Rock Island Mysteries

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Rock Island Mysteries
Also known asTaylor's Island
Created by
  • Matthew Cooke
  • Vincent Lund
  • Michael Ford
Developed byCharly Valentine
Screenplay byStephen Vagg
Directed by
  • Tenika Smith
  • Evan Clarry
  • Jovita O’Shaughnessy
  • Grant Brown
  • Alexa Curtis
  • Noah Akhigbe
  • Inessa Tan
  • Ryan Yeates
  • Izellah Connelly
Theme music composer
  • Michael Tan
  • Brett Creswell
Opening themeRock Island Mysteries theme performed by Christina Castle
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes40
Executive producers
  • Chris Oliver-Taylor
  • Warren Clarke
  • Chris Rose
  • Matthew Cooke
  • Vincent Lund
  • Michael Ford
  • Hugh Baldwin
  • Brett Popplewell
  • Timothy Powell
  • Jonah Klein
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22 minutes
Production companyFremantleMedia Australia
Original release
Release2 May 2022 (2022-05-02) –
present (present)

Rock Island Mysteries (originally announced as Taylor's Island[1]) is an Australian comedy television show for children and young teenagers, which premiered on 10 Shake on 2 May 2022 and the pay-television Nickelodeon channel on the following day. It follows the adventures of Taylor's group of friends, who explore Rock Island.[2]

The series was renewed for a second season in October 2022, which will premiere on 25 September 2023 on Nickelodeon (previously branded as 10 Shake).[3][4]


The twenty part series was filmed on the Gold Coast and Port Douglas, Queensland in 2021 for season 1, and on the Gold Coast and in Helensvale, Queensland from 2022–2023 for season 2. It was a FremantleMedia Australia production for Network 10 and Nickelodeon International.[1]

The series was created by Matthew Cooke, Vincent Lund and Michael Ford. It was written by script producer Stephen Vagg, with writers Sam Carroll, Alix Beane, David Hannam, Marisa Nathar, Natesha Somasundaram, Trent Roberts, Jessica Brookman and Hannah Samuel.[5]

In October 2022, Network 10 and Nickelodeon announced the show had been renewed for a second season, which is set to premiere on 25 September 2023.[6][3][4]


  • Alexa Curtis as Taylor Young
  • Noah Akhigbe as Nori Harlow
  • Inessa Tan as Meesha Rai
  • Ryan Yeates as Ellis Grouch
  • Izellah Connelly as Lila Gray, Taylor's step-sister
  • Kimberley Joseph as Emily Young, Taylor's mother
  • Craig Horner as Sunny Gray, Taylor's step-father
  • Monette Lee as Gillian Rai
  • Annabelle Stephenson as Raquel Newman
  • Lucas Linehan as Uncle Charlie


SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1202 May 2022 (2022-05-02)27 May 2022 (2022-05-27)
22025 September 2023 (2023-09-25)25 October 2023 (2023-10-25)

Series 1 (2022)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateAustralian viewers
11"Happy Birthday, Taylor!"Tenika SmithAlix Beane2 May 2022 (2022-05-02)N/A
22"Bermuda Queen"Tenika SmithSam Carroll3 May 2022 (2022-05-03)N/A
33"Something in the Water"Evan ClarryAlix Beane4 May 2022 (2022-05-04)N/A
44"Who's That Girl"Evan ClarryDavid Hannam5 May 2022 (2022-05-05)N/A
55"Distress Call"Tenika SmithAlix Beane6 May 2022 (2022-05-06)N/A
66"A Tale of Two Taylors"Jovita O’ShaughnessyTrent Roberts9 May 2022 (2022-05-09)N/A
77"The Shadow"Jovita O’ShaughnessyNatesha Somasundaram & Jessica Brookman10 May 2022 (2022-05-10)N/A
88"Hurricane Jonah"Tenika SmithTrent Roberts11 May 2022 (2022-05-11)N/A
99"Text Message in a Bottle"Tenika SmithDavid Hannam12 May 2022 (2022-05-12)N/A
1010"Sea Shell"Tenika SmithJessica Brookman13 May 2022 (2022-05-13)N/A
1111"Treasure Map"Tenika SmithHannah Samuel16 May 2022 (2022-05-16)N/A
1212"Taylor's Dream"Jovita O'ShaughnessySam Carroll17 May 2022 (2022-05-17)N/A
1313"A Date with Atlantis"Evan ClarryAlix Beane18 May 2022 (2022-05-18)N/A
1414"Mystery of the Forgotten Mystery"Jovita O'ShaughnessyAlix Beane19 May 2022 (2022-05-19)N/A
1515"A Young Mystery"Jovita O'ShaughnessyMarisa Nathar20 May 2022 (2022-05-20)N/A
1616"Day of the Octopus"Tenika SmithMarisa Nathar23 May 2022 (2022-05-23)N/A
1717"Pong Plant"Evan ClarryMarisa Nathar24 May 2022 (2022-05-24)N/A
1818"Brain Swap"Tenika SmithTrent Roberts25 May 2022 (2022-05-25)N/A
1919"Lights in the Sky"Evan ClarryNatesha Somasundaram26 May 2022 (2022-05-26)N/A
2020"The Mystery of Raquel"Tenika SmithJessica Brookman27 May 2022 (2022-05-27)N/A

