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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

SANDBOARDING

Lancelin is Australia’s premier sandboarding destination and it’s just 90 minutes from the centre of Perth. Sandboarding in Lancelin is inexpensive , click here to rent a board from as little as $12 – it’s lots of fun.  So what’s involved? First, get yourself to town.  The drive from the centre of Perth is a mere 90 minutes.  Head north to the end of the Mitchell Freeway and turn right on Hester… Read More

SKATE PARK UPGRADE COMPLETE

In early June, 2017, Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, confirmed that the upgrade to the Lancelin skate park in the middle of town had been given the green light. Well, the work was completed early in 2018 much to the delight of the hordes of youngsters eager to see the new pump track and other additions.You might remember that just prior to the last federal election, Mr Porter held… Read More

LANCELIN’S CRAY BOATS

Lancelin is home to around 20 professional fishing boats that ply the waters off our coast in search of Western Rock Lobsters (aka crayfish). Here’s an aerial tour of the bay from news year’s day, 2017, showing each of the boats.  … Read More