Dirk Hartog Island, off Western Australia’s Gascoyne coast, can be reached by vehicle-carrying barge, boat or small plane.
The privately-operated landing barge operates daily on-demand for transporting one four-wheel-drive vehicle and trailer at a time from Shelter Bay, Steep Point. Pre-booking the barge in advance is advisable as the island has a limit of 20 vehicles at any one time. A high-clearance four-wheel-drive vehicle is needed to reach Steep Point and to explore the island.
In addition to private boats, return boat transfers from Denham jetty to the island are available for foot passengers. The crossing takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and can be arranged when booking accommodation.
A light aircraft can be chartered through Shark Bay Aviation to transfer passengers direct from Monkey Mia Airport to Dirk Hartog Island airstrip.