Full and Multi Day Dirk Hartog Island Tours
Discover the unique history of one of WA's true wilderness islands
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.
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 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.
PRICING: $3,000 total (up to 4 people)
2 DAY/1 NIGHT TOUR
All the activities of the 1 Day Tour, but on day 2 we head to the Block to wander along the cliffs. See the evidence of the massive tsunamis and earthquakes that formed this part of Australia.
Another short drive will take you to Mystery Beach. The site of a mysterious shipwreck that was suspected but never found. On a coastline of cliffs this is the only beach and collects all sorts of driftwood, flotsam and jetsam. Go for a beach comb and you never know what you’re going to find – precious and ancient flasks, beautiful shells or even fishing equipment. Before we head to our camp, we will have some afternoon tea. We’ll spend the night at Charlie’s harbor where you can sit back and relax as you watch the sunset whilst your tour guide cooks you a delicious dinner. Feel free to BYO your favourite beer or wine.
The next morning we will take it easy with some coffee and a continental breakfast. After we break down camp we will go to explore the impressive cliffs around Quoin Head before tracking back towards the island homestead. If their operations allow, your tour guide will explain the shearing shed and the old farming practices of Dirk Hartog island station. Lunch will be served at the homestead’s beach or Louisa Bay. We will then spend the afternoon at Surf Point. This sanctuary zone at the Southwest corner of the island is an idyllic location for a swim or a snorkel. If the swell is high enough, the blowholes are worth seeing too. These are the largest in Western Australia, shooting water up 100ft high!
Then it is your choice of taking a plane back to the mainland at extra cost or taking the drive back around to Denham. For this we will need to allow 3.5 hours after the barge drops us at Shelter Bay on the mainland.
PRICING: $5,800 total (up to 4 people)
3 DAY/2 NIGHT TOUR
All the activities of the 2 Day Tour, but on day 3 we cross South Passage over to the mainland and will set up camp in the proposed National Park Edel Land. From there we will explore the most Westerly point of the Australian mainland, Steep Point. Your tour guide will show you the famous Zuytdorp Cliffs and explain the Dutch history and significance of the area. Other famous sights are Thunder Bay, the blowholes, the pristine beach of Crayfish Bay and False Entrance. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided and the whole trip will end around 6:00pm in Denham.
PRICING: $7,000 total (up to 4 people)