‘It’s not all palm trees’: what life on a private island is really like | Australian lifestyle

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Whether a ‘stunning’ tropical getaway or a humble ‘off-grid shed with an awning’, it’s buyer beware when it comes to acquiring your own isle

Sun 9 Apr 2023 06.00 AEST

“It’s not all palm trees and white sand,” Craig Beckey says, shortly after arriving at his own private island.

As the pandemic hit, the 56-year-old photographer heard about Worthington Island, a 30-minute boat ride from Gladstone in Queensland, through a morning television program. He made an…

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