2 night, 3 day, Discovery Camping Tours this spring, approx. 3 hours from Perth

Camping along the Indian Ocean Drive, just 2 hours North of Perth

Welcome fellow campers to our Blog where I am introducing you to a spectacular drive, discovering great camping spots along the way. Below are some pictures taken recently along the way. The philosphy behind my camping trips is quite simple. To get away from the crowds, cars, towns, and caravan parks, viewing ocean settings, great National Parks, and camp in tranquil bush settings. We will all be "Independent Campers" taken along all our own camping equipment, campers, food and water. Don't forget I am there to help you with ALL your needs. To make it simple, easy, and memorable, with lots of fun. You will have lots of questions for me so just reply in the comments box at the bottom of this page. Thank you.

This Blog is a work in progress. Dates available in October 13th - 15th, 20th -22nd, 27th - 29th. RSVP by 1st Sept

To start, here is a rough Itinerary with a more detailed one to come soon -

Friday: Depart 9am stoping at Wedge Island, Hangover Bay (Opposite the Pinnacles to have Lunch), Tour of the Rock Lobster Shack (maybe purchase a Rock Lobster for our first meal around the Campfire?), visit Jurien Bay, Sandy Cape Camp Ground.

Two Camp Grounds to choose from for the first night:- Sandy Cape (a Beautiful Bay just North of Jurien Bay Township) OR Tuart Reserve ( a very nice Bush setting away from everybody, South East of Jurien Bay)? Everybody to gather around our Campfire to cook Crayfish or on a traditional Aussie BBQ.

Saturday: Break Camp 9am. Lesuer National Park (there should be Wild Flowers everywhere at time of the year!), a 1/2 hr leisurely stroll up to Mount Lesueur, 1/2 trek to Stockyard Gully Cave National Park (Lunch), make camp at Lake Indoon with plenty of time to explore the lake.

Sunday: Lake Indoon. Break Camp 9am. Choose from sandboarding the huge sand dunes of Lancelin or canoeing Moore river in Guilderton. Lunch then head for home.

NOTE: The idea of the 1/2hr Rock Lobster Shack Tour will only happen if there is consensus amonst the group, as we are suppose to be getting away from the crowds. But it maybe of interest because it is an Industry that is so important to the prosperity of the local town of Cervantes, harvesting thousands of Crayfish for the overseas market. If most people haven't seen the Pinnacles then we can include it in this Itinerary?

THE COST:- $100 per person, per day, to Tag a Long with your own Camper or tent. No charges will apply to Camp each night!

                         If you are going to hire one of our camper trailers then this charge will be discounted by 50%

                         Please refer to our Hire Camper Rates on this website. The three day weekend rate applies and Campers are subject to availability. Just remember Spring is a busy time for camping so secure a Camper ASAP if needed for this Camping Trip.

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Drive onto the beaches at Wedge Island

Hangover Bay

Lunch and swim at Hangover Bay

Group on Sand dune

Photo time!

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Discover new camping spots near Sandy Cape

Pinnacles

The Pinnacles

Sandy Cape

A google Earth shot of the wilderness area North of Jurien Bay

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Dave ready to collect firewood to store on top of the camper

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The Rock Lobster Shack

Lake Logue Reserve

Secluded bush campsite

Campfire

Our Campfire

Lesueur NP

Picnic spot at Lesueur NP

Lesueur

A view over Lesueur NP

Amble-Inn

Amble-Inn

Anne & Dennis Amble-Inn

Anne and Dennis Stockyard Gully Cave NP

Stockyard Gully Cave NP

Anne and Dennis Stockyard Gully Cave NP

The Cave

Time to contemplate

Group 2

The Gang

Stockyard Gully Cave NP

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Lake Indoon Campsite

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Entrance to Lake Indoon

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Time to drop the tyre pressure

Golden Quest Discovery Trail & Aboriginal Cultural Tour 7th – 11th April 2017. Two Places still available!

Hello fellow Campers! It's time to pack your Camper Trailers, hitch it up to your 4WD and explore the old Gold mines from the late 1800's around Coolgardie/Kalgoorlie and experience an Aboriginal Cultural Tour. Two places still available for those Campers that want to join the group. Request a copy of the itinerary by emailing - David.Goulding@CamperTrailersWA.com

Aboriginal Cultural Tour with Mick Hayden, Merredin.

Leaving 7th April from the shop in Balcatta (Camper Trailers WA 7/30 Erindale Rd) 8am for Merredin to meet up with Mick Hayden our Aboriginal Tour Guide. Camping first night approx 130k's North of Merredin. Mick will be stopping along the way to show us his Tribal Lands and Culture that have been with his people for 60 000 years. Lunch, Traditional Kangaroo stew and Didgeridoo around the camp fire and breakfast supplied

Golden Quest Discovery Trail

By mid March the exact course we want to take as a group will be set following the Golden Quest Discovery Trail. Input from the group is encouraged. We will be camping out along this Trail 8th, 9th, and 10th. Returning to Perth on the 11th April. In the mean time click on this link to find out more and maybe even purchase the book?

Golden Quest Discovery Trail & Aboriginal Cultural Tour 7th – 11th April 2017. Two Places still available!

Great Camping spots to checkout traveling along the Grt Northern Hwy to and from Broome in September 2016

 

Great Camping spots to checkout traveling along the Grt Northern Hwy to and from Broome in September 2016

Approx 387kms, 4 1/2 hrs from Perth, Ninghan Station just 6km off the the Grt Northern Hwy. The sign lists all the prices here. It has toilets and showers next to the Homestead as well as some isolated bush camp sites further on to visit like a huge rock called Wardaga and Mt singleton that has great views.

