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Known by the locals as the Bay of Isles, the Recherche Archipelago is pristine wilderness at its best.
From land, the bay is one of Australia’s most beautiful seascapes. Pure white sand melts into turquoise water with islands scattered here and there. Many of the smaller islands are granite outcrops while one of the largest, known as Woody Island, offers camping, bushwalking, fishing and swimming.
Woody Island is perfect for nature lovers. There’s plenty of native bush, stunning lagoons for swimming and snorkelling, and a variety of wildlife including bandicoots and wallabies. The island is open for camping between September and April and offers excellent facilities available which range from basic camp sites to safari huts with views over the bush to Shearwater Bay.