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Skinny Dip Bay Walk, Woody Island Nature Reserve

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 1.5 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 4

Explore the northern side of Woody Island on a peaceful walk to Skinny Dip Bay. This 1.5km return, moderately difficualt walk will take you to a small, rocky but sheltered bay.  The trail starts in the playground and leads over the hill past the telephone tower.  Look out for the kangaroos.

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Trail Start

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Trails starts at the Visitor Centre

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Woody Island is one of the many islands that make up the Recherche Archipelago.
It is an 'A' Class Nature Reserve managed by the Department of Parks and Wildlife. Unlike most nature reserves it has a special purpose that allows for nature-based tourism.  During your visit please tread lightly and help protect this special place.

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Time / Duration

45 minutes return


1.5km return

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Trails starts at the Visitor Centre

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Grade 4

Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.


  • Camping
  • Child Activities
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Kiosk
  • Lookouts
  • Toilet Facilities for Disabled
  • View Platform
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year

September to May


Trail Access

Boat from Esperance.

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