ABOUT COCOS KEELING ISLANDS

Australia’s last unspoilt paradise lies in the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, kissed by the sun and caressed by fragrant trade winds.

Offering spectacular snorkelling, world-class diving, excellent fishing and the adrenalin-rush of kitesurfing, the Cocos Keeling Islands are also a deeply tranquil holiday location. Relax on empty beaches, visit uninhabited islands by canoe, watch spectacular birdlife or catch the ferry to Home Island and discover the culture and traditions of the Cocos Malay people.

Situated 2750 kms northwest of Perth, Western Australia, the Cocos Keeling Islands are a group of coral islands that form two atolls. Only two of the 27 islands are inhabited – the rest are waiting for you to explore them.

Choose from a range of whisper-quiet accommodation, pack a swimsuit and some beach shoes, and take an unforgettable holiday on a faraway tropical island. You’ll never want to leave.

Kite and Wind Surfing

Recognised as one of the best places in the world to enjoy these invigorating sports, the Cocos Keeling Islands’ lagoon comes alive during the ‘winter’ months of July to October, when the southeast trade winds bring ideal conditions for kitesurfing and windsurfing. More Kite and Windsurfing info
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Kayaks, Canoes, SUP’s & Glass Bottom Boats

Recognised as one of the best places in the world to enjoy these invigorating sports, the Cocos Keeling Islands’ lagoon comes alive during the ‘winter’ months of July to October, when the southeast trade winds bring ideal conditions for kitesurfing and windsurfing.

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Scuba diving and snorkelling

Whether you explore the underwater environment with SCUBA or snorkel, the Cocos Keeling Islands tick all the boxes: water temperature between 26°C and 29°C; average visibility of 25m and a possible 1,550 species of sea creatures to discover, including the only endemic fish species, the Cocos pygmy angelfish. More Scuba Diving and Snorkelling info
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Arts and Culture

Set your creative side free as you immerse yourself in art or photography against the backdrop of a captivating landscape and stunning natural environment. Or set out on a voyage of discovery into the fascinating culture of the Cocos Malay people. More info
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Birdwatching

The Cocos Keeling Islands is on the edge of the East Asian-Australian flyway, so avid birdwatchers will be spoilt for sightings of migratory and resident birds – all within a remote tropical island environment. The best possible months for birdwatching are November to April.
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Honeymoons

Break away from the everyday and escape to somewhere truly remarkable for your honeymoon.  An ideal location where you can celebrate and be the toast of the island with a backdrop of stunning white sandy beaches, sparkling water and gently waving coconut palms.

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Accommodation

Cocos accommodation is located predominantly on West Island and is mainly self contained, where you have a choice of several holidays houses, bungalows, cottages, villas, apartments and budget style motel. Many are architecturally designed with sweeping lagoon views.
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Fishing

The clear turquoise waters and the grand range and diversity of species in and outside of the lagoon make Cocos a fishing paradise.
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