One of the oldest towns in Western Australia, Gingin has retained much of its colonial country charm, but also embraces new frontiers – inviting you to explore the night sky and test the science of gravity.

Being an hour’s drive north of Perth along Brand Highway, it makes an ideal family daytrip or mini-break away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Far from the bright city lights, the Gingin Observatory offers unimpeded views of the cosmos through Australia’s largest public telescope. For more fun with science, visit its neighbour in the bush, the Gingin Discovery Centre, where you can take 222 steps to the top of the Leaning Tower of Gingin and test Galileo’s 17th century gravity experiments. While you’re up there, take a moment to enjoy the breathtaking views.

Beyond the town, a perfect blend of country and coast unfolds. Sprawling vineyards and olive groves give you a taste of the region’s local produce, while a string of white sandy beaches offer the opportunity to indulge in fishing, swimming and boating.

The coastal town of Lancelin is a veritable feast of water activities, including snorkelling, diving and world-class windsurfing, and boasts Western Australia’s biggest sand dunes as its land-based adventure playground.

If you’ve brought along a picnic, head for Granville Park in the heart of Gingin’s township, its iconic water wheel creates a delightful backdrop to a lazy afternoon along the banks of Gingin Brook.

If you’re staying a little longer, choose from caravan parks and camping grounds, hotel accommodation, bed and breakfasts and chalets.

Quick Facts

Gingin is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Gingin  in Western Australia, it is located approximately 68kms from the capital Perth and extends over an area of 9.478 square kilometres. Gingin has a recorded population of 852 residents and is within the Australian Western Standard Time zone Australia/Perth.

If you are planning a visit to Gingin we’ve put together some of the things 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 Gingin and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.