Australia’s westernmost point: Steep Point, Western Australia

Steep Point, Western Australia

If you want to see Australia’s most westerly point – then 4WD to Steep Point, and check out a jaw dropping campsite video by our ambassadors. 

It is located in the proposed Edel Land National Park, west of Shark Bay – between Kalbarri and Carnarvon, WA.

When anchored off the southern tip of Dirk Hartog Island in 1697, the Dutch seafarer Willem de Vlamingh named this point Steyle Hock, translated as Steep Point. Today this is part of pilgrimages to visit all of the extreme cardinal points on the Australian mainland.

This proposed park has massive sand dunes, secluded beaches and windswept limestone cliffs and is located on the most westerly point of mainland Australia.

The Steep Point camps included The Oven and Faultline sites and are popular with hardcore anglers. The site offers rock fishing with hundreds of fish species on offer, caution is advised as conditions can be very dangerous at this remote site.

Shelter Bay offers idyllic beach camping and views across South Passage to Dirk Hartog Island. The most popular time to camp here is from April to October when winds are lighter and the sea calmer.

Edel Land is accessible only by high clearance 4WD via the Useless Loop Road, or by boat. Approximately 185 km by road from the North West Coastal Highway, including 140 km of unsealed road. The last 30 km is a single lane of soft track winding around sand dunes.

Facilities at both Steep Point and Shelter Bay are very basic with some drop toilets only. Make sure you have enough food, water and fuel as there is nowhere to purchase supplies in the area. Campsites must be booked online.

Video by Adams Family Travels

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