Lets get a Group of Families together Camping at Sandy Cape. Then Dave will be there to help set up and show you all the best places.
Welcome to all my Neighbours and Fellow campers. Here is a link to help you with information on our Great Camping Spot - Sandy Cape https://www.dandaragan.wa.gov.au/
The cost is approx. $20 per night per family. There a drop toilets. I will be accommodating the ladies with one of my portable shower set ups using a portable instantaneous gas hot water system.
I have been a passionate camper for most of my life and feel very lucky to be able to share with you all one of the many fantastic camping locations in Western Australia. I will be there to help you. However, we will have a short get together on a Sunday afternoon a week prior to help with preparation and with any questions you may have.
I am conscious of the costs of raising family and hope that my price of $350 for the Hire Camper Trailer for the weekend is money well spent (normal price $390-$490). My own boys Ross and Luke have many memories of our great family camping trips over the years. If you involve your kids in the set up of your campsite it will also serve to make them more independent minded. Be warned though, they might want to go camping again the following week.
We will be stoping at Wedge Island on the way with a lunch/toilet stop at Hangover Bay. Then we head for Sandy cape to set up the campers. After Breakfast and consensus the following day I will take you to either Lesueur NP or Stockyard Gully Cave or both. The kids will love the Cave (if they bring a Torch!). It is Very safe and easily walkable, 300M long. A highlight for the kids!
Please feel free to invite your friends or family. We will be limited to 10 families/cars/campers. Hence, I will be monitoring this blog on my website for numbers so I don't disappoint anyone.
Just leave a comment or question in the reply box below and Dave will get back to you ASAP
Camping Information and Checklist. Latest Update 27-10-2018
Camping Information and Checklist
Sandy Cape Reserve 2nd – 4th November
Departing from shop 7/30 Erindale Rd. Balcatta. Meeting Friday 8am to depart 8.30am
Camper Trailers can be picked up Thursday afternoon 2pm onwards from the shop
I assume everybody has a tow hitch (with their lights working?) to hook up the camper. Otherwise, this will delay the whole group!
REMEMBER, my Young Co worker Gareth and I will be constantly present to help with advice on erecting campers/tents and using the camping gear.
You will need a Good Quality Esky with ice to keep your food cold for the 3 days we are away. Why not place some of you water bottles or containers in the Freezer Now to save yourself money. Block Ice lasts longer!
Always Come prepared for flies, sand flies and mosquitoes. Personal repellent, fly nets for hats for the face, etc.
Bees are present at Stockyard Gully Cave National Park. So if you are allergic bring your personal medication
Personal water containers to keep hydrated
Torches for the caves
Quality shoes for walking in the Bush
Decent hat and sun protection
Need your own bedding and cookware. Mattresses, Cooker and Gas Cylinder Supplied
To make it easier for lunch on the Friday prepare sandwiches, whole chicken, salad, fruit, nibbles, prior to departure from my shop.
We will have a communal cook up on the BBQ’s provided at Sandy Cape Reserve on the Saturday night.
It is important to realise that this camping trip is for Independent Campers. In other words you bring all your own equipment as it is NOT a Caravan park with 240v Power, running water, or Shower/Toilet Blocks.
David will be providing a Basic Shower set up for the Ladies Only in a pop up shower tent next his camper trailer, if needed. Sorry guys please organise yourselves. Purchase from a camping shop or from me Salt water Shower liquid as it works very well in the ocean. I CAN EXPLAIN LATER.
There are Drop toilets provided at the reserve. It might be a good idea to take a torch and Toilet paper to this toilet at night.
Please make sure you fill at least 2-3 20L water containers for this trip especially if you want to use Daves Shower.
If you require a more comprehensive, free Camping checklist go to this website –
A Free Camping list has been sent to your mobile phone number. Hope this helps?
