Cocos Keeling Islands
Located 900km West of Christmas Island, the Cocos Keeling Islands are the most Western part of Australia.
The chain of 27 islands form around the ring of an extinct volcano and offer the quintessential tropical holiday destination with gorgeous white sandy beaches, most of which are uninhabited.
West Island is home to part of the local population including the airport, and will be your first stop. Most of the accommodation properties are located on West Island, including many of the tourist services and amenities.
There are plenty of beaches and coastline to explore either on foot, bike, scooter or with a vehicle. Trannies beach for snorkelling, Pulu Mariah for a lagoon walk and the yacht club to view the colourful kite surfers in the season, all make great places to wile away your day.
The Big Barge Art Centre offers a great range of local artworks, displayed in the islands old lagoon ferry. Art classes are available and can stimulate your senses. Different techniques and mediums have been developed to inspire you to capture your Cocos experience with a unique, self-created artwork.
Home Island, which houses the Cocos Malay community, is regularly serviced with a ferry across the lagoon. Take a tour with Cocos Eco Tours local guide, visit the museum, walk around their interesting ‘island home’ and definitely experience a way of life not offered anywhere else in Australia.
Fishing, diving, boat trips, canoeing, kayaking, snorkelling and island hopping are just a few of the things that you can do on Cocos to ensure you maximise your tropical island experience.
See our Tours page for tours we can arrange for you with reputable operators on Cocos Keeling Islands.