The Naturaliste Community Centre is located on Dunsborough Lakes Drive, Dunsborough and can be found by turning right at the first round-about after leaving Caves Road. Set amongst a peaceful bush setting with the Dunsborough playing fields adjacent, the Naturaliste Community Centre is the perfect blend of tranquillity and convenience.
Phone: (08) 9755 3966 Email: Shay.Tanner@busselton.wa.gov.au
Opening Hours: Reception is open from 8:30am-6:00pm Monday-Thursday and from 8:30am-4:00pm on Fridays and 7.45am-10.45am Saturdays. (Hours may vary depending on activities or bookings)
Group Fitness and Badminton passes can be purchased during these times either directly or by credit-card over the phone.
Casual Group Fitness passes can be purchased outside the reception operating hours prior to each class from the instructor.
The centre facilities may be hired for use outside these hours by prior arrangement.
Facilities: Indoor Sports Stadium; Various Conference and Meeting Rooms; Dunsborough Library; Child Health Clinic; Community Office/Boardroom; Foyer/Exhibition Space Creche-Monday to Friday; Activity Area; Cycling Studio
Activities: Exercise Classes including yoga, Pilates, RPM; Basketball; Netball; Indoor Soccer; Badminton; Table Tennis; Volleyball; Indoor Tennis; Kids Soccer; Kids Dance Classes; Kids Marital Arts; Playgroup
Dunsborough Lakes Drive, Dunsborough
11 sporting clubs use Dunsborough Playing Fields. These include Football (juniors, vets, youth); soccer (senior & junior), cricket (senior & junior),rugby, netball, T-ball, and softball.
The State Government’s Royalties for Regions Country Local Government Fund gave Dunsborough’s sporting community a boost, providing $1.4million towards our new oval.
The installation of lights on the existing playing fields and the creation of a new oval has maximised the capacity of the town to host night games and special events, and draws visiting sports clubs. This helps deliver economic benefits to the town in addition to the obvious health and community advantages.
The Shire of Busselton received $1,263,255 through the 2008-09 round of the Country Local Government Fund towards construction of the new oval in Dunsborough, and $145,000 through the South West Regional Grants Scheme for the installation of lighting at the existing oval.
Information from: mediastatements.wa.gov.au
Dunsborough Skate park
Located at the same site as the existing skate park, the new addition has doubled the size of the current area.
The City of Busselton contributed $200,000, with another $100,000 from the Department of Sport and Recreation.
The Dunsborough community got behind the project in 2010, with a 540 signature petition supporting the upgrade presented at council.
CONVIC, who had national experience with building skate parks, was in charge of the designs with input from the community, and staff, students and parents from high schools and primary schools in the area.
The park caters for all levels of skating, with a deep angled bowl for advanced skaters and a gently sloping bowl for beginners, designed for all ages and abilities.
Information from: busseltonmail.com.au
The path winds its way past attractive sea-side homes, through native bushland and small local parks and outdoor exercise equipment. It is well-maintained and is popular with walkers and cyclists of all ages.
Geographe Bay Road
Type: Two concrete ramps with a long timber finger jetty.
Parking: No charge for parking. The parking does get busy on days of good weather – especially during holiday periods. But it has recently been extended so you shouldn’t have a problem.
Other Facilities: Quindalup Ramp is located around 10 – 15 minutes’ drive from Dunsborough and boaties should get supplied before heading to the ramp as there are no shops in between.
More Information: There is nothing hard about launching from this ramp and the extra-long finger jetty down the middle eases tensions even in the busiest of holiday seasons. From here anglers in tinnies can chase species like KG whiting in the sand holes, squid over the weed bank and drop nets for crabs. Bigger boats can head out to the 4 mile and 8 mile reef and beyond for reef and pelagic species.
Old Dunsborough Boat ramp
Bay View Crescent
Type: One concrete ramp with enough room for two boats to be either launched or received.
Parking: No charge for parking. The parking does get busy on days of good weather – especially during holiday periods.
Other Facilities: Old Dunsborough ramp is in close proximity to the town of Dunsborough which will have any supplies which you should need.
More Information: The Old Dunsborough ramp has been upgraded in the last few years and is much better than it was. This being said, it is nowhere near the best ramp in close proximity to Dunsborough for larger boats (this award goes to Quindalup). That being said, when the conditions allow this is a great alternative to the Quindalup Ramp especially for smaller vessels. Care needs to be taken when launching/retrieving of the submerged rocks which are located either side of the ramp. There is a new finger jetty for boats waiting to head out or retrieve.
