As a continent with a small area, Australia is blessed by nature with special scenery, fancinating islands and a warm climate, an ideal destination for all travelers around the world. Here is a list of 6 most loved islands in this continent.
1. Bora Bora Island (French Polynesia)
Dubbed as a paradise island with clear blue waters, long white sand strips and beautiful coral reefs, Bora Bora is the dream destination of many tourists in recent years.
Initially, the island was named Bora Bora, in the Tahitian language, Bora Bora means “the first born”. A record of geographers in the 18th and 19th centuries, the island was named Bolabolla or Bollabolla. Today the island is briefly referred to as Bora Bora. Besides, this island also has an extremely romantic nickname “the island of lovers”. According to legend, in France, if a guy says to the girl “Let’s go Bora Bora!”, it means that the boy is proposing to the girl. Under the romantic eyes of the French, Bora Bora is the most beautiful island in the world, the paradise of love.
Most visitors to Bora Bora for the first time want to experience the feeling of swimming with sharks, this is the most attractive activity on the island which is very rare. Because these sharks are often fed by tourists, they do not feel afraid or attack people, on the contrary, they also appear to swim close to visitors to receive food.
2. Moorea Island (French Polynesia)
The island has the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem actually consists of 3,000 separate coral reefs. Moorea Island is a perfect destination for scuba divers who want to get in touch with the diverse life hidden among coral reefs.
Formed when half of a volcano crumbled monolithically into the blue sea, Moorea is an incredibly beautiful, heart-shaped island. Those who do not like swimming can see these amazing creatures while riding on a glass-bottom boat. There are tourists who said: “Even taking a local bus around the island is very interesting.”
3. Great Barrier Reef Island (Australia)
The Great Barrier Reef is a famous tourist destination not only in Australia but also in the world. Most of, visitors to Australia are infatuated with the beauty of this coral reef. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system on the planet classified as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Through many fluctuations of nature, but this wonder is still confirmed by tourists as the most beautiful coral reef in the world. The Great Barrier Reef currently contributes up to 7 billion USD a year to Australia’s tourism.
Coming to Great Barrier Reef, visitors will have the opportunity to experience many unique activities. You can experience the Great Barrier on a clear glass bottom boat in the heart of the coast like Cairns, Port Douglas, … Or experience the romantic coral reefs by diving into underwater tunnels and caves.
Besides, visitors can also experience sailing a boat. Anchored overnight in beautiful waters such as Whitehaven Beach, Cid Harbor, visit the Black Reefs, Langford along the way. The air balloon is also an interesting way to help you see the most comprehensive coral reef from above.
4. Tasmania Island (Australia)
Tasmania Island has green valleys, quiet towns and unspoiled coastlines. This is one of the most mountainous islands in the world, geological surveys also show a connection between Tasmania and Antarctica from millions of years ago.
Although it is separated from the mainland, it still has a high quality of life and a very pleasant atmosphere. With an area of 68,401 km2 (Tamania island accounts for 62,409 km2) but with a population of only 500,000 people, this place is truly a wild paradise for those who love to explore.
5. Whitsunday Island (Australia)
Whitsunday Island is one of Australia’s loveliest destinations. This is also a great spot for those who enjoy boating, diving, camping, fishing or going on vacation.
Whitsunday Island is the largest island in the Whitsunday archipelago located off the coast of Central Queensland, Australia. Here is Whitehaven Beach, rated by CNN.com as the world’s leading eco-friendly beach. Its sand is 98% silicon and very white which makes it look so unreal.
6. Rangiroa and Tuamotus Islands (French Polynesia)
The Tuamotu Islands possess one of the largest atolls in the world, offering visitors an amazing diving experience, a chance to shop for black pearls, sip local wine and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. This place is a diver’s paradise with very friendly dolphins.
Pink Sands beach, giving visitors a strange and rare view of the sun forming magical lights on the water. Come visit and buy products at Gauguin Pearl Farm, built on the lagoon and is a place to cultivate beautiful black pearls and trade in jewelry made from this gem. When night falls, visitors can enjoy a delicious dinner from fresh seafood and a glass of wine from grapes grown between native coconut clusters.