Today we decided we had to get out of the house and make the most of the weekend. So we jumped in the car and headed to Moore River. The inlet is situated in Guilderton, a small town 96km from Perth, Western Australia. We have had a lot of rain over the last week and hoped to see the inlet open and it was! There is something really wonderful about watching the river water rush into the ocean causing big waves as the two currents collide.
We had picked the most beautiful winters day to visit Guilderton. The sun was shining, there was no wind so it was warm enough to leave the jumpers in the car and there were lots of people out and about having picnics, playing in the mud, fishing and canoeing.
The river stretches for 193km and is extremely important to the farmers in the area as well as the many fish species that breed here. Unfortunately due to many different circumstances the fish population has significantly dropped in the last few years so there are now strong restrictions on the size of fish you are allowed to keep and you are recommended to return any breeding fish to the water.
In 1983 the last Brick style lighthouse was built at Wreck Point. For some reason, probably safety, they have fenced this area off so you are not able to get close. Although it is great to see from the distance or if you can fly your drone around it. :)
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There is heaps of accommodation in Guilderton to suit your every need. The one I liked the most was the camp/caravan ground, it was right next to the river mouth so you would wake up with the most beautiful views of the ocean and river, but it was sheltered by the shrub covered dunes so the wind would not affect you. Also if you didn't feel like cooking there is a restaurant and takeaway cafe across the road. We didn't eat there so I can't say if it was any good but they do a great coffee and chia latte.
We ended up staying well into the night opting to sit and watch the sun go down and the stars appear. Its amazing how many more stars you can see when you are away from the city lights.
We had the most wonderful afternoon and feel so lucky we live in this beautiful country.