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What country does Cocos Island belong to?

Cocos Island National Park, located 550 km off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, is the only island in the tropical eastern Pacific with a tropical rainforest.

Do you need a passport to go to Cocos Island?

Passports and visas are not required when travelling to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands from the Australian mainland. However, photographic identification, such as an Australian Driver's Licence or Proof of Age card, must be produced for each passenger (including children) for clearance through Customs and Immigration.

What is Cocos Island known for?

Remote Cocos Island is said to have inspired the adventure-filled settings of Treasure Island and Jurassic Park. Established by Costa Rica as a national park in 1978 and located about 500 kilometers off the country's Pacific coast, the volcanic island is also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Is Cocos Island part of WA?

The Cocos (Keeling) Islands remain constitutionally distinct from Western Australia, however; the power of the state to legislate for the territory is a power delegated by the federal government.

How do I get to Isla del Coco?

From the Port of Puntarenas you can reach Isla del Coco National Park by boat. The trip takes about 36 hours. The park is open all year, every day of the week. There are two sectors: Bahía Wafer and Bahía Chatham.

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Can I live 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).

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Can you stay on Cocos Island?

Oceania House is the ONLY available accommodation on Home Island. Enjoy your stay at the heritage listed house of the former rulers of the Cocos Islands.

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How far is Cocos Island from the Australian mainland?

Situated 2750 kms northwest of Perth, Western Australia, and 900km from Christmas Island, the Cocos Keeling Islands are a group of coral islands that form two atolls. Only two of the 27 islands are inhabited - the rest are waiting for you to explore them.

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Do I need a car on Cocos Island?

There is a bus ($2) between the settlement and jetty (access to home and direction island) every few hours or so. Hire a car from Cocos Autos Rental as this is the main car rental on the island, book in advance as you can find that some days no hire cars are available (some of the locals also hire from these guys).

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Can you swim at Cocos Island?

Cocos has several sandy beaches that are great for swimming. Cocos Island's most famous beach is at Direction Island, just recently awarded Number 1 beach in Australia by Tourism Australia and given the name Cossie's beach after Peter Cosgrove's visit to the Islands.

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Is Cocos Island tax free?

ARE SALES TO EXTERNAL TERRITORIES GST‑FREE? Norfolk, Christmas and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands are Australian external territories and they are not part of Australia for GST purposes. Under GST law, if you sell goods to residents of these territories the goods are GST-free where you meet the export requirements.

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Who controls Coco island?

Little Coco Island

This island is on a separate reef, and rest of the four islands (including Table Island) are on the same reef as Coco Island. This is the southernmost Island belonging to Myanmar in Andaman and Nicobar sea, the next island to the south is Landfall Island belonging to India.

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Are there snakes on Cocos Island?

The island had been snake free up until around 2013-2014, the estimated time that the original snakes got to Cocos. ... On average, they find about one to two snakes a night. But it takes much more than a team of 4 people to combat the serpents from creating chaos.Feb 22, 2021

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