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“Dongara and Port Denison A lovely place to rest up for a while.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dongara - Port Denison Visitors Centre

Dongara - Port Denison Visitors Centre
9 Waldeck Street, Dongara, Western Australia 6525, Australia
08 9927 1404
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Dongara
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Other
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Owner description: Here at the Dongara - Port Denison Visitors Centre, our staff are here to help give visitors who stay in the Shire of Irwin a rewarding experience. We stock brochures on places to stay, things to see and do, maps and souvenirs. The Visitor Centre is endorsed by the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program and a Level Two Accredited Visitors Centre. To achieve this endorsement, we have undergone rigorous assessment to ensure that you can expect us to deliver reliable customer service, professionalism, accurate advertising and compliance with health and safety standards.In 2013 we received the Top Tourism Award for Community Relations Category with VCAWA and are finalists in this years Western Australian Tourism Awards in the Local Government category.
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“Dongara and Port Denison A lovely place to rest up for a while.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

A lovely spot to stay for a few days or more.
Lovely beaches. Really good Caravan Parks.and plenty of other accommodation.
Both the towns are close together and have all the amenities you need.
Some nice restaurants and cafe's and a small shopping centre in each town.
Lots of Historic and interesting places close by.
A much better stop if your headed North or coming South to Perth and don't want to go to a big town like Geraldton which is 60+ ks further up or down the Hwy.

Visited August 2013
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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
“Worth a stop-over on your travels”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Dongara is a lovely very small old fashioned town. Lots of historical places to visit here and in surrounding districts

Visited September 2012
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“Friendly, but not a lot on offer”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

No offer of help, but great service when approached. There was not really a lot on offer. Would like to see more of the local culture in the shop. A few t-shirts and fridge magnets?? How about something to do with the ocean, the crayfish, the olive farm? The history?

Visited June 2013
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Dongara Port De... V, Manager at Dongara - Port Denison Visitors Centre, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Thank you for visiting, the Centre used to stock local produce however someone knocked over a bottle of local olive oil which went all into the carpet. The whole centre needed to have the carpet replaced and it was a big task and we had to close for a period. The Shire decided from then that we no longer stock it however it can be purchased from the local supermarkets. There is also a lovely gift shop in Port Denison, Presentz which stock local artwork, crafts and hampers of produce , we don't want to compete with local businesses so happily send people there.
Thank you for your comments and I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday in Australia.
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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“Excellent accommodation.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

We liked the Port Denison - Dongara area.
There is Inadequate signage on the main road to advise that the access road is for both locations.

Visited April 2013
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Dongara Port De... V, Manager at Dongara - Port Denison Visitors Centre, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Thank you for your comments, I'm glad you enjoyed the accommodation in the Shire of Irwin. We agree the signage needs improving and have identified this in the budget so hopefully next time you call through it will have improved.
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Perth, Australia
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“What a tourist bureau should be.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

I went there to ask for some details/maps, not about Dongara but Geraldton. Both ladies were very helpful and kind.
I just wish that they had some kind of canoes for hire on the Irwin river (just like in Guilderton), nice river, no access to it.

Visited January 2013
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