About this place
Marine turtles use the island beaches in summer for nesting and resting and may be observed from a respectful distance while they dig nests and lay eggs. Females often rest at the water line before moving back out to sea, please do not disturb them at this time.
Thevenard Island is shared tenure. There are two leases in addition to the nature reserve:
A mining lease for the purpose of oil extraction and is currently in care and maintenance. Access to the mining lease is restricted to authorised personnel only.
The other is a resort comprising self-contained cabins and bookings can be made at the Mackerel Islands.
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!
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of Thevenard Island Nature Reserve.
We recognise and acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of Pilbara Inshore Islands Nature Reserve.