No restaurants, No bars, No shops, No crowds.
West Moore Island Fishing Lodge is a unique, low-impact lodge where the few lucky visitors allowed to stay on the island at any one time will be spoilt with picturesque scenery and incredible Pilbara sunsets all in the presence of awe-inspiring Depuch Island.
West Moore Island experiences large tidal movements of over 5 metres, which makes the landscape change dramatically. At high tide during 'spring' tides the sea laps right up to the island’s savannah grasses, while at low tide large areas of fringing reef become exposed. During the 'neap' tide cycle the range is a lot less, the current is much slower and the sea becomes crystal clear. These natural cycles combined with local weather conditions have a bearing on what to do and when.
At low tide West Moore Island is connected to a small rocky cay as well as East Moore Island via a sand bar. At over 4 kilometres long this constantly changing trail provides for hours of beach combing with unexpected encounters with marine flora and fauna. Rock pools formed by the receding ocean contain many fascinating creatures while many species of birds mill around.
During the neap tides snorkeling these same spots reveals another dimension with myriad fish species moving in with the tide to feed. Dolphins and turtles are often sited playing in the shallows and due to very little human interaction tend to be curious as opposed to threatened.
One of the great advantages of West Moore over, say, a trip to the Montebello Islands is that all of this is available to those guests who may just want to spend time on land and use their time to explore the surrounds. Non-fishing guests can grab one of our dinghies and take off to lounge on one of Depuch Island's pristine secluded beaches. OR, we'll take you there ourselves.
This magical place has been blessed with every scene one could dream of. Unlike visitors to the Mackerel Islands who have shared their space and time with many other guests, here, you will be left to explore this pristine environment almost by yourself.