Dirk Hartog Island in Western Australia is about to undergo one of the biggest eco-restorations in the world.
Four hundred years ago a Dutch explorer made landfall on WA’s remote coastline at Dirk Hartog Island. Alongside this year’s commemorative events, a unique ecological project aims to restore the state’s biggest isle to the wilderness it was in 1616.
Explore a stunning perspective of Dirk Hartog Island off the remote WA coast.
On 25 October 1616, Dutch explorer Dirk Hartog landed on a long, narrow island off the Gascoyne coast in Shark Bay. To mark the 400th anniversary of the first Dutch contact with Western Australia, an ecological project aims to restore the island to the wilderness it was in 1616.
Enjoy these stunning pics of WA’s biggest isle and read more in the latest issue of Australian Geographic (AG#134).