Main Attractions

Main Attractions

Western Rock Lobster entry

The big Western Rock Lobster situated on the corner of the Brand Highway & Moreton Terrace is a must see when visiting Dongara Port Denison.

The big Western Rock Lobster was built in 2005, and has made many visitors stop for a photo opportunity. Feel free to climb it for the perfect pic!

War Memoral Park

The Dongara War Memorial Park was established in memory of those who served our country. ANZAC Day services are held here annually and memorial plaques are displayed throughout the park accompanied by a Memorial Cenotaph.

Russ Cottage

Russ Cottage was built in approximately 1869 and was purchased by the Shire of Irwin from the Russ family 100 years later. The cottage was leased to the Irwin Districts Historical Society for the purpose of establishing an historic cottage representative of the district. 

Russ Cottage is open to the public for walkthough self-guided tours on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 12pm for a gold coin donation.

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Old Police Station Museum 

The Irwin District Museum is housed in the former Dongara Police Station, Courthouse and Gaol. The building also served as a ticket of leave hiring depot and police quarters.

Open to visitors Monday to Saturday from 10am

Skate Park & Pump Track

Whether you are an intermediate or a pro, the Irwin Skate Precinct is the perfect way to spend your time outdoors.

The skate park boasts a skate bowl and street skate architecture amidst manicured lawns and landscaping with shade sails in the summer months. 

Constructed in September 2020,  the Irwin Pump Track is the latest addition to the Skate Precinct and is up there as one of the largest pump tracks in WA! Check out the official Irwin Pump Track grand opening here

The Skate Precinct is accessible via Ridley Street, off Point Leander Drive or via Ocean Drive. 

Dongara Denison Drive In

Sit under the stars and enjoy a movie with your family and friends at the heritage listed Dongara Denison Drive In. A kiosk is avaliable with a wide selection of meals including hamburgers, fish burgers, nuggets & chips as well as icecreams, choccies and of course, popcorn. 

Movies at the Dongara Denison Drive In are screened from September to May. 

ANZAC Memorial Soldiers

The Centenary of ANZAC 2014 to 2018 is a significant piece of Australian history, with the Shire of Irwin and the Dongara RSL commemorating the Centenary by commissioning 15 2D metal art soldier silhouettes as a visual memorial. The sculptures are designed to rust to a point which will create a protective surface and withstand the salt air.

Irwin River Estuary and Boardwalk

Take a stroll along the Irwin River Mouth Boardwalk on Ocean Drive and take in the views of the Irwin River estuary. A large population of water birds can be spotted here including pelicans, ducks, terns, heron, egrets and cormorants, just to name a few. 

port denison Jetty Ruins 

Along the Port Denison foreshore lies the ruins of the old Port Denison Jetty that was constructed in 1867. Fantastic photo opportunity, particularly at sunset.  

Fishermans Memorial Obelisk 

The Fishermen's Memorial Lookout and Obelisk was built in remembrance of all fishermen's lives lost at sea. 

The lookout and obelisk provide spectacular views of the Port Denison Marina and beyond.