Lancelin - WA

  Population - Town

Position

DEG: -31.02251 115.33651
DMS: 31º 01' 21.04" S 115º 20' 11.43" E
UTM: 50 J 6566715mN 341220mE
Altitude: 5.96m

Description

Place Type

Population - Population - Town

Location

114.52kms NorthWest of Perth - Driving 128 km (1 hour 30 mins)

Address & Contact

23 King St
Lancelin WA 6044
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

Heading north from Perth Lancelin is the first of the larger Mid-west coastal crayfishing communities. It has numerous accommodation, hospitality and service facilities lying just three kilometres off the Indian Ocean Drive. Its name originates from nearby Lancelin Island named after P.J. Lancelin, a scientist with French Captain Nicolas Baudin in 1801.

The area was initially a holiday camping place through the 1940s and sqatter shacks were built in the area; it was soon designated as a rock lobster industry port and was gazetted as a townsite in 1950. It has a permanent population of over 600, which swells to over 2,000 during the peak holiday period around Christmas.

Lancelin is a world renowned kitesurfing and windsurfing destination. 4WD opportunities abound on the beaches and in the dunes behind the town. Lancelin Island Nature Reserve (just off shore) is an important conservation reserve for a variety of seabirds and reptiles and for a population of vulnerable Australian sealions.
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Lancelin at 02/09:00am WST
Distance from Lancelin 0.92km NW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
13.6°C13.1°C93%12.5°C1025.6hPa0.0mmENE7km/hr
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Closest Climatic Station

Lancelin
Distance from Lancelin 0.92km NW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C29.129.928.525.522.720.219.219.320.522.524.827.3
Mean Min. °C17.618.116.714.512.510.89.99.910.511.914.116.2
Mean Rain mm8.812.314.330.683.5121.0121.190.856.028.921.38.4

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