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Parks, Sites & Trails in Dongara

Places To Go in Dongara


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Dongara Beach

One of the most well-known, safe and accessible beaches in the Dongara area.

Details

  • Natural Attractions:Beaches & Bays
  • Activities:4WDing,Fishing,Surfing
  • Facilities:Accommodation,Cafe / Shops,Picnic Facilities,Toilets

Description

'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

  • 9219 9000

Irwin River divides the twin towns of Dongara Port Denison.

Details

  • Natural Attractions:Lookouts
  • Activities:Walking

Description

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).

Irwin River Mouth Lookout

Great vantage point offering views of Dongara Town Beach and the Irwin River.

Details

  • Natural Attractions:Lookouts,Rivers & Lakes

Description

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. 

Moreton Bay & Port Jackson Fig Trees

Planted in 1906. Heritage Listed.

Details

  • Natural Attractions:Points of Interest

Description

The trees at Moreton Bay and Port Jackson are a must-see.

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