Nalbarra Station (a working sheep station) Approx 522 kms, 6 1/2 hrs from Perth and 17kms West off the Grt Norther Hwy (sign Posted). With a warm welcome John and Pam will direct you to some good camping spots or some old fashion Shearers quarters. Our camping spot only cost $20 for the night with plenty of space to find your own quite space but within easy reach of the shower and toilet.

Bilyuin Pool camp site on the Murchinson River is sign posted with the Ashburton Downs Road 74kms North of Meekatharra. Travel approx 16kms West on a gravel road and then turn left just left after the river crossing. This Camping spot is a favourite of mine because large pools and bird life have always been present. It is very picturesque, has plenty of shade, and lots of space to find your own camping spot on the banks of the Murchinson river. There are no facilities here and no one takes responsibility for this charming area, so please take in your own firewood and take your rubbish out with you when leaving!

Gascoyne River South (Middle Branch) 181kms North of Meekatharra. It is clearly sign posted as an official rest area on the Grt Northern Hwy has no facilities but it has easy to find campsites to the west on the North side of the bridge so you to bunker down quickly if you are becoming weary from driving too far in one day.

The Albert Tognolini Lookout in Munjina Gorge has a spectacular view of the Gorge and has camp sites available. It is 177kms north west of Newman, 17kms south of Auski Road. It is not far from the entrance to the spectacular Karijini NP to the south. It is worth noting that north of the Auski Roadhouse whether heading to Broome or Perth many camping spots can be found on either side of the Grt Northern Hwy for a quick overnight stop to refresh oneself, especially if wanting a view of the majestic Hammersley Ranges before the sunsets. Bea Bea Rest Area is one of those camping spots 44 Kms north of Auski Roadhouse on the western side of the Highway.

DeGrey River Rest Area is 81 kms east of Port Hedland and is on the Broome side of the river. Access is via a good gravel road on the southern side of the bridge. A picturesque spot, very popular with most people traveling to Broome, wanting a quick overnight stay. It usually consists of large pools of water in a very wide, sandy river bed in the dry season.

Baxter Cliffs January 2016

2nd January 2016

Day 1

We travel to our first overnight campsite at Overshot Hill reserve on the edge of Newdegate/Ravensthorpe road. A free campsite with lots of shade with some outdoor table/chairs available. A 5hr journey via Arthur, Wagin, and lake King and only 2 hours from Esperance.

Day 2

We head for the Esperance Seafront Caravan park to meet up with all our friends in the convoy and plan our trip for the following day. We also made a last purchases including bait and fishing gear. (more…)

Our Camping Trip into the Golden Outback Murchinson Goldfields 6th – 14th July 2015

First stop Ninghan Station, 360 kms N.NE of Perth on the Great Northern Hwy. Definitely a place to find your first isolated camping spot near the granite outcrop of Wardaga or explore further out. Most Stations mentioned here have different types of accommodation available, Cottages, Units, Shearers Quarters, Camping and Caravan sites, all in close proximity to the Homestead if wanting to take advantage of the hospitality, showers, toilets, kitchen facilities, and fireplaces. Each Station or camping spot had their own unique features to talk about. For example the view from Mt Singleton was definitely worth the visit! (more…)

Karijini National Park

Karijini is probably the most stunning National Park in Western Australia with easy access by car with a combination of sealed roads and well graded gravel roads. It is situated in the Hamersley Range between the townships of Tom Price and Newman and is approximately 1400 Km’s from Perth along the Great Northern Highway.

Karijini is a photographer’s paradise and a trekker’s dream. You will need at least 3-4 nights to experience the landscape and explore the gorges. Be sure to take the mandatory trip to Oxer lookout that overlooks the junction of Handcock, Joffre and Weano gorge.
Dale gorge has three major attractions: Fortescue Falls, the Circular Pool and Fern Pool are prefect for a day’s trip. The Dales (Fortescue) camp ground is close by. Savanah campsite is the most civilized campsite with showers, toilets and a tavern. From the campsite you can trek down to the bottom of Joffre gorge to be amazed by the shear size and unique beauty of Joffre falls. The trek is well marked but make sure you take a backpack, camera, towel, drinking water, food, and an inflatable mattress that can be used to paddle rather than swim in the freezing cold water.

Head in the opposite direction to the falls and use your air mattress to get to the other side of a long rock pool to take in the peace and tranquility of this magnificent Gorge.

This will surely be a time to remember as it has been for me over the years when I took people through this area as a tour guide. If time permits checkout Kalamina and Knox Gorge, you won’t be disappointed.

It wont be long before you see why I regard this remote area as one of the natural wonders of Western Australia. Check it out!

Grimwade Dam

Northeast of Balingup, turn left onto Grimwade road heading south, just .6 Km’s North of Balingup. Travel approx 11.5 Km’s, turn left. Not sign posted.

Whether it be checking out the remains of the old log cabins or identifying the various trees planted many years ago. Balingup is on the South Western Hwy and is a bustling tourist town. Here you can checkout out a fabulous antique shop or have a great meal and coffee at the many restaurants and cafés. Take a short drive to the nearby historic township of Greenbushes to see the huge open pit tin mine, now abandoned. Then have a beer with the locals at the adjacent Exchange Hotel where the new Publican Julian is only too happy to show you around.

I highly recommend this camping spot and the general area for it’s many attractions. No camping fees apply.

Bremer Bay, January 2015

Bremer Bay township and surrounding beaches are some of the nicest places down south of WA for independent camping.

Beach camping, with natural shelter from winds along with crystal clear waters and reef protected lagoons help to make this location a unique, Western Australian gem.

 

 

 

Wooleen Station