PHOTO: Enjoy paradise on Zuna Island. Picture: Private Islands Online Source: Supplied

Owning a private island sounds like the kind of reckless real estate purchase only the likes of Johnny Depp and Richard Branson (who really do own islands) could afford, but it turns out getting your hands on an Aussie isle could be cheaper that you think.

Recently the agency behind the sale of Worthington Island in Queensland dropped the price of the 28ha patch in the Pacific to a surprising $385,000 — under the $486,121 overall dwelling price in Brisbane and less than half that of Sydney which sits at $777,693.