Welcome to Dirk Hartog Island National Park
The slim, wind-raked island, which runs parallel to the Peron Peninsula, once attracted Dutch, British and French explorers (who left pewter plates nailed to posts as calling cards), but until recently its visitors were mostly fisherfolk and sheep. Now WA's largest island has become a national park (https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park/dirk-hartog-island) and is slowly opening itself up to tourism (although access is not easy, and is very expensive).
Only 20 4WD vehicles are allowed on the island at any one time, so bookings are necessary. The drawcards are isolation, natural beauty, wildlife (from loggerhead turtles to dugongs) and history – a winning combination.