PHOTO: Marble Island is one of three islands known as The Duke Islands. The other two, Hunter and Tynemouth, are also pretty spectacular.

Just imagine owning your very own island. What kind of picturesque pocket of paradise would you go for?

As home to some of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes and coastlines, Australia more than delivers when it comes to natural beauty. You don’t even have to leave the country to discover idyllic island life – but you may need to win the lotto.

From dreamy destinations in the Whitsundays, to a stunning sandstone island on a popular Victorian peninsula, these picture-perfect spots are actually for sale – with one on the market for the median price of a Fig Tree Pocket home in Brisbane.

Is it just us or does that make living the dream seem just a little more attainable?