Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Australia

The Territory of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, also called Cocos Islands and Keeling Islands, is a territory of Australia, located in the Indian Ocean, southwest of Christmas Island and approximately midway between Australia and Sri Lanka. The territory consists of two atolls and 27 coral islands, of which two, West Island and Home Island are inhabited.

The Cocos Islands offers spectacular snorkelling, world-class diving, excellent fishing and the adrenalin-rush of kitesurfing, Visitors can relax on empty beaches, visit uninhabited islands by canoe, watch spectacular birdlife or catch the ferry to Home Island and discover the culture and traditions of the Cocos Malay people.

Things to See & Do

* Cultural tours
* Traditional events
* Diving & Snorkelling
* Pulu Keeling National Park
* Birdwatching

General Information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language – English
Population – 600 approx
Land Area – 14 km²
Time – GMT plus six and half hours
Electricity - 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
International Country Telephone Code – 61 891

Port Location – There is a lagoon anchorage located at West Island.

Travel Links – Flights are available to West Island from Perth, via Christmas Island and Exmouth.

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