Department of Environment and Conservation

Woody Island Nature Reserve, Esperance

  • An island nature reserve reached by boat
  • Transfers are provided by Esperance Island Cruises, with bookings essential. Charges apply for transfers
  • There are opportunities to stay on the island in safari huts, tents or unpowered campsites
  • The island facilities are reached via a jetty and steep ramp system
  • There is a kiosk, visitor centre and accessible toilet on site
  • There are no vehicles on the island
  • Boats leave from the Taylor Street Jetty in Esperance
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Location (View Map)
Woody Island,, WA Australia
Opening Hours
  • Cruises to Woody Island are operated by Esperance Island Cruises and run from 9am daily
  • Bookings are essential as cruises and transfers to the island have minimum number requirements
  • Woody Island Ecostays are open 24 hours. There is a camper's kitchen for guests to self cater
  • Woody Island Visitor Centre is open when cruise boats are on the island
  • 08 9071 5757

  • The island is reached via boats that departing from the Taylor Street Jetty.
  • An accessible parking bay is provided at the Taylor Strret Jetty.
  • This level bitumen bay is 3.2 metres wide and 4.5 metres long.
External access and entrance
  • Island visitors are greeted by staff on the jetty and escorted to the Visitors Centre about 100 metres up a series of ramps.
  • The jetty is timber and has an overlay section of non slip matting.  It has a handrail on one side and a kerb edge on the other.
  • There is a small concrete section which links the jetty over rocks to the timber ramp system leading to the Visitor's Centre.
  • The timber ramp system is 1.8 metres wide, has handrails on both sides and has multiple landings.
  • The ramp has a general gradient of 1:12, though there is one steep section with gradient 1:6.
Jetty access Jetty Jetty Jetting connecting to path Ramp Ramp Ramp
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Cafe, dining and food outlet
  • The Visitor Centre, kiosk and camper's kitchen are located at the end of the large ramp from the jetty.
  • There is direct access to the kiosk from the ramp landing.
  • The seating outside the kiosk is on two tiers.  The lower tier requires the user to negotiate four steps.
  • There is suitable space in the upper tier for wheelchair or walking aid users to move between tables and chairs to reach all areas of the cafe.
  • The ordering and payment counter is at sitting height.
  • The moveable tables have space between the corner legs suitable for a wheelchair user.  Plastic chairs do not have armrests.  Larger tables have a central pedestal.
  • There is a 4cm lip at the sliding doors to the Visitor Centre.
  • The payment counter is at sitting height with sufficient space for a wheelchair or walking aid user to move between displays.
Cafe order counter Seating area Seating Doors to Visitor Centre Visitor Centre
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Toilet: Woody Island Nature Reserve, Unisex Accessible Toilet

  • Gender: Unisex
  • Availability: Open 24 hours
  • Description:
    • A unsiex accessible toilet located at the Visitor Centre at the Woody Island Narure Reserve.
  • Signage: Directional signage is provided from the Visitor Centre. The access symbol is on the toilet door.
  • External access: The path to the toilet is via a 1.8 metre wide ramped boardwalk. It is 25 metres long and has an average gradient of 1:12, although there is one steep section with a gradient of 1:6.
  • Toilet door: The swing toilet door is 83cm wide, is light to open and requires closing. It has a knob handle and a large sliding bolt to close.
  • Pan height: 46cm.
  • Handrails: Provided.
  • Basin height: 84cm.
  • Baby change table: Yes
  • Baby change table description: A moveable, folding baby change table is provided. It is hung on hooks at a height of 128cm. When unfolded the height of the table is 84cm high.
Directional signage to toilet Ramp to toilet Toilet door Toilet cubicle Basin Baby change table Toilet layout
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Information collected by: Department of Environment and Conservation

Care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this information however no guarantee is given that the facility is fully accessible. Please advise the You're Welcome WA coordinator at the Disability Services Commission of any access changes since publication.