Hartog Haven is a self catering facility that has linen supplied. One bedroom has a queen bed, one has a queen bed and a set of bunks while the third bedroon has two sets of bunk beds, one been a trio bunk. The house is set up to sleep 11 people for the basic tariff of $245/night during peak season and $235/night off peak with a 10 discount for stays of 7 nights or more.
The house has r/c air con in each bedroom and the living area, there is a washing machine, iron and board, fridge, microwave, and barbeque. The kitchen is well equipped and there are lots of dvd's available for you to watch. There is an patio area at the rear of the house with a barbeque and outdoor setting. A large back yard provides off-street parking as well as a secure area for children to play outdoors. There are toys suitable for younger children as well as board games for all to enjoy a family holiday. A cot and highchair can be provided free of charge if requested at time of booking. A 160 litre chest freezer may be hired subject to availability.
Enjoy magnificent views overlooking Shark Bay towards Dirk Hartog Island, or cook a barby in the back yard. Make this your base to explore this historic region where the first recorded European explorers first set foot onto Australian soil.
The town centre is a short walk away that has two supermarts, two hotels, cafes and restraunts, newsagent, post office and pharmacy along with various gift shops. The light industrial area is home to various mechanical services, a hardware store and the fish factory from which you can buy retail quanties of sea food, ice and bait. The fuel outlets at the supermart and service station are open 12 hours a day from 7.00am seven days a week for your convenience.
Hartog Haven Holiday House is suitable for a couple of families holidaying together or for a group of friends to share.It is up to you to make your stay as relaxing or as busy as you want to make it
Payment for your stay can be made by credit card or we also accept payment by EFT, cheque or money order. Details will be emailed when you make a booking.
SOME COMMENTS IN OUR GUEST BOOK
From Michelle and Toby; Great holiday house, extremely well equipped. You have thought of everything, very comfy beds also. Lovely views of beach.
From Phil and Leanne; Lovely to have comfy beds to finish our 18 month road trip with. Thanks a million C U again
From Sim; This is heaven. Greatly recommended.
From Kate: I had a lot of fun here, it is really good, especially the kitchen. May God bless you.
From James and Clare; Thank you for a lovely stay, been great here for our family.
From Andres, Anna, Luisa, Rodrigo & Kate; Had an incredible time- lots of adventure, nature & fishing. Thanks.
From Lauren; Love this house the best holiday house I have ever been to
From Cheryl; An enjoyable stay, well equipped and thank you for the little things.
From the Canberra and Tassie mob; It's great to be able to come away and relax. The house and all it supplies was marvelous Had a great time. Set up in the house was awesome, haven't seen a place so well equipped. Cheers.
From Karina and Rob; Thanks for a great stay, your hospitality, house and views are fantastic. Hubbie loves the air conditioning
From Doug and Tasha; Thank you for an awesome week. It will be one we'll remember forever.
From Nicole and Laurie; A great accomodation option- thanks for providing everything
So our invitation to you is to come, see and try for yourself and take the opportunity to put your comment in our book. We would love to meet you.
Come, stay a while and touch another world in Shark Bay World Heritage Area.
ATTRACTIONS AND THINGS TO DO
The world famous Monkey Mia dolphins are a 25 minute drive away. If you want to watch the feeding then you need to be there early to gurantee to see the dolphins. While at Monkey Mia, you can hire canoes and other craft such as paddle boats to fill in an enjoyable day.
The Ocean Park aquarium is just out of town and well worth visiting, enabling people to see up close many varieties of fish and marine creatures from the local waters. You can also see sharks been fed each hour and enjoy a nice cup of coffee and a snack or a meal at the cafe in great surroundings.
A visit to the Shark Bay World Heritage discovery centre is a must. Make sure that you have a few hours to spend there. The centre is also the tourist information centre, so whilst you are there you can inquire about things to do around the region, book fishing charters,sailing tours at Monkey Mia, four wheel drive tours and bush tucker walks.
At the centre you can spend hours exploring the regions history and why the it is one of a few world heitage properties in the world that satisfy all four criteria to be eligable for a world heritage listing.
