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Island Top Walk Trail, Woody Island

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 2.1 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 3

This two kilometre moderately difficult loop trail winds through a mix of coastal shrublands and stands of tall trees with stunning views to the mainland and other islands in the Recherche Archipelago.

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The trail starts at the Woody Island Visitors Centre

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Woody Island is a unique nature reserve and the only island in the Recherche Archipelago with visitor facilities.

The Island Top Walk Trail climbs to a lookout that provides sweeping views of the Recherche Archipelago and mainland (500m return).  From the lookout the trail is a 1.6km loop, which includes a gentle climb to the summit and interpretive signs that provide insights into the island's natural environment.

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Time / Duration

Up to an hour


2.1km return

What To Pack

Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

The trail starts at the Woody Island Visitors Centre

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Grade 3

Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.


  • BBQ Facilities
  • Camping
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Kiosk
  • Lookouts
  • View Platform
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year

September to May


Trail Access

Travel by car to Esperance approximately 9 hours and then by boat to the Island approximately 30 minutes.

Prohibited Items

No pets
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