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Twiggy’s Landing and Shearwater Lookout Walk, Woody Island

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

Woody Island is an ‘A’ Class Reserve and one of more than 100 islands and islets that make up the Recherche Archipelago, a chain of islands stretching 230km from Esperance to the Great Australian Bight.  The island is named for its stands of tall trees, a rare sight in this archipelago.

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Trail starts at Woody Island Visitor Centre

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This walk start at the Woody Island Visitors Centre.  You can take a free guided walk to a clearing overlooking this historic spot and learn about the story behind the name of Twiggy's Landing.

Continue along the path past the clearing to the Shearwater Lookout . From the lookout you can watch for adult flesh-footed shearwaters returning to their nesting burrows at dusk during their summer breeding season.

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Time / Duration

Allow 30 minutes


1km return

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Trail starts at Woody Island Visitor Centre

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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
  • Child Activities
  • Guide
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Kiosk
  • Lookouts
  • Public Toilet
  • View Platform
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year

September to May


Trail Access

By car 15km south of Esperance and the island is 30 minutes by boat from Esperance.

Prohibited Items

No pets
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