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Cheap flights from Cocos (Keeling) Islands

A collection of 27 coral islands with two atolls, Cocos (Keeling) Islands is a territory of Australia that has a total population of an estimated 600 inhabitants divided between the West Island and the Home Island, or Pulu Selma. Geographically, Cocos (Keeling) Islands can be divided between the North Keeling Island, and the South Keeling Islands. The North Keeling Island is an atoll with a C-shaped island, while the South Keeling Islands is a atoll made up of 24 islets, such as Horsburgh Island, Direction Island, Workhouse Island, Prison Island, Home Island, Scaevola Islet, Canui Island, Ampang Minor, Goldwater Island, Thorn Island, Gooseberry Island, Misery Island, Goat, South Goat and North Goat Islands, Middle Mission Isle, South Island, East and West Cay, Burial Island, Keelingham Horn Island, West Island, and Turtle Island. When in Cocos (Keeling) Islands it is noticeable that the island population is divided between Europeans on West Island with Malays on Home Island, with the main languages being English and Malay.

 

Where to go

When in Cocos (Keeling) Islands, travellers should not miss destinations including the Pulu Keeling National Park, and activities such as island hopping, bonefish fly-fishing, spear fishing, kite and windsurfing, scuba diving and snorkelling, and atoll walks. Travellers should also check on the various events and ceremonies held on the island. 

Most if not all of Cocos (Keeling) Islands can be explored via the land based tour and water based tour. Land based tours include The Big Barge Art Retreat, Ossie’s Home Island Tours, Coconut Farm, Clams and Art tour, Karen Willshaw Photography workshop, Cocos bird watching and birding tours, the AAA Cocos Tours or West Island tour, and Home Island School tour. Water based tours include Home Island

Fish and Snorkel tour, Glass-bottom Boat tour, Zephyr Kite and Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) tours, motorised outrigger canoes and kayak hires, and Cocos dive. 

For a full Cocos experience, some of the suggested itineraries include getting to places within the island in four or seven days. The four day trip consists mainly of a ferry trip to Home Island, then to Direction Island, to West Island, then down to the southern end of the island towards the lagoon. A typical seven day trip consists of glass-bottom boating, a ferry to Home Island, over to Direction Island, then on to West Island with various activities in between.

 

The only flights to and from the territory is provided by Virgin Australia, with destinations such as Christmas Island and Perth. If going on a trip to Perth, travellers may also venture through the Perth International Airport, and fly to short-haul destinations including Kuala Lumpur, Mauritius, Hong Kong, and Kota Kinabalu, via AirAsia X, Air Mauritius, Cathay Pacific, and Malaysia Airlines. 

 

There is no long-haul flights scheduled at Cocos (Keeling) Islands Airport. It is best to fly to and from Perth International Airport and from there fly to and from destinations such as Auckland, Dubai, Doha, and Johannesburg, via airlines such as Air New Zealand, Emirates, Qatar Airways, and South African Airways. These destinations can be reached with flights that last eight to ten hours, all depending on the airline of choice and stop over, if any. 

 

How to get out

The airport that serves the country is Cocos (Keeling) Islands Airport. It has flights to and from Christmas Island and Perth, via Virgin Australia airlines.  

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