Its Spring! It’s time to go camping.
Yes, we all love our Perth but sometimes it’s nice to get out into nature, relax and re-set. Luckily enough we are surrounded with so many wonderful spots to park up the trailer or pitch a tent. With the summer season coming there’s a lot of long weekend opportunities to let go of that daily grind. Scroll down, to find out the best places to go.
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Located in Wellington National Park, this little gem is only 2 hours south of Perth. The camp spot is situated right on the Collie River so you can wash off the week in tranquil serenity. Spend the weekend kayaking, swimming, and walking through the bushland. There are barbeque facilities available on-site and it’s 2WD accessible so you’ll be well and truly prepared to go after a quick trip to Woolies.
Just 3 hours south from Perth, Sues Bridge campsite comes with kitchen amenities like a sink, food preparation tables, picnic tables, and barbeque facilities. Being a waterfront campsite, you can wake up to the soothing sounds of the Blackwood River. It sure as hell beats being abruptly surprised by your morning alarm. Bookings are on a first come first serve basis so it’s best to pick a time not in the pit of school holidays.
Lane Pool Reserve
Lane Pool is one of the most popular camping destinations near Perth and it’s pretty obvious why. After a quick 1.5hour jaunt out of the city you’ll find yourself parked along the Murray River, with access to hiking trails like the Bibbulmun Track and Munda Biddi trail. There are nine campsites to choose from and they provide picnic tables and eco toilets on site. The sites have availability to host a variety of camping styles, from tents to full-scale campervans.
Nestled in the wholesome Perth hills region, Lake Leschenaultia feels like a playground for all its attendees. The lake is a popular destination for camping as well as day trips, with a lakebed beach, canoe hire and sheltered BBQ facilities. If you’re not that into cooking you can buy lunch from the kiosk and head out on one for the many hiking trails. Located close to the Chidlow town centre you can also enjoy plenty of nice bakeries, pubs and shops nearby.
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Think laid back vibe, insta-worthy beaches, and stingrays. Yep, Hamelin Bay is known for being the place to interact and watch the rays as they cruise along the beach daily. Camping at the Hamlin Bay Holiday Park you’ll be perched right on the beach so you can enjoy everything that the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park has to offer.
This camping spot has one of the best views in the D’Entrecasteaux National Park, a coastline strip between Augusta and Walpole. Over 100 million years ago flowing volcanic lava was cooled by the ocean and left behind uniquely shaped black hexagonal columns. This natural marvel can only be accessed with caution by 4WD, but it is truly a worthwhile adventure.
Waroona Dam is a popular location for water activities like wakeboarding or freshwater fishing. There are also a lot of hiking spots around the area as the Bibbulmun Track is available for public access.
When most Perthians think about getting away they tend to think about heading south. But just an hour north of Perth you can camp right on the beach at Guilderton Caravan Park. See where the river meets the ocean, go fishing, or simply relax on the beach with a book in hand. No matter how you like to recharge you can find it here.
Another adventure north of Perth, Jurien Bay is a 2.5-hour drive and is a favorite for short weekend getaways.
The Warren Campground in Pemberton is a secluded slice of heaven tucked away in the Australian bushland. The campsite provides you with the bare essentials like a picnic table and toilet, but you’ll have to bring everything else with you. The campsites are shaded by overhanging trees and there’s a decking that looks out onto the Warren River where you can sit and relax or drop in a canoe. If you’re looking for a hike, the Warren River walk is a 10.5km trail that takes you deep into the valley for some incredible river views.