Dirk Hartog Island National Park
Wild and Beautiful
Dirk Hartog Island National Park
Adventure awaits on Dirk Hartog Island. Explore crystal clear waters, secluded beaches and extraordinary cuisine on an unforgettable world heritage island.
Journey to the edge of Australia on our passenger vessel, fly over the stunning Shark Bay, or bring your 4WD across via barge from Steep Point. Spend your time off the grid in secluded island wilderness. Retreat for a week at the iconic Island Lodge, camp ocean side, stay in a private villa, or visit for the day.
Experience the most breathtaking sunset in Australia
Our story begins in 1616...
Dirk Hartog Island is situated in a world heritage area and is one of Australia’s most historic and pristine locations. It’s the place where the first European landed in Australia in 1616 and home to Australia’s iconic last sunset. Enjoy watching the sun as it says its final good night to the Australian wilderness, whilst sipping on a refreshing signature gin and tonic, perched on 600ft high cliffs overlooking the ocean. Every Wednesday and Thursday evening (between 1 April and 30 November), we offer an exclusive one night/two day Australia’s Last Sunset experience. With stunning views and a relaxed atmosphere, this unique sunset experience is the perfect choice for those seeking to celebrate a very special moment or a one-of-a kind adventure.
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.
Visit for the day
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 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. Don’t miss the 4WD tour to the west side of the island to view the spectacular landscape, and visit the Blow Holes and Surf Point marine sanctuary.
Stay with us
Dirk Hartog Island is your perfect getaway with its untouched allure, wildlife, and unforgettable landscapes offering a range of accommodation options to suit all preferences. For those looking for a luxurious experience, our Island Lodge offers ensuite rooms located right on the beach with stunning views of the ocean. If you prefer a more outdoorsy experience, we have multiple camping under the stars options available. For a more secluded and private experience, our Eco-Villa and private camp sites are perfect. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a family adventure, or a solo escape, we have something for everyone. So come and stay with us on Dirk Hartog Island and experience the ultimate Australian Island retreat.
Welcome to Dirk Hartog Island, a stunning eco-island wonderland off the coast of Western Australia, where you can find the perfect getaway. Sleep under the stars in beach side campsites or relax in an eco-lodge with an en-suite bathroom and a majestic ocean views. Savour delicacies such as ocean to plate cuisine supplied by local producers and relax on linen that’s locally sourced and ethically produced. The island proudly embraces Western Australia’s culture and hospitality so you can enjoy your stay with peace of mind and a contented heart.
Bring your own 4WD
Adventure enthusiasts seeking the ultimate off-road experience can embark on a memorable journey to Dirk Hartog Island with their own 4WD vehicle, utilising the island barge for a seamless transportation direct from Steep Point to DHI. Renowned for its pristine landscapes and rich history, the island is the perfect destination for a family camping expedition.
The island barge is expertly designed to handle various types of 4WD vehicles, providing a hassle-free and safe passage to this untouched haven. Traverse the rugged terrain, discover the spellbinding vistas, and indulge in the diverse flora and fauna that have flourished on the island over the ages. Whether you’re engaging in recreational activities, exploring the ecosystem, or simply unwinding amidst nature, the amalgamation of wilderness, serenity, and camaraderie promises an unparalleled family escapade. Explore secluded beaches, snorkelling areas and be inspired by unexpected encounters of natures wonders.