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Pulu Keeling National Park

Pulu Keeling National Park

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Cocos Islands image courtesy of cocos keeling islands visitor centre

Visiting Cocos Keeling Islands

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Pulu Keeling Island | image courtesy of the Cocos Keeling Islands Visitor Centre

Pulu Keeling Island | image courtesy of the Cocos Keeling Islands Visitor Centre

 

Offering spectacular snorkelling, diving, fishing and many other activities, the Cocos Keeling Islands are also a deeply tranquil holiday location. 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.

Situated 2950 kms northwest of Perth, Western Australia, the Cocos Keeling Islands are a group of coral islands that form two atolls. Only two of the 27 islands are inhabited - the rest are waiting for you to explore them.

For more information about the islands and how to get here visit the Cocos Keeling Islands website.

Visiting Pulu Keeling National Park

Because of its remote location and protected reef access to Pulu Keeling National Park is quite difficult. The journey from the main Cocos atoll to North Keeling Island takes 1.5 hours. Visitors get taken by inflatable boat to as close to the shore as is safe, and they must then swim through the surf over the reef to land on the island! Visitors must be guided around North Keeling Island by either park staff or a permitted tour guide.

You must also have a permit to visit the island as it is a protected environment. To find out more about how to visit the park as part of a tour or with park staff please contact us.

Tours

In the Cocos Keeling Islands chain there are commercial tour operators who offer a range of ways to make the most of the beautiful environment with scuba diving and snorkelling, kite and wind surfing, fishing, birdwatching and cultural experiences.

Virgin Australia offers three flights to Cocos Island every week, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from the Perth International Airport. Find out more at the Cocos (keeling) Islands website: cocoskeelingislands.com.au