Lord Howe Island
There is a wide variety of lodging options on Lord Howe, including lodges, guesthouses, and self-contained units. Lord Howe Island is encircled by a stunning bright blue lagoon teeming with fish, coral, and other marine life. You can snorkel the lagoon from the beach, Lord Howe Environmental Tours offers a two-hour glass bottom boat trip to see some of the most impressive snorkelling spots.
Best Time: June, July and August
Location: Tasman Sea east of Port Macquarie
Fraser is an ideal place to go wild, with a World Heritage-listed wilderness and plenty of resort-style amenities.
Best Time: December through February
Location: Australia’s eastern Queensland coast
Kangaroo Island is a gourmet destination renowned for its freshly caught fish, cheeses, and wines, among other things. Drink craft beer at the Kangaroo Island Brewery or wine from the island's cellar doors, such as Dudley Wines and Bay of Shoals Wines.The Enchanted Fig Tree, a pop-up summer eatery near Stokes Bay, serves local produce under a giant fig tree. Discover unique wildlife, delectable food and wine, stunning scenery, and a laid-back lifestyle by taking the road less travelled.
Best Time: March to May
Location: Mainland of South Australia, southwest of Adelaide
This pocket-sized paradise has something for everyone: swim, snorkel, walk, bike, or simply relax on the beach.
Best Time: October and November
Location: offshore from the city of Perth, in Western Australia
The weather is pleasant throughout the year, and the island offers a variety of family-friendly activities during school vacations. At WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, you can also get up close and personal with legendary Australian animals like koalas, kangaroos, and a crocodile.
Best Time: April – June
Location: Whitsunday Islands in Queensland, Australia
Experience Phillip Island's excellent cool-climate wines and new organic produce by following the Southern Gippsland Wine Trail. From the elevated timber boardwalks across the island, try to catch a glimpse of them in their burrows. There are over 32,000 little penguins on the island, so there's a fair chance you'll see some.
Best Time: November and March
Location: Australia’s southern coast.
Explore this beautiful island that offers fantastic walking trails and pristine swimming, surfing, and fishing beaches, and don't forget to take advantage of the island's thriving fine fodder industry. Bruny Island has a vibrant homegrown food and wine community. Sample typical European cow's and goat's milk cheeses at Bruny Island Cheese Co.
Best Time: January-February
Location: South-eastern coast of Tasmania, Australia
The relaxed tropical lifestyle on Magnetic Island, as well as easy access to the Great Barrier Reef, make it a wonderful place to unwind. Take a relaxing guided sea kayak tour or a thrilling jet ski tour to see the breathtaking bays. Play golf at Picnic Bay's Country Club or go horseback riding along the beach. West Point is a perfect place to see the sun set, and it's just a short walk from Picnic Point.
Best Time: May and September
Location: 8 kilometres offshore from the city of Townsville, Queensland, Australia
The Dales, where you can stand underneath a small waterfall created by a freshwater stream, and the Blowholes, where waves whoosh through hundreds of holes along a shoreline covered in black rock pinnacles, are two of the best places to visit. Renting a car is a great way to get around.
Best Time: July to October
Location: Australian territory in the Indian Ocean, lying south of Java, Indonesia
These Islands in Australia are protected from huge swells by the Great Barrier Reef, making them suitable for sailing, diving, and snorkelling.
Best Time: September
Location: Northeast coast of Queensland, Australia, and the Great Barrier Reef
Best Time: April - December
Location: Dunk in the Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland. Australia
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Best Time: August - December
Location: Remote territory of Australia in the Indian Ocean
Best Time: December - February
Location: Moreton Bay in the Australian state of Queensland, 30 kilometres southeast of the centre of Brisbane
Tangalooma, which happens to be one of the most sought after Islands in Australia, is dotted with the island's sparkling beachfront areas, with villas, suites, and luxurious apartments. Check into one of the island's most opulent vacation homes, with views of Moreton Bay and the Glass House Mountains worth a million dollars.
Best Time: Summer to Autumn
Location: Coast of southeastern Queensland, Australia
Best Time: October to March
Location: Australian island in the South Pacific Ocean
Best Time: August
Location: Continental island offshore from Cape Grafton, 29 km south-east of Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Great Keppel Island
Best Time: May-August
Location: Island in The Keppels, Australia
Lady Musgrave Island
You'll sleep under a sparkling sky with just the sounds of waves in the distance for company, making for a rustic yet enriching experience. When you arrive at Lady Musgrave, one of the well known Islands in Australia, you'll get in the water for a guided snorkelling session armed with new information and a coral watch map.
Best Time: June to August
Location: Australia's Great Barrier Reef
Lady Elliot Island
Best Time: April - June
Location: Southernmost coral cay of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia
The Daydream Island is a great place to see the Great Barrier Reef's marine life up close. The living reef is home to a diverse range of unusual species. Nemos, rays, cod, and starfish all live in this area, which is fed by water pumped in from the sea.
Best Time: June, July, and August
Location: Island in Whitsundays, Australia