Camping Suggestions

Gday Folks,

I am trying to organise a camping trip for a group of lads in a few weeks time and looking for suggestions of where to go.

Criteria is as follows

-within 2.5 hours of Perth

-softroader accessible (all 4WDs but theres an Xtrail in the mix).  This rules out a lot of my go-to spots.

-No campgrounds, we want to be able to have a few cans and a few laughs without worrying about neighbours.

-ideally on some water (i.e a river, a dam etc).

 

I've heard that there are areas along the Collie river that you can find a spot and pull up to camp but I just cant find any solid information on which parts or how accessible it is.

The Waroona and Wellington Dams are possibilities (done Wellington before).  I scoped out Wellington Dam last weekend and it was very empty around the parts that are easily accessible - maybe I attacked it from the wrong end (SE).

 

 

Any ideas appreciated - PM me if its your secret spot :)

 

Cheers,

Dave


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 Tim's thicket, white hills

Tue, 2020-08-04 17:13

 Tim's thicket, white hills or dwellingup along the fire line. Some great spots on dwellingup that my subi forester used to get to.

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 Cheers. Will look more into

Tue, 2020-08-04 19:18

 Cheers. Will look more into dwellingup. 

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 if you don't mind paying a

Tue, 2020-08-04 18:31

 if you don't mind paying a couple of bucks binningup youth camp if there is a few of you. Great kitchen with a walk in fridge, out door fire place, just 5 minutes from the beach and from memory around 60 beds. Last I went there was about 20 people and it cost around 15 dollars a head if that. Also have stayed at a free call spot just outside of Bridgetown in like an old barn along the blackwood heading east out of town. 

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 if you don't mind paying a

Tue, 2020-08-04 18:31

 if you don't mind paying a couple of bucks binningup youth camp if there is a few of you. Great kitchen with a walk in fridge, out door fire place, just 5 minutes from the beach and from memory around 60 beds. Last I went there was about 20 people and it cost around 15 dollars a head if that. Also have stayed at a free call spot just outside of Bridgetown in like an old barn along the blackwood heading east out of town. 

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 Thanks, but not what we're

Tue, 2020-08-04 19:19

 Thanks, but not what we're looking for. 

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I would travel

Tue, 2020-08-04 19:46

Extra hour and go Pemberton way

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Don't disagree... couple of

Wed, 2020-08-05 09:30

Don't disagree... couple of reasons we can't this time around.

cheers mate.

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 What about Sandy Cape or

Tue, 2020-08-04 20:44

 What about Sandy Cape or Milligan Island, near Jurien Bay & Greenhead area. They are official shire camp areas but if not during the holidays close neighbours might not be an issue.

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Thanks.  Yeah I have done

Wed, 2020-08-05 09:07

Thanks.  Yeah I have done Sandy cape, its a great spot.   theyre up for consideration.

Some of the boys were hoping for inland given its winter, but certainly not ruling it out.

 

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 In my opinion you aint going

Thu, 2020-08-06 06:04

 In my opinion you aint going to escape the winter going inland, in fact all you do going inland is reduce the temperature which doesn't bother me but just pointing that out...

 

I'm sure I'm not telling you anything you dont already know but anywhere between about Coral Bay and Esperance is a chance to be wet if there is a front so really its just depending on what you want to do...

 

Its looking bloodynice around the SW at the moment, all the rivers and creeks are running....

 

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Yeah just protection from a

Fri, 2020-08-07 12:59

Yeah just protection from a seabreeze etc and yeah you're spot on... the SW around creeks and rivers is exactly what the lads want.

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Try Youcamp

Thu, 2020-08-06 09:33

It's a website/app for private property campgrounds.

Lots of good locations all over the state, and much more guaranteed to get the place to yourself.  We found a couple of places that were within the Perth/Peel region during the lockdown that met your criteria.

I doubt you'll find anywhere that's public within two or so hours of Perth and not have anyone else there. 

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Excellent!  thank you!

Fri, 2020-08-07 12:57

Excellent!  thank you!

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Best idea

Fri, 2020-08-07 12:40

 

Leave the X-Trail behind and head to one of your go-to spots!   

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Ha!  We all have to be

Fri, 2020-08-07 12:58

Ha!  We all have to be inclusive these days ;)

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 They are allowing the xtrail

Sat, 2020-08-08 07:08

 They are allowing the xtrail so they have something to take the piss out off

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 makes the patrols look good 

Mon, 2020-08-10 16:07

 makes the patrols look good   ;p

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 You'd be amazed where you

Sat, 2020-08-08 06:50

 You'd be amazed where you could drag the X trail with enough straps....

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 alexandra bridge bridge on

Sat, 2020-08-08 06:51

 alexandra bridge bridge on the blckwood river

toilet ,boat ramp

 

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 Try beela quarry, Perth side

Mon, 2020-08-10 13:08

 Try beela quarry, Perth side of wellington dam, middle of the bush. only things you can upset are the feral pigs, drop bears and yowies.

Access from coalfields highway not brunswick.

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 Cheers I'll check it out

Tue, 2020-08-11 22:51

 Cheers I'll check it out

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camping

Mon, 2020-08-17 18:59

 Try black point just south of augusta

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 Black Point Road would be

Tue, 2020-08-25 12:09

 Black Point Road would be under water ATM

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 Might be a bit late but the

Mon, 2020-08-24 22:49

 Might be a bit late but the bush side of glen mervyn dam would suit as would Wellington Dam though you would have to access from Mungalup Road side to hit the best spots. Anything further upstream is a bit of a lottery with access or availability

 

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 Hey Lavs,Have you been away

Tue, 2020-08-25 12:12

 Hey Lavs,

Have you been away yet?

Where did you end up going?

Hows the XTrail?

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 The trip ended up getting

Mon, 2020-09-07 16:23

 The trip ended up getting postponed due to a few blokes being unable to make it. 
I think we'll wait for some warmer weather and I'll drag the lads up to Wilbinga.