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Barrow Island, WA

Barrow Island is located to the north of Onslow and to the west of Karratha in Western Australia’s northwest.

The island became a nature reserve in 1910 after the island’s rich array of flora and fauna was recognised.

Barrow Island is also rich in oil and is Australia’s largest onshore oilfield. Strict environmental policies have enabled mining to coexist with the island’s status as a nature reserve.

Where to stay?


  • Island
  • Nature based
  • Remote

Popular Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing - Beach
  • Fishing - Game
  • Sightseeing
  • Beach
  • Fishing
  • Wilderness
  • Wildlife

About Barrow Island

  • Locality: Rural locality
  • Barrow Island Postcode: 6712
  • State: Western Australia
  • Region: Exmouth & the Coral Coast
  • Latitude: -20.78043
  • Longitude: 115.40227
  • Elevation: 46m
  • Population: 1965
  • Median Income: $156000
  • Area (Sq/km): 263.66
  • Timezone: Australia/Perth

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