Woody Island, Esperance

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Woody Island is an island located 15km from the town of Esperance, Western Australia. The island is part of the Recherche Archipelago and is listed as a nature reserve. Woody Island is the only island of the archipelago that is open to visitors, it is accessible by daily island cruises and has accommodation available. Tour operator, Dan MacKenzie, was granted permission to land passengers on the island in 1973. The MacKenzie family built the jetty on the island that is still used for visitors to disembark from tourist boats. The island itself is reasonably small in size, about 1.5km in length with a total area of 240ha. Facilities on the island include an interpretive centre, a cafe, a swimming platform with a slide and a snorkelling trail. Woody Island received over 16,000 visitors in 2003/2004.Further reading Goodsell, J., A. Tingay and S.R. Tingay.(1976) A resource survey of Woody Island, Archipelago of the Recherche Perth. Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife. Report (Western Australia. Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife) ; no. 21.
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  • Spent Easter Break on the Island. What a wonderful relaxing place. Boat trip was a direct trip to Island and took 40 mintues. The staff are wonderful. You can take your own food and drink or go to the...  more »
  • This trip is certainly worth it. The boat takes you a few of the islands showing visitors dolphins, sea eagles and seals. Then it’s onto Woody Island for morning tea and guided walk around the island....  more »

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