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Chittering Visitor Centre

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

WA Visitor Centre

T: 61 8 9483 1111
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55 William Street, Perth


Moore River & Gingin Region

Moore River

Discover the Moore River Region from coast to country...

The stretch of countryside from Lancelin and Moore River to Gingin and the Chittering Valley is an appealing place to explore. This beautiful area is just an hour's drive north of Perth following the coast or heading off on the Great Northern Highway.


  • 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 one of the region's beach houses, farm stays or bed and breakfasts.
  • TAKE a relaxing drive through the picturesque countryside.
  • DURING spring view beautiful wildflowers throughout the region. 
  • EXPERIENCE Australia's biggest regional science festival in Gingin


If you love science, then don't miss the Gingin Science Festival from August 14 - September 19, 2015. Kicking off in celebration of National Science Week, Gingin Shire and its surrounds are hosting the inaugural Gingin Science Festival presented by Act Belong Commit. There are many diverse activities, in the area, that are all linked by science. See some highlights below.


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 this 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.


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.


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.


See what events and festivals are coming up in the Moore River Region.
  • IHC Markets and Swap Meet, Lower Chittering

    Lower Chittering | Dates: 09 May – 12 Dec, 2015
    Visit us in Lower Chittering for the IHC Markets and Swap Meet every 2nd Saturday of the month (except January) from 8.30am - 1pm. Browse through stalls offering a range of fruit, vegetables, herbs, eggs, cakes, honey, pickles, food, plants, books, crafts, bric-a-brac, furniture and much more!
  • Marvellous Moon Evening

    Clarkson | Dates: 23 May – 26 Sep, 2015
    Marvellous Moon Evenings at Gingin Observatory show off the Moon at its best. On these moon nights, you can still distant star clusters, nebula and galaxies can be seen through the telescopes at Gingin Observatory. A laser beam pointer show will highlight the night’s constellations.
  • Gingin Science Festival | Science of Garden Watering

    Lennard Brook | Dates: 07 – 07 Sep, 2015
    Come to Mt King Farm and learn all you need to know about reticulation systems from an expert in the field at Gingin Science Festival's Science of Garden Watering on Monday 7 September. This is a free opportunity to learn or refresh on manual and automatic watering.
  • Lancelin - Hell of the North

    Lancelin | Dates: 13 – 13 Sep, 2015
    Based on the one-day European Spring Classics – think Paris-Roubaix, Tour of Flanders, Milan-San Remo but with a distinct local flavour. Starting and finishing in the seaside coastal fishing town of Lancelin you can witness stretches of the world-famous wildflowers in full bloom as you head out along this challenging and rewarding course.


Moore River accommodation

Moore River accommodation

The stretch of countryside from Guilderton and Lancelin through to Gingin and the Chittering Valley offers a highly appealing place to explore with many scenic places to stay.
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Moore River attractions

Moore River attractions

Head further north to the Gingin Coast region and sample award winning wines, enjoy fresh produce, go bush walking, discover unique local art, go stargazing and sample local honey.
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Moore River tours

Moore River tours

Let someone else do the driving! Head up the the scenic Moore River region for four-wheel driving, sandboarding and visiting koalas.
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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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