The SpaceCocos Island is reached via the Perth International Airport and takes approximately 4 hours flying. We will meet you at the Cocos Keeling Island airport and after organising your luggage, will take you to 'The Cocos Club' where you can 'have a drink', purchase duty-free liquor if you wish and best of all, 'meet the locals'. The locals are a friendly lot and will immediately make you feel welcome and tell you about 'things to do whilst here'. Then it's a short bus trip to the Ferry Terminal and a lovely trip across the lagoon to Home Island. You can sit in air-conditioned comfort inside or 'ride on the roof'. A great way to see the marine-life, dolphins and turtles are common sightings.
From the Home Island Jetty, we will drive you the short distance, through the 'Kampong' (village) to the beautiful, Oceania House. Guest AccessOnce arriving at Oceania House, you will be shown your room and given a tour of the house. Guests can use any of the formal areas of the house and have their own kitchen area located in the 'common-room', colloquially known as 'The Ballroom'. We provide a welcome drink and a continental breakfast on the first morning of your stay. A 'starter kit' of tea/coffee etc. is supplied and from then on, it is self-catering. A supermarket open 7 days a week is a short distance away. Interaction with GuestsLloyd and Avril love having guests staying with them. They are passionate about the restoration of Oceania House and are very knowledgeable about the early days and history of Cocos Island. They know all of the local tour-operators and can help you with booking activities or just lending you a bicycle or 'walking-map' to explore around the place. You can take your bikes across on the ferry if you wish to.
Guests often choose to have their evening meal cooked and delivered by one of our local Malay people. A wonderful variety of fresh seafood and shellfish along with fragrant curries are the specialty of our island-cooks. Many of our guests choose to share their evening meal with other guests and all sit together at the large dining table and 'dine in style'. You can either prepare your own meals or order a delivery from the locals. The NeighborhoodOceania House is situated on Home Island. This is the island where most of the local Cocos-Malay people live. They are a beautiful people, who still maintain many of their traditional ways of living. Their culture is unique in that it is a mixture of: Old-Malay, Indonesian, Scottish and modern Australian. They live together in a village and love to share their stories with visitors. They dress in traditional Malay dress, which is colourful and vibrant, but conservative as well. Visitors to Home Island need to dress modestly when going about the village. Shorts, bathing suits etc are perfectly fine whilst you are in the grounds of Oceania House or visiting the other islands of the atoll. Getting AroundWest Island is the more commercial of the islands and is a lovely trip across the lagoon by modern ferry. Once on WI, a regular bus service meets each ferry arrival and it is a 10 minute journey up to 'the town'. Hire cars are available, bicycles can be hired and tours often start from West Island. Back on Home Island, everything is within walking distance, but we have 4 bicycles for free use available for use by our guests. An electric buggy can be hired for use on HI as well. Other Things to NoteThere are heaps of interesting activities to do whilst you are here.
Water Activities include: snorkelling, scuba diving, swimming, surfing, sailing on either a traditional Jukong or Catamaran, champagne breakfast canoe trip and kiting.
Historical and Malay cultural tours are interesting and a Birding Tour is fascinating as well. Cocos history is romantic, tragic, exciting and interesting. We can point you in the right direction to explore these activities.