Lancelin has become one of Australia’s premier sandboarding destinations. Featuring pure white sand dunes, over three stories high, with free entry, the Lancelin sand dunes are must on your Western Australian adventure.

Whether you are seeking an adrenaline rush of sandboarding, quad-biking or 4 wheel driving, the Lancelin Dunes are where the fun is at.

Group posing on the sand dunes at Lancelin - sandboarding Group posing on the sand dunes at Lancelin - sandboarding

Where Is Lancelin and Where Are the Sand Dunes?

The town of Lancelin is situated just 127kms north of Perth, with the pristine white dunes, only a stone’s throw from the town centre. Lancelin is well-known for its fresh seafood and Crayfish and population numbers swell over school holidays. Lancelin also offers an array of holiday accommodation.

How To Ride the Dunes

There are various ways to enjoy the pristine white sand dunes, including 4 wheel driving, quad biking and sandboarding. If you aren’t visiting Lancelin on a tour bus, you can rent a sandboard here (payment is made online) and pick it up from the Have A Chat General Store in the town of Lancelin. Alternatively, check with your tour operator if they can provide sandboards.

Getting To The Lancelin Sand Dunes

The Lancelin Dunes are only 1.5 hours north of Perth and are an easy day trip. Renting a car and self-driving is definitely an option; park at the entrance to the dunes and walk or take your 4 wheel drive all the way to the main sandboarding hill. Alternatively, join a tour group and slot in a visit to the Pinnacles Desert, another iconic WA must-see!

Join a Day Tour Which Visits the Sand Dunes:

Best of Perth: Pinnacles, Sandboarding & Swan Valley

Visit Caversham Wildlife Park in the Swan Valley, followed by lunch at a Swan Valley vineyard. Next the tour heads north to explore the iconic Pinnacles and experience sandboaring on the chrystal white dunes in Lancelin.

Highlights of the tour:

Wildlife Park – Get up close to Koalas and feed the Kangaroos at Caversham Wildlife Park
Vineyard Lunch – Lunch with a glass of wine/beer at a beautiful vineyard in the Swan Valley* (Halal certified menu)
Pinnacles – Visit to the Nambung National Park to explore the amazing Pinnacles
Sand Dunes – See the Sand Dunes and go Sandboarding in Lancelin (sand boards provided for the adventurous explorers)

Explore the Pinnacles, Sandboarding, Wildlife Park and Lobster Shack Lunch

Visit Yanchep Ntional Park to see Koalas followed by lunch at the Lobster Shack (optional upgrade to Lobster/ Prawn lunch). After lunch , visit the iconic Pinnacles in Nambung National Park and experience sandboarding at Lancelin.

Highlights of the tour:

Koalas – Get up close to Koalas on the Koala Boardwalk at Yanchep National Park, home to Western Grey Kangaroos and a variety of native bird life Lobster – Tour around the famous Lobster Shack factory in Cervantes (not available during November – tour is $10 cheaper during November to reflect this) Lunch – Fish and Chips Lunch at the Lobster Shack with a cold drink (Optional Extra – upgrade to a fresh half lobster lunch with chips and salad for $15) Pinnacles – Visit to the Nambung National Park to explore the amazing Pinnacles Sand Dunes – See the Sand Dunes and go Sandboarding in Lancelin (sand boards provided for the adventurous explorers)


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