Trail Network: Thungara Trails, Dongara Denison
Situated on the stunning Coral Coast, in WA, the twin towns of Dongara and Port Denison are divided by the Irwin River, which creates a scenic landmark as it meanders between the two towns. Six walk trails ranging from 2.7km up to 9km explore the most scenic locations and explore the rich history of the area.
The Dongara – Port Denison region offers some lovely day trips and we highly recommended exploring the coast and inland on your journey here.
If driving up from Perth there are two options. One is the Brand Highway which is very colourful during the Wild Flower season, make sure to call into the Western Flora Caravan Park 60kms south of Dongara. You will discover thousands of species of wild flowers over the Northern Heathlands plus honey eaters, frogs, water birds, kangaroos’ and insects.
The second option is to travel along the Indian Ocean Drive. Call into Nambung National Park to see the Pinnacles, see the best example of thrombolites on the Lake Thetis Loop Trail in Cervantes, swim the Jurien Bay Snorkel Trail or take a Sea Lion Tour in Greenhead.
You will pass through the Lesueur National Park which in spring time is filled with more than 900 wildflower species on its 26,987 hectares. There are walking trails including the 8km return Lesueur Walk Trail and is great for bird watching with 122 species of native birds recorded. Also nearby if you have a 4WD be sure to call in and see Stockyard Gully Caves which is about 300 metres long, no animals can enter. If you would like to visit this area and do not have a 4WD you can take a tour from Dongara.
If you are travelling from the north or would like some day trips from Dongara – Port Denison the regional city of Geraldton is only a 45 minute drive. Here you can visit the National Memorial to the HMAS Sydney II or the WA Museum Geraldton