Do you need a passport to go to Cocos?
Passports and visas are not required when travelling to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands from the Australian mainland. Normal Australian Customs and Immigration procedures apply when entry is made from outside Australia. A passport is necessary and a visa may be required.
What should I bring to Cocos Island?
Casual, comfortable clothing is all that you need in the Cocos Islands. Make sure you bring a hat, bathers, sunscreen and sunglasses. Our rooms provide beach towels and umbrellas to reduce the amount of baggage on your trip. Shoes for reef walking and beach combing are a great idea (old sneakers work well).
When should I go to Cocos Island?
The best time to visit the Cocos Islands corresponds to the months of September and October, since they are, on average, the least rainy of the year. However, some showers should be taken into account also in this period. August is typically an acceptable month as well, although it’s a bit more rainy.
Do I need a car on Cocos Island?
There is car hire available and also scooter hire. You could even consider a bike. It is about 5 km from town to the kite beach. Cocos is extremely safe, people leave the keys in the car and it would be possible to store your gear in the (unlocked) yacht club shed – people do this frequently.
Can I stay on Cocos island?
Only two of the islands are inhabited. West Island – where the airport is located – is where most tourists choose to stay, and you’ll find a selection of holiday homes, upmarket bed and breakfasts (such as ninetysixeast) and holiday complexes (such as Cocos Castaway).
Can I live on Cocos island?
The island is made up of approximately 120 Australian expats, half of which are children. Home Island is the only other inhabited island in the southern atoll and is home to the Cocos Malay community. Here on Cocos we leave keys in the car, houses are open; it’s a very different lifestyle.
Can you take alcohol to Cocos island?
Liquor, spirits are duty free on the island so purchase here instead of WA. Perth to Cocos, bring a freezer box as fresh food is pretty rare, make sure you bring the receipt to show customs, there is a supermarket (limited goods) on both west island and home island.
Can you live on Cocos island?
Is Cocos Keeling Islands expensive?
The cost of housing in Cocos (Keeling) Islands is less expensive than Australia average and earns a score of 8 out of 10. A cost of housing score of 1 indicates most expensive while a 10 represents cheapest.
Can you live on Cocos Island?
Can you live on Cocos Keeling Island?
The territory consists of two atolls made up of 27 coral islands, of which only two – West Island and Home Island – are inhabited. The population of around 600 people consists mainly of Cocos Malays, who mostly practise Sunni Islam and speak a dialect of Malay as their first language.
Which country owns Cocos Island?
Cocos Islands, officially Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands, also called Keeling Islands, external territory of Australia in the eastern Indian Ocean.
Where do you check in for Cocos Beach?
These flights depart from the Perth International Airport Terminal 1. Check in opens 2 hours before departure, and it is recommended that passports be used when checking in and proceeding through immigration. The Cocos Beach Resort is a very short 50m walk from the airport.
How to get to Cocos Keeling Islands Australia?
Virgin Australia operates two services per week to the Cocos Keeling Islands, one on Tuesday and one on Saturday. These flights depart from the Perth International Airport Terminal 1. Check in opens 2 hours before departure, and it is recommended that passports be used when checking in and proceeding through immigration.
How often does Virgin Australia fly to Christmas Island?
Virgin Australia fly to the CKI twice a week from Perth. This is a triangular route including Christmas Island (CI). On a Tuesday the plane departs Perth and flies to CI, on to CKI and back to Perth.