>
Hook Island
Whitsundays
Hook Island is the second largest of the Whitsunday Islands off the Queensland coast, and it’s one of the Whitsunday’s most rugged, wild, and uninhabited islands. The island is shaped like three downward-pointing fingers, with the island’s only... Click to continue>
Houtman Abrolhos Islands
off Geraldton
The Houtman Abrolhos Islands, more commonly known as “The Abrolhos”, is a group of 122 coral-reef fringed islands located about 60km west of Geraldton off the mid west coast of Western Australia. The island group is named after Commander Frederik de... Click to continue>
Kangaroo Island
south of Yorke Peninsula
Kangaroo Island (KI) is off the coast of South Australia. 160km wide by 60km north-to-south, most of KI’s settlements and accommodation are on the island’s eastern shore. The island is very laid-back, with just four towns: Kingscote, Penneshaw,... Click to continue>
Kangaroo Island Penguin Centre
Kingscote Wharf, Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island Penguin Centre (formerly known as Kangaroo Island Marine Centre) is located at Kingscote Wharf on the north east of Kangaroo Island. The Centre has a small Aquarium with several saltwater tanks displaying some of the local Kangaroo... Click to continue>
Keswick Island
Whitsundays
Located in the southern part of the Whitsundays, Keswick is a member of the Cumberland group of islands and is within the UNESCO World Heritage Great Barrier Reef area. The island has a small number of residents, just a couple dozen, and remains... Click to continue>
King Island
Bass Strait
King Island is situated in Bass Strait, between Victoria and Tasmania. The only commercial trip you can get to the island is by plane, with the flight taking about 50 minutes from either Victoria or Tasmania. The island is about 64km long by 27km... Click to continue>
Koala Conservation Centre
Philip Island
The best known nature attraction on Phillip Island is the famous Penguin Parade, but there are other wildlife attractions on the island to occupy visitors to the island. The... Click to continue>
Lady Elliot Island
Great Barrier Reef
Lady Elliot Island is a small island on the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The resort on the island, Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort, is popular with families, groups and individuals, who want to... Click to continue>
Lindeman Island
Whitsundays
The only Club Med in Australia is located on Lindeman Island, the southernmost and warmest Whitsunday group island. This island has a relaxed all-inclusive feel, with guests comfortable knowing that everything is taken care of and they do not have... Click to continue>
Lizard Island
Great Barrier Reef
Lizard Island is a continental island located on the Great Barrier Reef, 240km north of Cairns and 27km off the coast of North Queensland. Lizard Island and associated smaller islands is the only island group close to the outer barrier reef. Lizard... Click to continue>
Long Island
Whitsundays
Long Island is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful islands in the Whitsunday group. The island offers three distinct resorts to island guests. Archaeological evidence demonstrates that the aboriginal Ngaro people inhabited Long Island... Click to continue>
Lord Howe Island
Tasman Sea
600 kilometers east of the Australian mainland you’ll find Lord Howe Island, a small island in the Tasman Sea with just 350 island residents. The island is part of the Lord Howe Island Group which includes Ball’s Pyramid, nearby. Lord Howe Island is... Click to continue>
Macquarie Island
southwestern Pacific ocean
Halfway between New Zealand and Antarctica you’ll find Macquarie Island, a Tasmanian island located in the southwestern Pacific ocean 1,300km south-east of Tasmania. Macquarie Island is endearingly referred to as “Macca.” A UNESCO world heritage... Click to continue>
Magnetic Island
Cleveland Bay, Townsville
Magnetic Island lies right offshore Townsville in Cleveland Bay, Queensland. The mountainous island totals 52 square kilometers, and has become a veritable suburb of Townsville, with over 2,000 permanent residents. Magnetic Island has some of the... Click to continue>
Marble Island
Duke Island group
Part of the Duke Island group, Marble Island is a private island located 20km off the coast of central Queensland totaling eight square kilometers. The island lies within the Great Barrier Reef UNESCO World Heritage Sited waters. Well-traveled... Click to continue>
Maria Island
East coast of Tasmania
Maria Island mixes beautiful landscape and wildlife with a rich history. Maria Island runs 20 kilometers by 13 kilometers, with the entire land-mass designated a National Park, and does not have a sizeable settlement – only park ranges reside on the... Click to continue>
Moreton Island
Moreton Bay
Moreton Island is sand island within Moreton Bay, in the south-east part of Queensland. Home to just 300 residents, Moreton Island welcomes over 3,500 visitors each week due to its proximity to Brisbane. 98% of the island’s landmass is the Moreton... Click to continue>
Mornington Island
Gulf of Carpentaria
Mornington Island is the largest and northern-most of 22 islands that make up the Wellesley Islands, which are located in the Gulf of Carpentaria. The Mornington Shire totals 1227 square kilometers, of which Mornington Island itself covers 700... Click to continue>
Norfolk Island
South Pacific Ocean
Norfolk Island a tiny island located between Australia, New Zealand, and New Caledonia, in the South Pacific Ocean – about 1,000 miles northeast of Sydney and 600 miles north of Auckland. The Island, one of Australia’s external territories, caters... Click to continue>
North Stradbroke Island
Moreton Bay
North Stradbroke Island is a beautiful sand island in Moreton Bay, home to 3,000 welcoming residents. Locals endearingly call the island - one of the world’s largest sand islands – “Straddie.” Before 1896 North Stradbroke Island was part of... Click to continue>
Orpheus Island
Palm island group, north of Townsville
Located on the Great Barrier Reef, Orpheus Island has been a desirable remote retreat since the 1930s. Orpheus Island is the second largest island in the Palm island group. Private, exclusive, and romantic, the island only caters to 42 guests at a... Click to continue>
Parndana Wildlife Park
Kangaroo Island
