Recherché Archipelago

The Recherche Archipelago is a group of 105 islands and more than 1200 ‘obstacles to shipping’ off the south coast of Western Australia. The islands stretch 230 km from east to west and to 50 km offshore, encompassing an area of approximately 4000 square kilometres.

The western group is near Esperance and the eastern group at Israelite Bay. They are located in coastal and inland waters, part of which is designated the Recherche Archipelago Nature Reserve.