Top-10 List: Our Favourite Islands of Australia

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This list is our own personal top-ten islands we have seen in our travels around Australia, mostly from our 2008 around Australia trip. Of course, Australia itself is our favourite island, but here are some of the smaller ones we like too.

Lord Howe Island


Lord Howe Island is a pacific island, but still part of Australia, and is surrounded by the world’s southern-most coral reef. It might be part of Australia, but if you go there you will feel a million miles away.


Russell Falls Tasmania
Russell Falls, a beautiful waterfall in Tasmania

Australia’s biggest island, and lovers of nature and Australian history should visit.

Kangaroo Island, SA

kangaroo island

Rottnest Island, WA

Rottnest Island Sunset
Sunset at Pinkys Beach on Rottnest Island

Penguin Island, WA

Penguin Island WA
Walking the boardwalk, checking out the birdlife, on Penguin Island, Rockingham, Western Australia

Woody Island, Esperance, WA

Woody Island Cruise, Esperance, Western Australia

Magnetic Island, QLD

Magnetic Island off Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Magnetic Island off Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Granite Island, Victor Harbor, SA

Granite Island, Victor Harbor, SA
Let the horse take you out to Granite Island, Victor Harbor, SA

Low Isles, Great Barrier Reef, QLD

Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia

Low Isles is one of the many islands which form part of the Great Barrier Reef. We went here are part of our snorkelling tour, visiting the island because it was a lot easier to access than the outer reef.

Melville Island, NT

  • other islands that did not make the list: Phillip Island (VIC), Mutton Bird Island, Coffs Harbour (NSW)

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