Guilderton - Western Australia

 

 

GUILDERTON

 

GPS 31 20 44 S 115 29 49 E

 

 

 

 

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STATISTICS

Distance from Perth

94 Km

Population

141

Average Rainfall

672.3mm

Mean Max Temp

25.5C

Mean Min Temp

11.0C

 

SERVICES

Police

08 9650 1100

Fire and Rescue

Unknown

Medical

Unknown

Visitor Centre

08 9575 2211

 

CARAVAN PARKS

Guilderton

08 9577 1021

 

HOTEL / MOTEL / B and B

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DESCRIPTION

 

Guilderton is Situated at the mouth of the Moore River. The name is said to be derived from the wreck of the Gilt Dragon which foundered off the coast in 1656. 75 members of the crew reached shore and seven sailed to Batavia for help. Subsequent rescue missions failed to find any trace of the 68 survivors. Locally the town is often referred to as Moore River.

It is a VERY popular destination for holiday makers in peak times and can get crowded and noisy. Outside peak times it is a lovely quiet, picturesque town that is a wonderful spot to just relax, fish, walk and enjoy the scenery.

High sand dunes along the sides of the Moore River are very popular with sand boarders who climb to the top and then slide all the way down into the river.

Not far south of the Guilderton turn off on Indian Ocean Drive is a nice rest area on the north east side of the river. There are toilets, seats and tables for travellers to use.

HISTORY

 

The town site was gazetted in 1951 but the area had been in use as a holiday destination from the early 1900s. A picnic and camping reserve was formally created in 1907.

The Guilderton lighthouse was completed in 1984 and is the last lighthouse to be constructed in W.A.

Henrietta Drake-Brockman is credited with recommending the town's name after 40 17th-century Dutch guilder coins were found in the sand hills in 1931.

 

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ATTRACTIONS

 

Coastal scenery, Lighthouse, Moore River.

 

BUILDINGS OF NOTE

 

Lighthouse.

 

ELECTORAL ZONES

 

State : Moore

Federal : Pearce

 

OTHER INFO.

 

Postcode : 6041

Local Government : Shire of Gingin

 

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