Mistaken Island is an island located approximately 5 kilometres south-east of Albany, Western Australia.
Located in King George Sound the island is located approximately 120 metres from Vancouver peninsula.
The area is a fantastic location to take a dip in crystal clear water. From Mistaken Island Beach you can swim or paddle to the island
In 1971, the island was declared as a class 1A Nature Reserve with a total area of 12 hectares The area adjacent to the island is used to cultivate mussels on long lines.
The island received its name for the fact little penguin burrows were mistaken for rabbit holes and the island has also been historically referred to as Rabbit Island. If you come at the right time of the year you might even see fairy penguins nesting in and around the Island. Please take care not to disturb them.