The newly minted National Park Islands are located off the Western Australian coast. A hidden gem in the Pacific Ocean, birds, sea lions, spectacular coastal scenery, a maritime heritage of fishing surrounded by brilliant backlit waters reflecting the tropical light of the Pacific.
How difficult is the place to get to, well it is definitely not for the faint of heart or those who suffer from sea sickness. However the reward of the journey is enough for all of us to dream about a magical place where nature and the environment still are in charge.
It is a place where the seventeenth century shipwrecked Batavia story is the narrative people are most likely to associate with Houtman Abrolhos. Batavia’s infamous shipwreck and stories of barbarism and brutality fascinate and repel all of us.