Named after the wife of French explorer, Louis de Freycinet, the Rose de Freycinet lake is aptly named after the pink rose colour. Rose herself famously stowed away in the ship carrying for her husband as she couldn’t bear to be without him on his world-wide scientific voyage. It is believed, through her letters, that she was the first woman to circumnavigate the world by boat. She dressed up as a cabin boy to gain passage onto the ship.
Guests staying at the lodge can enjoy several
self-guided walks along the pristine beaches of Dirk Hartog Island. Alternatively, the more adventurous may like to take part in one of the guided walks down the rugged west coast of DHI, taking in 600 ft high cliffs and stunning views of the Indian Ocean.
Rock pools are located at both ends of the island and are suitable for all ages. They are great for cooling off and enjoying the sunshine.
Surrounded by a diverse range of underwater eco-systems, Dirk Hartog Island is a fisherman’s dream! Land based fishing available from anything in-between rugged cliff-faces and soft sandy beaches. Ocean based fishing allows fisherman to access a range of reefs and surrounding the island as well as through South Passage- allowing for bottom-bouncing or trolling for larger species.
Loggerhead turtles are the most endangered species of turtles to nest in the Shark Bay area and indeed the Australian region as a whole. Turtle Bay, located at the island’s north is the species’ main nesting ground. For more information, visit the nature calendar.