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Bathurst Island | Darwin

Approximately 80km off Darwin lie the Tiwi Islands. Comprised of Bathurst and Melville islands, the latter being Australia’s largest island behind Tasmania, retain their own distinct culture. For thousands of years the Tiwi Islanders thought they were the only people in the world until the 1600’s when they encountered Indonesian fisherman. Then in 1911 the main settlement, and capital, Ngui...

Bruny Island | North Bruny

Bruny Island is separated from Tasmania by the D'Entrecasteaux Channel south of Hobart. The Island received its name from the explorer who also gave his name to the channel. The climate is exhilarating and there are many points of beauty and interest. Cape Conella and Fluted Cape afford splendid views. Fluted Cape is one of nature's masterpieces, the rock formations rising from the ocean bed, have...

Great Barrier Reef, Great Barrier Reef NP | Port Douglas

The Great Barrier Reef of Australia is the most extensive coral reef in existence, and for interest, variety and beauty of marine life, it is possibly unrivalled by any other region of similar extent. Built up over millions of years by the tiny coral polyp, the Reef extends from north of Cape York, [1250 miles] southward, enclosing a waterway of great beauty. It is not a single reef, but a serie...

Hamilton Holiday | Claremont

The official website of Hamilton Holiday provides information on accommodation in beautifully appointed condominiums situated in the most idealistic location on Hamilton Island.

Hayman Island | Airlie Beach

Hayman Island is the most northerly of the Cumberland Islands and part of the Whitsunday Islands group. The Island is located off the coast of Central Queensland and is the epitome of tropical paradise, one of the world's finest tourist destinations. This mountainous Island is a relatively small island, only 400 hectares (4 km long by 3 km wide) with particularly beautiful views to the south a...

Holiday Whitsundays | Edens Landing

Introduction on the Whitsunday Islands, found off Airlie Beach in Queensland, Australia. Find visitor information on Whitsunday Island activities, attractions, surrounding mainland and island locations, places to eat, accommodation choices, transport options and essential services.Website: www.holiday-whitsundays.com

Lake Alexandrina | Lake Alexandrina

Lake Alexandrina is a lake in South Australia, adjacent to the coast of the Southern Ocean, about 100 kilometres south-east of Adelaide. The Lake is located north of Encounter Bay and east of Fleurieu Peninsula. The Murray River is the major river to flow into Lake Alexandrina. Others include the Bremer, Angas, and Finniss Rivers, all from the eastern side of the southern Mount Lofty Ranges. ...

Maria Island | Strahan

Maria Island is situated on the east coast and named by the explorer Tasman in the year 1642. It is a favourite place for tourists and has an interesting history. A former penal settlement, many of the ruins are still to be seen. Motor launches run from Triabunna to the Island. The scenery is excellent, especially around Mount Maria, 701 metres. Fishing is a feature.

Moreton Bay, Moreton Is. & Stradbroke Island | Brisbane

Moreton Bay is the gateway to Queensland. Ocean going liners pass regularly through the northern Passage between Moreton Island, providing a wide stretch of calm water. Excellent bay cruises are available to the visitor. Moreton Island, about 20 kms east of the mouth of the Brisbane River, is 24 kms long and boasts the world's highest permanent sand dunes-Mount Tempest (278 metres elevation) and ...

Mutton Bird Island

Mutton Bird Island, Port Campbell National Park, Shipwreck Coast.

Palm Island | Palm Island

This island, largest of the Palm Group, is 57 kms north of Townsville, has an area of 40 square kms. It is partly surrounded by a fringing coral reef, exposed at low tide. The island was once the largest aboriginal settlement in Queensland. Launches operate between Townsville and the island. Palm Island is often called a "tropical paradise" because of its natural beauty. Palm Island, also known a...

Phillip Island | San Remo

Phillip Island stands at the entrance to Western Port. Its distinctive feature is the quantity and variety of native marine and animal life living there in a wild state. With abundant food and free from molestation, koalas thrive, and at almost any time a dozen or more may be seen in the forks of the eucalypt trees around Cowes, Rhyll, and Newhaven. Seal Rocks, a few hundred yards from The Nobbies...

Rottnest Island | Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island is situated 19 km from Fremantle and is used exclusively as a permanent reserve. Every facility has been created for the travelers’s convenience, including camping space, bungalows and hostel. Fishing, hiking, swimming are a few of the countless attractions. A splendid view of the surroundings can be gained from the tower of the lighthouse. The beautiful salt lakes are an added ...

Airlie Beach Town | Airlie Beach

Airley Beach, a town in Queensland, is the gateway to the 74 Whitsunday Islands that lie inside the Great Barrier Reef. The Town is a perfect holiday destination with palm-fringed beaches, waterfront parks and alfresco dining restaurants. Airlie Beach is easily accessible. A number of buses serve the airport terminal, and drive to Airlie beach or other locations. All but one must be pre-booked. ...

Green Island | Green Island

Green Island is one of the few coral islands on the Barrier Reef within easy access of the regular ports of call. It is a small coral cay of 32 acres, built up of sand and coral debris and thickly wooded with flowering pisonia. All kinds of marine life and specimens of coral exist on the surrounding reefs, which tourists can see through glass-bottomed boats. There is also an under-water observa...

Heron Island | Heron Island

Heron Island is 50 kms east of Port Curtis, almost exactly on the Tropic of Capricorn, and is the most southerly island tourist resort within the region of the Great Barrier Reef. The island has an area of 300 acres surrounded by a fringing reef, and is the best known of a number of coral cays forming the Capricorn Group. Cruising, swimming, fishing, and reef-inspecting are the principal pastimes....

Lindeman Island | Lindeman Island

One of the continental islands, is distinct from the coral cays of the Capricorn Group or the low-wooded islands north of Cairns. It stands midway between Mackay and Bowen and has an area of about 10 square kms. From Mount Oldfield (243 metres), the highest point on the island, splendid views of the neighbouring island groups can be obtained. Its location near the entrance to the beautiful Whitsun...

Low Isles | Great Barrier Reef

Low is located 15km off Port Douglas and offers a picturesque destination for day visitors. The location of one of the most famous lighthouses on the coast.

Magnetic Island | Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island, named Magnetical Island by Captain Cook in 1770 because he imagined that it had an influence upon his ship's compass, is 8 kms from Townsville and has an area of 51 square kms. It was once part of the mainland. Arcadia (also known as Alma Bay), Nelly, and Picnic Bays, are the most popular settlements on the island. On the southern side of Horseshoe Bay are plantations of papaws an...

Skiathos Luxury Villas | Hamilton Island

Skiathos Luxury Villas are located on Hamilton Island in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef. Only a short water-taxi ride to Airlie Beach on the mainland.