The 4WD Barge 'Hartog Explorer' operates four (5) days a week ex Blackie's Beach, Steep Point.  The barge is a purpose built landing craft designed to carry a 4WD vehicle and off road camper trailer with passengers to Dirk Hartog Island.

Barge Transfer Days | 2019

Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Monday | Wednesday

7.30am - 9.30am

Group Bookings

The barge is available for group bookings on Tuesday & Thursday.  Bookings are essential and a minimum of 4 vehicles is required.

Prices and Pickup Point

For 4WD, trailer/camper, and passenger transfer prices please refer to the barge procedure document here.

For a detailed outline of how to drive to the pickup point at Steep Point click here.

Maximum combined length of 4WD & Trailer is 10.6m

Note: The Department of Parks and Wildlife limit the number of 4WD vehicles allowed camping in the Dirk Hartog Island National Park to 20 at any one time. Bookings are essential.


All light trucks & motorhome vehicles must book via email escape@dirkhartogisland.com and provide Length, Height, Width and Weight (kg). Make, Model and a profile image of the vehicle.


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