The 4WD Barge 'Hartog Explorer' operates 7 days a week ex Barge Landing 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. Bookings are essential and must be made 48 hours prior to arrival. 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.


Barge Transfer Days | 2020/21 Update

From September 2020, our 4WD Pricing structure will be changed to only offer discounted seasonal rates 4 days per week.

Wednesday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday 


You can still book a 4WD ferry transfer on Mon, Tues & Thurs however these transfer days will be charged at our standard rate only.

Standard Rates: Return Transfers | Per 4WD: $680 | Per Adult: $35 | Per Child: $22 | Per Camper Trailer: $120


Group Bookings (min 4 vehicles required)

The barge is available for group bookings with seasonal discounts on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday.



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


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

Instructions on how to drive safely onto the 4WD barge, click here.

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