Most interesting landmarks of Cocos Islands

Direction Island, Cocos Islands
Port Refuge on Direction Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands / David Stanley, Flickr / CC BY 2.0

Cocos Islands or Keeling Islands are two low-lying corall atolls. There is not much interesting to see here – of some interest is the natural forest in North Keeling, where lives also endemic subspecies of rail – Cocos buff-banded rail (Gallirallus philippensis andrewsi) and numerous other birds. Here is located also possibly the largest red-footed booby colony in the world.

At the islands are located also several shipwrecks. In Home Island is located local museum and the old house of local rulers – Clunies-Ross family – Oceania House.

Described landmarks of Cocos Islands

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Video of Cocos Islands

Cocos Keeling Islands, June 2016

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