About the Area

About the Area

About the Region

About the Region

Welcome To Paradise

Just 3.5 hours north of Perth along the stunning Coral Coast of Western Australia, the twin towns of Dongara Port Denison are the ultimate weekend getaway.

Dongara and Port Denison are divided by the Irwin River, which creates a scenic landmark as it meanders between the two towns. 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; take the Brand Highway is very colourful during the wildflower season, make sure to call into the Western Flora Caravan Park 60kms south of Dongara. You will discover thousands of species of wildflowers throughout the Northern Heathlands plus honeyeaters, frogs, water birds, kangaroos, emus and insects. The second option is to travel along Indian Ocean Drive. Call into Nambung National Park to see the world-renowned Pinnacles, do a Western Rock Lobster Tour in Cervantes, skydive in Jurien Bay or do a Sea Lion Tour in Greenhead.


During the summer months, the mornings are perfect to head down the beach before the afternoon sea breeze comes in. The average maximum temperature for summer is between 34-37 degrees.

During the autumn and winter months, the wind drops off and the temperatures are mild. Rainfall occurs mostly during winter, yet rainy days are few and far between.

Spring days are perfect, especially for the events that happen during this time.


Travelling with Dogs

The Shire of Irwin welcomes visitors travelling with dogs. There are many exercise areas for dogs, details can be found here.

There are dog waste bags throughout Dongara and Port Denison so please ensure you clean up after your dog and place in the public bins provided. As a responsible owner, you must have control of your dogs at all times. Please see below accommodation allowing pets.

Coral Coast Sunset Deck

A modern 2 storey townhouse, designed to maximise the very best of relaxed seaside holidays. Short walk from Port Denison foreshore. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 toilets, perfect for 2 families or just 2 people looking to getaway. Fully self-contained with well equipped kitchen & laundry.

Cozzys Condo

Pet & family friendly fully self-contained beach house.  Walk to beaches, tavern/shops. Has an outdoor shower & BBQ area. Sleeps 9. Modern kitchen, balcony, LCD smart TV.  One street from the marina, picnic areas, boating facilities and beaches.

Dongara Northshore Unit

A self-contained apartment which sleeps four adults and an option of a pull out bed for two children. The apartment is at the rear of the owner’s property and has its own entrance.

Breeze Inn

A Balinese inspired backpackers style accommodation with 5 private rooms all fitted with queen and single beds and three dorm style rooms; The Ghan with 4 beds, The Indian with 2 beds and the Pacific with 4 beds.

Caravan Parks

Caravan Parks that allow pets in yoru own Caravan or RV:

  • Leander Reef Holiday Park
  • Dongara Denison Top Tourist Park
  • Seaspray Holiday Park
  • Dongara Denison Beach Holiday Park

Dogs are to be kept on a leash at all times. Dogs not allowed during school holidays and high season.

Safety Information

For all safety information please follow this link below. 

Environment and Emergency Management

Getting here from Perth

Getting to Dongara from Perth makes for a scenic road trip along the coastal Indian Ocean Drive. This main road stretches north from Yanchep to encompass the coastal towns of Cervantes, Jurien Bay, Green Head, Leeman, finishing up at Port Denison and Dongara. With roughly three and a half hours to get to Dongara, make sure you make the most of your fuel tank and stopover at some of the Coral Coast’s top destinations.