WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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.

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SPEND A DAY ON DIRK (EX. DENHAM)

 

Jump aboard the vessel 100% Wild Adventure to Dirk Hartog Island. Relax with a barista made coffee or herbal tea at the Inscription Bar & Café, with spectacular ocean views. Walk the beach, grab a kayak if 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. On your return trip to Denham, look out for the ‘Big 5’ – dolphins, sharks, turtles, manta rays and dugongs (during season)

ECO LODGE

 

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.

HOMESTEAD CAMPING GROUNDS

 

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’?

LIFE ON THE EDGE

 

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

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4WD BARGE 

 

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

EXPERIENCES

 

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.

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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.

 

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