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Some of Australias beautiful islands on the East coast  are
Hamilton Island, Hayman Island, Magnetic Island, fraser Island, Bedarra Island, Lizard Island, Green Island, Dunk Island.

In the Victoria and South Australia Region, you have Philip Island close to Melbourne and Kangaroo Island close to Adelaide.  In Western Australia close to Perth you have Rottnest Island.


Australia has a large selection of islands around its coast with the most popular being islands in the Whitsundays and in Tropical North Queensland.


Most of the Whitsunday Islands are beautiful, tropical, deserted islands, but eight offer a variety of resort accommodation, all with the Great Barrier Reef and fringing coral reefs on their doorstep. Whether it is eco-style, family friendly, all inclusive, activity based, food and wine focused or pure luxury, there is a Queensland resort experience to suit everyone in the Whitsunday Islands. The Whitsundays is home to the renowned island resorts of Hamilton Island, Hayman, Daydream Island Resort and Spa, Long Island Resort, Paradise Bay Eco Escape, Lindeman Island, Brampton Island and South Molle Island.

Hamilton Island
The largest of the Whitsunday Island resorts, Hamilton Island offers an experience like no other: beaches, coral reefs, fascinating flora and fauna, fine food and wines, and activities almost too numerous to mention.

Hamilton Island’s world-class facilities, the Hamilton Island Golf Club, the architectural wonder of the Hamilton Island Yacht Club, Spa Wumurdaylin, and a host of new or refurbished hotels and resorts make it a fresh and lively place for resort guests and day visitors. 70% of the island is national park, striking a balance between extensive holiday facilities and the island’s striking natural beauty.

Hayman Island
Hayman Island is the northern-most of the Whitsunday island resorts, the epitome of tropical paradise. Boasting one of The Leading Hotels of the World, Hayman is Australia’s most awarded private island destination.

Guests can select from a variety of activities from water sports to bushwalks to tours of the nearby Great Barrier Reef. By night, guests can relax with fine wine and award winning delicacies, in the luxury of this five star resort. The excellent snorkelling off the island’s northern beach, Blue Pearl Bay, makes it a popular spot for guests and day visitors alike.


Tropical North Queensland is the main gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and offers a number of options for snorkellers, divers and sun-lovers of all ages. Daytrips and sailing cruises depart from most major hubs along the coast and longer live-aboard expeditions leave Cairns and Port Douglas every week. If you’re a born castaway, Hinchinbrook Island is Australia’s largest island national park and a perfect place to seclude yourself away from mobile phones and modern day distractions. Lizard Island offers some of the world’s most beautiful reefs and private beaches, just a short skip from the world-famous dive site Cod Hole and the Ribbon Reefs. Island resorts are Dunk Island, Fitzroy Island, Green Island, Haggerstone Island, Horn Island, Lizard Island, Bedarra Island, Orpheus Island.

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