Backpacking Lancelin

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    LANCELIN IS SURROUNDED BY BEAUTIFUL WHITE SANDY BEACHES: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    YOU CAN FIND SOME NICE SMALLER WAVES SUITED TO BEGINNER SURFERS: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    VERY POPULAR PLACE FOR WINDSURFERS AND KITE SURFING: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    FOR SOME GREAT FUN, GO SANDBOARDING OR TOBAGGANING ON THE NEARBY SAND DUNES: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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Lancelin Highlights

  • Surrounded by beautiful white sandy beaches that are reasonably protected from ocean swells, making them nice places to swim. They do get some small waves suitable for beginner surfers.

  • It gets fairly windy here, making this one of the best locations in Australia for windsurfers and kite surfers.

  • Gateway to a world renowned dive trail. There are 14 shipwrecks in the area as well as the Key Biscayne Oil Rig, suitable for experienced scuba divers only.

  • Go sandboarding on the mountainous white sand dunes.

  • See the most prestigious and longest running windsurfing event in Australia, held in January.

  • On Lancelin Island you can see the local population of sea lions and in the bay you will be able to watch the many local dolphins that frequent here.

  • Witness the spectacular wildflowers during spring.

About Lancelin

Population 600

This tiny fishing village nestled between the ocean and sand dunes is located an hour's drive north of Perth.

Lancelin is generally considered to have some the best conditions in Australia for windsurfing. The best time of the year for this is October through to March.

The protected waters of the bay are also ideal for various other water sports such as swimming, fishing and boating. The offshore reef provides good surfing conditions and also some great diving and snorkelling. There are 14 shipwrecks in the area for experienced scuba divers to explore and Lancelin is the gateway to a world-renowned dive trail.

Surrounding the town are expansive dunes, which are a fun place to use sandboards, dune buggies, motorbikes and four wheel drives.

On Lancelin Island you can see the local population of sea lions and in the bay you can often see many dolphins that frequent here. There is also plenty of bird life, with bird sanctuaries on the islands.

If you are here in spring many parts of the region bloom with spectacular colourful wildflowers.

The town itself has some nice restaurants, cafes and takeaway food venues and other services for travellers.

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