Australia is vast and so are the attractions for the visitors to explore in the country. From the cities as hip as Sydney to the landscapes as stunning as Uluru, with gorgeous Bondi beach to the natural wonder of Great Barrier Reef, you have everything you need for a memorable vacation. But one aspect of the Australian attractions that many visitors miss out on is the beautiful islands of Australia. Each one of them has its own charm and can be a perfect place for enjoying a great vacation. This summer when you head to Australia try to spend a couple of days in one of these marvelous islands.
Located in the Bass straits of Tasmania, the beauty of the King Island is in its simplicity. The landscape is flat and fertile, and the shore line is rocky giving a sense of a haven in the middle of the sea. It’s not a large island with a size of only 94 sq km, but its landscape, beauty and the laid back life style makes it a great attraction for people who are looking for a break from their daily routine. Currie is the main town of the island located on the west coast, you can find accommodation in its hotels and if you are planning for camping out in the wild then you can find the supplies from its stores. After taking direct flights to Hobart you can take a boat to the King Island.
Kangaroo Island is the best escape from the urban life. Located in the southern Australia, the island is accessible through a ferry from Adelaide. It is the best place to see the exclusive fauna of Australia, as it was not hindered like the rest of Australia by the diseases that the European settlers brought with them. The Flinders Chase National park consists 30 percent of the island and has some unique plants and bushes of the continent.
This beautiful island is located just off the coast of Queensland, and with its palm fringed beaches and turquoise water it is fast becoming a favorite destination for the tourists. The unspoiled rainforests of Bedarra Island are a great attraction as well and a lot of effort has been put in by the authorities to preserve them. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation on a pristine beach with gorgeous surroundings then head to Bedarra for a memorable experience.
Another beautiful island off the coast of Queensland is the world heritage Fraser Island. It is the world’s largest sand island and the only one where the rainforest grows on the sand. If you are in Cairns then a ferry ride can take you to the island with its unique environment that has taken more than 80,000 years to develop.