Dongara - WA



DEG: -29.25818 114.93276
DMS: 29º 15' 29.45" S 114º 55' 57.94" E
UTM: 50 J 6761638mN 299130mE
Altitude: 23.03m


Place Type

Population - Town


311.66kms North of Perth - Driving 353 km (3 hours 45 mins)

Address & Contact

7 Ocean Dr
Port Denison WA 6525
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Dongara-Denison . Gateway to the Batavia Coast Just 3½ hours north of Perth by car lies Western Australia's Mid West region and the twin towns of Dongara and Port Denison.This area offers a relaxed lifestyle with beautiful beaches, historical sites and a healthy fishing industry.The main street, Moreton Terrace, is lined with Moreton Bay Fig trees which were planted in 1906 and are now a focal point of the town.

Originally built on a strong rural economy, Dongara and Port Denison now have a thriving rock lobster fishing and processing industry and is ever-increasing in popularity as a place for tourists.

Port Denison is a large crayfishing town of 6500 residents located on the WA's Mid West coast. and is situated 4 KM southwest of Dongara.

Port Denison was initially known as Irwin Port in 1866 due to its position near the mouth of the Irwin River. However, officially named and gazetted in 1867, it was renamed in honour of Sir William Denison, a Governor of Tasmania who in 1851 had visited Western Australia in connection with transportation of convicts.

The Denison/Dongara region had become, from the 1850's particularly important for the expansion of land for Perth's sheep graziers, who had run out of viable country. Following explorations by George Grey in 1839 and by the Gregory brothers in 1846 excellent grazing land was discovered between these twin towns and Geraldton to the north. As such this area is steeped in WA colonial history.

Adjacent Denison, together with Dongara has a large range of services and accommodation options. This area is important for tourism and offers many recreational possibilities. Note that it easy easy to bypass Denison by continuing east from Dongara on the GNH to Perth (and vice versa) - however visitors who do so miss some great coastal scenery.

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Closest Weather Station

Mullewa at 15/09:00am WST
Distance from Dongara 98.12km NE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Geraldton Airport
Distance from Dongara 56.29km NW
Mean Max. °C31.632.631.027.724.120.919.520.122.124.527.229.6
Mean Min. °C18.319.217.915.412.911.
Mean Rain mm5.811.216.123.469.498.291.864.631.819.69.25.3

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