Roko Island

Roko Island is a small island with a pearl farm.

East of the larger Possession Island where Captain James Cook claimed the eastern Australia for England, Roko is so small it would likely not be known at all if it wasn't for its pearl farm.

It is so close to the shore of the northernmost Cape York peninsula, if you have a big enough boat that would be the easiest way to visit it.

If you don't you will need to take a tour or charter (these change, and all the operators, prices and contact details are constantly updated in the 
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And it is a great island to visit - they also have overnight stays - and they nowadays have very popular fishing charters!

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You walk to the island along a pearling 'platform'...

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... then you can have a look at the equipment of a pearl farm,

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.. have a look at some photos and stories..

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.. and listen to a talk about pearling.

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Then you can have a look around Roko island,

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walk to the old stone jetty,

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.. the old graveyard,

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... and walk along a beautiful beach.

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There are a couple of really friendly dogs, and a couple of really friendly people.

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And yes, you do get a chance to buy the local Roko Island pearls.

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