Renowned for its history, natural beauty, spectacular landscapes and fishing, Dirk Hartog Island is an ‘ark’ for endangered wildlife and a great place for an island adventure. The most western point of Australia has seen it all, from early explorers to a major sheep station, the island is a melting pot of Australian history. Come and see this unique World Heritage site and witness firsthand the ‘Return to 1616’ ecological restoration project aiming to return the island to how Dirk Hartog discovered it 400 years ago.




DHI Distilleries began its voyage in 2020 with a commitment to producing exceptional spirits that capture the essence of our island home. As the first landing place of Europeans on Australian soil and Western Australia’s largest island, Dirk Hartog is rich in centuries of history, secrets and stories.





Jump aboard the vessel 100% Wild from Denham to Dirk Hartog Island with Island Life Adventures. Relax with a barista made coffee or herbal tea at the Inscription Bar & Café, with spectacular ocean views. Walk the beach, grab a kayakif you have a sense of adventure, and explore the Homestead Bay. A guided tour of the old shearing shed to discover the island’s pastoral history is also a must do. Book a 4WD tour to the west side of the island to view the spectacular landscape, and visit the Blow Holes and Surf Point marine sanctuary.




Embracing the dramatic beauty of the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, Dirk Hartog Island Eco Lodge is a rustic retreat where guests can escape, discover and explore. The 6 guest rooms and private villa blend simple elegance with rustic luxury and comfort, offering stunning ocean views. Providing a destination in which to relax and reconnect with yourself, family and the natural environment.




Located on the east coast of the island, only 20km from the barge landing area, are the Homestead Camp Grounds.  Facilities include a camp kitchen with gas BBQ, fire pit, food preparation area and sink – all located 50m from the beach… Did someone say ‘gone fishing’?




Bring your own four wheel drive (BYO 4WD) to take you to places rarely seen, camp on secluded beaches, catch a fish,
or discover the landing site of Captain Dirk Hartog, the first recorded landing of a European in Western Australia.

Our purpose built landing barge operates 364 days a year from the Barge Landing Beach,
Steep Point to Dirk Hartog Island. Bookings are essential.

MAP : Overlander Roadhouse to Steep Point Barge Pickup




18-year-old photographer Will Wardle captures the remote, raw and rugged terrain of the island and underwater scenery.

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Will Wardle Photography



See all that Dirk Hartog Island has to offer. Enjoy a fun filled day with an amazing kayaking adventure or jump aboard our charter boat the Naiad for an eco cruise exploring the magnificent Shark Bay World Heritage Area.




We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country, The Malgana People and their continuing connection to land, sea & community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, to the Elders past, present and emerging.