You can buy a private island if you wish to make your own piece of paradise.
With some going at cheaper prices than luxurious houses, owning your own island has never been easier.
At the rate at which new islands are coming into the market (thousands per year), you do not need to be a billionaire to get one. All you need to do is define your preferences regarding size and location, and you are good to buy a private island. All you need is the 6 months of annual leave and squillions of dollars to get there on a whim!
Below are ten islands that you can buy and live in today. Some are within Australia while others are further away.
1. Wallis Island Parcel (Forster, New South Wales)
This freehold island measures 142.85ha and is located 300km north of Sydney. Although it is nestled among other islands of Wallis Lake, it has its own private runway that measures 1500m for your ultimate luxury experience. It features some of the most outstanding gifts of nature including a variety of fish species, oysters, mud crabs, octopus, blue swimmers and prawns. It is also rich in floral species and fauna like deer. You can enjoy the most private moments in the exclusive swimming lagoons and private walking trails. Price is available upon request.
2. Camp Island Silver Shoals Lodge (Abbot Bay, Whitsundays)
This island is accessible via car through Bruce Highway and then boat using Elliot River. Alternatively, you can fly to the location in a helicopter from Hamilton Island, Townsville or Proserpine airport. Regardless of the means of travel that you choose, you will definitely enjoy the hospitality that awaits. With a full crew of resident caretakers and managers, the island features a poolside barbecue, swimming pool, and full-size tennis court. At 2.47ha, this island will set you back $3,500,000.