THE COOLER COAST
Things to do in and around Onslow
THE WHARF AREA: The Wharf at Beadon Creek is an interesting place to watch the fishing, prawning and charter boats coming and going. This is also where you'll find the main boat ramp. There is a filleting table by the boat ramp.
LOOKOUTS: Onslow has two lookouts located a short distance from one another. Both provide a wonderful view of the ocean and spectacular views at sunrise and sunset. from the lookouts you can see the remains of the old jetty and the concrete tanks that were used during the war as storage for fuel. At the bottom look for the monument to those lost at sea during Cyclone Bobby in 1995.
IAN BLAIR MEMORIAL BOARD WALK: This timber walk takes us on a leisurely stroll through the dunes around Beadon Point to the picnic area at sunset beach.
GOODS SHED MUSEUM: Our local Museum contains historic artefacts from the Onslow region. Onslow has a long and extensive history and the museum is the place to get the background on the town.
FOUR MILE CREEK: Four Mile Creek is a fantastic spot to do some fishing, crabbing and have lunch. There is a shelter, wood BBQ and also access beach access for 4wd.
ASHBURTON RIVER: The beautiful Ashburton River is a must see while in Onslow. Camping is allowed along the banks of the river at 3 Mile Pool. There are no facilities. There is also a popular picnic spot at 5 Mile Pool.
OLD ONSLOW TOWN SITE: The town was gazetted in 1885. Due to the river silting up over the years it was decided the town needed to be moved to a better site. The new town was established in 1925 and quite a few buildings were relocated. The largest remains left are the Old Police Quarters, built of brick and stone. The Cemetery is approx 550 metres from the old town and a booklet can be purchased with information on most of the lives of those interred at the museum.
STAIRWAY TO THE MOON: Yes Onslow has a stairway to the moon. It may not be as spectacular as Broome but we do have it. It can be seen at Beadon Bay between April and October. The stairway to the moon is when the full moon rises over the water at low tide and creates the effect of steps going up.
DIVING: There is a wonderland of corals, diverse fish species and reef formations in the waters off Onslow.
FISHING: Onslow has long been known as a fisherman's paradise. Spanish Mackerel, Snapper, Red and Spangled Emperor, Queen fish, Coral Trout, Yellow fin Tuna, Cod and sailfish are just some to name a few. Fishing can be done in your own boat , on the beach or a charter.
OIL & GAS: 80% of our oil and gas is found off shore, a big portion of that is in the North West of Australia. The mono pods that you can see offshore are attached to the wells. Information at the Museum.
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