Welcome to Island Explorer Holidays Timor-Leste, Christmas Island and the Cocos Keeling Islands Specialists.

Our destinations are well off the beaten tracks, untouched and secluded. We are the only dedicated travel wholesaler in Australia offering packages to explore Christmas Island, Cocos Keeling Islands and Timor-Leste. Our friendly and knowledgeable consultants will work with you to create a holiday best suited for couples, families or groups.

 Most of the activities are tailor made; itineraries can be changed, redesigned and mixed to suit your planned holiday, our consultants will ensure all the arrangements are hassle free. Consult with us to make your next trip the one you have always dreamed of.

Specials – All Destinations

Christmas Island Red Crab Migration

The famous Red Crab Migration is a natural phenomenon of millions of crab migrating on Christmas Island. Packages start from A$1,924 per person.

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Discover Timor-Leste Special

Explore the majestic mountain ranges and pristine beaches and its serenity. Packages start from US$ 1,020 per person

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Luxuriate on Cocos Keeling Islands

Relax and rejuvenate on the endless soft sandy white beaches of the islands. Packages start from A$ 1,892per person

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Hi Sue, Thanks for your assistance. We have just arrived home and thoroughly enjoyed our time in CI, we spent much time trying to photograph the golden bosun!! The information given to us by Lisa Preston was great and we enjoyed the time we spent with her.... more

Hi Sue A belated huge thanks for all you did rearranging our trip to Christmas/Cocos after the airlines cancelled the flight. We would have missed an absolute gem if we hadn't visited Cocos. The four days we spent there were amazing - so different to what we expected, so much to do and the clearest water we've ever been in. We think we had the best spot on Christmas Island staying at The... more

The accommodation was good as well as travelling to and from the island. The scenery and the bird watching was great. My amateur radio communications was excellent with a lot of world wide contacts. Generally the trip was good, except that the weather was wet which can’t be helped. Thanks for your efforts.... more

Dear Sue Sorry for taking so long to get back to you it has been a bit hectic here. We had a very successful trip to Dili. Feedback from the Management team was that it was very interesting and great opportunity to get out of Darwin and experience Dili. We only wish we had more time to get out and explore however that is the nature of these trips, there is always allot to get through. Please ... more

Hi Sue and Lisa Just a note to thank you both for our great holiday on Christmas Island last week. The organisation was excellent, the cottage was spot-on, the diving, according to Bob, was "magic" and the tours with Lisa were wide-ranging and informative. I think we covered every square inch of Christmas Island.... more

We did it...our wedding in Cocos was PERFECT! So many people to thank for their professionalism, enthusiasm and assistance in making it so beautiful - Kylie & Ash (Cocos Barefoot Weddings), Karen (Cocos Barefoot Photography), Ray & Sue (Cocos Seaview), Chrissie (who did my hair instead of going to DI to celebrate Australia Day with everyone else!) and everyone who wished us well in our new life... more

Hi Sue just a quick Email to thank you for organising our trip. We enjoyed every aspect of it. The Ghan, Katherine Gorgre, Kakadu, Darwin and especially Tiwi Islands and Timor. Timor was pretty much as I expected. The accommodation far exceeded my expectations. The roads appalling, but worth the trip. Found the food really good except on 2 occasions. They certainly do not promote themselves as a... more

Hi Yvonne, I just wanted to email you to let you know our holiday you planned for us was great. We really enjoyed Timor & the people. Our accommodation was in a perfect location just out of Dili. Everything was simple & basic which we enjoy. Darwin was great on the way back & well worth the stop over. We actually arrived on the day of the Darwin Cup race so Pete was pretty happy about that. ... more

Dear Sue Thank you for organising a great holiday for us. We had a fantastic time on Christmas Island. Sue and Greg Buck... more

Dear Sue Just a quick note to thank you for setting up such a good trip. All the arrangements you made worked perfectly. We had an excellent time. In addition. On XCH Lisa Preston’s tour of the island was brilliant and would thoroughly recommend. And on CCK the motorised canoe trip to the southern part of the atoll was equally brilliant with Kylie James. But is tide dependent (has to be... more

This holiday was a celebration of our 25 years of marriage & we wish to thank Sue & Ray of Cocos Seaview for their kindness & help during our stay. The tour they gave us around the island on our arrival & the evening relaxing with a wine down at Scouts Park with the aircrew, are but two of the highlights.Thanks to Joanie for the ride. Our accomodation was first rate and it was great relaxing on... more

