It’s Guilderton, it is Western Australia.
It starts with the scenery glowing in front of you, the epic nature that’s happening all around and the calmness of the magnificent Moore River and the mighty Indian Ocean all rolled into one.
Guilderton WA, is secluded and well hidden. It doesn’t come with the big tourist names common in WA, like The Kimberly region or the vibrant Margaret River region, but don’t let that fool you.
Guilderton has everything you need, and it’s only a stone throw from the state’s capital city in Perth. A sixty-minute drive to be exact.
With all the advantages of this secret tourist destination, it’s certainly going to leave you speechless on your arrival for a day trip, an outdoor camping experience, or a little luxury in a holiday home.
There are no excuses not to visit this pretty little location when you visit Perth in Western Australia.
Pack your bags and load up the car and whatever you do, don’t forget your tent because this is not a place with fanciful hotels and fine dining.
Out here, you rough it with million-dollar views that is a fun time away for families of all ages, as you tell camp stories under the Australian night sky.
Guilderton in Western Australia – Where The River and Ocean meet
How to get to Guilderton, Moore River from Perth
If you are coming to the mighty Moore River from Perth city, Head north from the city and take the drive down the Mitchell Freeway, turn right at Burns Beach road, another right onto Wanneroo road, which will eventually turn into Indian Ocean drive and keep on driving. About half an hour later, you will see the Guilderton turn off and you’re there.
The Mighty Moore River
It’s where the river ends and ocean meets that makes Guilderton so stunning for any tourist who ventures to these parts and the camera will certainly get a workout along many vantage points.
It’s also the main activity hub where people flock to the soothing Moore river and take advantage of a scorching summer’s day.
There are plenty of vantage points along the river and towards the Indian Ocean and you will be hard pressed to find a better sunset in the Western state.
Guilderton Accommodation – Where to stay?
Guilderton Caravan park is the main accommodation source in the region, sitting conveniently at the mouth of the river, the caravan park is perfect for tents and caravans.
The Caravan Park also provides a handful of cabins for those who prefer a little luxuries in life and roughing it in a tent is not your kind of deal. In Summer, book early as spots are limited and will sell out quick.
Also in the area, there an abundance of Moore River holiday homes available for short term rent at Stayz Guilderton, or even for sale, if you want to make a property investment.
To find a rental google Guilderton holiday homes, and it’ll take you where you need to be. Perfect for those seeking a luxury stay.
Guilderton Country Club for a change of lifestyles
Don’t forget your golf clubs if you plan on staying for a few days, because it may come in handy for those seeking around a cold brew at the 19th hole.
The Guilderton country club has many sporting activities on offer such as, of course, golf, lawn bowls, tennis and even a skate park and an average putt-putt for the kids.
If you want to eat in a bit of style and have a cold beer off the tap, the country club also has a tavern and bar, which also provide regular entertainment. Check times for opening hours.
What to do on your Guilderton Holiday
What is happening at Guilderton, well the action either happens at Moore River on the beach, check out these awesome activities during your stay or day trip.
- Canoeing: Very popular activity on the calm waters of the Moore River. Take the paddles and canoe downstream for many kilometres in the lush, picturesque scenery. Remember, however, you will need to get yourself back, and it is easy to get side-tracked by the beauty around you. Take some drinking water with you.
- Hiking: A few good family-friendly hikes are available in Guilderton. Whether it is along the river or the Indian Ocean. You will find a good hike for any levels of fitness.
- Fishing: If you are keen fisherman, you are spoilt for choices with many Moore River fishing spots or along beach with a try at Indian Ocean beach fishing. Throw in a line and try reel in a nice bream for dinner tonight, but make sure you are checking the size as authorities will be onto you.
- Swimming: Again spoilt with choices, but the sandy banks of the river makes it the top choice for travellers who will find many ideal swimming spots along the way. The waters are calm, clean and pleasant. As always watch your kids as the currents can take off at times, and the middle of the river is quite deep. If dodging waves is your kind of thing for fun, go to the mouth of the river and dip your toes into the ocean. Remember, the ocean is a fierce beast and needs all the respect it deserves. Do not enter if swimming is not your strong point. Stick to the river.
- Four-wheel driving: A bit of an adrenalin junkie on four wheels? Guilderton is perfect for four-wheel driving off the beaten track with some fantastic sand trails. Be sure to check the signs of where you can enter, as some areas are prohibited.
5 Reasons you should have Guilderton on your radar
Guilderton, the Moore River and the Indian Ocean, if you haven’t caught on by now, is the perfect family-friendly, outdoor adventure for all to enjoy.
There are plenty of reasons to drive North up the highway to Guilderton and relax in the sun.
1. Breathtaking views:
When a river and ocean clash together, it only means one thing, breathtaking views is upon you, and you certainly need your camera.
When you’re moving from one location to another along Moore River, no view is wasted, and happy memories will stand a lifetime in Guilderton.
The sunset over the Indian Ocean is a treat too, and a sight to saviour as a beautiful day comes to an end.
2. The great outdoors:
No hotel in Guilderton, but sleeping under the stars in the comfort of your tent is the next best thing.
Or Caravan if you fortunate enough to afford one. Stay at the Guilderton Caravan Park and enjoy the best of the West Aussie outdoors in your very own tent for Moore River Camping.
3. The weather is Perfect:
Okay, so there is no such thing as perfect, but in Guilderton it gets pretty close. It is not too south, so you avoid the winter chill during the day and not too north where the humidity is through the roof.
In springtime, come and enjoy perfect calm days in the low twenties. Then come summertime, be prepared to bake in the scorching Australian sun, but don’t worry there is a beautiful river to keep you cool. Don’t forget to slip, slop, slap.
4. Family Fun at Guilderon:
Moore River is the perfect spot for a family trip. Take the kayaks and set off downstream amongst the lush scenery around you and build sandcastles along the sandy banks of the River or the beach.
You can dodge waves in the Indian Ocean, although with caution and you’ll never be short of an adventure in this beautiful part of the world that families will appreciate.
5. It’s a stone throw away from many awesome places
The majority of the Western Australia population lives in the Southwest corner of the state.
That makes it a popular choice for families to have a weekend away or merely a day trip. It is only hour drive north of Perth so if you are coming from interstate or overseas, be sure to put Moore River, Guilderton on the list.
Even if you wish to venture a little north of Guilderton, you can find awesome places a short drive away. There is Gin Gin, Lancelin/Ledge Point and the famous Pinnacles Desert, which is a popular Australian natural landmark.
There you have, a rundown on Guilderton and the Magnificent Moore River in the great state of Western Australia. If ever visiting the City of Perth, put Guilderton on the list for a few days of rest, relaxation and adventure.
You won’t regret it and that I can assure you.