Camping Open in WA

Camping Open in WA

Remember (BC, Before Covid) what it is like to wake up to a crisp clear morning snuggled up in your sleeping bag in a tent. That seems so long ago but Parks and Wildlife Service in Western Australia have announced the campgrounds at National Parks will open at midday Friday 1st May 2020.

The proviso to this is we still have to stay within our regional borders. With that in mind, for Perth people we thought we would be great to pick our favourite relevant campsites for a Weekend Away in WA.

  1. Dwellingup:

Lane Poole Reserve is an amazing asset to Dwellingup and has so many campsites to suit all camping styles. Just east of the town, along the banks of the Murray River are large camping areas and smaller private enclaves. It is a bit colder now, but some campsites have access to swimming, and you can definitely drop in a kayak for a paddle.

The campgrounds are Baden Powell, Charlie’s Flat, Chuditch, Nanga Mill, Nanga Townsite, Stringers, Tony’s Bend, Yarragil and Nanga Brook. To claim one of these for the weekend ahead, go to the parks website and choose your camping style.

Lane Poole Reserve is adventure central so bring the walking boots, mountain bike, kayak etc.

  1. Perth Hills Discovery Centre:

Located in Mundaring, this camping area is close to Perth and yet you can still get that bush feel. The campsite is in Beelu National Park and is attached to the Perth Hills Discovery Centre which has toilets, showers and camp kitchen facilities. There are many walk trails to discover including the Bibbulmun Track and mountain biking on the Munda Biddi Trail.

Perth Hills Discovery Centre

  1. Yalgorup:

Yalgorup National Park is 30 minutes south of Mandurah and still in the Peel region. It is located close to Preston Beach for fishing and swimming. The campground itself is called Martins Tank and is next to Martins Tank Lake. There are walk trails as well to stretch your legs and take in nature. Yalgorup means place of lakes. One of those lakes is Lake Clifton where amazing living fossils called Thrombolites can be found.


  1. Yanchep:

Henry White Oval is a campsite in Yanchep National Park in the Wanneroo Shire. It has flush toilets and hot showers. There is a lovely meadow feel nestled in the tuart and banksia woodlands.

ALERT: while we can go camping in our region, remember to keep to social distancing rules, stay in small groups (10 or less) and be aware of personal hygiene at the communal kitchen and toilet blocks. Some hand sanitiser would be handy.

Nanga Campsite, Lane Poole Reserve