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Willis Island, Australia (Cruising)

Willis Island, Australia (Cruising)

Willis Island, located east of Australia just beyond the Great Barrier Reef, is the only permanently inhabited island in Australia's Coral Sea Islands Territory. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has a weather monitoring station on the island, staffed by three people, who make up the island's human population. Thousands of masked, brown and red footed boobies – a seabird that looks like a dressed up seagull – keep them company.

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Willis Island, Australia (Cruising)

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The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

The unique seabirds around Willis Island are a joy to watch. One of their strange habits is to pretend to have a broken wing if a human gets near one of their nests; hopping away, the 'wounded' bird tries to lead the approaching person astray. Many other birds also wheel around this tiny island, including wedge-tailed shearwaters, sooty terns and common and black noddies.

Weather in Willis Island, Australia (Cruising)


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 87.4° 30.78°
Average Low 78.3° 25.72°
Mean Temperature N/A N/A
Record High N/A N/A
Record Low N/A N/A
Precipitation Inches Centimetres
Average Precip. 7.6 in 19.3 cm

Before You Visit

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