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After watching the Duct tape island episode of the MythBusters show I was totally in love with that uninhabited island. They say it is in Hawaii but no more details.

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Whats the name of that island? if it has one!
Is there a way to actually get to it and spend a night or two there?

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The two mythbusters did admit they weren't in a stranded island. I forgot where they said they did shoot it but they did admit they had easy access to civilization, and didn't "play" fair –  user3639 Nov 28 '12 at 1:03
The first question of the Myth Buster's Duct Tape Island Aftershow is the 'where is this island'. Same location as LOST (the had to avoid getting the hotel in the shots). –  MichaelT Jun 27 '14 at 23:02
Heh. An uninhabited island, shown in a TV show? You and a half a billion others will soon be leaving your trash behind.... –  CGCampbell Aug 22 at 23:37

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I called IMDB to the rescue. The filming location is: Turtle Bay, O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

The photo you have uploaded can be bought It appears to be Green Island in Australia.

I did find the location of island mentioned in the question through google image search. To this relatively new feature of google search enables to locate a picture. This can be done by dragging any picture to the search field of google (which then changes in a dropbox). This picture itself is then the "keyword".

The approach is not water tight, but in this case it was possible to identify green island.

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so they lied? it is not stranded island in the middle of the ocean? –  Nean Der Thal Aug 30 '12 at 15:34
@HaLaBi - To be fair, I don't recall them ever saying they were actually on a deserted island, some of it was fairly tongue in cheek (i.e. raw steak and fried chicken for dinner). –  rjzii Aug 31 '12 at 12:36
@RobZ I am sure they said so (or something similar). I will watch it again and tell you the exact time. –  Nean Der Thal Aug 31 '12 at 12:41
@MeNoTalk did you re-watch? –  Mark Mayo Feb 9 at 13:46
@MarkMayo watch the episode, go to 00:00:10 (tenth second) and they will clearly say "deserted island"... that's the proof! –  Nean Der Thal Feb 11 at 22:00

From the files of "don't believe everything you see on TV (especially on Mythbusters)", we have...

The Island that you've included the photo for is "Green Island", and is located just off Cairns in Australia. It is most certainly not an 'uninhabited island", and even has a Resort you can stay at for only $600+ per night!

Fairly clearly that Island isn't where Mythbusters actually filmed the show. In fact, the footage of the island from above is simply file footage

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well, I feel naive now ;) –  Nean Der Thal Aug 30 '12 at 16:06
I guess most of us do now –  user141 Aug 30 '12 at 16:09
There's two photos. I was confused until I just figured out what you meant. –  hippietrail Aug 30 '12 at 16:23

They reran this episode tonight. If I saw it correctly, Turtle Bay Resort in Hawaii was listed in the credits at the end of the show. That would seem to agree with the answer above.

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The island wouldn't be uninhabited if it has buildings and a pier, if you look closely.

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