False Entrance - WA



DEG: -26.39156 113.308441
DMS: 26º 23' 29.61" S 113º 18' 30.39" E
UTM: 49 J 7078889mN 730290mE
Altitude: 8.13m


Place Type

Geography - Bay,Inlet,Cove


664.42kms NorthWest of Perth

Address & Contact

Carrarang WA
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False Entrance was so named because many mariners mistook the entrance to the bay as the passage between the mainland and Dirk Hartog Island. Heading towards False Entrance, you will have unbelievable views of the Indian Ocean; these very high cliffs go all the way south to Kalbarri. Keep in mind, there is no access track south.

In this area the cliffs are over 100 metres high and again are very dangerous. Don’t attempt to stand on the edge and do take special care of children. Near the approach to the cliffs are two large blow holes and if conditions are correct, water will be forced up from the ocean below.

When following the main track west take every side track you encounter to the cliffs, each is only a hundred metres or so long. At each of these spots you will have excellent views across the Indian Ocean and up and down the cliff face. At one of these spots you will find a place called ‘The Washing Machine’. A large horse shoe shaped section of the cliff has fallen away leaving a rugged and spectacular viewing platform.

The Steep Point/False Entrance area is now managed by the Department of Environment and Conservation. You will need to complete a camping permit request form to book campsites before entering the area. A copy of the permit request and information on fee's that apply is available here.
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Closest Weather Station

Denham at 16/09:00am WST
Distance from False Entrance 56.32km NE
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Closest Climatic Station

Distance from False Entrance 56.32km NE
Mean Max. °C30.631.831.128.525.822.921.722.423.825.527.729.1
Mean Min. °C22.022.822.019.716.513.912.713.214.816.518.620.5
Mean Rain mm7.715.314.214.037.454.840.

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