Carnac Island

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This picturesque limestone island, which is only a short boat ride from Fremantle, is a popular destination for commercial boat tours, which bring visitors to view the local sea lions.

The fully-protected nature reserve of Carnac Island is an important habitat for the rare Australian sea lion. Located south of Fremantle, Carnac Island is also known as a breeding area for many seabirds including a variety of Tern species, Little Penguins and many other local seabirds. On a cruise near the island you're also likely to see pods of wild bottlenose dolphins which are common in the area. Carnac is a well-known and popular spot for fishing, especially on the eastern side of the island where there's a sheltered bay to drop anchor.

Tourists are advised to check for alerts and road/park closures before commencing their travel on and


  • Sight-seeing
  • Fishing


  • Boat ramp

Important Information


  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the Parks WA website for up to date information on the current conditions.
  • Stay safe and get the most out of your visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to wear appropriate clothing to protect yourself from the elements.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Ensure to let a responsible adult know of your plans and report back into them once you have finished exploring for the day.
  • National park and camping fees may apply for some Western Australian national parks. Check the parks website for bookings and/ or further details.

Photo & content credits: WA Parks and Wildlife Service

Location & Supplier

Carnac Island

Address: Carnac Island, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160


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