Willis Island (Photo: Cezary Wojtkowski/Shutterstock.com)
Willis Island (Photo: Cezary Wojtkowski/Shutterstock.com)
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Port of Willis Island

Willis Island lies beyond the Great Barrier Reef and is one of Australia's three southernmost islands -- the only one of which that is actually inhabited. However, it is not a residential island. It is inhabited by a weather station. Cruise ships sail by the island while an onboard guide points out notable sights, which may include the island's flora and fauna.

--By Shayne Thompson, Cruise Critic contributor

Shore Excursions

About Willis Island


Willis Island is home to a great number and variety of sea creatures, wildlife and interesting plants


The island is a scenic cruising port, so you won't actually be able to disembark your cruise ship here

Bottom Line

Willis Island is an off-the-beaten path locale, with a gorgeous landscape excellent for photo ops

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