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Australia's Islands

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Australia is fringed by more than 8,000 islands, offering every type of holiday experience.

Sail through the Whitsundays, 4WD to Fraser Island's rainforests and lakes or pick a tropical paradise in the Great Barrier Reef. Uncover the unique culture of the Torres Strait or Tiwi Islands. Explore the wildlife havens of Kangaroo Island in South Australia or French and Phillip Island in Victoria. Day trip to gorgeous Rottnest Island from Perth or cruise the remote, spectacular Buccaneer Archipelago, off the coast of Derby. Island hop around Sydney Harbour or fly to Lord Howe Island, home to the world's southernmost coral reef. Discover the wild beauty of the islands off Tasmania, itself Australia's biggest island.

The One and Only Hayman Island

The One and Only Hayman Island

Step into paradise on One&Only Hayman Island, a private sanctuary at the northernmost point of the Whitsunday archipelago, on the doorstep of Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

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Bruny Island

Bruny Island

Invigorate your soul on wild Bruny Island, which sits in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel, a short drive and ferry ride from Hobart. Go walking to discover the rocky coastline, quiet beaches, tall forests, roaring surf and gentle green hills. Spot abundant wildlife, from wombats and wallabies to little penguins, on a tour or eco-cruise. Hunt down history, stock up on gourmet produce and stay in boutique accommodation amongst the wilderness.

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Phillip Island, Victoria

Phillip Island, Victoria

See native wildlife, penguins & koalas on Phillip Island, only 90 minutes from Melbourne. Enjoy local food & wine & watch seals come to shore at Seal Rocks

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Guide to Fraser Island

Guide to Fraser Island

Guide to Kangaroo Island

Guide to Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is one of the best places in Australia to see native wildlife up close.

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The Whitsunday Islands

The Whitsunday Islands

Swim with sea turtles and rainbow-coloured fish, sail the clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef and sink your toes into the world's most beautiful beach on a tropical Whitsundays holiday.

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Guide to Rottnest Island

Guide to Rottnest Island

Enjoy a relaxing and family-friendly island holiday just off the coast of Western Australia.

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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island

‘Paradise' is a word often used to describe World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island, which sits in the Tasman Sea, less than two hours' flight from Sydney or Brisbane. Only 400 visitors are allowed at any time, bicycles are the best way to get around and there's no mobile phone reception. Walk the white beaches, snorkel the world's southernmost coral reef and hike through palm forests to the top of Mount Gower. Leave modern stress behind in this natural paradise, while still enjoying modern comforts such restaurants, day spas and luxurious accommodation.

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Tasmania

Tasmania

Experience Tasmania's World Heritage wilderness, great food and wine, compact cities and clean air.

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Bass Strait Escape

Bass Strait Escape

Swap mainland stress for the clean air, empty beaches, historic shipwrecks and rich wildlife on Tasmania's Flinders and King Islands.

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Tangalooma

Tangalooma

The Moreton Island National Park covers around 98% of the island. White sandy beaches line the island's ocean side which are ideal for swimming, surfing and fishing. The sheltered western edge is more relaxed, with crystal clear blue water gently lapping against the beach. The three island settlements are all located on the western side, at Kooringal in the south, Cowan in the middle and northern Bulwer.

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Tiwi Islands

Tiwi Islands

Known as 'the islands of smiles', the Tiwi Islands, are located 100 kilometres north of Darwin, where the Arafura Sea joins the Timor Sea.

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