Parndana Wildlife Park is situated on about 12 hectares of parkland near the town of Parndana in the centre of Kangaroo Island, South Australia. The Park is owned and operated by Russell and Shirley Ross and was opened in 1992. The Park is home to... Click to continue>
Penguin Island
off Perth
Penguin Island is located just off of Perth, in Western Australia. The island is small, just 12.5 hectares, and is inhabited by the largest population of Little Penguins in Western Australia. Click to continue>
Penguin Parade, Phillip Island
Philip Island
Phillip Island is located just off the Victorian coast south of the Mornington Peninsula. It is now connected to the mainland by a bridge across Western Port Bay. The Penguin Parade at Phillip Island is one of the best known wildlife attractions in... Click to continue>
Penneshaw Penguin Centre
Kangaroo Island
The Penneshaw Penguin Centre is situated on the shore at Hog Bay Beach in Penneshaw, on the eastern side of Kangaroo Island. Penneshaw is home to a colony of Little Penguins (also known as Fairy Penguins), and is one of the best places to see... Click to continue>
Pumpkin Island
Capricorn Coast
Pumpkin Island is a beautiful and humble little island along the Capricorn Coast, within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Reserve. The island is situated 16km off the coast of Yeppoon, 10km north of Great Keppel Island, 42km east of Rockhampton, and... Click to continue>
Recherche Archipelago, or Bay of Isles
Esperance
The Recherche Archipelago is known by locals as the “Bay of Isles.” The Archipelago of the Recherche contains over 100 pristine islands, and 1500 islets, off the coast of Esperance. The archipelago is located in the south-east of Western Australia,... Click to continue>
Rodney Fox Great White Shark Expeditions
Port Lincoln
Rodney Fox was seriously mauled by a Great White Shark in December 1963 in one of the worst non-fatal shark attacks ever recorded. With severe injuries around his chest and arm, Fox managed to escape. He later went on to become a leading authority... Click to continue>
Rottnest Island
Rottnest Island
Rottnest Island is famous for its population of Quokkas. There are about 10,000 of these small kangaroo relatives on the island. Rottnest Island, or Rotto as it is affectionately called by the locals, is located 18 km off the coast of Western... Click to continue>
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Kangaroo Island
Seal Bay Conservation Park is on the southern coast of Kangaroo Island about 45 minutes from Kingscote. The main park attraction the colonies of Australian Sea-lions. The Conservation Park was declared in 1972 to help protect the Australian Sea-lion... Click to continue>
Smith Islands National Park
Family Islands
Smith Islands National Park is located within Queensland. The largest island in the National Park is Goldsmith Island. Smith Island, for which the National Park is named, is one of the smaller “triplet” islands in the Family Group of islands. The... Click to continue>
South Bruny National Park
Bruny Island
South Bruny National Park is situated on the southern tip of Bruny Island off the Tasmanian south east coast. The park stretches along the coast from Fluted Cape to the southern part of Great Taylors Bay. Bruny Island is separated from mainland... Click to continue>
South Molle Island
Whitsundays
South Molle island is continental island in the Whitsundays, within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The island is the largest of the Molle islands – North, Mid, and South Molle islands. The island is relatively undeveloped, with no buildings... Click to continue>
South Stradbroke Island
Moreton Bay
South Stradbroke Island – affectionately known as “South Straddie” – is a beautifully remote island. Visitors come here to get away, to enjoy nature and wildlife, and to take advantage of the 27km of white sandy beaches. South Stradbroke Island is... Click to continue>
St. Helena Island
Moreton Bay
St. Helena Island is Queensland’s most historical island. Less than one square kilometer, it was the site of a prison between the 1860s and the early 1930s. in the 1890s it was Queensland’s main maximum security prison. At its peak, the penal... Click to continue>
Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort
Moreton Island
One of the highlights of a stay at Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort is the chance to feed wild bottlenose dolphins. Each evening the dolphins swim up to resort jetty to be hand fed fish by resort staff and guests. The jetty is well lit, allowing... Click to continue>
the Mackerel Islands
Pilbara Coast
The Mackerel Islands are famous destinations in Australia – for both diving and fishing. The islands, which receive over 300 days of sunshine a year, are very laid-back, casual, and quiet. The island environments are beautiful, with clean turquoise... Click to continue>
Thursday Island
Torres Strait
Thursday Island is the administrative and commercial capital of the Torres Strait Islands, which total 23 islands. The Thursday Island township is Australia’s most northern town. Measuring just 3.5 square kilometers, the archipelago’s most developed... Click to continue>
Tiwi Islands
north of Darwin
The Tiwi Islands are part of the “Top End” (the top part of the Northern Territory), located as they are 80km north of Darwin. They comprise Melville and Bathurst Islands, and together cover 8,320 square kilometers. Melville is Australia’s largest... Click to continue>
Whitsunday Island
Whitsundays
Uninhabited Whitsunday Island is well-known for the Whitsundays’ world-famous beach – Whitehaven beach. Comprising fine powdery white sand with 98% pure silica content, and surrounded by warm clear turquoise water, the seven-kilometer beach is... Click to continue>
Whitsunday Islands
Whitsundays
The Whitsunday Islands are one of the world’s most beautiful archipelagos, and can excite and inspire just about every visitor. And they do – over half a million travelers visit Whitsunday each year. Located along the Queensland coast and sandwiched... Click to continue>
Wilson Island
Great Barrier Reef
Wilson Island is located just north of the Tropic of Capricorn, about 72km north east of Gladstone and 15 kilometres from nearby Heron Island. For those that are looking for a secluded peaceful holiday on an unspoiled tropical island, Wilson Island... Click to continue>


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