See & Do
Dongara Port Denison
Dongara Port Denison is the perfect destination with a range of activities to suit all holidays, whether it be surfing and swimming at South Beach, enjoying a peaceful walk along the Irwin River bank…
taking a step back in time with the Dongara Heritage Walk, having a tranquil paddle in a kayak, or sitting under the stars at the Dongara Denison Drive Ins.
The Dongara Golf Club Par 72 course is a short 5535 metres but quite challenging. The 18 holes of grass greens have some spectacular views of the twin town site of Dongara and Port Denison & Indian Ocean. This course is the best kept secret north of Perth– a real gem.
The Irwin Recreation & Function Centre is a recreation, leisure and fitness centre that provides both social and active programs and opportunities for the whole family. With a state of the art gymnasium, Zumba, Yoga, badminton, squash, tennis and heaps more. Nearby is also a BMX track and skate park for the kids. A school holiday program is available for kids aged from Pre-Primary and up. Click here for me details.
Denison Bowling Club
offers superb greens and a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Visitors are welcome to join in the weekly scroungers games held each Friday. More details can be found here
The best way to discover our charming historic building is in on the Dongara Heritage Walk. Purchase a booklet from the Visitors Centre and begin your journey back in time. The 4km walk highlights 28 heritage buildings. Focal points of the walk include the Royal Flour Mill built in 1894, the Old Police Station built in 1870 and Russ Cottage.
Equipment can be hired from the Breeze Inn, please click here to go to their website.
1 Man Kayak $15 per hour or $30 half day
Golf Carts $25 9 holes, $35 18 holes
Golf Clubs $10
Bicycles $10 half day $15 full day
Snorkelling Gear $10 half day $15 full day
Surfboards $10 half day $15 full day
Bring your paddle boards, boogie boards, jet skis, surfboards and kites to enjoy our pristine waters at Grannys Beach, Nunns Pool and South Beach.
There are six walks ranging from 2.7km up to 9kms. You can pick up your free map from the Visitors Centre or the Irwin Recreation Centre showing the location of each walk. Walk 1 starts on Point Leander Drive and has the latest in technology Calico (CALories In Calories Out) it’s a unique online, mobile & outdoors fitness system. Just 5 mins to put in your age, weight, body shape, goals etc and this Australian online invention shows how much energy your body needs to consume and burn to achieve your fitness or weight loss goals. Then just use the free GPS Burn&EarnTM smartphone app or the Calico Fitness Totems installed every 500m on our walking tracks to help visualise your activity goals. With your targets set online.
Calico turns public space into your very own private gym and allows you to track activity on the go. Get real time motivation from friends and take part in programs, on and off the Calico tracks.
Just click on www.calico.com.au to join up for free. Or check out the Burn&Earn app and get rewarded for achieving your daily activity goals with money saving deals from fantastic local businesses that support the healthy lifestyle of the community.
Dongara – Port Denison is known for a range of marine delicacies.
Try your luck at catching favourites such as tailor, silver dream, whiting and mulloway.
You can try your luck at the jetties, platform or beaches.
Crab nets are available for hire from Breeze Inn.
Beach, Sand & Land Tours has all the gear and will take you to fishing spots only accessible by 4 x 4. Your guide will offer fishing tips and help you land a catch. Options include Early Bird Beach Fishing, sun Set Beach Fishing, Fishing Safaris 2 – 7 days (Kalbarri, Carnarvon, Shark Bay, Exmouth), pickups available from Geraldton & Perth.
Beach, Sand & Land Tours offers guided walks around Dongara or along the Coast. Options include
Wild Flower Guided Walks (July-Dec)
Historical Dongara Guided River Walk (2hrs)
Dongara Sand Dune & Coastal Guided Walk (20km)
Cave Tour (Stockyard Gully, National Park)
Coral Coast Walking Safaris 2-7 Days (Greenough, Kalbarri, Monkey Mia)
Perth & Geraldton Pick Ups Available
Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS enabled devices, geocaches can be found all over the world. Currently there are at least 10 in Dongara- Port Denison to find, and many more hidden in the surrounding areas. More information can be found at the Dongara Port Denison Visitor Centre