Rising 200m above the Indian Ocean and recognised as a feature of exceptional natural beauty in the Shark Bay World Heritage listing, the Zuytdorp Cliffs form the western side of Edel Land.
The sometimes rocky and sometimes sandy four wheel drive track along the cliffs has fabulous views of this rugged coastline as it meanders to Steep Point, Nor 6, Dicko’s Lookout and Thunder Bay Blowholes. False Entrance and the False Entrance Blowholes are accessed via a relatively short track from the south.
Shelter Bay is the proposed park’s most popular camping area with sites right on the beach and views across South Passage to Dirk Hartog Island.
Edel Land is accessible only by high clearance 4WD via the Useless Loop Road, or by boat. It is about 185km by road from the Northwest Coastal Highway, including 140km of unsealed road. The last 30km is a single lane of soft track winding around sand dunes. The boat journey is about 50km from Denham.
Facilities at Shelter Bay, Steep Point and False Entrance campgrounds are very basic with some drop toilets. Make sure you have enough food, water and fuel as there is nowhere to purchase supplies in the area. Campsites must be booked online*
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* A small number of campsites at Shelter Bay are reserved exclusively for the use for passengers taking the ferry to Dirk Hartog Island National Park the following day. These sites cannot be booked online: make an enquiry
- The park is remote and its hazardous coastline has large surf, 200 metre high cliffs, blowholes and dangerous marine animals
- Notify a reliable person of your trip plans so you can be traced in an emergency
- Be prepared for the heat. Take at least 10 litres of water for each person per day
- Exercise extreme caution near cliff edges especially when fishing. Supervise children at all times.