Steep Point, the western most point of Western Australia, is a perfect vantage point to see the magnificent Zuytdorp Cliffs, which rise some 170 meters above sea level.
Steep Point, is also a mecca for fishermen, known to be one of the world’s most successful land based fishing locations. Many pelagic fish inbabit the waters off Steep Point including Spanish Mackerel, assorted Mackerel, Sailfish, Tuna, Cobia, Yellow Tailed Sea Kingfish, and monster Tailor, as well as great bottom fishing in the evenings.
The spectacular Zuytdorp Cliffs extend along the coast from Steep Point, all the way to Kalbarri but Steep Point makes for one of the best viewing spots along the coast. Watch out for the blow holes, which shoot sea spray some 20 – 30 feet into the air.
Access is by four wheel drive only and visitors are advised to exercise caution and bring their own drinking water and supplies.
The area around Steep Point is governed by the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPAW). Entry to Steep Point costs $12 per car (up to 12 legally seated people).
Steep Point accommodation
There are three designated camp locations
around the Steep Point area, but you will be subject to the control and the direction of a DPAW ranger. Be sure to contact the ranger prior to camping at Steep Point as bookings are highly advisable. You will need to pick up an access permit on arrival by calling +61 8 9948 3993.
Steep Point tours
Visit the Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery Centre
website or call +61 8 9948 1590 to book air and land tours around Steep Point and Zuytdorp Cliffs in Western Australia.