6 top sydney island getaways – the national student

Australia has some of the most varied landscape in the world, comprising desert, beach, cities and tropical bush land, with New South Wales boasting 2,000kms of coastline alone, dotted with chains of native bush islands that you could have all to yourself for a night.

Destination NSW CEO Sandra Chipchase said, “NSW offers travellers some of the most unique island holiday experiences in the world, including the chance to stay on two UNESCO’s World Heritage-listed islands – Lord Howe Island, home to the world’s most southerly coral reef, and Cockatoo Island, which houses some of Australia’s most important convict sites.

“Travellers on all budgets can enjoy an island stay while visiting NSW, be it at a luxury eco lodge, a family-friendly guest house or a picture perfect campsite.”

An idyllic paradise, Lord Howe Island welcomes just 400 visitors at any time. Garden of eden found The island, with its rugged volcanic peaks, lush forests, rolling surf and serene lagoons, is encircled by the world’s most southerly coral reef and the crystal clear waters make it perfect for swimming, snorkelling, diving, kayaking, fishing, surfing and paddle boarding.

The unique ecosystem is home to endemic and rare flora and fauna including 113 plants found nowhere else in the world, 207 different bird species and over 500 species of fish and 90 different corals. Fantasy football rankings half ppr The island features one of the world’s best day hikes, Mount Gower at 875m.

Kingfish is the local speciality, which can be enjoyed at beachside BBQs or at one of island’s impressive restaurants. Basketball olympics Accommodation ranges from luxury eco lodges, to family-friendly guesthouses and modern self-contained apartments.

Just 15 minutes by boat from Lord Howe rests an intriguing group of volcanic formations, the Admiralty Islands. Baseball diamond For keen divers there are 25 dive sites scattered around the atolls, which are considered some of Australia’s best diving spots. Fantasy basketball mock draft If you’re looking for a destination that encapsulates Australian culture and resembles a peaceful paradise, then this is the one for you.

Cockatoo Island offers waterfront camping in the heart of Sydney. Nicolock pavers Easily one of the world’s most picturesque campsites, the waterfront glamping and camping sites provide unobstructed views of Sydney.

The largest island in Sydney Harbour, Cockatoo Island forms part of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Australian Convict Sites. Jain irrigation stock With a fascinating history, it has become a regular site for movie filming.

The island has plenty of activities to keep you entertained – cafes, audio tours, events, kayak and boat hire, and swimming in the slipway. Small garden designs ideas pictures Accessible by ferry and water taxi, the island also offers accommodation in self-contained heritage houses in the heart of the island.

If you’re looking for something a little more secluded with an ‘off the beaten track’ kind of feel, camping fanatics can pitch a tent at one of just five campsites on the beautiful Broughton Island, off the coast of Port Stephens.

Camping at Little Poverty Beach is truly special as it is the only place in NSW where you can camp among an active seabird colony, and the destination offers plenty of opportunities for scuba diving, fishing, snorkelling and swimming at the sandy beaches within Esmeralda Cove. Cbssports com fantasy football Accessible by private boat only, tour operators in Port Stephens can drop you off and pick you up, leaving you to focus on the getaway without the logistics.

Off the coast of Narooma on the South Coast is Montague Island, a National Park where visitors can spend a night in the restored Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage. How to install pavers over dirt Accessible via tour boat from Narooma, the operator will drop you off and pick you up the next day so you’ll have the island all to yourself for the night.

Montague Island is home to NSW’s largest colony of Australian and New Zealand fur seals and more than 90 bird species along its shoreline. Pitched roof definition Tour operators can arrange snorkelling with seals, and visiting the lighthouse and penguin and seal colonies. Team usa softball Who wouldn’t want an island to themselves for the night, with only penguins for company? Me please!

In the middle of the Hawkesbury River, just an hour’s train ride from Sydney and accessible by ferry, is Dangar Island. Fences movie This island makes the perfect weekend retreat, with plenty of luxurious ‘river access only’ properties to choose from. Softball pictures Home to just one café and a bowling club, spend your days exploring by foot or bicycle, and swimming, fishing and kayaking in the sparkling waters.

On Sydney’s Northern Beaches is the beautiful Scotland Island on Pittwater. Facebook search history Accessible by the Church Point Ferry, book a stay in a holiday home and enjoy bushwalking to secluded bays. Small garden ideas no grass Or you could hire a yacht and bareboat your way around Pittwater and the Hawkesbury, stopping in at islands along the way.