We were greeted by Allison upon arrival and taken to The Sunset. She offered to take us on a tour of the island during the afternoon which was a perfect way to start our holiday. Hama dropped by to leave his card and fix our first meeting at Wet ‘n’ Dry. The diving was spectacular and we can only recommend to our friends and family to dive with Hama and Lynny. It was a pleasure to spend our... more

We would like to thank you so very much for all help with our holiday on Cocos Keeling Island! We have had our best holiday ever, the Island was magic, the water warm vith beautiful fishes.... Coming fråm Sweden, Scandinavia, with a temperatur around the freezingpoint when we left, and 10 below zero and snow on our arrival home, Cocos Island was like paradise! (We had to dig out our car from... more

We really enjoyed and loved Christmas Island. Everyone was so friendly from our Agent to the Airline Crew and the Christmas Island team. We have travelled extensively and this is a truly remote, natural and unspoilt tropical haven. We want to keep it a secret but know it would be unfair as it is definitely a place one should visit in this lifetime! It's a refreshing change to the usual holiday... more

We had a wonderful time at Christmas Island. Our booking process was efficient and our accommodation at the Sunset Superior Room was excellent, a large spotless room with breathtaking views. Our tours with Island Explorer were superb, with a delightful and enthusiastic guide. We saw the crab migration which is a once in a lifetime experience. Wow, what a wonderful trip! Highly recommended. Thank... more

A fantastic venue for a relaxing sea, sand and sun based holiday, away from the mass tourism of resorts. On many occasions we had the beach entirely to ourselves. Fantastic snorkelling and excellent accommodation made this a holiday of a lifetime.... more

Thankyou for organising a very enjoyable holiday to the Christmas and Cocos Islands. The accommodation at Sea Gazin on Christmas Is and Cocos Castaway was perfect!... more

Great! What a holiday! We had planned to go back to Thailand and are so glad we didn't. It was so laid back, no hustle and bustle of fighting the traffic or people. We had the beaches to ourselves and snorkelled everyday! We stayed at the Cocos Village Bungalows with John and Bronnie and they took us to see the sun set at The Spot. We went to Direction Island twice , took a tour over to Home... more

We celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary by doing something out of the ordinary and headed to the Islands. ''Theres nothing there'' said all our friends... we said ''perfect.. that's why we are going!'' We mixed it up and spent 3 days on Christmas and 4 on Cocos. Terrific flight with NJS and we landed in Christmas to a warm welcome by Angela, as arranged we picked up our trusty rusty 4WD -... more

Thankyou for a truly wonderful holiday at your magnificant and amazing island. A big thankyou to our tour guide from Island Explorer who is an expert on the beauties and natural wonders of your island. Without the tours we would not have been fully informed or educated about the happenings of Chritsmas Island and also a big thankyou from John to Shane Adams and father-in-law Bill for the best... more

Just a short note to let you know that we both had an enjoyable and relaxing time at Cocos and Christmas Islands. Weather: Fantastic. Accommodation: Excellent. People: Friendly and helpful. Tours: Educational, interesting and fun. Things to do: We were easily occupied with things to do on both islands every day (Kayaking, Glass Bottom Boat, Cycling, Direction Island, Cultural experience on Home... more

Comment: I have just got back from my fishing holiday on Christmas Island, everybody on the island is friendly and helpfull. I stayed at the VQ3 Lodge, the room was very nice and I was allowed a very late checkout. I went fishing with Hollywood Charters, Shane and Jody could not do enough for me, plus the fishing was GREAT. I have been fishing all over the world but Christmas Island is the best,... more

Comment: From the moment we started to book the holiday, we knew something exciting was just beginning. What a fantasic place to explore and discover. We wandered beautiful beaches, played golf with the locals, swam with turtles, fished and just enjoyed the peace and tranquility. The history of the Island is amazing and our hosts at the Bungalows made us feel like family. We will be back!... more

Comment: We Loved Cocos! The Cocos Seaview was lovely and Sue the host was very kind and helpful. The room was spotless and a real credit to her. We will go back. The people on Cocos and Christmas Island were extremely friendly. Your Island Explorer Holidays team were also very helpful, friendly and efficient. We were also so lucky to be on Christmas Island for the 50th Anniversary celebrations... more

Almost didn't want to write a comment, because if I rave about the place they'll get a torrent of tourists! LOL! Actually, this place turned out to be more than just the perfect tropical getaway...I met the love of my life here, and we're coming back in 2012 to GET MARRIED!! For this reason, and many others including the gorgeous turquoise waters, white beaches, friendly folk and NO hawkers... more

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