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Things To Do

The Moore River Region boasts all the necessary ingredients for that perfect day out of the hustle and bustle of the city or if time is on your side a well earned extended break. The lists of things to do and see comes from a very broad spectrum and includes gorgeous white sandy beaches, massive sand dune systems through to rambling wine and olive regions, quaint country towns and delicious local produce.

We are sure The Moore River Region will provide something for everyone and every taste. Enjoy!


1800 Trail Rides

Horse riding along the Moore River

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Enjoy horseback tours of the Moore River with the whole family. We offer a range of rides to suit different riders’ abilities and ages, starting with rides suited to beginners from 6 years! Now located within the Neergabby Grounds on the corner of Gingin Brook & Telephone Roads, Neergabby

4-Wheel Driving

Within the Shire of Gingin, there are two areas Gazetted for use of off-road vehicles.  The Ledge Point Off-Road Vehicle Area caters for motorbikes only, whereas the Lancelin Off-Road Vehicle Area can be used by trail bikes, four-wheel motorbikes, beach buggies or four-wheel drive vehicles.

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Please note: all vehicles using this area MUST be registered, either carrying Road registration or Off Road registration before they can be driven or ridden in the Off Road Area.

Caladenia Mini Golf and Le Shed Café

Caladenia Mini Golf and Le Shed Café

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Experience something out of the ordinary and treat the kids, the whole family or a group of friends for a game of Mini Golf at Caladenia Mini Golf & Le Shed Café has a wonderful reputation for coffee and cake or lunch.
  • Children & adults love having birthdays here.
  • Gardeners can spend a day in the tropical gardens.
  • All year comfort with cosy winter fire.
  • Photo opportunities at the elephant water features
  • Shaded seating in Lorraine’s large patio area
  • Ideal function location for parties, dinner groups etc
Put mini golf on your to do list and enjoy a fun day out, 1 hour scenic drive from Perth, 35-40 minutes from Joondalup. Closed Tuesdays.

Camping and Picnics

There are a number of picnic sites available throughout the region, with beach sites available at Wilbinga (4wd access only) and Wilbinga Grove, on Indian Ocean Drive. Sandy Cape, just north of Jurien Bay, is popular for beach camping, with a small fee payable.
 

Canoeing/Kayaking

The Moore River estuary is a paddler’s dream. There is a dedicated launching point with parking and ablutions at Silver Creek, about 1.5km upstream from the river mouth. Non-motorised zones have been designated at Silver Creek, the river mouth and upstream from Diamond Island, making the Moore River safe and enjoyable for paddlers.

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Depending on water levels, the river offers up to a further 9 kms of paddling upstream past Diamond Island and Woodridge boat ramp towards Boobabie Bridge.

Diving/Snorkelling

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.
 

Fishing

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.
 

Get On Board

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Stand up Paddle-boarding is a unique experience and Western Australia is the ultimate place to “Get on Board”. With the world’s best beaches, rivers and natural surroundings it’s no wonder stand up paddle-boarding is such a popular choice of water sport. At Get on Board WA we believe in making stand up paddle-boarding (SUP) an experience to remember. To ensure you have a safe, comfortable and memorable time with us we only use, promote and sell Redpaddle Co inflatable boards as they have been ranked as the world’s #1 inflatable SUP. Get On Board WA currently have a paddle-board pop up shop at Moore river (Guilderton) which is a relaxing and scenic 1 hour’s drive north of Perth. The Moore River region is a perfect place to come to unwind and nothing will relax you more than quietly meandering through the picturesque landscape that surrounds the river and beach. The natural environment boasts the perfect location for beginners to advanced paddlers and bookings to demo the Redpaddle Co inflatable boards are always welcome. We are also home to WA ‘s biggest family stand up Paddle-board. The XL board which can carry big groups or families to enjoy together.

Gingin Observatory

Gingin Observatory

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(If calling, please leave a message and we will return your call) Come and see the stars at the Gingin Observatory, visitors will experience the wonders of space by viewing through telescopes, engaging with Astronomers, and interacting during a big screen presentation. It is an entertaining evening and you will see some of the great wonders of our most beautiful Universe in WA! Keep in touch by signing up for the monthly e-newsletter and check available and stargazing calendar on the Observatory website.

Gingin Railway Station

Historic Gingin Railway Station
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.  

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The restoration project on the station is being carried out by the Lions Club of Gingin/Chittering with the generous aid of numerous grants and assistance of local help.

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Within the station you will find a local History Display and Gallery, Tourist Information, specialty shops including collectables and alpaca garments and there is a cafe for light refreshments.

