Australia, don’t you just love this country? It’s been my heart desire to visit Australia, and after you have seen these pictures of Australia’s most beautiful Islands, you surely would also want to visit this country.
Here are 12 Of Australia’s most beautiful islands which I personally will advice you to visit. These islands is everything, talk about being scenic and beautiful.
12 Most Beautiful Islands in Australia
12. Shark Island, New South Wales
Taking the 12th position as the most beautiful Island in Australia is the SHark Island, which is located in New South Wales. This is a very pretty island, which also pass as a garden island. The amazing thing about the Shark island is that it is mostly covered in palm trees, fresh-cut grass, wild tropical blooms would be.
However, what makes this island much more appealing is it’s location and serenity. The Shark Island covers only about 3.7 acres of land. The Shark Island sits in Sydney Harbor, which gives you a crystal clear view to the Harbour Bridge and the sailboats at anchor in Rose Bay.
If you want to visit this island, there are ONLY two ways in there, you either choose to go hire a special island-hopping harbor ferry or a private kayak, which is the only way in. The most popular pastime activities in Shark Island is picnicking. Are you afraid that there may be sharks in the water? Don’t be scared of sharks; the island is named after shark because of it is shaped as a shark.
11. Cocos Keeling Islands, Indian Ocean
The 11th most beautiful island in Australia is the Coco’s Keeling islands, which is located in West Australia. This beautiful and picturesque archipelago of atolls and coral islands is about as far from anything as you can easily get in the Indian Ocean.
Let this fact sink in carefully, the total number of people living and inhabiting the Cocos Keeling island is about 600 persons, and these human habitats are hugely outnumbered by the coconut palms that cover the land.
The most popular pastime activity in this island includes Kite surfers, scuba divers. Fans of remote and pristine beaches won’t find this island boring, since it is the perfect description for the Coco’s Keeling Island.
Want to Visit the Cocos Islands, the only way you can access and reach it is through commercial flights from Perth, West Australia.
10. Kangaroo Island, South Australia
The Kangaro Island is located in South Australia, and it is not just ONLY the kangaroo who call Kangaroo Island home. This sizable island is known as the third largest in Australia.
Thee Kangaroo island plays host and offers sanctuary to wonderful creatures like the Sea lion, Fur seal, sand goanna lizard, bandicoot, wallaby, echidna, the endemic “dunnart” marsupial, koala, platypus, and a small penguin population.
To visit this Island, you can get on a Ferries coming from Port Adelaide, which is the easiest way you can reach the Kangaroo Island.
9. Moreton Island, Queensland
Taking 9th position as the most beautiful Island in Australia is the Moreton Island. Unlike the above listed Islands, the Moreton Island, which is located in Queensland, is the most easily accessible sand island. To get to this island, you will spend an Hour and 25 minutes to reach it, which is about 75-minute ferry ride from Brisbane.
The Moreton Island is also known as a national park, since it is famously known as a 95% national park. This island offers a tourists a clear view of deep clean blue water, as Visitors hang out at the beaches, visit the five lighthouses situated round it, let loose on sand trails in four-wheel-drive vehicles, go sand tobogganing, camp, whale watch, and lunch on the regional specialty: The Moreton Bay Bugs (which is also known as slipper lobsters).
Also playing host to other interests, the Moreton island is home to Snorkelers and divers, who regularly travel to Moreton Island from around the world for the Tangalooma Wrecks, which is a grouping of purposefully sunken ships designed to serve as a breakwater.
8. Fraser Island, Queensland
The Fraser Island, which is also Located in Queensland as the Moreton Island, was originally named “K’gari,” meaning “paradise,” by the Butchulla people, who are the people living in the island as long as history is written.
The Fraser Island’s claim to fame is twofold. What I mean is that this Island place ranks as the largest sand island in the world, which has a whooping 75-Mile Beach, serving as both a beach and an airstrip. The runway for the small aircraft bring visitors over from Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
The Major event and pastime activity in the Fraser Island starts from August through October, where all tourists and visitors get to see life as the humpback whale migration takes place.
7. Rottnest Island, Western Australia
Taking 7th position on this list is the Rottnest Island, which is located in Western Australia. Visitors to Perth and Fremantle on Australia’s western coast aren’t without a tropical island day trip option, all thanks to the existence of Rottnest Island, which is accessible with only a two-hour ferry ride away.