Series 2 (2023)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateAustralian viewers
211"The Cave to Everywhere, Part One"Evan ClarryAlix Beane25 September 2023 (2023-09-25)N/A
222"The Cave to Everywhere, Part Two"Evan ClarryAlix Beane25 September 2023 (2023-09-25)N/A
233"The Message"Jovita O'ShaughnessyJessica Brookman26 September 2023 (2023-09-26)N/A
244"A Photo from the Past"Jovita O'ShaughnessyJessica Brookman27 September 2023 (2023-09-27)N/A
255"Something Else in the Water"Jovita O'ShaughnessyMarisa Nathar28 September 2023 (2023-09-28)N/A
266"Dream A Little Dream"Jovita O'ShaughnessyTrent Roberts2 October 2023 (2023-10-02)N/A
277"Lucky Charm"Jovita O'ShaughnessyMatthew Bon3 October 2023 (2023-10-03)N/A
288"New Friends"Grant BrownTrent Roberts4 October 2023 (2023-10-04)N/A
299"The Dig"Grant BrownTrent Roberts5 October 2023 (2023-10-05)N/A
3010"The Day Uncle Charlie Went Missing"Grant BrownChloe Wong9 October 2023 (2023-10-09)N/A
3111"Return to the Hidden Valley"Grant BrownRachel Laverty10 October 2023 (2023-10-10)N/A
3212"Secrets in the Ice"Grant BrownDave Cartel11 October 2023 (2023-10-11)N/A
3313"Mystery Hunter"Evan ClarryJessica Brookman12 October 2023 (2023-10-12)N/A
3414"Frozen in Time"Jovita O'ShaughnessyMarisa Nathar16 October 2023 (2023-10-16)N/A
3515"Runaway Groom"Jovita O'ShaughnessyDave Cartel17 October 2023 (2023-10-17)N/A
3616"The Two Charlies"Jovita O'ShaughnessyRachel Laverty18 October 2023 (2023-10-18)N/A
3717"Journey to the Bottom of the Island"Jovita O'ShaughnessyMatthew Bon19 October 2023 (2023-10-19)N/A
3818"Too Much Information"Evan ClarryTrent Roberts23 October 2023 (2023-10-23)N/A
3919"This Is Not a Drill"Evan ClarryAlix Beane24 October 2023 (2023-10-24)N/A
4020"The Energy Source"Evan ClarryJessica Brookman25 October 2023 (2023-10-25)N/A


  1. ^ a b Knox, David (3 March 2021). "Nickelodeon, 10 to film Taylor's Island in Queensland". TV Tonight. Archived from the original on 2 March 2021. Retrieved 1 May 2022.
  2. ^ Kelly, Vivienne (27 April 2022). "'Rock Island Mysteries', a New Aussie Kids' Show, to Premiere in May on 10 Shake". Variety. Archived from the original on 1 May 2022. Retrieved 28 April 2022.
  3. ^ a b Frater, Patrick (17 November 2022). "Fremantle's 'Rock Island Mysteries' Signed up for Second Season by Nickelodeon, Network 10 – Global Bulletin". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on 17 November 2022. Retrieved 17 November 2022.
  4. ^ a b Knox, David (14 September 2023). "Returning: Rock Island Mysteries". TV Tonight. TV Tonight. Archived from the original on 16 September 2023. Retrieved 16 September 2023.
  5. ^ Knox, David (27 April 2022). "Airdate: Rock Island Mysteries". TV Tonight. Archived from the original on 27 April 2022. Retrieved 28 April 2022.
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