Wilderness Island – 'Where the World Has Paused'

Wilderness Island is a fishing and ecological paradise in Exmouth Gulf in North West Australia that offers small groups an exclusive and unforgettable experience on their own private island.

In an untouched environment fishermen, families and nature lovers alike can enjoy the beauty of the Island and its surrounding waters and experience a range of activities such as fishing, whale watching, snorkelling, kayaking, bird watching, exploring, star gazing or just simply relaxing.

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Wilderness Island Sail fish

[note note_color="#24adcb" text_color="#f0f9f9" radius="12"]Sailfish don't really need much explanation. Suffice to say they are one of the most iconic game fish.[/note] They feed on tuna and mackerel, some of the fastest fish in the Ocean. They are able to prey on the faster fish in the sea because they are one of the fastest fish in the ocean, … [Read More...]

Longtail Tuna at Wilderness Island

[note note_color="#24adcb" text_color="#f0f9f9" radius="12"]IT IS COMING UP TO THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN![/note] We nearly always have Longtail Tuna here in the Exmouth Gulf, but over July and August get set for some really insane fishing action When the Robust Garfish arrive in big schools, the BIG Long-tail follow them in, making for some of … [Read More...]

Queenfish on the Flats

Queenies would have to be one of the holy grail fish for shallow water sight casting. Hunting these fish on the flats in a metre of water on light tackle or fly is some of the most exciting fishing there is. You spot the cruising fish, cast your lure, see the fish take interest and watch as it smashes your lure and hooks up. In such shallow water, … [Read More...]

Spanish Mackerel

Spanish Mackerel would have to be one of the most under-rated fish in the ocean. Not only can they be great fun to catch, but well looked after and treated as you would reef fish, they are fantastic eating too. I would  agree though that trawling around waiting for a spaniard to take the lure can be a bit monotonous. We like to take a bit of a … [Read More...]

Mangrove Jack at Wilderness Island

People often ask me what is the most prolific species of fish we get at Wilderness Island. Without doubt it would have to be Mangrove Jack. Now, I never realised that so many people want to catch Mangrove Jack. I know they are great eating and its pretty much my favourite fish anyway, but there's a huge amount of fishermen who have been angling for … [Read More...]

Humpback Whales in the Exmouth Gulf

Humpback Whales can be seen in the area between July – November. The humpback whale is the fifth largest of the great whales and can weigh up to 40 tonnes. On their annual migration they come in to the Exmouth Gulf to give birth and mate again. They have a significant rest period in Exmouth Gulf to give the young a chance to fatten up before … [Read More...]