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Lancelin is a small fishing and tourist town 127 km north of Perth, Western Australia. It is within the Shire of Gingin at the end of Wanneroo Road (State Route 60), and a few kilometres from the start of the Indian Ocean Drive.Lancelin is close to the shipwreck site of the Vergulde Draeck or Gilt Dragon that was wrecked on rocks close to shore in 1656. The town has a permanent population of over 600, and swells to 2,500 during the peak holiday period around Christmas - New Year.HistoryThe town's name originates from nearby Lancelin Island which was named after P.J. Lancelin the scientific writer by Captain Nicolas Baudin in 1801 during the Frenchman's expedition.The area was initially a holiday camping place through the 1940s and holiday shacks were probably built in the area during this time but interest in the area grew as it was designated as a possible port to be utilised by the crayfish, or lobster fishery.Lancelin was gazetted in 1950 and was originally named "Wangaree", the Aboriginal word for fish. The area was renamed in 1953 after a request from the Gingin Road Board.On 29 June 1974, two sounding rockets for solar research during a solar total eclipse were launched from Lancelin.RecreationalTwo islands are located just off the coast in the bay; Edwards Island and Lancelin Island.Lancelin is in Western Australia. When using our Australia trip itinerary builder app to make an itinerary online, Lancelin holidays come together around your tastes, interests, and requirements, with us taking care of the logistics.
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