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5 Amazing camp sites near Perth you’ve probably never heard of

I mentioned a few posts ago that we are on a mission to find the best camping near Perth, and over the last couple of years we’ve stayed at a heap of great places. There’s something nice about getting home on a Friday afternoon, jumping in the 4WD and driving under an hour away to a nice camp site for the weekend. 

Of course, if you are prepared to drive a bit further there are considerably more options, but we aren’t exactly lacking places close to Perth to camp. If you are looking for more choices, check out 30 unbelievable camp sites in WA. In this post though, we cover 5 amazing camp sites near Perth you’ve probably never heard of:

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Hows this for amazing camping?

1) Henry White Oval

We’ve stayed at a huge number of national park camp sites in WA and the Northern Territory, and enjoyed many of them. Henry White Oval though, is next level in so many ways, and is a huge credit to the Department of Parks and Wildlife.

Located in Yanchep National Park, just 42 minutes north of Perth lies some of the best National Park camping anywhere near Perth. This camp site is quite new, but has hot showers, flushing toilets, a group fire pit (used in season) and a great kitchen/picnic area. 

You have to pay entry to the National Park, and you need to book the camping in advance online (be aware that its super popular and can be booked out months in advance), but a spot on the oval is brilliant. There’s plenty of room for the kids to run around, lots of grass, more Kangaroo’s and bird life than you’ll be able to follow with plenty to do in the region. 

The Yanchep Lake is well worth a walk around, as is the Koala Pen, a visit to the Adventure Trees course. We thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend here, and would go back in a heartbeat. For more information, check out Henry White Oval

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Camping near Perth at the fantastic Henry White Oval

Camping near Perth

Brilliant nights at Yanchep

Yanchep Kangaroos

Kangaroo’s by the bucket load

Toilet and shower block

Fantastic amenities with hot showers and flushing toilets

Yanchep Lagoon

A walk around the Lagoon is well and truly worth it

Yanchep Lagoon

Yanchep Lagoon, not far from camp

2) Gidgedales Retreat

The first place we took our new Lifestyle Reconn R2 Hybrid Camper to was Gidgedales. Somewhere close, away from others and for a bit of peace and quiet. What we discovered though, was a truly epic camp site in Gidgegannup, on private property.

This camp site is only for camper trailers and caravans that are self sufficient (power and water is supplied), and is restricted to only a couple of campers at a time, but is nothing short of amazing, and at only 45 minutes from Perth its the perfect spot.

You camp in between two dams, not far from the wonderful owners property and can swim, fish and kayak the days away. There’s silver perch in the dam, which are a heap of fun to catch. It’s a mere $15 per night per van or camper trailer, which is a complete steal. 

It’s a great place to relax around a fire, or to swim when its warmer. The dam always has plenty of water in it, and is a mesmerising colour!

If you are chasing more information on this camp site, check out Gidgedales Retreat.

Camping close to Perth

Gidgedales Retreat, super close to Perth

Our camp setup

Could you ask for more?

Fishing in the dam

Flicking lures around the Dam

Loving the new camper trailer

Quiet nights around the fire

Camp fires in Perth

Waking up to this each morning

3) Willowbrook Farm

Our latest adventure was to Willowbrook Farm, a place that came hugely recommended by many people. Of course, often these places don’t live up to their reputation, but Willowbrook exceeded ours, and then some. 

It’s technically a Caravan Park, but is almost like a station stay, with amazing owners, fantastic animal feeding for the kids, lots of room to run around and the most amazing, free scones on Sunday morning you’ll have anywhere.

Located only 58 minutes north of Perth in between Gingin and Guilderton its easily doable for a weekend. This is extremely popular, and was booked out on a normal weekend when we visited, with lots of families coming to enjoy themselves. 

To find out more, check out Willowbrook Farm.

Reconn R2 Camper

The ultimate kids camp ground close to Perth

Motorbike riding at Willowbrook

Kids rides in the trailer behind the quad

Kids feeding animals

Lots of kids having fun feeding the animals

Sunday morning scones

The Sunday scones are amazing, and free

Willowbrook Camping

It’s a super popular place!

4) Carmel Cider

Located a whopping 30 minutes away from Perth lies the best camping we’ve experienced near Perth. On private property at a beautiful Orchard lies Carmel Cider. 

If you’ve got a small setup, you can camp under the orchard, pick apples in season (and subject to demand) and kick back and relax. The owners are absolutely fantastic, and its extremely good value for money. 

To find out more, have a read of the full blog post at Carmel Cider; the best camping near Perth.

Carmel Cider from above

Carmel Cider; our favourite camp site close to Perth

Kicking back

Kicking back with a roast dinner as the sun goes down over the orchard

Cooper eating an apple

Our kids loved the apples

5) Trapwell Farm

Last, but not least is Trapwell Farm. Another Youcamp property, located on the Mortlock River (really a creek at this point) its worth a weekend away.

Camping is either on the edge of a Paddock, or along the Mortlock River, and is a great place in winter and spring. It is quite expensive for what you get, and the others further up this list are probably nicer too, but its still a great place to kick back and relax.

They’ve got horses which you can feed, and its not too far to drive into Northam for a look around. To find out more, check them out on Youcamps here.

Camping at Trapwell Farm

Enjoying a beautiful sunset at Trapwell Farm

Relaxing in the river

Spending the afternoon in the river cooling off

Camped metres from the water

Camped only a few metres from the river

Feeding the horses

Feeding the horses some grass

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