5 Private Islands to lockdown on
With lockdowns increasing and travel perimeters decreasing, we are thinking of places we’d rather be. A year ago Australia was the best place to be, but now we think maybe a smaller Australian island, with even fewer people would be better.
All islands are in different states, with different features, giving plenty of diversity. Importantly, all offer exclusive rental of the entire island.
These could be your very own travel bubbles, where you control the borders!
Let us know any other ones you think of.
We’ve included links to each island so you can get all the information direct from the source. If you want to make a booking, please give us a call. You’ll pay the same price, we can help with all your travel plans, and we may get a small commission.
How about your own island on the Great Barrier Reef? This Pumpkin patch of paradise is 14 km off Yeppoon and takes up to 34 people, so you can take your whole family into isolation. Cabins are spread out and there are plenty of beaches to explore. Fish, swim, snorkel or just relax. Sunset bbqs on the deck complete the days and get you excited to do it all again tomorrow.
From $2,995/night for up to 34 people.
The ‘other’ Fraser Island is a 30-hectare island in the Gippsland Lakes, 3 hours east of Melbourne. The lakes stretch for 80kms and boast delightful Riviera weather. You can explore the lakes on your very own ferry, try the 9-hole golf course, hit out on the tennis courts, have a swim or explore the island. Fish, water-ski or simply relax. The 100 year old homestead has 11 bedrooms so you could bring multiple families.
from $2,500/night for up to 38 people
Picnic Island is a wildlife bonanza inside the incredible Freycinet Peninsula on Tasmania’s east coast. Ironically the former convict quarry is now the perfect escape for nature lovers. You’ll be the only people on the island, but you won’t be alone. Dolphins, seals and birds pop by during the day, and you can watch the penguin parade at night as they waddle back to their burrows.
From $2,200/night for up to 10 people
Troubridge Island is a stunning white sand island 6km off the Yorke Peninsula where time almost stands still. It’s an important breeding bird refuge, and is home to a large colony of little penguins. Stay in the historic lighthouse keeper’s cottage. Built in 1856 it has all the comfort for an idyllic escape from city life. Fish, swim or just enjoy your isolation.
From $480/night for 4 adults,
extra $120 per adult. Max 10 people
Wilderness Island is a white sand, blue water, paradise 30km off Exmouth. This is an unforgettable experience with fantastic snorkelling and fishing. Huge decks with hammocks overlook the ocean, and the freshest seafood is cooked for you each evening. Amazing sunsets and starlit skies make it even more amazing.
From $4,000 per night for up to 10 people.