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Visitor Centres

Chittering Visitor Centre

T: 61 8 9576 1100
6180 Great Northern Highway, Bindoon

Guilderton Visitor Centre

Edwards St (Cnr Dewar St), Guilderton

Gingin Visitor Centre

T: 61 8 9575 1253
1A Lily King Place, Gingin

WA Visitor Centre
T: 61 8 9483 1111 or
1800 812 808 55
William Street, Perth

Moore River and Gingin

Moore River

The stretch of countryside from Lancelin and Moore River to Gingin is an appealing place to explore.

The Moore River Region is a beautiful area just an hour's drive north of Perth following the coast or heading off on the Great Northern Highway.

THINGS TO DO IN MOORE RIVER AND GINGIN

  • GO 4WDing and sand-boarding over the dunes in Lancelin.
  • ENJOY the great outdoors and paddle along the Moore River.
  • WINDSURF, dive, snorkel, swim or surf in the crystal clear waters.
  • SAMPLE award winning wines at one of the region's many wineries.
  • ENJOY the fresh local produce including seafood, olives, citrus fruit and honey.
  • MEANDER along the many walking trails throughout the region.
  • DISCOVER unique and interesting local arts and crafts.
  • STAY a while in a beach house, farm stay or B&B.
  • TAKE a relaxing drive through the picturesque countryside.
  • DURING spring view beautiful wildflowers throughout the region. 

MOORE RIVER

Start your explorations on the coast at Guilderton which boasts an idyllic coastal setting and is situated on the banks of the languid Moore River. There are many walking trails in and around Moore River which allow visitors to relish nature at its best. Swimming, kayaking, canoeing and cruising along the fertile river are also high on the agenda for holiday makers. A boardwalk allows visitors to appreciate the many species of birds and the surrounding area offers a great place to relax and have a picnic.

Fishing is a popular past time in the Moore River region and you can fish either in the river itself or off the coast in spots like Ledge Point, Caraban and Quinns Rocks. If you want to stay a few days, visitors can book into a beach house in the area and really make the most of the activities on offer.

LANCELIN

A little further north, the coastal township of Lancelin offers all manner of outdoor activities. Soaring sand dunes frame Lancelin to the east and the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean spread to the horizon in the west. Here you can indulge in all manner of outdoor activities, taste locally caught seafood or simply laze on the uncrowded beaches.

Lancelin is something of a mecca for adventurers and popular activities include sand boarding down the mountainous sand dunes or joining a 4WD tour bus for a ride of a lifetime across the massive dune environment. With a virtually year-round consistent swell, Lancelin is a superior windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing destination. If you are not a surfer but are keen to learn, there are plenty of local surf schools available. Divers are also spoilt for choice with over 15 ghostly shipwrecks lurking just offshore.

GINGIN & CHITTERING VALLEY

Venturing inland from the coast along Gingin Brook Road you'll discover the small towns of Gingin and Bindoon and the scenic Chittering Valley.

Along the way stop at one of the charming restaurants or cafes nestled amid sparwling cottage gardens where you can sample fresh produce including citrus fruit, honey, olives and wine. A great journey through this region is the 76km Chittering Valley Wine Trail which winds thrugh the settlements of Bullsbrook, Bindoon, Gingin and Muchea and includes seven world-class wineries.

During spring the whole region is a great location to view wildflowers which you'll find along the roads and throughout the natural bushland. The region is also the starting point for WA's newest road - the Indian Ocean Drive - where you can explore the coastline all the way north from Lancelin through to Jurien.


WHAT'S ON IN THE MOORE RIVER REGION

See what events and festivals are coming up in the Moore River Region.

RAC Wildflower Tour - Chittering and Avon Valleys

Join WA Wildflower expert Ann Newman on a special Explore Tours Perth tour exploring the wildflowers of the Avon and Chittering Valleys, just a short scenic drive from Perth.

Western Australia has the world's largest concentration of wildflowers but you don't need to travel too far to see them. Luckily for Perth residents, the months of August, September and October see some of the best wildflower profusions right on our doorstep.

Highlights of the tour:

  • Wildflower Expert - You will be led by a local expert and wildflower lover, Ann Newman, who will provide insightful knowledge and stories
  • Wildflower Spotting - Explore the WA countryside as you and your guide get up close to some of WA's most beautiful wildflowers
  • CWA Morning Tea - Following the initial drive out of Perth you will get to stretch your legs as morning tea is served in the heart of the Chittering Valley by the Country Women's Association of Chittering-Bindoon
  • Lunch - Enjoy lunch with tea/coffee at a restaurant in the heart of the Avon Valley
  • Afternoon tea - At the end of a great day you will get to enjoy afternoon tea at the stunning
  • Scenic Drives - Just a short distance out of Perth you will drive through stunning WA countryside. Drive north along the base of the Darling Scarp into the Chittering Valley and onwards to the Avon Valley, returning through the Perth Hills.

Your wildflower expert, Ann Newman, will be out checking for the best spots in the days and weeks before the tour to make sure they know where to take you.

The exact itinerary of the tour will not be known until the week before the tour, this is due to wildflower profusions being dependant on the weather conditions in the weeks and months leading up to the wildflower season. The tour is available for bookings Saturdays from 2 - 23 September, departing at 8am from the Wellington Street Tourist Coach Stand.

RAC Wildflower Tour

PLAN YOUR TRIP TO MOORE RIVER & GINGIN

Click the icons below to see Moore River & Gingin accommodation, Moore River & Gingin dining and attractions, Moore River & Gingin tours and events from around the region.

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EXPLORE FURTHER

Moore River self drive

Moore River self-drive

Let someone else do the driving! Head up the the scenic Moore River. an appealing place to explore for four-wheel driving, sandboarding and visiting koalas.
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