Cocos (Keeling) Island International Airport
Operator: Administrator Cocos Keeling Islands
Phone: +61 8 91626660
Fax: +61 8 91626697
The Cocos (Keeling) Islands are made up of 27 islands formed from two
relatively small isolated mid oceanic atolls. The islands are Australia's
most isolated Western Territory, situated approximately 2700km north-west
of Perth, 3800km north-west of Darwin and 1000km south of Java. National
Jet Systems fly a BAE146 to Cocos every Saturday.
The Cocos (Keeling) Islands are located in the Indian Ocean, 2750 kms
north west of Perth (Latitude 12° 10' S Logitude 96° 53' E), 3.5 hours
away (by air). There is a group of 27 coral islands, first discovered
by Captain Keeling in 1609 and aptly named due to the dense coverage of
coconut palms. The area is surrounded by a wide coral atoll and aquamarine
It truly is Paradise, with only two islands inhabited and a population
of approximately 800 Cocos/Malay and Australian Government workers.
The weather is absolutely ideal with tropical balmy nights and warm days
and the daily temperature ranging between 25°-30°C. With a perfect tropical
climate the only clothing needed is your normal summer wear - shorts,
casual shirts and tops and your swimwear.
Swim all year round with no bities or stingers in the water.
The islands are a haven for tropical fish including Coral Trout, Dog Tooth
Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Trevally, Bone Fish and Sailfish. The land crabs
will make you laugh as they scoot around fossicking for coconuts.
A holiday in the Cocos Islands is like visiting Asia and not leaving Australian
Territory. The local Cocos-Malay people are friendly and keep very much
These unspent islands offer the visitor year round safe swimming, excellent
snorkelling, good surfing and fishing to satisfy both the game enthusiast
and the recreational fisherman.
Cocos also provides a wide spectrum for scuba diving covering one whole
eco-sphere, from fish feeding seagrass meadows to the deep Indian Ocean
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