Up Over in the Down Under: Australia’s Hayman Island

For the ideal tropical getaway, escape to Queensland, Australia's Hayman Island.

BY Mike Stommel

February 05 2013 9:00 AM ET

Hotel staff provide one word of advice to guests: Beware the local thieves. Cockatoos, a bird native to the island, often sneak into rooms when unsuspecting guests leave their balcony doors open. The birds tend to go straight for the minibar, resulting in a costly mistake.

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