Of course there is more than one way to get to Dongara, and we decided to take the more scenic route along the Indian Ocean Drive, which inevitably meets up with Brand Highway. The views along the Indian Ocean Drive are spectacular and of course, we ended stopping many times to appreciate the wonders of Western Australia.
Dongara is probably the last stop to Geraldton, and is home to a number of amazing venues and accommodation. You will be spoilt for choice on the beaches you can swim at, however for safety of not being pulled out to sea, we chose to swim by the jetty.
The Jetty and Play Area which is a great place for kids and family.
Dongara Tourist Park has a wide range of options for any traveller. From a tent site to cabins, you are sure to find something to fit your need and your budget. Of course we chose to rough it out the real Australian way, and took up on the tent site option. We had accessibility to power, bathrooms, laundry and kitchen. There was a also and amazing barbeque site where the seating area was encased with a frame of vines and had little fairy lights around the edging. It was extremely romantic.
The cabins were placed on top of a hill with almost a 360 degree view of the sea. Of course, you cannot really get a 360 degree view of the sea unless you are on a boat; however, the view was very similar to being on a boat. It was truly spectacular.
Accommodation over the Christmas period is always booked well in advance. However, you could give them a call as there may be cancellation. Dongara is a wonderful little town to stay, and there are many activities you can do from swimming to watching a 'drive-in' movie.
I am looking forward to our next tip up there, as I am sure we will be taking a little break soon. With summer on our doorstep, there is nothing better than roughing it out in a rural town and enjoying all the things that make a vacation memorable.