Dumbleyung

Rural

Dumbleyung is a town 267 kilometres southeast of Perth in the Western Australian wheatbelt.

The areas main attraction is Lake Dumbleyung, the largest semi-permanent natural stretch of inland water in Western Australia. Approximately 13 kilometres long and six and a half kilometres wide, it covers an area of 5,200 hectares. It is also a sanctuary for birdlife and extremely popular for water sports and picnics. Despite the extreme salinity recorded, the lake continues to provide a habitat for many varieties of water birds.

Lake Dumbleyung received world recognition when Donald Campbell broke the world water speed record on 31 December 1964 travelling at 276.3 miles per hour (442.08 kilometres) in his boat ‘Bluebird’. A unique granite memorial to Donald Campbell can be seen at Pussy Cat Hill, a prominent feature and vantage point to view the entire lake area.

The Wheatbelt Wildflower Drive begins at the town of Kukerin situated 39 kilometres east of Dumbleyung.

Quick Facts

Dumbleyung is a small Western Australian Rural Location within the local government area of Dumbleyung, it is located approximately 232kms from the capital Perth covering an area of 255.236 square kilometres. Dumbleyung has a recorded population of 263 residents and is within the Australian Western Standard Time zone Australia/Perth.

If you are planning a visit to Dumbleyung we’ve put together some of the things nearby that you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Dumbleyung and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.