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The Cocos Keeling Islands The Maldives of Australia

This tropical Indian Ocean paradise has picture-perfect palm-fringed beaches, stunning coral reefs and a chilled-out, multicultural vibe. Situated 2750 kilometres north-west of Perth, the islands are an offshore territory of Australia that’s easily accessible by air. Untainted by mass tourism, they offer pure relaxation in warm, turquoise seas.

Top attractions

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

Immerse yourself in a wonderland of wreck dives, world-class snorkelling and amazing marine life - dugongs, manta rays, turtles, multi-coloured reef fish and more!

Scuba Diving

Canoe Safari

Explore the Southern Islands of the Cocos on board motorised outrigger canoes – a unique and relaxing way to check out the pristine lagoon.

Scuba Diving


With a huge range of species inside the lagoon and out in the deep water, these islands will excite anglers of any age.


The two main industries here are tourism and the export of copra products - made from dry coconut kernels. The Cocos have two languages (English and Malay), five police officers, 27 tiny islands in total (only two are inhabited) and a total land areas of just 14 square kilometres. There are around 600 human residents here but no native mammals. The islands are a prime location for bird-watchers.1

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