Overview

The Wadandi people (Salt Water People) are the Aboriginal custodians of the area, and named Meelup ‘place of the moon rising’ because the full moon appears to rise out of the sea on a few days of the year.

More information

Meelup Regional Park covers an impressive 11.5 kilometres of coastline from Dunsborough to Bunker Bay. The coastline here faces north east, which means that it is sheltered enough for tall trees and dense vegetation to grow down to the water’s edge. The park encompasses whale watching lookouts and some of the best beaches in Western Australia.

If you're a fan of wildflowers, go for a stroll on the coastal track east towards Castle Rock or west to Eagle Bay. Here you will see Spider, Donkey, Enamel, Mustard, Jug and the rare Dunsborough Orchids. Pea Bushes, Acacias (Wattles), Hakeas and Hibbertia (Buttercup) can also be found along the track.

Meelup is a favourite picnic spot with lawn areas, BBQ's and shady trees overlooking the water. The reserve also has public toilets and showers.

Google Reviews

09
Jun
2019
Kathy McCleary
5.0
The Meelup National Park Trail offers a walk from Old Dunsborough beach along the coastline to Eagle Bay. It is an easy walk - out and back its about 15km. It gives ocean views and a peaceful bush experience. Along the way back, I came upon the back entrance to Lot 80 restaurant. It was a very welcome pitstop and the coffee was outstanding. This walk should be started early morning to enjoy the clear morning light on the ocean. I thoroughly enjoyed watching pods of dolphin leaping out of the water at Castle Rock.
02
May
2019
Brett Hudson
5.0
Great beach good for snorkeling unique rock formations some awesome looking seats birds, awesome bit of coast line. I highly recommend visiting this great spot
02
Jan
2019
Janet Grace
5.0
This outstanding landscape view was taken from the parking area. We just stopped-by to take photos of this awesome place. Facing north-east, the coastline is truly rare in WA. I reckon that explains why the waves are gentle because it's sheltered from south westerly winds. From here it's incredible to watch the Indian Ocean, the long shallow beach ideal for swimming, and fine white sand. The place is also dog-friendly. There's wheelchair accessible parking and entrance, toilet facilities, and excellent shower rooms.
30
Jun
2019
Rachel Mansfield
5.0
Great blast with the bikes and the Family. Lots of fun was had.
02
Jul
2019
Bill Symons
5.0
Just a lovely spot to relax and feel the ambience of the south west.