Australia: 3 best islands to visit

Australia is one of the world's most diverse holiday destinations - with something to suit any taste. When you think of Australia, you probably think of one huge island, full of amazing soft sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters and bustling cities with life.

Australia may be one big island, but it is surrounded by more islands. In fact, it is surrounded by thousands of islands. So, if you are preparing for a big voyage in the South Globe, we think we know a few of the best islands that will fit your trip and add them to your to-do list.

Australia is the 3 best islands to visit

Fitzroy Island

Australia - Fitzroy Island

If you are lucky enough to be in the northern tropical town of Cairns you have a really great experience. The Daintree Rainforest Forests, the Great Barrier Reef and Atherton Tablelands are a stone's throw away. But one of my favorite places near Cairns is Fitzroy Island.

Home to Australia's Best Beach in 2018, Fitzroy Island is just a 45-minute ferry ride from Cairns and is home to a mesmerizing tropical landscape that you can't experience anywhere else.

While it's close enough to the mainland for a day trip, Fitzroy Island is really worth the time. Set aside a few days for your visit because there is a lot to do on the island.

If you love water, spend some time hitting the water. Possible activities include kayaking, stand up kayaking, snorkeling, or even out on a glass bottom boat adventure. You can see the rich marine life from any angle here and you can spend hours doing it.

If you love nature and want to know what the earth has to offer, you can take a stroll through one of the many self-guided hiking trails. You can venture into the Rainforest by the Secret Garden, or if you want something a little more challenging, take a walk the Summit Lighthouse walk.

Relaxation may be your best part of the day, and Fitzroy Island can definitely help you out there. As mentioned earlier, Fitzroy Island is home to the beach that was crowned Australia's best beach in 2018 - Nudi Beach.

With soft sand and the perfect Queensland sun, spending some time watching the day pass by at the beach can be the perfect way to unwind. And if you feel so warm in the sun, cool off with a dip in tropical waters at your feet.

With a plethora of activities that won't cost a single cent, Fitzroy can meet any budget, and is suitable for all ages, from families to backpackers, everyone will love their time on this stunning island.

Australia is the 3 best islands to visit

Fraser Island

Fraser Island - Australia

Queensland is full of natural wonders - we're staying there for another impressive list of amazing islands - Fraser Island.

Fraser Island is located near the southern tip of Queensland, off the coast of Noosa and Rainbow Beach, above the Sunshine Coast.

When you close your eyes and envision a tropical island, Fraser Island is probably the closest thing to seeing. This island is where the rainforest and the beach really meet. In fact, Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world, and the only place in the world where you will find rainforest trees growing on sand dunes.

Fraser Island is an untouched gem that even there are no roads - instead, there is a highway on the beach. You might have seen photos of four-wheel drive bikes sailing along the beach right near the water. It is an experience not to be missed.

Fraser Island is also home to more than 200 freshwater lakes, so when you are exploring the giant sand dunes and needing to relax, there are plenty of places you can swim.

Although Fraser Island is ideal for all ages, it really speaks to the adventurers among us - with activities from fishing to windsurfing and four-wheel drive to hiking, there is a lot to see and do on Fraser Island.

Australia is the 3 best islands to visit

Brunei Island

Australia - Brunei Island

On our way south, down to the bottom of Australia, we find ourselves in Tasmania. Maybe a little unexpected for an island vacation, and a little different from the tropical shows we talked about earlier - we have Brunei Island.

Bruny Island is about 35-40 minutes from Kettering by ferry, and Kettering is about 40 minutes by car from Hobart. Bruny Island is great for a day trip from Hobart, even better for an extended stay. There is so much to see, do and most importantly, eat.

Brunei Island is about 50 km long, and it consists of South Bruny Island and North Bruny Island and is connected to a stretch of land called 'The Neck'. The neck is only about 100 meters wide and provides great views in every direction. Take a trip to the neck and watch the waves crumble on one side and the calm bay on the other. All this can be seen from viewing platforms and if you are lucky you might catch a glimpse of some local wildlife, like penguins, when they return to their tiny sand dunes at dusk !!

If you are looking for nature, South Bruny Island is the place to immerse yourself in the national park.

 

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