Direction Island Heritage Trail

Need to Know

  • Time

    2 hours
  • Distance

    The trail head forms the beginning of two x 1 hour loop walks for a total 3.5km
  • Trail Start (Loop)

    The Direction Island Heritage Trail starts and finishes at the Commemorative Sydney Emden 100 Gazebo, adjacent to the jetty.
  • Degree of Difficulty

     Grade 1 - No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.

  • What to Pack?

    There is no drinking water or food on Direction Island with the ferry returning in the afternoon, all items must be bought with you. Pack a mask and snorkel, plenty of suncream and mosquito spray.

    Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.  Show Pack

  • Best Time of the Year

    All year round
  • Facilities

    There is no paving or hard surfaces on Direction Island. The water tank is unsuitable for drinking water. There is a Wi-Fi hotspot under the main shelter.

    • BBQ Facilities
    • Camping
    • Picnic Area
    • Public Toilet
    • Shaded Area
    • Sheltered Area
  • Fees

    Fees for ferry.
  • Downloads

  • Access to the Trail

    The local ferry service travels to Direction Island every Thursday and Saturday.
  • Download KML

    Download KML File (Disclaimer applies)

  • Trail Contact

    Cocos Keeling Islands Visitor Centre
    Telephone: 08 9162 6790
    Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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