As of 27/4/20 camping is now officially permitted in WA, providing you maintain the 10 person rule, follow the usual social distancing practices and do the right thing. Initially we were over the the moon; its been a good couple of months since we’ve been out camping. That is, until we started looking for sites to stay at!
So, if you are itching like us to head away, you need to find yourself a camp site! The Department of Parks and Wildlife have allowed camping at national parks from mid day on May 1, and most Caravan Parks are slowly opening back up.
EDIT – If you want more sites within 300km of Perth, check this out – Camping in Perth; 60 of the best.
Where is the Perth and Peel Boundaries?
If you are chasing a fantastic, interactive map for the boundaries, check this out – Main Roads Perth and Peel Boundaries.
Where can you camp in the Perth and Peel region?
This will be updated regularly, as soon as new information flows in. Please note until May 1, 12PM, you probably won’t be able to book any camp sites on the DPAW website. You can find that here – DPAW Park Stay.
Yanchep National Park (Henry White Oval)
This is an amazing camp site 45 minutes north of Perth. Booking is required on the DPAW website, and you can find out more about it here; Henry White Oval.
Walyunga National Park
Heading 50 minutes north east of Perth lies Walyunga National Park, which reminds us of a cross between Serpentine and Dwellingup. It’s a beautiful spot, and well worth a weekend away. Bookings are required, and you can find out more at Walyunga National Park.
Lane Poole Reserve in Dwellingup
This National Park is probably the most exciting to be open, as its huge, there’s a huge number of things to do and it accommodates a massive number of campers across a range of different sites. You have Baden Powell, Charlie’s Flat, Chuditch, Tony’s Bend, Nanga or Marrinup Townsite, Nanga Brook Camp, Nanga Mill, Stringers and Yarragil. All require booking online except for Nanga Mills, which is a big open area where you camp anywhere you’d like.
Avon Valley National Park
An hour and a half north east of Perth lies the Avon Valley National Park. This ones a bit interesting, as the sites fall either side of the boundary, so it will be interesting to see if any open, and if so, which ones. You have Bald Hill, Drummonds, the homestead and Valley Camp site
Lake Navarino (Waroona Dam)
Waroona Dam is a very popular destination with a Caravan park and lake side camping. It’s got great water skiing, fishing and camping. Located an hour and a half from Perth makes it quick to get to.
EDIT 4/5/20 – Lake side camping is now not permitted, thanks to those who didn’t follow the 1.5 metre distancing and behaved like muppets last weekend.
An hour and 40 minutes south east of Perth lies Armoin, a property right near Albany highway and backing onto a nice river. We’ve not stayed here yet, but it has fantastic reviews.
Mandurah Caravan and Tourist Park
Located an hour south of Perth lies Mandurah Caravan and Tourist Park, which is officially open. It has amazing reviews, and although we haven’t personally stayed there, looks like a great spot to spend a few days!
Karrinyup Waters Resort
30km north of Perth lies Karrinyup Waters Resort, which has also confirmed they are open.
Other caravan parks
Other caravan parks in the Perth and Peel region are allowed to open, so ring around!
If you haven’t heard of Youcamp before, it’s time to check it out! This is a website where people can open their properties and farms up to the public for camping, and often has some amazing locations