Free gas barbeques and ablutions are located on the foreshore and at Gabbadah Park. The foreshore also has picnic tables. Picnic tables only are located at the Heritage Garden on the corner of Guilderton Road and Moore River Drive, and a disabled-accessible picnic table and ablutions are located at Silver Creek, off Stephens Crescent. Please leave all facilities as you find them, and clean barbeques after use.
Canoes and kayaks, pedal craft and dinghies can be hired most days in the summer from the foreshore car park, next to the boat ramp. Boat hire will not be available when the sandbar is open, on account of the danger of being swept out to sea.
Canoes and kayaks can be launched into the ocean or the river from the foreshore. There is also a dedicated launching point with parking and ablutions at Silver Creek, about 1.5km upstream from the river mouth.Boating Guide - Moore River
Dogs can be walked at Silver Creek, Gabbadah Park and around the Country Club and golf course.
Off leash beach areas are anywhere north of the groyne and the designated dog beach between Fraser and Mortimer Streets, as shown on the town map.
Poo bags are not provided so please be responsible with your dog.
Dogs are not allowed on the grassed areas of the foreshore or on the main beach and sandbar.
Tailor, flathead, herring, mulloway, and whiting can be caught off the beach, and bream can be caught in the river. There is a disabled accessible fishing platform, with ablutions and parking at Silver Creek. There is also a fishing platform down the steps, along the boardwalk at Stephens Crescent. Size limits apply, the sustainability of recreational fishing is dependent on abiding by these limits. Please see signs, measurement stickers and fishing brochures are also available at the Visitor Centre. Please take care not to leave fish hooks and lines lying around, as they are a danger to children and wildlife.
The Guilderton Lighthouse is the last brick built lighthouse in Australia and stands proudly on the dunes at the north of the Groyne. Built in 1983, with specially tapered red clay bricks, it stands 32 metres high and operates as an automatic marine beacon. Placed on top is the white lantern house which contained a triple bulls-eye lens that displayed a light that had a range of 22 nautical miles. It serves today as the only major navigation aid between Fremantle and Jurien Bay. The original bulls-eye lamp is now on display in the Guilderton Country Club, having been replaced by a Tungsten Halogen lamp.
Motor boats can be launched on the river from the boat ramp on the foreshore. Location 1 on map above. Please be aware, there is a 5 knot speed limit on all parts of the river. The Visitor Centre has boating guides and other brochures with more information. There is no ocean boat ramp at Guilderton. Launching boats from the beach at the north side of the Groyne can be treacherous.
Children’s playgrounds are located on the foreshore and at Gabbadah Park and the Country Club. There is mini golf and a skate park at the Country Club Recreational Grounds. There are ablutions at all venues.
The Desert is a popular spot for sandboarding, it is accessible by boat or by swimming across the river from the Stephen’s Crescent Trail Walk. Sandboards can be purchased at a very reasonable price from the Visitor Centre.
Golf, Footgolf, Bowls and tennis are all available at the Country Club on Wedge Street. All operate on a cash-based honour box system.
There are two tennis courts, which cost $10/hour to hire. The golf fees are $15.00 per person per day and Footgolf is $10:00 per adult ($5:00 for Juniors). The bowls green is charged at $5 per person per day, bowls are available for use. Information on Bowls and Golf can be found on the notice boards at the Club, and on both the Bowling Club and Golf/Footgolf Club websites.
The Guilderton beach is generally suited to body surfing, however, please be aware, there are often ‘dumpers’ and the beach is not patrolled.
The mouth of the Moore River provides safe swimming when the sand-bar is closed. There is a danger of being swept out to sea when the sandbar breaks. There is also safe bathing at Silver Creek, 1.5kms upstream from the river mouth. Levels of amoebae in the water are measured and acceptable generally, however, when the water temperature rises during hot weather, it is recommended that no-one jumps or falls into the water causing water to rush up their nostrils. It is best to keep heads above water at all times.
Beach swimmers, please be aware that the beach is not patrolled. Beach access is via the stairway from the car park in Gordon Street, and also via the bottom boardwalk, which leads off the foreshore car park. There are also several beach access points between the sandbar and the Groyne.
Vehicles are prohibited on the beach, south of the Groyne, and the shire rangers will issue infringements.
Within the Shire of Gingin, there are two areas gazetted under the Control of Vehicles (Off-road Areas) Act, where, along with road registered vehicles, vehicles not registered for on-road use are permitted. The Ledge Point area caters for motorbikes only, whereas the Lancelin Off Road Vehicle Area can be used by trail bikes, three or four-wheel motorbikes, beach buggies, or four-wheel drive vehicles.
The Moore Men’s Shed is located in Wedge Street, Guilderton. The current opening hours are from 10am till 2pm every Tuesday. The shed is a place where men can get together to share stories or work on personal or community orientated projects. New members and visitors are always welcome.
President Peter Faulkner 0409585958
Vice Konrad Waszkinel 0408641717
Enjoy a game of mini golf set within beautiful well-shaded tropical gardens while children can enjoy viewing the mini ponies, alpacas and goats in adjoining paddocks while playing the course. After golf you can dine and enjoy a luscious meal or Devonshire tea in our cosy café or step outside to our huge alfresco area set in a relaxing oasis retreat. Group bookings for buffet functions can be arranged.
108 Caladenia Road, Gingin (off Cowalla Road, Wanerie)
Ph: 0438 757 708 or 0417 940 563
Gravity Discovery Centre and Observatory is an exciting science education centre just a 30min drive south of Guilderton and home to the Leaning Tower of Gingin. Experience hands-on science exhibits and learn about the latest discoveries in science and technology and their relevance to your everyday life.
Interactive science centre by day and stargazing observatory by night.
109 Military Road, Muckenburra, Gingin
Ph: 9575 7577
Canoe and Kayak hire
Picnic and Barbecue facilities
No Smoking and No pets on-site
Bookings are recommended call 0421213232