About this place
Point Culver was named on 18th January 1801 by Captain Matthew Flinders who described the inland scarp and adjoining sea cliffs in his journal. ' The shore curved round here, and took a more eastern direction; and the bank of level land, which continued to run along behind it, approached very near to the water side. Three leagues further on it formed cliffs upon the coast; and a projecting part of them, which I called Point Culver'.
West of the point the cliffs give way to sweeping beaches and some of the best beach fishing on the south coast. Between Israelite Bay and Point Culver are the magnificent 100m high Bilbunya Dunes. They are enormous stretches of soft, pure white sand, which are absolutely stunning to photograph.
Plan when to visit. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
Coastal risks and cliff risks are significant in the reserve. This is a very remote location. Visitors need to be very well prepared, self-contained and fully self-sufficient.
Take ample fuel, water and non-perishable food, first aid kit, tool kit, spare tyres and parts, recovery gear and two-way radio.
Travel plans should be left with trusted contacts (i.e. family or friends).
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of Point Culver.
We recognise and acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of Nuytsland Nature Reserve.