Please click on this link for more details eg. Camp fees, etc on our camping Location at Sandy Cape Reserve - https://www.dandaragan.wa.gov.au/camping-information.aspx
After breakfast on Saturday approx. 10 am , for those people that like exploring, join me on a trip to Lesueur National Park and/or Stockyard Gully Cave National Park. If there is consensus on seeing both bring your lunch and water bottle, etc.
After Breakfast and breaking camping on the Sunday we will proceed to explore the Indian Ocean Drive, casually. We will not be travelling far. For those that want to stay at Sandy Cape, NO problem.
This is NOT a Guided Tour with a Set Itinerary. To do so would make it more expensive and regimented. Hence, I don’t take any responsibility for damages, theft, fire, loss, car problems, National Park entrance fees, Camping site fees, personal safety, etc.
Please make sure all campers, tents, and equipment are cleaned prior to return otherwise a cleaning fee may apply. Please ask David for a copy of your original Hire Agreement if needed prior to departure. It is important that you read this Hire Agreement.
NOTE: My mobile Phone is 0417912385 if you have any further questions
I have planned this camping trip to be as inexpensive as possible, whilst having a lot of fun. Soon after the trip I hope you find the time to write up a nice comment on Facebook or Google Reviews. It all helps with me advertising. Thank you. Soon we will be………………………
Lets enjoy Camping as a group in the Outback for at least 3 nights. At the same time experience real station life and Hospitality at the Landor Races. Basic Toilets and Showers available. Lots of entertainment with gambling Friday night, public bar and BBQ, the races on 3 days, and a ball on the Saturday night. Lots of fun. No need to drink and drive, just stumble back to the comfort of your own camper and community fire.
Leave Perth Thursday 27th Sept 8.30pm
Camp overnight in the Bush to brake up the trip on the way to Landor Races. Location to be confirmed in the Murchinson Area
Friday and Saturday nights at our own campsite in the public camping area on Landor Station, not far from the race track.
OPTIONAL, Sunday night for those that want to stay longer.
NO CHARGE to friends, and customers who own or hire my Eureka and Cavalier Campers
MORE INFORMATION TO COME SOON.
The Landor Races are an annual event held at the racecourse which is currently 22 miles (35 km) north of the homestead (-24.93912, 116.97845). Originally the racecourse was located about half a mile from the homestead. The racecourse has its own airstrip, stables, water and electricity supply, dancehall, dining room and grandstand. The public campsite that is adjacent to the course has its own toilet and shower facilities. Races are held on the first weekend in October which coincide with the school holidays.
The races were first held in 1921 when stockmen from stations in the area such as Mount Augustus, Milgun, Mount Seabrook and Erravilla held a race to find who had the fastest horse on their day off. The races have been held almost continuously ever since, with races not being held for several years during World War II. No starting gates exist, all races are walk up starts.
The station is situated approximately 130 miles (209 km) by air north west of Meekatharra. The distance by road is considerably longer, 236 miles (380 km), via the Great Northern Highway. The station occupies an area of 3,504 square kilometres (1,353 sq mi) and has double frontage to Gascoyne River, Landor Creek and Aurila Creek over a total distance of over 200 kilometres (124 mi) with the property mostly composed of flood plain country. Well grassed with Buffel, saltbush, bluebush and cotton bush and other vegetation including Mulga, Acacia and Currara.
The property was established prior to 1925 as a cattle station, but then swapped to sheep. Approximately 12,00 sheep were shorn in 1925 with numbers increasing to 40,000 in 1926 and 5,000 in 1927.
In 1998 the 4,050 square kilometres (1,564 sq mi) property was acquired by Richie Brennan from Malcolm Landor or Landor Station is a pastoral lease and sheep station located in the Gascoyne McCusker. In 2013 Brennan had reported that cattle worth A$500,000 had been stolen from the property over the last decade.