Volunteer Sea Rescue
Australian Citizen Radio Monitors Call Sign: VH6 FKC 27 MHz: Channel 88 VHF: Channel 16 & 80
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Besides the various sports the modern clubhouse facility is available for HIRE for WEDDINGS, MEETINGS, SOCIAL EVENTS, CONVENTIONS and SPORTING ACTIVITIES.
The club house contains a modern kitchen, bar, meeting areas, large area for events and spacious change rooms.
Facilities are available when not being used for club activities. Please contact the club administration for details.
Phone 9755 3250 or e-mail email@example.com
The Dunsborough Lakes Golf Club is located a short walk from the town centre and close to the beautiful sheltered beaches of Geographe Bay.
The Dunsborough Lakes Resort 18 Hole Golf Course is owned by the members of Dunsborough Lakes Golf Club and is one of the best maintained golf courses in the South West. The golf course is fully reticulated and has broad fairways interspersed with many lakes and water features, which host a wide variety of native bird life.
Clubs, buggies and carts are available for hire at the on-course golf shop that also stocks a wide range of equipment and essentials.
Phone 9756 8733 to book a round of golf.
Dunsborough Lakes Golf Club offers hospitality in a lakeside veranda and restaurant via its tavern licence. The tavern is open to the public for dining at the following times, and by private arrangement for functions on these and any other times of the week subject to guest numbers.
Wednesday: Dinner from 5.30pm
Friday: Lunch and Dinner from 12.00
Saturday: 11am to 8pm
Sunday: Lunch and Dinner from 12.00
Please click our Functions Planner at this link http://www.dunsboroughlakesgolfclub.com.au/DLGC/Hospitality.html to start planning your event then call Doug Hannaford on 9756 8733 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All routes at the moment are top-ropes but they have engineered the walls for lead climbing and will open routes up in time.
There is a small cafe area on the ground floor providing freshly ground coffee, drinks and snacks.
General Opening Times:
Wednesday to Friday 1pm to 8pm
Weekends 10am to 6pm
Monday/Tuesday CLOSED TO GENERAL ENTRY
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS (7 Days) 10 am Opening (general closing) PUBLIC HOLIDAYS Call to Confirm Times
Group Bookings can be made outside of these times
(Minimum out of hour’s group booking $250.00)
Teeming with fish life and soft corals, most of the inside is accessible so you can explore it fully and get the most from your dive. As it was designed for safe access, much of the Wreck is available to Open Water and Advanced Divers without the need for a specialist Wreck Diving certificate.
There are 2 local dive operators:
Cape Dive are based in Dunsborough and run regular trips to the Swan as well as offering a wide range of Dive Courses.
The Dive Shed has two Dive Centres, one in Busselton and the other based at Geographe Marina. The owner Pete is one of the most experienced Divers in the area and offers courses from Open Water all the way through to Instructor as well as some great Technical diving courses.
The Dive Shed runs tours to the Busselton Jetty, the Swan Wreck and 4-Mile Reef.
Checkout this video link for an underwater experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpVYcsbhIZs
Information from dunsboroughbeachouse.com.au
Extending 1.8 kilometres over the protected waters of Geographe Bay, the heritage listed Busselton Jetty is the longest timber-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. As one of the most popular tourist attractions in Western Australia, it is a must see for any visitor to the Capes Region.
Construction of the Busselton Jetty began in 1865. Beginning as a mere 161 metres, sand drift resulted in an additional 131 metres being added in 1875. Further extensions were made throughout the following 90 years creating the remarkable 1.8 kilometre length.
After more than a century of use and servicing over 5000 vessels, the Busselton Jetty officially closed as a Port in 1973. Once closed to shipping, government maintenance ceased.
Following the decline of government funding and the crippling effects of Cyclone Alby in 1978, a community group was formed to raise funds for much needed restoration and maintenance. Between 1987 and 2003, the community organisation now known as the Busselton Jetty Environment and Conservation Association (BJECA) raised sufficient funds to replace 50% of the Jetty structure, establish the train service and construct the iconic Underwater Observatory and Interpretive Centre.
In 2011 a $27 million refurbishment of the jetty structure was completed. $24 million was contributed by the Western Australian State Government with the balance contributed by the Shire of Busselton and BJECA.
The Busselton Jetty stands as a monument to the spirit and dedication of the Busselton community.
The Jetty is a fantastic dive site, at only 8m at it’s deepest, it’s an easy relaxing dive suitable for all levels of Diver. The number and varieties of Fish and other marine life under there is amazing and it’s home to some beautiful soft corals, Octopus, Cuttlefish and gets regular visits from local Dolphins. If you’re keen on Underwater Photography – this is one dive you really can’t afford to miss.
Information from busseltonjetty.com.au & dunsboroughbeachouse.com.au