Tourism

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

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

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 85 minutes from the centre of Perth. Sandboarding in Lancelin is inexpensive, and fun (click here to rent a sandboard from as little as $12.50). So what’s involved? STEP 1: GET TO LANCELIN First, get yourself to town. The drive from the centre of Perth is a mere 85 minutes. Head north to the end of the Mitchell Freeway and turn right on Hester Avenue,… Read More

SURFING & SUP-ing

Lancelin is a popular surfing destination just 90 minutes from Perth and for those who don’t own a board, you can rent one in town. While the bay is protected by a reef about a kilometre offshore, to the south is Lancelin’s Back Beach, a popular spot with surfers of all ages and abilities. If you have a 4WD you’ll be able to access the beach easily. Simply take the… Read More