Along the World Heritage Drive into Denham, there are scenic stops at Hamlin, Nanga, Shell beach as well as Eagle Bluff and the town look out. Sharks and rays can often be seen from the board walk at Eagle bluff.
Little Lagoon is a great place to enjoy a barbecue, to have a swim or to wet a line. Towards Monkey Mia is the turn off to Peron National Park. It is 2 wheel drive access to the homestead where you can visit the walk through information hut and explore the old shearing shed, out buildings and old machinery. When there, you can soak in the hot tub and let the kids run free on the grassed area around the FREE barbecue facilities.
The track to the north is 4WD ONLY and and this takes you to the tip of Peron peninsular. Along the way you can visit popular fishing spots at Big Lagoon, Cattle Well, South Gregories, Gregories, Bottle bay and Skipjack Point where the is a canterlevered walkway with great views. But remember this is 4WD only and you must let your tyres down to drive on the track. There is a tyre deflation / inflation point at the start of the 4WD portion of the track. Please follow the code of the track and let your tyres down to around 20psi and engage 4wd before heading up the track. this track north is suitable for high clearence 4x4 only, not "soft roaders".
Adjacent to the town oval are tennis and basketball courts and a skate park. The bowling club welcomes visitors as does the pistol club that shoots every Sunday afternoon. If you are an adventurous golfer, the golf course is on the Monkey Mia road.
There are a number of pleasant walks that can be done to help keep fit and fight off the effects of a hoilday lifestyle.
The Community Resource Centre Telecentre has internet facilities, photo printing, copying and laminating services and things like that available.They also have a selection of second hand books available for you to relax with and are centrelink agents.
A very popular attraction in town are the quad bike excursions. There are a number of options you can take, from a you drive to a shared ride as a passenger. Helmets and Hi viz vests are supplied.
On water activities available include a leisurely sail aboard Aristocat 2 or Shotover at Monkey Mia. There are fishing charters available which are subject to numbers and weather. Shark Bay is ideal for wind surfing and kite boarding.
Aristocat 2 is the only boat licenced to interact with the wildlife at Monkey Mia and has wheelchair assess. A pearl farm tour and a boom net experience is offered on some of their cruises. Get on board and enjoy
If you want to get a little higher, then a sightseeing flight with Shark Bay Air Charters will satisify your wish to see it all from above.
If you are in the mood for a romantic evening, then a meal at the unique Old Pearler Restaurant in quiet intimate surroundings is the thing to do. Take aways are available from the cafes where you can also enjoy a snack or a meal. The Azure bistro on the waterfront of Knight Tce offers great dining in a licenced venue and don't forget the bakery for their selection of naughty foods to eat on site or to sneak away with.
Bird watching is one of the quiter activities to pass the time. Over 230 bird species can be found in Shark Bay.
Mini golf is a great attraction for the younger visitors and a lot of laughs even for the bigger kids amongst us.
If at the end of your stay you have been just plain unlucky and not been able to catch a fish or a squid, you can visit the place of last resort, the fish factory, and take home your catch
OTHER VISITORS IN TOWN AND A FEW CAUTIONS
Around town, especially in the warmer months there will often be wildlife visitors such as emus. These birds wander through the town and are often seen slowly walking along the foreshore and streets. Please take care when driving and allow them to make their way off the road and then drive on slowly. Do not approach them on foot and they will not cause any trouble for you. When driving around town, you will have to be careful of other visitors stopping suddenly to take photos of them.
Take care while driving on the roads coming into town as these big birds do not have very much road sense and often cross the road without looking for oncoming vehicles and waiting for them to pass.
You may see sheep and goats as well as kangaroos feeding on the road verges, caution is required when passing these animals especially the kangaroos in the evenings and early morning. You may also see Mallee fowl crossing the road, again please slow down and allow these birds to cross the road without hitting them.
Driver fatigue is the cause of TOO many vehicle accidents in our area. A lot of these accidents involve drivers not used to driving longer distances, please take care on your journey to town, swap drivers and have rest breaks as we really do want you to enjoy your hoilday and come back and visit here again.