4WD Barge Transfers

The 4WD Barge operates 364 days a year ex Blackie’s Beach, Steep Point.  The barge, Hartog Explorer is a purpose built landing craft designed to carry a 4WD vehicle and off road camper trailer with passengers to Dirk Hartog Island.

Departure times from Blackie’s Beach, Steep Point

7.45am, 8.15am, 8.45am, 9.15am, 9.45am

Departure times from Cape Ransonnet, Dirk Hartog Island

7.30am, 8.00am, 8.30am, 9,00am & 9.30am


The 4WD Barge transfers must be booked in advance.

2017 4WD Transfer Rates

  Return 4WDTransfer Return Off RoadTrailer Transfer Return PassengerTransfer
December / January / February $365 $120 $70 per adult$35 per child
March / April / May $680 $120 $70 per adult$35 per child
June / July / August $510 $120 $70 per adult$35 per child
September / October / November $340 $120 $70 per adult$35 per child

The ‘Return 4WD transfer’ price includes the driver

Note: The Department of Parks and Wildlife limit the number of 4WD vehicles allowed on the island to 20 at any one time. Bookings are essential.

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