Pulu Keeling National Park

Pulu Keeling National Park is not an easy place to visit.

While the park is open to the public, its remote location, rough seas and fringing reef makes getting ashore very difficult.

In general, a boat will take visitors on the 32 km journey from West Island, stopping as close to shore as is safe. Visitors then need to swim through the surf and over the reef to the beach.

All visitors to North Keeling Island must be accompanied by park staff or a permitted tour guide.

If you are planning to visit the park for research or certain other activities, you will also need a permit.

Please contact park staff if you are planning to visit Pulu Keeling National Park.

Visiting the Cocos (Keeling) Islands

The southern atoll of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands is much easier to access.

Virgin Australia operates twice-weekly flights to the islands from Perth and there are a number of places to stay.

Tour operators on the islands offer numerous activities based around birdwatching, scuba diving, fishing, turtle watching, photography, culture and more.

Check out www.cocoskeelingislands.com.au for more information on visiting this wonderful place.