Australian Islands

"Find the right island for you"

There really are an incredibly large number of beautiful Australian Islands. This page is designed to tell you best of over 8000 islands off the coast of Australia.

These are a nice selection of those on the tourist trek and those that are a little different or a real hidden gem that only the locals know about.

You can also visit island getaways to help you choose which of the Australian islands is for you.

Best Islands in Australia

Wineglass Bay WhitehavenTurquoise Bay
Tasmania AustraliaWhitsundays AustraliaKangaroo Island Australia
Phillip IslandRottnest Island Magnetic Island Australia
Phillip Island AustraliaRottnest Island PerthMagnetic Island Australia
Lord Howe Island Montague Island Penguins Aboriginal Chest
Lord Howe IslandMontague IslandBathurst Island
Green Island Fraser Island Maria Island
Green Island AustraliaFraser Island AustraliaMaria Island Tasmania
Lady Elliot Island King Island Hinchinbrook Island
Lady Elliot Island AustraliaKing Island AustraliaHinchinbrook Island

So here is my guide to the best of the best:

  • Whitsundays Australia - for amazing beaches and a true tropical island getaway.
  • Magnetic Island Australia - for a more affordable (but still not cheap!) tropical island getaway.
  • Maria Island Tasmania - A hidden gem off the East coast of Tasmania. Get straight back to nature and enjoy the wildlife and views.
  • Montague Island - Known only by the locals off the East Coast of Australia near Batemans Bay. It's a chance to meet seals and penguins and stay in an old lighthouse keepers cottage
  • Phillip Island Australia - Between Melbourne and Sydney and famous for its penguins.
  • Fraser Island Australia - This is the only island in the world made entirely from sand. Go have an adventure!
  • Tasmania Australia - Often forgotten about and its the 5th state of Australia. It has the best scenery and some of the most stunning beaches ever.
  • Rottnest Island Perth - Very near Perth, this is a great day trip where you can cycle around the island and enjoy its many beaches and bays.
  • Kangaroo Island Australia - Come to a real life zoo with Koalas in the trees, penguins and seals on the beach and of course plenty of kangaroos. One of my top 10 must do's for Australia Travel.
  • Lord Howe Island - Exclusive - they only allow a certain number onto the island at any time. It's set in protected National Park so it's very beautiful.
  • Hinchinbrook Island - Come do the famous walking trail between May and October
  • King Island Australia - Just off the north coast of Tasmania and famous for its cheese.
  • Maria Island Tasmania - Be at one with nature and admire these amazing views.
  • Lady Elliot Island Australia - Right on the Great Barrier Reef and beautiful.
  • Green Island Australia - Another great spot to explore the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Bruny Island - fast becoming THE place to visit if you are planning a trip to Hobart in Tasmania. Just off the coast and full of native wildlife and great food producers

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