Activities at Middle Lagoon
Middle Lagoon is a wonderful place to go exploring and rediscover your love of nature. Stroll along beautiful beaches spotting the fabulous shells that abound (we ask you not to collect them so others can enjoy). Fishing is in abundance whether by boat or land and beach launching is available.
There is plenty to do if you are feeling active - our pristine waters are ideal for windsurfing, kayaking, snorkelling or just floating - but we find that most of our guests come here just to relax, unwind and rejuvenate.
The water is crystal clear and alive with fish so you can throw in a line from the beach and try your hand at catching dinner!
Or launch your boat from the beach at Middle Lagoon to head offshore for the bigger game fish – Spanish mackeral, tuna and cobia are just a few of the varieties. The waters abound with many varieties of great eating fish including Bluebone, cod, mangrove jacks, Norwest snapper, coral trout and numerous inshore reef fish.
Pick up a map from the office and chat with your fellow campers about the best fishing spots. We ask everyone to strictly observe the bag and size limits. There is a designated fish cleaning area in the campground.
Being out on the water is not just about fishing, on any trip there is a good chance you will see migrating whales breaching (June to October), turtles or dugongs.
Every year humpback whales make an epic migration from their feeding grounds in the Antarctic to spend the winter months from June to October in the Kimberley’s warm, tropical waters. Here they mate and calve, largely undisturbed and sheltered by the islands and reefs of the Buccaneer and Bonaparte Archipelagos. Whales have staged a magnificent recovery since the closure of the last Australian whaling station and we are lucky at Middle Lagoon to often see whales frolicking in the surrounding waters.
In or out of the water, you are certain to see a range of fascinating wildlife on your journey through the Dampier Peninsula. In the trees, you'll see and hear the Major Mitchell cockatoos, the noisy corellas and the flocks of black cockatoo. In the evening, look out for flights of flying foxes and other bats making their way to feeding places, and listen for the haunting cries of owls.
We have already mentioned the turtles, dugongs and whales you may see in our ocean waters, but there is plenty of other sea life too, including dolphins, big, slow moving potato cod, elegant longtoms, queenfish, the occasional barramundi and many hundreds of other colourful (and edible) fish varieties.
Inland, look carefully and keep still and you may see a rock wallaby, kangaroo, dingo or possum. If you get off the beaten track, keep a sharp eye out for the incredibly shy frilled neck lizard and echidna.