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The Territory of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, also known as Cocos Islands and Keeling Islands, is a territory of Australia located in the Indian Ocean. It is found southwest of Christmas Island and approximately midway between Australia and Sri Lanka. The whole territory measures some 5.3-square miles and consists of two atolls and 27 coral islands. Out of all the islands, two are inhabited, with a population of approximately 600 people. Its largest village called Bantam is found in Home Island, although the capital of the territory is West Island.

Physically, the island consists of two flat low-lying coral atolls with a coastline measuring some 16 miles, and elevated by five metres. The general climate is pleasant and almost tropical, cooled with the southeast trade winds for nine months in one whole year. The entire territory has two parts: North Keeling Island and South Keeling Islands. The North Keeling Island is an atoll consisting of one C-shaped island – an almost closed atoll ring with a small opening into the lagoon, while the South Keeling Islands is an atoll consisting of 24 individual islets.

Being a territory of Australia, the country is under the federal constitutional monarchy of the United Kingdom, with Queen Elizabeth II as their monarch.

What to see & do

If you are looking for the best and probably the most unique tropical travel experience, you're up for it when you visit the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. A territory surrounded by aquamarine pools and white sand coasts, the Cocos (Keeling) Islands is your best bet for your next travel getaway.

Whether just seeking solitude on an uninhabited island, or just fleeting moments of relaxation time by a deserted beach, travellers will surely find serenity and simplicity here. Explorations are also possible – with local ferry rides which can take tourists on the short trips between West, Home, and Direction Islands going to palm plantations, cabbage bushes, even to the rocky reefs and lagoon flats. Moreover, travellers can also walk along the atolls which are remarkably shallow at low tide – a unique experience only possible in this part of the world.

Other activities that can be enjoyed here are birdwatching, fishing, kite and windsurfing, scuba diving and snorkelling, and visiting the Pulu Keeling National Park. Whatever your heart's adventurous desire is, you will surely find it here, in Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

How to get around within Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Walking is the best way to get around the island, especially when travelling along the coasts. Feel the grains and the waters as you walk and follow the path as the low tide pulls the sea away and creates a path for you. Alternately, ferries to the other islands are available via the visitor centre of the island, so get in touch with them if up for some cruise.

How to get there

The fastest way to get to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands is by flying to Perth via the Perth Airport first before catching another flight out of mainland Australia to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands Airport. The airport is served by Virgin Australia, and flights are scheduled regularly. For cheap flights, visit Skyscanner, an online resource of the cheapest flights from over 600 airlines worldwide.

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