7 Australian Islands You Need To Explore

Did you know that Australia has 8222 islands? It is not just one giant country. It is a country with so much more than just its land mass in the middle. The islands around Australia are doused in their own natural beauty. While there are plenty of blogs telling you which territory to go and visit to see the kangaroos and the koalas, there are fewer telling you about the many islands that are mind blowing enough to visit. Below, we have got seven of those amazing islands to travel. So get your wallet ready to book your next break!

Seven Australian Islands You Need To Explore

Whitsunday Islands. This is one of the most popular destinations for native Australians who are looking to get away from the rat race of the cities and who crave some tranquillity. There are 74 islands made up of from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the Whitsunday is the largest of them all. Fun fact: the sand is so pure here that you can literally brush your teeth with it!

Magnetic Island. Reachable by ferry from Townsville in Far North Queensland, Magnetic Island is very popular with backpackers and for good reason. The Reef, the koalas, the IslandLife Beach Festival and the many bars right along the beach are just a few of them.

Fraser Island. There are so many tours that come to Fraser Island, and it is because it is the largest sand island in the world. The waters may be too rough to swim in, but there are safe lakes that are within the island and so worth going to see. You will encounter dingos and a eucalyptus forest, so bring your camera.

Seven Australian Islands You Need To Explore

Phillip Island. Melbourne is famous for many things, but Phillip Island is one of the most famous. Why, you ask? The PENGUINS! The penguin parade is located here, and people go to see it happen every year. It is also a very popular spot for surfers, and when you want to catch a wave and relax on the beach, Phillip Island is the place to be.

Lord Howe Island. A piece of paradise, Lord Howe can be found 600KM south of Sydney and is basically a volcanic remnant. Hikers will love the walking trails and the stunning choice of peaks to scale, but it is a little outside the backpacking budget given that you can only get there by plane. It is worth the ticket, though, especially if you want to enjoy coral pools.

Kangaroo Island. It is a bit of an obvious name, but Kangaroo Island is famous for its wildlife. There are also koalas aplenty and seal colonies and wombats that live here, meaning the animal lovers out there will never want to leave. Take a couple of days on the island to truly revel in the experience.

Great Keppel Island. If you are a beach lover who needs to see some new ones, there are seventeen to be taken in when you get to Great Keppel Island. You can go beyond the backpacker trail and take in the sunshine while you are hopping between islands.

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