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?

  • 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, 2012 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).
    – user13097
    Jun 27, 2014 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, 2015 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.

  • so they lied? it is not stranded island in the middle of the ocean? Aug 30, 2012 at 15:34
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    @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).
    – user1101
    Aug 31, 2012 at 12:36
  • @RobZ I am sure they said so (or something similar). I will watch it again and tell you the exact time. Aug 31, 2012 at 12:41
  • @MeNoTalk did you re-watch?
    – Mark Mayo
    Feb 9, 2015 at 13:46
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    @MarkMayo watch the episode, go to 00:00:10 (tenth second) and they will clearly say "deserted island"... that's the proof! Feb 11, 2015 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 ;) Aug 30, 2012 at 16:06
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    I guess most of us do now
    – user141
    Aug 30, 2012 at 16:09
  • There's two photos. I was confused until I just figured out what you meant. Aug 30, 2012 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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