South Molle Island
I will be studying abroad in Australia this winter, and we are lucky enough to able to travel to the Great Barrier Reef for a week! I have been starting to research a bit about the reef and the many islands that make it up, and have stumbled upon a favorite: South Molle Island.
This island is part of the Whitsunday Islands, in between the Great Barrier Reef and Queensland, Australia. Known as Australia’s affordable paradise, there is a lot to do on South Molle Island and it is host to many tourists from around the world.
The special thing about the Whitsundays is that each island has only one resort. So in effect, the entire island is the resort. The South Molle Island Resort boasts free-standing bungalows right on the beach, as well as units on the beachfront, family rooms, reef rooms set on tropical gardens, and golf rooms overlooking the island’s 9-hole golf course and national park. South Molle’s national park has 16 acres of walking trails, and tourists can also climb to Mt. Jeffreys (the highest point in South Molle).
Besides the standard beach activities most resorts offer, on South Molle visitors can also experience the Flames of Polynesia floor show, go horseback riding on the South Molle Island Track, and compete in toad racing contests. During low tide, guests can even walk from Paddle Bay to Mid Molle, a tiny island linked to South Molle (but be careful to get back to the mainland before high tide, or you will be stranded on the island!)
South Molle Island boasts an enormous amount of activities and beautiful scenery, as well as the quaint serenity that the Whitsundays offer. This island seems like a fantastic excursion for anyone who will be spending time at the Great Barrier Reef. For more information, consult South Molle Island's official site.