The Houtman Abrolhos Islands, named so in the 16th century, lie 64 km of the coast of Geraldton and are used as a base for rock lobster fishing. Visitors are not permitted to camp on the islands, due to the high natural and conservational value of the place. For more information on the Islands please see Abrolhos Islands Visitor's Guide. This part of the site is devoted to Mike and Kath Davidson and Garry and Loraine Augustson, who made our trip to North Island possible.
North Island is not the largest, but probably the only sandy island. The island hosts three seals, two eagle's nests and trillions of lizards. Fishermen and their families are very conscious of the fragile environment and proud of the island's history. There is a school on the island for 24 students, a museum and a pub. A carrier boat comes every three days to pick up the catch and to bring in supplies. There is no fresh water on the island and rainwater is the only available source. Please click on the image to enlarge it.
Fannies beach
Small isle formed by the reef
Salt lake
View from the meteorological station on the camp
Fossillised plants
That's where the fairies live
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