Shoalwater Islands Marine Park

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Shoalwater Islands Marine Park
Western Australia
IUCN category II (national park)
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Shoalwater Islands Marine Park
Shoalwater Islands Marine Park is located in Western Australia
Shoalwater Islands Marine Park
Shoalwater Islands Marine Park
Nearest town or cityShoalwater
Coordinates32°19′S 115°42′E / 32.317°S 115.700°E / -32.317; 115.700Coordinates: 32°19′S 115°42′E / 32.317°S 115.700°E / -32.317; 115.700
Established25 May 1990 (1990-05-25)[1]
Area65.4 km2 (25.3 sq mi)
Managing authorities
  • WA Department of Environment and Conservation
  • WA Department of Fisheries
WebsiteShoalwater Islands Marine Park
See alsoList of protected areas of
Western Australia

The Shoalwater Islands Marine Park is a protected marine park located in Western Australia and stretches from the northern point of the Garden Island Causeway to the southern point of Becher Point. The 6,540-hectare (16,200-acre) marine park is located offshore from the suburban locality of Shoalwater.[2][3]

Several small limestone islands are located within the boundaries of the park, including Penguin Island and Seal Island.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Shoalwater Islands Marine Park: management plan (2007–2017)" (PDF). WA Department of Environment and Conservation; and WA Marine Parks and Reserve Authority (PDF). Government of Western Australia. 2007. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  2. ^ Nevill, Simon (2001). Travellers guide to the Parks and Reserves of Western Australia. Simon Nevill Publications. ISBN 0-9585367-1-6.
  3. ^ "Shoalwater Islands Marine Park: Information guide" (PDF). WA Department of Environment and Conservation and WA Department of Fisheries (PDF). Government of Western Australia. November 2010. Retrieved 30 August 2014.

Further reading[edit]

  • Crane, Kevin, Carolyn Thomson and Peter Dans.(1995) Discovering Penguin Island and the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. Como, W.A. Dept.of Conservation and Land Management. ISBN 0-7309-6971-1
  • Thomson-Dans, Carolyn.(2005) Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. Landscope (Como, W.A), Autumn 2005, p. 52-53.

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