Things to Do

Barbeques and Picnics

Barbeques and Picnics

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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.

Boat Hire

Boat Hire

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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.

Silver Creek

Canoeing and Kayaking

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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
Gabbadah Park

Dog Walking

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Dogs can be walked at Silver Creek, Gabbadah Park and around the Country Club and golf course. Dogs are not allowed on the grassed areas of the foreshore or on the main beach and sandbar. 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.

Fishing on the River Foreshore

Fishing

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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.

Guilderton lighthouse

Lighthouse

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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.

Foreshore

Motor Boat Launching

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Motor boats can be launched on the river from the boat ramp on the foreshore. 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 can be treacherous.

Foreshore Playground

Playgrounds

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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.

River Cruising

River Cruising

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Moore River Cruises offer a variety of different cruises. Phone Phill Cook on 95771600 / 0439093766 or email moorerivertours@westnet.com.au for more information.

Waterslide on the Desert

Sandboarding

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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.

Sport - Bowls

Sport

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Bowls, Golf and tennis are all available at the Country Club on Wedge Street. All operate on an honour box system. There are two tennis courts, which cost $10/hour to hire. The golf course is charged at $12.50 per person per day, clubs are available for hire from the Moore River Roadhouse. 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 the Bowling and Golf Club websites.

Bowling Club Website

Golf Club Website

Surfing

Surfing

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The Guilderton beach is generally suited to body surfing, however, please be aware, there are often ‘dumpers’ and the beach is not patrolled.

Swimming on the Foreshore

Swimming

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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.

Moore River Mouth

Walking

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Walks from the Foreshore and Gordon Street Car Parks
Moore River Estuary Lookout Map
Moore Estuary Lookout Map PDF

Walks from the North Groyne
North Groyne Map
North Groyne Map PDF

Walks from Silver Creek Reserve
Silver Creek Map
Silver Creek Map PDF

Riverside Trail Map

Walks from the Stephens Crescent Car Park

Riverside Trail Map PDF

Other Activities

Moore Men's Shed

Moore Men’s Shed

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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.

Contacts

Ken Nottle
kgnottle@gmail.com
0418 938 232

Norman Smith
n.ksmith@bigpond.com
0428 722 026

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1800 Trail Rides

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13 Telephone Road, Neergabby WA 6503

Contact: Denise Kowald

1800 872 457

0488 872 457

denise@1800trailrides.com.au

info@1800trailrides.com.au

www.1800trailrides.com.au

Enjoy horse riding along a secluded inland stretch of the Moore River.

Whether this is your first time in the saddle or you are an experienced rider, we have rides suitable for the whole family.

Caladenia Mini Golf

Caladenia Mini Golf and Le Shed Café

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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

caladeniaminigolf@bigpond.com.au

www.caladeniaminigolf.com.au

Gravity Discovery Centrte

The Gravity Discovery Centre

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The Gravity Discovery Centre is an exciting science education centre just one hour North of Perth 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.

Contact

109 Military Road, Muckenburra, Gingin

Ph: 9575 7577

bookings@gravitycentre.com.au

www.gravitycentre.com.au

The Serendipity Gallery Cafe

The Serendipity Gallery & Café

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The Serendipity Gallery and Café at 1355 Military Road in Gingin is dedicated to sharing local art and craft and collectables. There is a wide, and eclectic display of treasures in all price ranges. Dawn also displays her many collections for your enjoyment. Lovely relaxing ambiance and delicious coffee, cakes and light lunches. Mosaic workshops are run and children’s workshops during school holidays. Art on the verandah every Friday morning as well, so come along and join in.

Contacts

1355 Military Road, Gingin 6503

Phone 0895757773 Mobile 0408095185

theserendipitygallery@bigpond.com

www.facebook.com/theserendipitygalleryandcafe

4WD Sign

4-Wheel Driving Off Road

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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.