The names sounds quite unappealing right? Well, this island is named Rottnest because of the population of quokkas, friendly and harmless little marsupials which are not found anywhere else in the world.
This little Marsupials were actually mistaken to be large rats by Dutch sailors in the 17th century. Visitors who decides to visit this Island can go and rent bikes to reach lighthouses, inland lakes, and the ocean beaches with renowned snorkeling.
6. Stradbroke Island, Queensland
Another Awesome Island in QueensLand. The Stradbroke Island is located in Queensland, and the duo of North and South Stradbroke Islands are an easy day trip for travelers to Brisbane and Queensland’s Gold Coast.
Like the Fraser Island, Stradbroke is a sand island, although the bigger advantage is to Fraser Island, which is larger than the Stradbroke. The favorite activities are focused on the beaches and the relaxed village life of the island’s three little townships.
5. Christmas Island, Indian Ocean
Just like it’s Name, the Christmas Island which is situated in the India Ocean, is really famous for the annual red crab migration, where visitors get to watch millions of the island’s resident crabs cover the streets and beaches to spawn in the ocean.
The Christmas Island is an Indian Ocean where tourists and visitors get to see the most rarest and endemic species, both above and below the waters. Although the Christmas island is located near Indonesia and a bigger territory of Australia, the majority of the population living there are Chinese. Settlements are small and tourism is low, as much of the island remains wild to support the biological diversity offered by nature.
4. Bruny Island, Tasmania
4th on the list of most beautiful island in Australia is the Bruny Island, which is located off the Tasmania’s southeastern coast. The Bruny Island is actually a pairing of two islands, which are namely the North and South Bruny. These two islands are miraculously joined by the narrow isthmus named “The Neck.” Although “The Neck” is the top tourist site of the Bruny Island, this Island offers lots of delights to tourists. In Bruny Island, you get to see;
Massive national park,
and coastline cruises focusing on the diverse and abundant ecology of the region.
3. Magnetic Island, Queensland
Being 3rd on this list is means that the Magnetic island has lots to offer to her visitors. The Magnetic Island is located off the coast of Townsville, Queensland and yet when you go there, it gives you the impression that you are a world away on the Great Barrier Reef.
This Island has a reputation as an island that enjoys nature during the day, and parties through the night. This island serve as home to about 800 koala, while neighbors to rock wallaby and over 180 species of birds. Divers flock to Magnetic Island for the wreck of the SS Yongala. The SS Yongala is a passenger ship that sank in 1911 in only 100 feet of water. Providing a huge attraction to anyone who wants to see a sink ship 100 years ago.
2. Lady Elliot Island, Queensland
Lady Elliot Island is also located in Queensland, and judging from the name, We guess it is named after a very important person in Australia’s history. This beautiful bridge offers visitors a clear view of water, and is located on the southernmost coral cay of the Great Barrier Reef.
The Lady Elliot Island covers a total of 110 acres, and is home to one small eco-resort and a wealth of natural treasures. Aside from some of the best reefs for snorkeling and diving. This island’s surrounding waters are a habitat for sea turtles, a huge breeding grounds for humpback whales, and the island itself has the highest seabird diversity of any island within the Great Barrier Reef. Now this is something you need to see for yourself, if you ever decide to visit Australia.
1. Lord Howe Island, New South Wales
The Lord Howe Island is a tiny tropical island which is quite very far out from the coast of New South Wales. The Lord Howe island is allowed to play home to ONLY 400 tourists at a time. The airstrip and tiny passenger terminal bring in travelers who are very eager to experience the world’s southernmost barrier coral reef, which is a diverse and rare flora and fauna, and the scenery punctuated by the imposing Mount Gower.
The entire Lord Howe island is an UNESCO World Heritage site, with 70 percent of the land protected park preserve and the surrounding waters a marine preserve. So it is very important to the world, which makes visit here strictly under observance.
BEST Turtle Watching Island in Australia
Heron Island, Queensland
When it comes to Heron Island, I usually call it the best place to watch turtles. The Heron Island is located in Queensland. This island is covered with Palm trees and sand beach, which host a single luxury resort and research station at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef.
Although tourists head north to the developed vacation playground of the Whitsunday Islands, locals seeking a more rarified experience are highly advised to book a stay on Heron. Starting from October to March, hundreds of Green and Loggerhead turtles return to breed here and the resort teaches its guests how to responsibly watch turtle.
What do you think?
Among these Islands, which one have you visited?
If given the opportunity, which Island would you want to visit?