 

Gravity Discovery Centre and Observatory

Gingin Discovery Centre

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The Gravity Discovery Centre and Observatory is an exciting science education facility with activities for adults and children. Home to the Leaning Tower of Gingin, the Gingin Observatory, the Cosmology Gallery and the Solar System Walk. The GDC is one of Australia’s most exciting science discovery centres, with a wide range of activities for all ages. The GDC has become a major tourist destination in the area. The wildflower season is just spectacular and the art exhibitions in the Cosmology Gallery are visually stunning. Hands-on exhibits, wildflowers, bushwalks, art – it’s an EXPERIENCE not to be missed! Refreshments available. Closed on Monday open every other day.

Guilderton Country Club

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Guilderton Golf Club

9 hole course set in a bush reserve with watered grass trees, fairways and sand greens.  Honour Box $15 per day.  Golf clubs and carts are for hire from the Moore River Roadhouse.  Scrounger competitions on Wednesday arvo 2pm tee off for nine holes and club competitions Saturday noon tee off for eighteen holes.

Foot Golf

This is a new and growing international sport for all ages.  Like golf but with a size 5 soccer ball, you kick off from the tee with the aim of using the minimum number of kicks to hole the ball.  Scorecards are available at the No. 1 Tee.  Honour Box $10 per day and soccer balls can by hired from the Country Club or Caravan Park.

Guilderton Bowling Club

Guilderton Bowling Club offers an all season quality synthetic bowling green with bowls, mats and kitty available for public use.  Honour Box $5 per player.  Floodlights are available for evening social events at an additional $25 charge.  Bookings can be made for team and group events.

Hiking/Walking

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 year.
 

Lancelin Dunes

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.
 

Ledge Point Country Club

Ledge Point Country Club

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The Ledge Point Country Club is the hub of social and sporting activities in Ledge Point. Centrally located it is the ideal meeting place for locals and visitors to the town. The Club is open seven days a week and meals are served on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. A range of sporting activities are available. The Ledge Point Golf Club is located on the grounds of the Country Club. It is a nine hole fully grassed course. Additional tees and some extra greens make it an easy 18 hole course. Green fees are $10 for members and $20 for non-members per day. This entitles you to play as many holes as you wish. An honour box is situated at the green building on the edge of the golf course. Score cards and envelopes are provided there. Equipment can also be hired. Guests to the country club can play Bowls when the green is not being used for competition. The cost is $5 per player and an honour box is situated on the patio wall for placement of fees. Equipment is available at the Club. The restaurant opens at 5:30pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights every week. During holiday periods and on special occasions the restaurant opens for lunch and additional nights for dinner. These are displayed on the notice boards around town.

Moore River Tours

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Discovery Cruise

Educational cruise along the Moore River with Captain Phil Cook.  Discover how this beautiful estuary works and how important it is to the wildlife and habitat along the river. 1 ½ hour cruise

Sunset Cruise

Enjoy a majestic cruise at sunset on the Moore River.  Bring a bottle of wine and enjoy complimentary nibbles while cruising in this unique environment. 2 hour cruise

Water Slide Cruise

Take a short cruise up to the desert and have a fun day of adventure combining a giant waterslide and sand boarding.  Hamburger, fruits, drink and a treat are all included in the price. 4 hour cruise from Oct – Apr

Mungala Alpaca Stud Shop in Gingin

Mungala Alpaca Stud Shop in Gingin

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Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9:30-3:30pm

Also open Public Holidays and by appointment

**NEW FOR SUMMER**

Western Australian designed summer garments – soft and luxurious easy wear fabrics to compliment our Australian lifestyle.

Mungala Summer

Come in and view the summer range!

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Mungala Alpaca Stud shop located at the historic Gingin Railway Station in Jones Street, Gingin has a beautiful range of luxurious natural fine alpaca garments and products. With a complimentary range of manufactured and designed in Australia garments using Australian fibres. Light weight wear incorporating silk and cotton perfect for our summer conditions. Shawls, wraps, pashmina’s and scarves, men’s and women’s sweaters, socks and gloves. Exquisite knee rugs and throws, so soft to touch, ideal for that special present. Australian grown and produced yarns that knitters know are so hard to find are also available at the Mungala Alpaca Stud shop. Alpaca fleece is noted for it’s great thermal qualities while remaining lightweight.

Also a quality range of imported garments from Peru, the original home of the alpaca, includes capes, ponchos and designer knitwear. Locally handcrafted knitwear for all ages. Pearl jewellery designed by a Perth artist and an exhibition of paintings for sale by local artists. Alpaca fleeces and Alpacas are available from Mungala Alpaca Stud these owners have been breeding Alpacas since 1996.

