Sunday, August 20, 2017

Breaking Island News

Celebrities: Taylor Swift’s Celebrates in Style on Australian Private Island

(Image of Great Barrier Reef Courtesy of NASA)

Singing sensation Taylor Swift travelled to Australian private island to celebrate turning 26 years old and reaching the end of her world tour As well as inviting her friends and family the “Bad Blood” singer also brought along her 125-strong crew The group reportedly had a great time on Hamilton Island, enjoying beachside …Read More: Celebrities: Taylor Swift’s Celebrates in Style on Australian Private Island

Island Market

Australia: Cautious Optimism across Australia’s Private Island Market

Orpheus Island - Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

A cautious sense of optimism is creeping in Down Under, as signs suggest that after over 10 years in financial free-fall, the Australian private island market is finally bottoming out.

Orpheus Island – Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

One of the world’s most beleaguered private island markets is slowly showing signs …Read More: Australia: Cautious Optimism across Australia’s Private Island Market

Environment

Australia: Luxury Private Island Resort Returns With New Eco-Conscious Focus

Bedarra Island - Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Two years after Cyclone Yasi devastated the Queensland coast, Australia’s most exclusive private island retreat is back, boasting a brand new eco-ethos to boot.

Bedarra Island – Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

After two long years of rebuilding, the painstaking journey from ruins to restoration is finally complete for Australia’s …Read More: Australia: Luxury Private Island Resort Returns With New Eco-Conscious Focus

Breaking Island News

Australia: This Australian Private Island Has the X Factor!

Makepeace Island

Sir Richard Branson’s Australian private island retreat, Makepeace Island, will feature within three episodes of Australian prime time entertainment show The X Factor.

(Richard Branson’s heart-shaped Makepeace Island)

Sir Richard Branson’s antipodean private island escape looks set to steal the spotlight on the Australian X Factor, with the heart-shaped Makepeace Island …Read More: Australia: This Australian Private Island Has the X Factor!

Environment

Australia: Heron Island’s Dire Warning About Coral Reef Die-Offs

A small tropical paradise on the Great Barrier Reef is at the forefront of research into why corals around the world are dying in droves.

(Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef)

Of all the beautiful places on earth, the majestic Great Barrier Reef stands out as one of the most remarkable. Perhaps because, …Read More: Australia: Heron Island’s Dire Warning About Coral Reef Die-Offs

Environment

South Pacific: The Puzzling Case of “Phantom” Sandy Island

A team of Australian scientists were in for quite a shock when they went searching for a well-charted island in the middle of the Coral Sea.

(The mysterious vanishing Sandy Island)

Approximately halfway between Australia and France’s territory of New Caledonia sits Sandy Island, a South Pacific paradise that one …Read More: South Pacific: The Puzzling Case of “Phantom” Sandy Island

Environment

Australia: Tasmanian Devils Saved by New Private Island Home

The small marsupials with a ferocious reputation are highly threatened, and need a secluded new island refuge for the survival of their unique species.

(Image from www.mariaislandwalk.com.au)

Scientists in Australia have made a bold move to save a healthy group of Tasmanian devils …Read More: Australia: Tasmanian Devils Saved by New Private Island Home

Breaking Island News

Australia: 20-Year Island Hermit David Glasheen Faces Eviction

The sole inhabitant of Australia’s Restoration Island has lived there in peaceful solitude for almost 20 years, but this island hermit may have to find a new home.

(Image of Resto by australia.gov.au)

When it comes to some private islands, the phrase “use it, or lose it” seems to apply …Read More: Australia: 20-Year Island Hermit David Glasheen Faces Eviction

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