92% of the island’s power supply is produced from a hybrid Solar Array & Wind powered generators. A backup DSL generator is required during the winter months when the days are shorter and the winds are light.
The accommodation is supplied water via a solar pump and windmill located 7km away. The water is an old well developed during the pastoral period. The water is limited and used sparingly. Drinking water is desalinated from the well water with any reject water used on gardens.
Recycling & Waste
The Department of Parks and Wildlife’s project ‘Return To 1616′ on Dirk Hartog Island is aimed at transforming the island into an Ark for endangered animals. This project has a budget of over $17m and is well on the way to achieving major milestones including the eradication of feral goats and cats making it the largest island in the World to be feral cat free.
Visitors to the island are educated on the project and encouraged to spread the word on the milestones being achieved.
Dirk Hartog Island Eco Lodge supports the project via discounted accommodation and meals.
Dirk Hartog Island also supports the project via transpiration of DPaW vehicles, fuel and supplies ex Denham and Steep Point on our purpose built landing barge.