Shelter Island is approximately 20 kilometres due west of Albany, Western Australia.
It is often mistakenly referred to as Muttonbird Island. The island is approximately 130 metres off-shore from Muttonbird Beach separated by a channel that has an average depth of 8 metres it is regarded as a suitable open-water divesite
The island consists of a mass of granite but has sufficient soil for plant growth and is well vegetated on top. The island supports breeding populations of Flesh-footed Shearwaters and Little Penguins as well as small populations of feral cats and black rats
The total area of the island is 10 hectares (25 acres) and was declared a Class 1A Nature Reserve in 1973.
There is a Bibbulmun Track day walk from the Albany wind farm to Mutton Bird car park. 13.5km one way or 27 km return. This route offers different options to experience breathtaking coastal views, spectacular carpets of wildflower heathlands and the majestic site of the Albany wind farm