Can I stay on Cocos Island?
The Breakers are one of the most luxuriously appointed resort style accommodation to become available on the beautiful Cocos Keeling Islands.
Can you live on Cocos Keeling island?
The island archipelago consists of two atolls (North Keeling Island and South Keeling Islands), and 27 coral islands, but only two of them are inhabited. This is West Island, which is the capital and where the airport is located; and Home Island, which is home to the largely Cocos Malay population.
Can you camp on Cocos Island?
There are some beaches you could camp at; the best would be Scout Park on the southern end of West Island that actually has a camping shelter, barbecues and a drop toilet on a beautiful beach.
Is Cocos Island worth visiting?
From sea-carved patches of rugged wilderness to idyllic tropical paradises, these are some of the best, little known and most underrated Australian islands waiting for our visit. This destination is often billed as Australia’s last unspoilt paradise.
Do I need a passport for Cocos Island?
Passports & Banking No entry visa is required. Local currency is the Australian dollar.
Can Australians live on Cocos Islands?
Karen lives on West Island, the capital of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. The island is only 14 kilometres long and 500 metres wide and is the western most island of the 26 islands in the southern atoll of Cocos. The island is made up of approximately 120 Australian expats, half of which are children.
Do you need a passport to go to Cocos Island?
Passports and visas are not required when travelling to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands from the Australian mainland. However, photographic identification, such as an Australian Driver’s Licence or Proof of Age card, must be produced for each passenger (including children) for clearance through Customs and Immigration.
Do you need a car on Cocos Island?
you either need a vehicle or a scooter. west island is 14km long and best beaches and the ferry jetty is up up to 7 kms away from accommodation.
Is Cocos Island tax free?
ARE SALES TO EXTERNAL TERRITORIES GST‑FREE? Norfolk, Christmas and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands are Australian external territories and they are not part of Australia for GST purposes. Under GST law, if you sell goods to residents of these territories the goods are GST-free where you meet the export requirements.
Which country owns Cocos Island?
The Clunies Ross family, who became known as ‘Kings of the Cocos’, owned/occupied the islands for more than 150 years. In 1955 they became a Territory of the Commonwealth of Australia, and in 1978 Australia purchased all of the lands, excepting the family home, from the Clunies Ross family.