Parks, Sites & Trails in Dongara
Places To Go in Dongara
One of the most well-known, safe and accessible beaches in the Dongara area.
- Natural Attractions:Beaches & Bays
- Facilities:Accommodation,Cafe / Shops,Picnic Facilities,Toilets
'Dongara Beach' also referred to as 'Ocean' or 'Town' beach by locals, faces west and curves over a 800m stretch of the Coral coastline. Located opposite the Dongara Caravan Park, a crayfish factory and with 4WD access - this beach is a favourite with families and travellers in Dongara.
Perfect for swimming, surfing or windsurfing, this beach is a must-see on your next visit to Dongara!
Irwin River divides the twin towns of Dongara Port Denison.
- Natural Attractions:Lookouts
The Wattandee tribe of the Yamatji Aboriginal group named this area Thungarra/Dhungarra, a name for sea lions’ meeting place. The Wattandee lived up river around Strawberry, Peterwangy and Mingenew, and would travel to the coast during summer to follow their beliefs and the culture of their Wattarn Borungar (Sea Totem People).
Great vantage point offering views of Dongara Town Beach and the Irwin River.
- Natural Attractions:Lookouts,Rivers & Lakes
The Irwin River Mouth Lookout marks the starting point for the Dongara walking trail. The lookout also gives easy access to the nearby bird hide. Here you can expect to catch a glimpse of Eastern Reef Egret, Caspian Tern and Great Egret near the river mouth. Pied Cormorants are also known to roost along the river.
Planted in 1906. Heritage Listed.
- Natural Attractions:Points of Interest
The trees at Moreton Bay and Port Jackson are a must-see.