Dirk Hartog Island Eco Lodge
Property Locality: Shark bay, off the coast of Western Australia
Type of Property: eco lodge and camping sites
Bedrooms: one to three bedrooms available
Children: suitable for children
Map Location: http://goo.gl/maps/gvGwj
Eco Lodge Room: Adults: $420 (twin share) per night includes meals
Children: $210 (twin share) per night includes meals
Ocean Villa: $550 per night (sleeps 7 people)
Rates are inclusive of GST and are subject to change without notice.
Dirk Hartog Island Lodge is a rustic luxury experience that offers an exclusive heritage escape. The island is one of Australia's premier eco-tourism destinations located 19 nautical miles off the coast of Western Australia. Situated in the pristine World Heritage Area of Shark Bay and just meters from the Shark Bay Marine Park, Dirk Hartog Island Lodge offers guests one of Australia's most unique holiday experiences.
Rustic Luxury Eco Lodge
The Lodge is located within the original limestone shearer's quarter's, built over a century ago. It offers five twin/double rooms and 2 twin rooms, all with en-suites and fully serviced on a daily basis and provides comfortable accommodation for up to 14 adults in an exclusive, yet relaxed environment.
The Lodge guests can relax in the TV room or head into the bar and billiards room to enjoy a game of pool or just unwind, all with great ocean view. Guests can also learn more about the island's unique history with a wide range of historical memorabilia located throughout the Lodge.
Enjoy an unforgettable holiday with days out fishing aboard the 'Eendracht', a 4WD adventure to the historical sites or just relax, tasting the gourmet nibbles and watching the sun set.
Eco Lodge Ocean Room- includes:
All gourmet meals & Cool Drinks
Bath & Beach Towels
Double and single bed
Ocean Villa - includes:
Central living area with kitchenette
3 bedrooms (1 double room, 1 twin room and 1 triple room)
Bath & Beach towels and all bed linen
Conservation on Dirk Hartog Island
The state government has begun a process to preserve and protect Dirk Hartog Island by reserving it as a national park. The island is renowned for its significant conservation values and the agreement with the Wardle family will allow these to be enhanced.
The Wardle family owns currently 40ha in the Homestead Bay, 33.2 ha of land including two areas in Sunday Island Bay and one area close to the island's Homestead, as well as an additional 2.5 ha near Turtle Bay.
Dirk Hartog Island has significant biodiversity conservation values with more than 250 native plant species, 84 species of birds and 27 species of reptiles. The Black and White Fairy Wren and the western spiny skink are found nowhere else. The island is also a major nesting area for Loggerhead Turtles, with at about 400 breading on the north-eastern corner.
Many of the 15 native mammal species originally found on the island are now locally extinct but 11 of these species will be reintroduced after the Department of Conservation and Land Management undertakes a restoration program of the island's vegetation and eradicates feral cats and goats & sheep .
The island will become a secure heaven for threatened species and will enhance the overall values of the area that make Shark Bay worth of World Heritage Listing.
The Wardle Family works close together with the Department of Environment and Conservation. The Cooperation will enhance the Tourism Experience on the island. Programs will include restoration of the island's campsites by the Department and Waste Management to dispose of all litter and waste from the island in a sustainable and ecological way.
It's taken over 15 years to take the next step of remote living by replacing the noisy diesel powered generator with a Remote Area Power Supply solar system. This state of the art 18kw system powers the entire Lodge facilities including all the fridges and freezers. It runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
With the support of some very generous guests and a substantial rebate from the federal government, Tory & Keiran have managed to install this system ready for the 2 011 season.
There are 72 fully tracking solar panels, 36 batteries weighing in at 120kg each, 3 inverters which provides 240v power from the batteries and several computers making up the brains.
Hosts: Kieran and Tory Wardle
Address: Dirk Hartog Island, Denham, WA, 6537
environmentally friendly accommodation, ecotourism, green travel