A day trip to Direction Island’s Cossies Beach, crowned Best Beach in Australia in 2017, should definitely be on your holiday agenda and is just a brief trip away on the ferry. This picture-perfect tropical island offers exquisite white sandy beaches, shady shelters, wood-fired BBQs, eco toilets, wifi and walking trails.
Recently named Cossies Beach, but more commonly known as DI, this island is home to the world famous ‘Rip’. Much safer than it sounds, the Rip features a diverse marine life of vivid fish, corals, reef sharks, huge wrasse and parrotfish, and can be safely snorkelled during your time on the island.
The island is a favourite anchorage for visiting round-the-world yachts, many of whom have left calling card paraphernalia and other memorabilia on the palm trees. You'll be surprised how many determined yachties have made it here over the years!
If you'd like to truly experience the tranquillity and remoteness of Direction Island, camping is permitted. To make the most of your adventure, you'll need to arrive fully self-sufficient as there is no drinking water or electricity. The ferry operates twice a week on Thursday and Saturday to transport you across the beautiful lagoon.