Australia's Island Resorts

Australia’s Coral Sea coastline boasts some of the most beautiful island resorts in the world. Throughout the Great Barrier Reef, they offer fine white sand beaches and crystal clear waters for the perfect holiday retreat.

The interior of most islands is natural tropical rainforest and many of the romantic resorts offer sumptuous accommodation, swimming pools, fine dining and a host of activities.

Access to the islands is by boat or sometimes helicopter and most provide excursions to the Reef, as well as snorkelling from the shore.

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Where to Go

Island days are about lazing on the beach, walking in the rainforest, swimming and snorkelling. Activities can vary greatly according to the island you choose, so check out the Island Resort description before you book.

Northern Reef

  • Green Island – luxury Eco retreat 45 minutes from Cairns
  • Fitzroy Island – snorkelling, diving and kayaking close to Cairns
  • Orpheus Island – intimate, all-inclusive luxury resort right on the reef
  • Magnetic Island – popular island resort a ferry ride from Townsville

Whitsunday Islands

  • Hamilton Island – superb facilities and a choice of accommodation
  • Daydream Island – fun and friendly island with plenty of activities

Southern Reef

  • Heron Island – coral cay island perfect for snorkelling and diving
  • Lady Elliot Island – nature lovers paradise with meals included
  • Fraser Island – rainforested island just 4 hours north of Brisbane

Getting There

Island transfers can be by launch, ferry, plane or helicopter depending how far they are from the mainland. Your FREEDOM AUSTRALIA consultant will arrange transfers for you.

By Road – Island Resort stays can be included in an East Coast self drive.

By Rail – Fraser Island and the Whitsundays can be accessed from nearby Spirit of Queensland rail stations.

By Air – Hamilton Island has its own airport. Your consultant will arrange local flights from other gateway towns.

Where to Stay

Australia's distinct regions and beautiful cities have unique characters of their own, and we can offer you great accommodation wherever you travel.

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