Meelup Reserve

Star 4.8 (1099 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 (1099 Google reviews)
steve evans 30 January 2024

Lovely calm bay and full of nature. No kangaroos on beach this visit but plenty of widlife

dnel 23 October 2023

Tricky trek with rocks can be done steadily and surely Recommend to wear good shoes About a 5 min trek from the car park to the rocky area overlooking the ocean

ANUP UPADHAYA 24 January 2024

Coolest place in Western Australia, where we can swim, play and enjoy time.

Deborah Weaver 07 December 2023

Beautiful scenery, can swim there or have a BBQ or take nice photos