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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

BEACHFRONT CHALETS FOR SALE

The Windsurfer Chalets have been a part of Lancelin for decades and now, they’re up for sale. The large property houses a 2-storey beachfront residence and 5 rental chalets that provide a bankable income.  There’s nothing quite like it in town as this video shows. you can actually win a 2 NIGHT STAY in one of the beachfront chalets at 1 Hopkins Street by clicking here If you’re ready for… Read More

NEW OVERTAKING LANES BY CHRISTMAS 2018

Work on two new overtaking lanes just south of the Lancelin turnoff is expected to be completed by Christmas 2018. An extra southbound lane is being added to a 1.6km section of Indian Ocean Drive just south of the Ledge Point turnoff (below).The new northbound overtaking lane will be added to the section of road below which is just south of the 90km/hr zone that leads into Lancelin near KW… Read More

WORLD’S OLDEST MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE FOUND NEAR LANCELIN

On Sunday January 21st, 2018, Lancelin resident Tonya Illman came upon a bottle on a beach-side sand dune just north of Wedge Island in Western Australia. It would turn out that this bottle, containing a scrolled note, was tossed overboard from a ship in 1886.  It remained “lost” for 131 years and 223 days. Tonya and her friend Grace Ricciardo were walking back to their vehicle on that Sunday when Tonya… Read More