I would like to take this opportunity to personally invite Ric and Sarah, Beth and Jeremy to join us on our short adventure up the Indian Ocean Drive on the 14-16th September. Lets say Good bye to Winter and enjoy the wild flowers this coming Spring. Also, we will be able to sit around a Camp fire enjoying drinks and each others company. Its not long after this date that the Fire Bans come into place. We will be leaving from my shop in Balcatta 30 Erindale Rd 8.00am on the Friday returning approx. 3-4 pm on the Sunday.
There is NO charge to my customers wanting to tag-a-long if Hiring one of my Camper Trailers.
To my Loyal customers who have purchased a Cavalier or Eureka Camper Trailer from me, please join us at No charge, as I would love the opportunity to catch up for a yarn.
I will organise pick up times for Hire campers and an information session sometime soon. Things to consider – Make sure your camper batteries are fully charged and fridge is working at least a day or two prior to departure in case there is a problem. A CB radio is a great idea to take along so you can communicate to other people in the convoy and receive directions. As we are going to be visiting and staying at beach campsites, taking personal protection against sand flies is a good idea. I can recommend “Nature’s Botanical” from your local chemist shop. Sand flies maybe non existent but it is a good idea for those people who are magnets to be prepared! Remember we are independent campers and need to take everything with us. Hence, please think about a portable toilet for the first night and pop up shelter especially for the ladies. Just remember that the Dept of Parks and Wildlife require that you don’t leave a footprint at their campsites and take everything out with you. This is the case now when visiting Station Stays as well. There are dump stations at small towns along the way for disposal. If you need help purchasing equipment please let me know ASAP as we don’t have much time before departure. Take comfortable walking shoes as we may do an easy walk up to the top of Mt Lesueur approx 1 hr return trip and a torch for Stockyard Gully Cave. I have a lot of equipment available and advice for this trip when the need arises. For example we will be using my communal fire pit, large frypan, grill, and kettle (always left on the boil). For the ladies I am taking my portable instantaneous gas HWS that people are welcome to use for a hot shower. Might as well camp in style don’t you think?
OUR CAMPSITES 1st night Tuart Reserve, Cervantes Rd ( this may change as I continually discover more Great Locations) 2nd night Our Secret Spot near Cliffs Head. Exploring the Indian Ocean Drive is a lot of fun.
Please feel free to make comments in the Reply box below or confirm your Booking of our Eureka or Cavalier/Fortescue Camper. I will then get back to you ASAP to get a deposit and answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to invite any of your friends that are like minded Campers.
Wedge Island, our first stop
Hangover Bay for Lunch on the first Day. Great BBQ and Toilet facilities
The Cervantes Lookout overlooking one of many islands off the Indian Ocean Drive
Tuart Reserve is a free camp site, a great spot for our First night.
Its not camping unless you have a Campfire. A great way to get people to come together.
Stromatilites, one of the oldest living organisms on Earth.
Dynamite Bay, Greenhead. A naturally protected swimming spot for a quick dip.
Lets call in and say hi to some of the Local Farmers
An easy drive on the way to Lasueur NP
Lasueur NP should be ablaze with Wildflowers this Spring.
Stockyard Gully Cave is safe and a lot of fun. Bring your torches.
Living the Dream!
Camping at our secret spot on the second night in a protected, calm bay.
Lake Indoon. Checkout where the Local Farmers Camp.
Sandy Cape is a favourite with Families when Camping.
Chemical Toilet or Bucket Toilet or Jimmys Thunder Box for our first night camping?
Rik Demonstrates how to use the Chemical Toilet. However, he chose the Bucket Toilet with the bags shown here for simplicity.
Jimmys Thunder Box is what I purchased because it can easily be folded up flat and used with biodegradable bags.
Purchased from Go Camping on Erindale Rd Balcatta
I will be making this Portable Hot Water Shower available for everybody, with a pop up Shower tent. Ladies first!
Just fill up a bucket of water from your own camper and bring it over to this shower.
For those that haven't viewed this short video of my last Indian Ocean Drive Tour Group please click here -
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