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Ashmore and Cartier Islands

Information about the Australian Territory of the Ashmore and Cartier Islands. Ashmore and Cartier are two groups of uninhabited islands located northwest of Australia and south of Rote Island in Indonesia.

Wikipedia "Ashmore and Cartier Islands" Introduction
Article with general information and facts about the Ashmore and Cartier Islands. Includes the geography, government, ecology, environment, economy, and the controversial use of the Ashmore Reef Islands as a destination for smugglers transporting asylum seekers to Australian territory in 2001.

WikiTravel Ashmore and Cartier Guide
Note that there are no hotels in the Ashmore and Cartier Islands and special permission must be obtained from the Australian government to visit because the islands are in a protected area. The most frequent visitors to the area surrounding the islands are fishing boats from Indonesia.

About Cartier Island
Uninhabited island located about 300 kilometers off the northwest coast of Western Australia and about 70 kilometers southeast of the Ashmore Reef.

Ashmore Reef Islands
- East Island
- West Island
- Middle Island

Ashmore and Cartier Protected Areas
- Ashmore Reef National Nature Reserve
- Cartier Island Marine Reserve

More About Ashmore and Cartie
- Birds of the Ashmore Reef
- Flora of Ashmore and Cartier
- Wikimedia Atlas of Ashmore and Cartier
- Geoscience Australia: Ashmore and Cartier Islands
- Ashmore and Cartier in the World Fact Book

See also:
Australasia Travel Guide
Destinations in Oceania
Oceania Travel Guide

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