Cocos (Keeling) Islands

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Cocos (Keeling) Islands2020-09-21T16:49:50+08:00

An Unspoilt Paradise

One of the most unspoilt and isolated each destinations in Australia. Located 2750kms northwest of Perth and 900km from Christmas Island.

Cocos (Keeling) Island Tourism

Top 10 things to do on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands

  • 1. Take the motorised canoe safari

  • 2. Snorkel “The Rip” on Direction Island

  • 3. With over 30,000 turtles in the lagoon, take the turtle safari tour

  • 4. Dive or snorkel the crystal-clear waters

  • 5. Spend a day on Direction Island

  • 6. Learn about the Malay culture on Home Island

  • 7. Take a fishing trip tour

  • 8. Learn the history of Oceania House

  • 9. Have a go at the numerous water sports on offer

  • 10. Play a round of golf on the unique “Airport Runway” golf course

Getting There – Virgin Australia flies twice a week to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands from Perth, every Saturday is a direct flight, every Tuesday is via Christmas Island.

Language – The predominant language is English; Malay is also spoken.

Currency – Australian Dollar

Phone & Internet – The islands have their own phone network; no mainland Australia phone networks work on the islands. WiFi vouchers can be pre-purchased online or at the Community Resource Centre once on the islands.

Weather – The average daily temperature all year round is 26C.
The trade wind season is May to October and is quite windy which is great for kitesurfing.
Most rainfall is between March and July; the best weather months are December and January.
The dry season is from May to November with the driest months from July to October.

Passport & Visa – A valid Australian passport is preferred as you depart from the Perth International Airport Terminal.

Festivals – Nil

Events – Barefoot Ball and the Coco Loco Art Exhibition

Getting Around – The best way to get around is by foot, bike scooter and vehicle.

Accommodation – Cocos Beach Motel, Cocos Seaview, Cocos Village Bungalows are the most popular motel/hotel accommodation. Other options for a fully self-contained property are The Castle, Beachcombers, Cocos Castaway, My Island Home and Cocos Homestead.

Restaurants – Cocos Club, Rasa Di Sayang and Saltmakers are our personal favourites.

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