Broulee Island Nature Reserve

The Broulee Island Nature Reserve was created in 1972 and covers approximately 42 hectares

Broulee Island is a prominent landscape feature within the natural coastal strip of land extending for around 15 kilometres from Burrewara Point in the north to Moruya Heads in the south.

This nature reserve is joined to the mainland by a sandbar so is always accessible.   Photographers will love the ocean vistas across pristine rockpools. You can walk around the entire island easily at low tide.  The walk features a wonderful display of native plants including coastal banksias, casuarinas, coastal wattles, westringias, red olive plum and lilli pilli.  It's also a wonderful place for marine birdlife – including the superb fairy wren and white bellied sea eagle.  It's a great vantage point for whale watching over spring.

The island has a diverse and interesting history, both indigenous and European, and once home to a thriving sea port and pub. The island continues to support a range of native flora and fauna.

Below: An aerial view of the coastal village of Broulee and Broulee Island.

Broulee Island aerial image