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Houtman Abrolhos

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The Houtman Abrolhos are a group of 122 islands near the town of Geraldton in Western Australia.

Understand[edit]

History[edit]

Landscape[edit]

The three island groups, Wallabi (top), Easter Group (middle) and Pelsaert Group (bottom).

Flora and fauna[edit]

  • The tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii)
  • The bush rat (Rattus fuscipes)
  • Colonies of Australian sea lions
The Abrolhos dwarf bearded dragon
  • The Abrolhos dwarf bearded dragon

Climate[edit]

The islands have a Mediterranean climate, with warm dry summers and cooler, wet winters. Mean temperatures range from 9.3 °C to 19.5 °C in July, and from 19.1 °C to 32.4 °C in February.

Get in[edit]

Map of Houtman Abrolhos

Fees and permits[edit]

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

There are some significant historical sights, such as the shipwreck of the Batavia.

  • 1 Wreck of the Batavia (Morning Reef, near Beacon Island).

Do[edit]

Due to their well preserved state, the Abrolhos provides some of the best snorkelling, diving and deep sea fishing in the world.

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

For reasons of conservation, there are no sleeping options for visitors, and camping is not allowed. There is basic accommodation for seasonal fishermen, but you will not be likely to take advantage of it.

Stay safe[edit]

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