Australian Island resorts are among the most sought after and include some of the best holiday islands and vacation resort destinations in Australia and the world. Along the Queensland coast and through the Great Barrier Reef area are some absolutely delightful holiday destinations. Starting from the furthest north on Australia's north eastern coastline, you will find Lizard island Resort which is spectacular, situated north of the city of Cairns and can be accessed from there by air. It is one of the most luxurious and remote of all the Australian Islands. The surroundings are pristine due to the islands isolated position. Close to Cairns and situated on a coral atoll on Australia's Great Barrier Reef itself is Green Island resort. You can walk from your accommodation directly onto the beach and snorkel the reef from your door. As you move further south you will find some of the most exclusive island resorts in Australia. Dunk Island resort, Bedarra Island resort, Hinchinbrook Island resort, Orpheus Island resort and Magnetic Island resorts, all offer some thing different but will not disappoint the most fastidious tourist.
The Whitsunday Islands group consists of over 80 islands and is one of the most picturesque areas in Australia to holiday. Here it is an absolute delight to sail, ski, or just laze on a beach or by a pool, and experience the ambience of some absolutely delightful resorts. Hayman Island resort, Hamilton Island resort, Qualia Resort, Daydream island resort, Brampton island resort, South Molle island resort and the twin resorts on Long Island of Peppers Palm Bay resort or Club Crocodile resort are the most popular. These island resorts can be accessed by air from either Great Barrier reef airport on Hamilton Island or Whitsunday Airport at Proserpine and then by launch or fast catamaran from Shute Harbour on the Australian mainland.
South of the Whitsundays island resorts you will find Great Keppel Island and then out on the reef itself and located on coral cays are two resorts which cater to those who wish tocome to Australia to scuba dive in an area where the reef is at its best. These resorts are Heron Island resort and Lady Elliot Island Resort. Heron Island is accessed by fast cat from Gladstone and Lady Elliot Island can be accessed by air from either Hervey bay or Bundaberg. Fraser Island is off the coast of Hervey bay and is excellent for 4w driving.
Off the New South Wales coast are two fabulous Australian island destinations. Lord Howe Island features the southern most coral reef in the world together with spectacular mountain scenery, rainforests, unique wild life and fantastic fishing. Norfolk Island has its roots in the convict history of Australia and also is home to many of the descendants of the mutiny on the bounty who have migrated from Pitcairn Island. Norfolk is steeped in history and the ruins of the convict past are evident everywhere. Norfolk is also a duty free shopping paradise. Many other resorts exist on the South Pacific Islands
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