Dongara - WA RVFT
Dongara is situated on the Irwin River approximately 350km north-west of Perth on the Brand Highway. It is the first town after leaving Perth at the end of the Indian Ocean Drive along Western Australias iconic Coral Coast region. Dongaras twin town of Port Denison lies on the opposite side of the Irwin River and is the home to a successful rock lobster fishing fleet.
A charming coastal town Dongara offers beautiful beaches boardwalks and lookouts for viewing the estuary flora and fauna. Visitors can enjoy scenic nature by kayaking through the river or bird watching in the hut along the river.
Stretch your legs by choosing one of their six Thungarra Trails or our Dongara Heritage Walk. One of the trails will guide you around our tranquil river where it is protected from the wind and shows off our fantastic bird life especially around the estuary. Flyers can be obtained from the Visitors Centre.
You can also try your hand at fishing. Great fishing spots are on the jetty near Big 4 Caravan Park or further down on the groin near the Obelisk South Beach or near Seaspray Caravan Park.
Whiting and Tailor are the main fish you will catch from the shore. No luck catching your own? Raw local seafood is available for purchase from Seaz Denison Seafood or buy some fish and chips from the local fish and chip shop in Dongara or from the Port Store in Port Denison.
Tour the multi award winning Illegal Tender Rum Distillery Co sample their premium spirits and enjoy a behind the scenes in depth and sensory experience in the world of rum making. Head to their website for opening hours contact details and more httpsillegaltenderrumco.com
Dongara Town Oval offers 24-hour parking for self-contained travelers at no cost. There is also a free dump point available on site and potable water is located nearby at the Port Denison Foreshore opposite the Point Leander Drive & George Street intersection.
The town has plenty of services to stock up on your travels and a visit to the heritage listed Visitor Centre is a must the building was originally used as the towns post office built in the 1870s.
Dongara-Port Denison Visitor Centre
9 Waldeck St Dongara
Ph 08 9927 1404
Dongara Town Oval Cnr Waldeck & Walton St. There are also a few parks at the front of the VIC and in Moreton Tce along the yellow building
Short Term Parking
Dongara Town Oval Waldeck St 24hr Nil charge.
Dongara Town Oval Waldeck St. Note this is not the same spot on the oval as the short term parking
Located at the Port Denison Foreshore opposite the Point Leander Dr & George St intersection.
Dongara Eneabba Mingenew Health Service 48 Blenheim Rd Dongara Ph 08 9927 0200
Dongara Medical Centre 290 Point Leander Dr - Ph 08 9927 2907
Dongara Dental Clinic 9 Moreton Tce Ph 08 9921 4795
Guardian Pharmacy Shop 9 33 Moreton Tce Dongara Ph 08 9927 1132
IGA plus liquor 25 Moreton Tce Dongara Ph 08 9927 1021 Riverbend Foodworks 242 Point Leander Dr Port Denison Ph 08 9927 1226