Dirk Hartog Island 4WD Tour 4WD ADVENTURES FROM $225
Dirk Hartog Island 4WD Tour
Experience the natural beauty of one of Australia’s most historic and pristine attractions
Half Day Tour
This is our most popular and accessible tour to Dirk Hartog Island, one of Australia’s most historic and pristine attractions.
Join us for a half day 4WD tour and experience the natural beauty of one of Australia’s most historic and pristine attractions—Dirk Hartog Island. Your day includes comfortable boat transfers to and from the island and a 4WD experience you won’t forget!
Visit Surf Point to for look sharks schooling in the shallows. View Steep Point across South Passage and the magnificent Zuytdorp cliffs. Watch the Blowholes create rainbows of Indian Ocean spray. Enjoy a delicious homemade morning tea* and a tour of the historic Homestead before cruising back to Denham looking out for sharks, turtles, dolphins and dugongs on the way!
- Boat transfers to and from the island from Denham Commercial Jetty
- Homemade morning tea
- Tour of the historic Homestead
- Surf Point
- Viewing Steep Point across South Passage
- Wildlife spotting include bird and marine life
Please Note – We do NOT visit Cape Inscription on our half day tour. Please wear shoes, sandals or thongs that are easy to take off and put on as you will have to remove them and step into ankle deep water when we reach Dirk Hartog Island.
Pick-up / Drop-off:
Meet at Denham Commercial Jetty 15 minutes prior to departure
Tour runs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8.00am to 1.00pm
$275 – Adults
$225 – Children (under 16 years old)
What Can I See?
Dirk Hartog Island was the site of the first recorded European landing on Australian soil. Captain Dirk Hartog, who arrived on the ‘Eendracht’ on October 25, 1616 announced his arrival by nailing an inscribed pewter plate to a wooden post at the site now known as Cape Inscription. A replica of this plate can be seen at the island’s historic Homestead where morning tea will be served.
In 1697, Willem de Vlamingh landed at Cape Inscription and found the plate, copying the details from it to one of his own, adding another message and leaving it on another post. The island has been used as a pastoral station at times. The island lies within the Shark Bay World Heritage area and is a popular ecotourism destination to view the annual whale migration and volunteer monitoring the nesting loggerhead turtles that return to Turtle Bay to lay up to 150 eggs each between November and February each year.
With the little human interaction with the island, this place is one of Shark Bay’s best-known secrets, and notoriously one of the hardest to reach!
FULL DAY TOUR
The day starts at 7:00am with a scenic flight to Dirk Hartog Island where your tour guide will meet you and take you on an adventure!
First we will cater for the growling stomach and take you to a picturesque beach to have morning tea. Real filter coffee or tea will get you going and some pastry will provide the energy for the morning activities. If the weather allows we will take you snorkeling over pristine coral reef straight off the beach.
Then the 4WD track will take us to Dampier’s landing, where in 1699 the first Englishman set foot on Australian soil. After a short walk along the beach we will keep driving to Turtle Bay, Australia’s largest loggerhead turtle rookery. Be amazed by the crystal blue water, the stunning cliffs and also witness the site where Dirk Hartog came ashore in 1616 and became the first European explorer to land in Australia.
A lighthouse is situated on the island’s northernmost point. This is also the sight of the pewter plates left by the early Dutch explorers, inscribed with their landing dates, hence the point’s name, Cape Inscription. We will provide lunch at the lighthouse keeper’s quarters, a historic building constructed 100 years ago. Learn about the amazing construction effort required to build the lighthouse, enjoy the stunning views and spot wildlife on land and sea. In season you can see whales, manta rays and dolphins as well as an abundance of bird life.
We will finish our stay with a swim in a picturesque rock pool. Then it is time to head back to the airstrip. Your pilot will be waiting at 5:00pm and will safely fly you back to Denham.
$3000 total (minimum numbers apply)
Price includes all tour passengers, transfers, food and non-alcoholic drinks
Why choose us?
With over a decade running 4WD eco tours in Shark Bay we pride ourselves on our level of service. We take small groups of people to some of the most pristine areas in Western Australia.
All tours are subject to weather conditions and minimum numbers. Please enquire now to secure your place! Special interest groups on request.
Contact us to discuss options for spending more time exploring and unveiling the secrets of this unique piece of Australian history.
Half Day Tour
|Children (under 16 years old)
Children under 1 please contact us before booking
|Minimum numbers apply||$3000|
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