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  • Writer's pictureJulie Prusak

4 Breathtaking Islands to Visit in Australia

Australia is truly captivating, so much so that it is one of the world's top travel destinations. Encompassed by vast oceans and filled with exotic wildlife, there's more to this country than meets the eye. While most visitors are quick to add the expected Sydney, Melbourne, Uluru, Gold Coast and Perth to their itineraries, Australia is very well known for its breathtaking islands.

photo: Tasmania

When Australians vacation in Australia, they often head to these islands. Each of them are a unique piece of paradise and hold a special part of Australia’s history and culture that you’ll always keep with you.

Whitsunday Islands

There are over 150 islands to explore on this archipelago.

The Whitsunday Islands bring forth a subtropical climate, clear turquoise waters, cloudless skies, and a million opportunities for water activities.

Enjoy snorkeling, viewing friendly seas turtles, coral gardens, mountain ranges submerged in water, deep sea diving, and starfish hunting.

It is so beautiful that it was chosen to film the 5th installment of Pirates of the Caribbean. Seriously… the Caribbean is gorgeous so imagine how beautiful the Whitsunday Islands are to take the movie location away!

Fraser Islands

Located at the very bottom of Queensland is the world's largest sand island, Fraser Island.

Here, you can stroll through rainforests and eucalyptus woodlands, wander through swamps (if you dare), check out shipwrecks, and enjoy the antics of all the wondrous wildlife.

Some of the animals you should look out for include a few varieties of mammal species, exotic birds, and reptiles of all kinds.

Fraser Island has been inhabited for over 5000 years by humans and we think we know why…it’s stunning - who’d ever leave?!

Magnetic Islands

Nearly 20 minutes off the coast of Townsville, you will find the magnificent Magnetic Islands.

On this island, you will get to immerse yourself in a lively culture, tropical settings, untouched beaches, and breathtaking wilderness.

Magnetic Island is a diving, snorkeling, and fishing destination. If you love the beach and you love water activities, you’ll have something to do every day.

But on the flip side, if disconnecting from the world and taking some time for self-care is your idea of a vacation, spend your days swimming under waterfalls, hiking in the cool mountain air, or strolling the white sand beaches and markets by night.

The island isn't huge, but it is the perfect destination for a quick, far-off getaway.


Tasmania is located at the very bottom of the country and is actually a small island of its own.

Don’t be surprised to arrive and feel the vibes of Ireland. Many visitors have felt the stunning landscapes, lovely local towns, quaint pubs, and amazing local food scream Irish hospitality.

Whether you love a good outdoor adventure or curling up by a fireplace with beautiful views of the countryside, Tasmania will definitely deliver.

Over 45% of the island is protected wilderness, featuring parks and reserves for tourists to explore.

Australia never disappoints and there is an itinerary perfect for every traveler. Yours is waiting for you.

Let's get started planning your trip to Australia! Reserve your complimentary consultation call with me to begin!

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