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


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

Region: Woody Island, Golden Outback

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