Blessed with sand cays and tropical islands scattered across the Great Barrier, you’ll find the best island paradise to stay in luxury, camp or pop on your mask and snorkel and explore the Great Barrier Reef.
Perfect for the whole family and budget conscious travellers, Green Island is just 37 acres of forest, sand and reef. Complete with 46 luxurious hotel suites clustered under the island’s resort, you can even choose to spend a night (or two). And, here’s how you make the most of your trip to Green Island.
Home of 2018’s best beach; Nudey Beach (according to Australia’s top beach expert), Fitzroy Island offers a little something for every visitor. From walking trails to snorkel spots, you’ll find lots to do on and around the island. This 48 hour guide can also help you plan your next trip.
Perched on a small coral cay, you’ll find the luxury island refuge of Lizard Island. With world-class dive sites like the Cod Hole nearby, you’ll have lots of opportunity to see the marine life of the Great Barrier Reef. And when you surface to breathe, explore 24 private beaches.
Take off those watches, when you visit Bedarra Island you needn’t measure time. Put your feet up in your private villa or explore 45 hectares of forest and beach. And when you’re feeling peckish, you can indulge on a tropical breakfast buffet, customised lunch and multi-course dinner.
Probably one of the most untouched island group near Cairns, it’s no wonder why the Frankland Islands tops this list of island you’ve never heard of. There are five islands in the group and although you’ll need your own boat to explore all five, you can also board a day cruise and explore the islands with a guide.
If you love to go off the grid, look no further than Dunk Island where more than half of the island is national park. Hike or explore walking trails, snorkel or fish and when you’re ready to call it a day, set up a tent and camp under the stars.
Situated off the tip of Australia, you’ll find 274 islands enriched with culture and natural beauty. Experience true island hospitality when you visit Thursday Island or taste authentic Japanese cuisine at an operating pearl farm on Friday Island. Check out these must do’s for your next visit.
50km from Port Douglas, you’ll find Mackay Cay on the north west corner of the Mackay Reef on the Great Barrier Reef. It rises just metres above high tide and protects a variety of endangered plants and animal species.
Charter a private helicopter and enjoy a beach picnic like no other on Vlasoff Cay. Have the entire cay to yourself and snorkel its surrounding reef system to see the marine life of the Great Barrier Reef.