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A RIGHT MESS

Several thousand dollars were provided by a government funded organisation to plant hundreds of small trees on the dunes along Lancelin bay last year. The trees were duly planted and stakes and green plastic were erected to protect them. More than a year on, this is what is left; the sticks and the green plastic. No trees though. They’ve died. They’ve been dead for a goodly long time but no… Read More

TAKE CARE ON INDIAN OCEAN DRIVE

The main road from Perth to Lancelin is the Indian Ocean Drive.  The road is mainly 2 lanes, with a number of 1.5km-long overtaking lanes along the way. In 2017 and 2018, the road proved deadly with a number of head-on collisions both north and south of Lancelin.  After a number of crashes south of the town in 2017, the government reduced the speed limit from 110km/h to 100km/h on… Read More

LOBSTER INDUSTRY REELING

On Friday December 7th, 2018  the state government delivered a broadside to the commercial lobster/crayfish industry, the primary industry in Lancelin. Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly announced that the annual catch will go from 6,300 tonnes to 8,000 tonnes in 2020. BUT, existing licence holders will only be allowed to catch an extra 315 tonnes of that increased quota, the remainder (1,385 tonnes or about 17%) will be owned by the… Read More

BUSKERS FESTIVAL

For the third year running, Lancelin welcomed and hosted talented entertainers to town on the weekend of September 22nd and 23rd. This festival drew a wide range of performers, from solo musicians to bands and magicians. There were cash prizes on offer and plenty of moral support from appreciative locals and visitors. NOTE: You can own prints or digital copies of any Lancelin.com.au image (for personal, editorial or commercial use)… Read More

BIKING ON THE DUNES

The Off-Road area at the Lancelin sand dunes is a vast and a veritable playground for those with 2- or 4-wheel bikes. Entry to the area is free 7 days a week between the hours of 8am and 7pm. Given there are many people on foot on the front sand-boarding dunes, riders are expected to stay well away from that area as behaviour like this (below) puts the viability of… Read More

TOP 6 THINGS TO DO IN LANCELIN

1. Sandboarding Every year tens of thousands travel to Lancelin to zoom downhill on a sand board, you should too! It’s cheap and lots of fun. Book your board here before you get to town so it’s waiting for you on arrival. 2. Spot Dolphins Take an early morning walk (just after dawn) along the bay between the north and south points and you’ll often find them in very shallow water rounding… Read More

4WD DUNES TOURS

If you’re heading to Lancelin you’ll want to explore our dunes and the best way to do so (if you don’t have an off-road vehicle) is to book a 45-minute dunes tour.  You’ll travel in air conditioned comfort on board this 24-seat off-road coach.Your tour commences from the dunes car park (click here for directions to the dunes), just $30/adult (over 12 years of age), $20/child (5- 12 years) and $80… Read More

THE PINNACLES

The Pinnacles is a must-see for anyone visiting the Lancelin region.  Located in the Nambung National Park, (50 minutes north of Lancelin), these remarkable limestone formations are spread over an area of 190 hectares and attract 250,000+ visitors/year. The park is open all year – it never shuts but if you go between 9.30am and 4.30pm, pop in to the Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre near the car park.  It offers… Read More