The 4WD Barge 'Hartog Explorer' operates 7 days a week ex Barge Landing Beach, Steep Point.  The barge is a purpose built landing craft designed to carry a 4WD vehicle and off road camper trailer with passengers to Dirk Hartog Island. Bookings are essential and must be made 48 hours prior to arrival. Maximum combined length of 4WD & Trailer is 10.6m.


Note: The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions limit the number of 4WD vehicles allowed camping in the Dirk Hartog Island National Park to 20 at any one time.


Barge Transfers 2022

4WD transfer prices (one way)

Return trailer transfer: $165 | Return adult transfer: $35 | Return child transfer: $22

For special camping packages including barge transfers, click here.


Group Bookings (min 4 vehicles required)

The barge is available for group bookings with seasonal discounts on Monday & Thursday.


For a detailed outline of how to drive to the pickup point at Steep Point click here.

Instructions on how to drive safely onto the 4WD barge, click here.


*To book your barge transfer, select the preferred campsite or accommodation style and this will lead to allowing you to book your transfers.

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