Monday, February 18, 2019

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

Island Market

Australia: Prices for Private Islands Plummet Down Under

The beautiful tropical islands and luxury island resorts that line Australia’s coastline have been selling at dramatically lowered prices in recent years – what is the reason for these steep discounts?

(Bedarra Island, Australia)

The list of private islands in Australia that have sold at prices significantly lower than their …Read More: Australia: Prices for Private Islands Plummet Down Under

Environment

Worldwide: Small Islands Preparing for Climate Change Evacuations

The Indian Ocean nation of the Maldives is one of a number of countries threatened by rising sea levels, and the president is looking to Australia for a potential new home.

(Maldives Island Image by Patrick Verdier)

The 350,000 residents of the Maldives, a group of picture-perfect tropical islands found …Read More: Worldwide: Small Islands Preparing for Climate Change Evacuations

Environment

Australia: An Eco-Friendly STAR for Daydream Island Resort and Spa

This luxurious island playground in the famous Whitsundays has just received its first STAR certification as an ecologically-conscious resort.

(Image Courtesy of Daydream Island)

Few places are as picture-perfect as Daydream Island Resort and Spa – set against the rich blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef, this Whitsunday gem …Read More: Australia: An Eco-Friendly STAR for Daydream Island Resort and Spa

Island Market

Australia: Toogoom Island Auction Set For December 9th

After the previous sale in 2009 failed to complete, a unique island along Queensland’s coast will be going under the hammer in hopes of finding a new buyer.

(Image Courtesy of Scott Wagner)

In 2007, Queensland real estate agent Ken Collingswood was confident – but realistic – about the prospect …Read More: Australia: Toogoom Island Auction Set For December 9th

Island Resorts

Australia: Pumpkin Island’s Amazing Eco-Achievement

This gorgeous resort on Queensland’s lush Capricorn Coast has become the first private island in Australia to gain “carbon-positive” status.

(Image Courtesy of Pumpkin Island)

When it comes to small islands, the environmental impact of people is readily felt – garbage …Read More: Australia: Pumpkin Island’s Amazing Eco-Achievement

Island Resorts

Australia: Swim to Win on Heron Island

Taking a dip in the gorgeous waters off Queensland’s Heron Island hardly seems like an arduous task, but this year, the resort is hosting a Great Barrier Reef race to remember.

…Read More: Australia: Swim to Win on Heron Island

Island Market

Australia: Entrepreneur Eyes Double Island for Luxe Retreat

A gorgeous private island off the coast of Cairns in Queensland is now for sale – and one of the country’s wealthiest businessmen is reported to be an eager potential buyer. If his wife approves, of course.

(Image Courtesy of VPI)

A celeb-loved island in northern Australia has recently hit …Read More: Australia: Entrepreneur Eyes Double Island for Luxe Retreat

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