Experience true coastal village charm in the twin towns of Dongara-Port Denison.

Located 360 kilometres north of Perth along the Indian Ocean Drive or Brand Highway, the towns of Dongara-Port Denison are home to beautiful beaches, nature trails and heritage buildings. The Irwin River creates a scenic landmark as it meanders between the two towns.

Nature and History Walk Trails

The Thungara Trails are six walking trails around Dongara and Port Denison, each focusing on a different theme. Ranging from 2.6 kilometres to 9 kilometres in length, the trails showcase some of the towns' most scenic locations and rich history. Stroll along the banks of the Irwin River, enjoy scenic views along the coastline spotting native flora and fauna, check out Port Denison's Marina and its Western Rock Lobster fishing fleet, or visit the Fishermen's Memorial Lookout as the trails guide you around the area.

The 4 kilometre Dongara Heritage Walk highlights 28 heritage buildings, including the Royal Flour Mill built in 1894, Priory Lodge, the Old Police Station built in 1870, and Russ Cottage. For more details and maps, visit the Dongara Port Denison Visitor Centre.


Families with young children will love Harbour Beach with its gentle waves, picnic and barbecue facilities.

The pure white sand of South Beach is a popular swimming and fishing spot with four wheel drive cars allowed on the shoreline.

Kitesurfers in the know migrate to South Beach for the sweet Summer breeze. Shore winds and rolling waves make this area perfect for downwinders.

Dongara and Port Denison are known for their fresh lobster industry, and the pristine waters are also home to a range of other marine delicacies.

You can drop a line from most beaches for tailor, silver bream, whiting and mulloway.

Granny's Beach or the aptly named Surf Beach is where you can catch a wave, go jet skiing or windsurfing.

Reef formations north and south of the harbour are known for their excellent diving and snorkelling conditions.

Dongara and Port Denison are about a four hour drive from Perth or a one hour drive south of Geraldton.