Lacepede Islands, The Kimberley

The Lacepede Islands are a group of four sand islands lying about 120 kilometres north of Broome. An a-class reserve managed by the Department of Environment and Conservation, these islands are renowned for their abundance of diverse flora and fauna and are a birdwatcher’s paradise.

Flagged as an Important Bird Area, the islands are home to colonies of nesting seabirds such as Crested Terns, Ruddy Turnstones, Sandpipers and is thought to foster the largest colony of Brown Boobies in the world.

The islands also serve as the most significant breeding habitat for green turtles in Western Australia. You may even be lucky enough to spot one of 40,000 humpback whales that navigate the coastline during migration in winter and early spring.

Take a ride on a zodiac to explore the vibrant islands up close as you soak in the panoramic views of ocean and bright blue skies at Lacepede Islands.

Visit Lacepede Islands on one of our upcoming 18 night expedition cruises Across The Top of Australia and on our annual 10 night Kimberley voyages.

Learn About Our Voyages Visiting Lacepede Islands

“The birdlife was out in force with Brown Boobies escorting us in and while we waited for the tide to rise, we took the zodiac into the lagoon. It was a magical day with the most turtles I have ever seen at the Lacepedes. Along with the turtles, there were Cow Tail and Shovel Nose Rays and even a Tiger shark stalking the juvenile turtles.”

Guest Lecturer David Keech aboard Coral Adventurer, September 2019