Dirk Hartog Island has a number of camp sites and excellent fishing spots for enthusiasts. Hire a 4WD and visit the island independently, join a land tour or cruise the coastline to spot some mesmerising marine life.
For more information on visiting and staying on Dirk Hartog Island, go to the Department of Parks and Wildlife website and www.dirkhartogisland.com
The area around Steep Point is also worth exploring. Experienced 4WD adventurers might want to drive from the northern end of Crayfish Bay to False Entrance along the sand dune track. These two bays are flanked by the Zuytdorp Cliffs and the reef runs the entire shoreline of both bays.
Swimming isn’t recommended due to the swell, but over on the north-east coastline, less than 5km from Steep Point, you can swim safely in the shallow waters of Sheltered Bay. As the name suggests, the bay is sheltered from the wind, and a great spot for camping.
Make sure you book your camping spot at either False Entrance or Sheltered Bay well in advance, especially during peak season. You can do this by contacting the Steep Point Ranger on (08) 9948 3993 or email firstname.lastname@example.org