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2019 OCEAN CLASSIC

The Ocean Classic started 34 years ago as a simple windsurfing race from Ledge Point to Lancelin.  Today the event draws some of the best windsurfers and kitesurfers from around the world.  This year’s event was held under sunny skies with more than 300 participants taking to the water. The jet skiers were also out in force in the bay as part of the weekend’s program. And on the Thursday,… Read More

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

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

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