Meelup Reserve

Star 4.8 (1034 Google reviews)

The Wadandi people (Salt Water People) are the Aboriginal custodians of the area and is named Meelup ‘Place of the Moon Rising’ as the full moon appears to rise out of the sea on a few days of the year. This is a spectacular sight and well-worth carving into the calendar.
Meelup Regional Park covers an impressive 11.5 kilometres of coastline from Dunsborough to Bunker Bay. The coastline here faces northeast, 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.



Meelup Reserve

Meelup Beach Rd, Dunsborough WA 6280, Australia


Star 4.8 (1034 Google reviews)
Nick Shmakov 23 July 2023

Caves are caves, right? But this one is by far the most monumental one I’ve seen. True magic when you stop and listen to the water flowing under. For those with kids - not that many steps to get in and out. We were a little bit surprised that there was no guide, only an audio to listen to. The guide does make a huge difference in my opinion.

Sarah 19 July 2023

So beautiful, I especially recommend a visit during wildflower season.

Ross deHoog 11 June 2023

Meelup Farmhouse is fantastic. Booking is an absolute must but the experience is brilliant. Great food and brilliant attentive staff. I can't wait to visit again

Riph Raph 27 January 2023

Eagle Bay has great beaches with some of the finest and softest beach sand you will find outside of Esperance in WA. Appears to be a popular ⚓️ anchorage for super yachts.