Riseborough Estate Winery and Art Gallery

Riseborough Estate Winery and Art Gallery

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Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am – 4pm Riseborough Estate is a spacious modern Winery yes we do have a Cellar Door plus a Fine Art Gallery built on a hilltop with spectacular views over the valleys of Gingin. The vineyard produces mainly red wines, consisting of twenty acres of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Grenache and Pinot Noir. Riseborough Estate has its Fine Art Gallery upstairs with interesting contemporary exhibitions always on show. Check the website for celebratory exhibitions and Award dates. Wonderful local specialities such as cheeses, olives, oils, tapenade and dukkah are available from the gift shop, as well as ice creams and soft drinks. Enjoy a picnic under the beautiful flowering gum – taking in the stunning views whilst savouring a great drop!

Sandboarding

The Lancelin sand dunes are a popular spot for sandboarding.   There is an area designated for Sandboarding and Off Road vehicles in the Lancelin Dunes that is a great sand playground.

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Please note:  portions of the dunes north and south of the designated Off Road area are private property.  Please stick to the designated public areas.

Surfing/Windsurfing

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.
 

Swimming

The mouth of the Moore River is a popular place for kids to swim. A natural sandbar separates the river from the ocean, forming a pristine beach. There are also good swimming beaches at Ledge Point and Lancelin.
 

The Pinnacles

Undoubtedly one of Western Australia’s most unique and interesting attractions, these remarkable stone monuments are located only 4 kilometres from the beach, within the Nambung National Park. The stone rises out of the sandy desert like the remains of an ancient city. For great viewing, visit the area at sunrise or sunset.
 

The Serendipity Gallery & Mosaic Studio

The Serendipity Gallery & Mosaic Studio

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The Serendipity Gallery and Cafe is open now and we are displaying several artists work along with arts and crafts. There is a great variety with more being added weekly as people want to get on board and display their talents. The food is great and morning and afternoon teas are delightful sitting on the old church pews on the big veranda. The whole experience is eclectic and fun as well as relaxing. Studio for teaching Painting Mosaics recycled art and children’s art and craft.

West Coast Heli Scene

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West Coast Heli Scene provide unforgettable scenic helicopter flights over the Yanchep National Park and the Yanchep and Two Rocks coastline.  Operating from Bull Banksia Reserve, just past the historic Yanchep Inn, flights are available most Sundays throughout the year from 10am until 4pm (weather permitting). During the summer months, more days are available.  Personalised Gift Vouchers are also available. For Scenic Flights, Proposal Flights, Wedding Entrances… visit our website for details on a full range of our services.

West Coast Honey

West Coast Honey

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West Coast Honey is one of Western Australia’s must see, award winning tourism destinations. This 3rd generation Fewster Family honey farm will make your trip memorable with their free range West Coast honey and their best kept family secret the “honey ice-cream”. Go to the news tab to see Honey Week and School Holiday activities at West Coast Honey. View our observation hive, watch and listen to honeybees at work or honey being extracted during seasonal times. Taste the many different varieties of our natural unfiltered eucalypt honey collected from our States National Forests and Conservation Reserves. Warm home made Devonshire scones and freshly brewed coffee or tea are available on your arrival, then tempt yourself with our honey ice-cream oozing with our FREE RANGE WEST COAST HONEY. Bee a honey and take a FREE RANGE HONEY pot home with you today. Open Every day 10am to 4pm

Wildflowers

The Watheroo Wildflower Drive is well worth a look as it features one of the only patches of E.Rhodantha (Rose Mallee) in the world.  You can also spot rare and beautiful orchids along the way as well as many different varieties of wildflower.
 

Yanchep Caves

More than 400 caves have been recorded in the Yanchep National Park, and there are many ways you can enjoy them. Crystal Cave is a magnificent ‘stream cave’, with regular guided tours available. There is also a range of more challenging ‘adventure caves’. Cabaret Cave is a unique venue available for conferences and social functions.
 

Yanchep National Park

James in Crystal Cave

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Yanchep National Park Known as Perth’s natural and cultural meeting place, Yanchep National Park is one of Perth’s oldest and most popular national parks. Experience a bushland haven which is home to koalas, kangaroos and an abundance of other native animals and plants. Take part in a guided tour of Crystal Cave, or in one of the Aboriginal cultural experiences, enjoy a barbecue in the scenic grounds or take a stroll or hike on one of the many walk trails. There’s so much to see and do at Yanchep national Park!