The Cut is situated on the Leschenault Peninsula where the Leschenault Inlet meets the Indian Ocean at Australind Western Australia. The Cut is between Point Douro and the Indian Ocean accessible by foot off Buffalo Road or by boat, and is a 20 minute boat ride from boat ramps in the Leschenault Inlet. The Bunbury side of The Cut, named Turkey Point, is easily accessible by car.
Toilets, picnic and barbecue facilities are provided, but please see information below:
- The lighting of campfires in other than designated areas is prohibited;
- It is recommended that you take a portable gas stove for cooking;
- You are advised to take mosquito repellent into these areas;
- Best time to visit: All year round;
- Pets are NOT permitted;
- Unlicensed vehicles are not permitted on DEC estate unless in authorised areas;
- Bookings do not apply at this campground. It operates on a first come - first served basis.
The prices for this campground are:
Adults $7/night; Concession card holders $5/night; Children $2/night. "Children" are school aged, under 16. Rangers patrol the area and collect fees daily.
Local activities include fishing, crabbing and birdwatching along the estuary foreshore. The estuary itself is a prime spot for blue swimmer crabs, prawns, black bream, herring, and whiting. You can also walk or cycle from Belvidere Beach to The Cut, a journey of about 9km one-way. This path winds through tuart and peppermint woodland and has panoramic views across the estuary to the Darling Range. The local dolphin pod are often spotted in The Cut as well as the surrounding water. If kayaking in The Cut, it is worth noting that the current can be very strong.
LESCHENAULT PENINSULA, AUSTRALIND Western Australia.