THINGS TO SEE & DO IN THE MOORE RIVER REGION
The Moore River region is your ideal base for exploring New Norcia, the world famous Pinnacles, historic Gingin, Chittering Valley and the Turquoise Coast. It's also the "Gateway to the Wildflowers" and the largest olive growing region in WA.
Specialists at the Pinnacles Visitor Centre have heaps of information about things to see and do in the Moore River region and along the Turquoise Coast. The Centre has kindly given permission for us to include these self drive maps, which we have found to be the most comprehensive of our joint regions.
Hands-on science experiences for all ages - climb the leaning 45m tower, ride on a space capsule, see the world's largest slinky, visit the Observatory ... it's a whole new universe!
You are about to enter one of the state’s most spectacular wildflower areas! In spring, look for carpets of everlastings, the canopy of red gums along Dewar Road and the kangaroo paw display at Gingin Cemetery.
The internationally recognised Lancelin Ocean Classic, Australia's largest windsurfing event, is held every January in Lancelin - also a crayfishing mecca!
Moore River Holidays is a major sponsor of the Lancelin Ocean Classic.
Create your own group bus tour! Visit our wineries, mini golf, honey and olive farms, Gravity Centre, fishing towns or the famous Pinnacles. Peter's Bus Charters run 21 seater or 39 seater bus tours to suit your group.
The historic 1891 Gingin Railway Station is now open to the public. The station was built by the Midland Railway to support the growing rural town of Gingin and proved to be the lifeline between Midland and the town. Not only did it carry passengers and transported livestock and produce but in return brought the necessities and mail to the rural community of the Gingin Shire.
There are at least a dozen shipwrecks off the coast between Two Rocks and Jurien Bay, including the Vergulde Draeck (Gilt Dragon) which was wrecked in 1656. Lancelin Island Nature Reserve is only 500 metres off shore and surrounded by coral and limestone reefs. The Lancelin Island Lagoon on the western side of the island is classified as a Fish Habitat Protection Area.
There are numerous locations along the coast for beach fishing, where you can catch tailor, herring, whiting, flathead, mulloway. The Moore River is popular for Bream fishing. Lancelin Jetty is also a great fishing spot for kids.
Take a stroll along the various walk trails throughout the Moore River region. Enjoy walks along the jetty’s and board walks and don’t forget to take photos from the lookouts-watch and listen to the abundance of bird life. Look out for those fabulous wild flowers on your walks in Spring each yea
Located directly behind the township of Lancelin, the sand dunes are the largest in the state containing absolutely nothing but pure white sand and no vegetation. They are around 2 kilometres long and provide the perfect spot for sandboarding and 4-wheel driving. A spectacular sight at sunrise or sunset.
Lancelin is a world renowned windsurfing venue, with the annual Indian Ocean Classic attracting windsurfers from around the world. The offshore reefs also provide an excellent surf break at the Back Beach.