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Geraldton is the gateway to this amazing archipelago of 122 islands located about 70km from the shore.
Composed of 3 groups of 40 islands each, The Abrolhos boast an incredible range of marine life, thanks to a unique mix of tropical and temperate marine species. The spectacular coral gardens make for magnificent scuba diving and snorkelling while the prolific fish life means fishing is top notch.
Fathoming the Abrolhos: An Underwater Exploration
Saturday 26th February 2022 to Sunday 15th May 2022
The Houtman Abrolhos islands are known as one of the country’s best sea bird breeding colonies, as well as a haven for marine mammals such as sea lions, dolphins and migratory whales.
The Abrolhos Islands are also rich in maritime history. The infamous Batavia wreck lies on the ocean floor on Morning reef at the Wallabi group of islands. The Batavia was wrecked in 1629 on her maiden voyage from Holland. Most of her crew and passengers survived only to face a horrendous mutiny in which 125 men, women and children were slaughtered while awaiting rescue.
These days, 22 of the islands house fishermen who inhabit their island homes from March to June each year during the Abrolhos western rock lobster fishing season.
The Abrolhos Islands are accessible by boat, plane or helicopter.
No accommodation is available on the islands.
Fly / land tours are available on request to suit your schedule. Chose between a 2 hour fly-over tour, a half/day tour or a full-day snorkelling tour in the pristine waters of East-Wallabi island.
For more information, please visit the Visitor Centre web site.