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Green Head

A seaside haven at the heart of wildflower country, Green Head brings you the best of both worlds. To the east, flora hotspot Lesueur National Park showcases some of the richest plant diversity on Earth with 820 native flowering species. While on its shores, a playful colony of Australian sea lions invites you into their world for a close encounter.

Getting there is part of the adventure when you follow the 415 kilometre Indian Ocean Drive from Yanchep, just north of Perth. The journey takes three hours, but you can take your time to enjoy some of the breathtaking beaches along the way, or stop to gaze in awe at one of Australia's most unique landscapes, the Pinnacles Desert.

If you're hitting the wildflower trail in spring, make Green Head your base beside Lesueur National Park. Grab your camera and snap the striking Grevillea, Leschenaultia, orchids and pearl flowers, some of which occur nowhere else on Earth. Keen birdwatchers may also spot some 100 plus species here, including the rare Carnaby's black cockatoo.

More fauna encounters can be found by joining a boat tour of the surrounding islands for some fun interaction with the friendly breeding colony of Australian sea lions.

Closer to town, Dynamite Bay and a string of white sandy beaches offer some of the best windsurfing conditions in Western Australia, not to mention excellent beach fishing, swimming, snorkelling and diving.

These coastal waters have seen a lot of action since the first known European visitors arrived in the 1600s, sailing the trading routes from Holland to Indonesia. Several Dutch ships were wrecked on the reefs, including the Gilt Dragon and Waeckende Boey.

You can retrace the steps of more recent visitors, taking the four wheel drive track to Stockyard Gully National Park. Part of the old north stock route used in the 1850s, livestock and stockmen took shelter in the caves here on their journey from Geraldton to the markets in Perth.

More comfortable accommodation can be found today in Green Head, where you can take your pick from self-contained holiday homes, hotel or a caravan park.

Green Head: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Dynamite Bay


Dynamite Bay is a stunning bay in Green Head which is sheltered from the strong winds off the coast by a low lying rocky cliff that circles around the beach. Swim in the calm turquoise waters or laze on the soft sandy beach. Make a day of it and bring along a picnic that can be enjoyed on the sand or on the grassed area overlooking the beach.

The still waters provide the perfect conditions for snorkelling. Witness the abundant marine life including hard and soft corals and a diverse range of fish that reside within the bay.

Take a walk out along the rocky peninsula to watch windsurfers tackling the winds out in the ocean and look back towards the shore for a beautiful photograph of the bay. Cast a fishing line out into the ocean and try and catch your evening meal.

Green Head is a charming coastal town three and a half hours drive north west of Perth. Dynamite Bay is a short 15 minute walk from the town centre or a two minute drive. A car park is available at the bay.




via Green Head Road
Green Head, WA, 6514

Located 0.1K from Green Head

South Bay


South Bay is a long stretch of white sand beach, ideal for swimming and fishing or just walking along an uncrowded and unspoilt beach. South Bay is located near the town of Green Head.

The coastal towns of Green Head and Leeman experience some of the strongest summer winds and are popular for windsurfing, surfing, boating and diving, attracting windsurfers and surfers from all around the world.




via Ocean View Drive
Green Head, WA, 6514

Located 1.1K from Green Head

Lesueur Walk Trail, Mount Lesueur


Lesueur Walk Trail is located in the Lesueur National Park, approximately 30 kilometres from Jurien Bay, a three hour drive north of Perth, Western Australia. This moderate Top Trail climbs up Mount Lesueur, to the spectacular views over the surrounding national park, agriculture and out to sea at the top.

After driving half of the Lesueur Scenic Drive, you arrive at Drumonds day use area at the foot of the Gairdner Range. There is a trailhead including interpretive signs explaining the biodiversity and natural heritage values of the region.

The first 250 metres of the trail leads to the Wilson lookout and is wide and bituminized, suitable for prams and wheelchairs. The eight kilometre (return) Lesueur Trail is a sandy trail that leads towards the flat top hill (messa). The spectacular view shows the surrounding bushland, farmland and Indian Ocean in the distance.

This is a walk for those who like plants and flowers along with the added bonus of an interesting land formation and views. This moderate walk can be achieved in approximately half a day and requires a degree of fitness. Bring your own food, water, sun cream and take away your rubbish.




Drummond Carpark,
Lesueur National Park
Jurien Bay, WA, 6516

Located 15.5K from Green Head

Stockyard Gully Caves


Stockyard Gully National Park is home to a fascinating group of limestone caves that lead to an underwater river system. The largest cave is an impressive sight. Walk through the 300 metre long cave which is covered by a sandy floor. The more adventurous will enjoy the challenge of the smaller caves which require a little more manoeuvring to get through.

Relax and enjoy a picnic amongst the trees, relishing in the peace and tranquillity of the surroundings. Keep an eye out for the variety of bird life and fauna that live here.

Ensure you bring plenty of water as there is no fresh water available. A four wheel drive vehicle is also necessary to reach the cave car-parks (approximately five kilometres of four wheel drive only road). All wheel drive vehicles are not appropriate due to height restrictions of limestone rock road base and soft sand driving.

Stockyard Gully National Park is three hours northeast of Perth, and a short drive from Coorow, Jurien Bay or Green Head.




Cockleshell Gully Road
Leeman, WA, 6514

Located 16.9K from Green Head

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