Twiggy’s Landing and Shearwater Lookout Walk
  • Length: 1km

  • Duration: 0.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Woody Island Visitor Centre

  • End: Woody Island Visitor Centre

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  • Location: Woody Island

  • Distance from state capital: 725km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -33.96065991

  • Longitude: 122.0201445


Twiggy’s Landing and Shearwater Lookout Walk is a 1km, grade 3 Return hike located in Woody Island Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 0.5hrs to complete.


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.

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.  


Start Point: Trail starts at Woody Island Visitor Centre

End Point: Trail starts at Woody Island Visitor Centre

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Region: Woody Island, Golden Outback

For more information, a location map and GPS file please visit Trails WA.