Established in 1893 by George Clunies-Ross, take a step-back-in-time and explore Home Island’s heritage listed six bedroom mansion set across acres of lush botanical gardens.
Constructed to withstand cyclones with white-glazed bricks imported all the way from Glasgow, this feat of architecture offers a fascinating look at years-gone-by.
Roam the halls as Queen Elizabeth II did in 1954 and peek at the magnificent library with more than 2,000 books, and restored ballrooms, bedrooms, formal living room and study.
Hosted by the property's caretaker, this guided tour offers a rare insight into the historical dramas that came with the Clunies-Ross dynasty on the Cocos Keeling Islands.
Following the tour, stroll through the surrounding calophyllum palm jungle and idyllic beach setting.
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If cancelled within 24 hours of the tour no refunds.
It is rare, in this day and age, to come upon a place so delightful in both looks and temperament that, on the very first sighting, one’s jaw does genuinely drop.
Georgia Rickard Australian Traveller
If going with the flow is how you roll, you will love the Cocos Keeling Islands. They have a small – very small – country town vibe. Your activities revolve around the exquisite lagoon whether they be snorkelling, diving, fishing, parasailing, or just relaxing under a coconut palm reading a book while inhaling the frangipani infused air
Steve Klein Curious Campers
Scuba diving at Cocos Keeling islands is nothing short of spectacular. Fabulous visibility, pristine coral reefs, abundant marine life and all the trappings of a tropical paradise without the flashy resorts. Yes, it is isolated and it takes some effort to get there, but this is more than offset by the quality of the diving, the friendly locals and the very laid back and relaxing ambience of the entire place. It is quirky, fun and a great place for a holiday. We will return and soon
Phillip Tubb Melbourne
Don’t miss this place. My wife and I recently spent a fantastic week on Cocos Keeling Islands. We took the opportunity to take the twice weekly ferry service from West Island to Direction Island... we loved it so much we came back for a second time.
Mike G Joondalup
Home Island is definitely quieter than West Island with religion a big part of daily life but the locals were so friendly and welcoming. It was so nice to be able to swim straight off the shore in amazing turquoise water while we cooked BBQs at sunset. Highly recommended!