Where to stay after dark near Pinnacles

Submitted: Wednesday, Nov 01, 2017 at 22:10
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Locals where would you recommend for us to stay overnight if only wanting a short drive after a sunset photography session at the Pinnacles? Things have changed so much since last there... Think Sandy Cape too far at night for a swag setup. Can't really sneak in an "illegal" camp at Wedge with signage on the 4by....Contemplating options but not really setup to camp in a CP.
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Reply By: Frank P (NSW) - Wednesday, Nov 01, 2017 at 22:17

Wednesday, Nov 01, 2017 at 22:17
I had to look up which Pinnacles you were referring to, Michelle. I was going to recommend Talbotville (Vic High Country), just a quick jaunt down Billy Goats Bluff track :-) Hardly a quick jaunt from Lancelin. LOL

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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Wednesday, Nov 01, 2017 at 22:45

Wednesday, Nov 01, 2017 at 22:45
Nah just the one that is linked in my post and up the road from here.
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Reply By: bellony - Thursday, Nov 02, 2017 at 00:51

Thursday, Nov 02, 2017 at 00:51
Little shack community of Grey is a bit south of the Pinnacles, but still illegal. I think Sandy Cape is the only legal camp spot outside of the towns.
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Reply By: Gerard S - Thursday, Nov 02, 2017 at 08:58

Thursday, Nov 02, 2017 at 08:58
Loveland Kangaroo sanctuary. Not far...its part of the Youcamps farm stay assoc.
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Thursday, Nov 02, 2017 at 12:01

Thursday, Nov 02, 2017 at 12:01
Not heard of that thanks I'll look it up.
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Thursday, Nov 02, 2017 at 12:03

Thursday, Nov 02, 2017 at 12:03
Gerard - thanks that's exactly what I was looking for. Cheers!
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Thursday, Nov 02, 2017 at 13:02

Thursday, Nov 02, 2017 at 13:02
Damn - Ken is going overseas next week so its not available! Boo... but I've just noticed the Waddi Farm Resort listed in Places. Does anyone know much about this spot?I might have to check that out.
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Follow Up By: Zippo - Thursday, Nov 02, 2017 at 17:34

Thursday, Nov 02, 2017 at 17:34
Waddi Farm itself during the day has absolute swarms of insects, sort of like flies but ten times more interested in getting into your eyes/nose/mouth/... Whether the resort is immune I don't know.
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Thursday, Nov 02, 2017 at 17:37

Thursday, Nov 02, 2017 at 17:37
Gee...you're selling it!
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Reply By: Dean K3 - Thursday, Nov 02, 2017 at 11:53

Thursday, Nov 02, 2017 at 11:53
Push come to shove there is a yha/backpacker in cervantes

Considering all the "restrictions in place" its probably best option apart from staying at CP -unless your happy to simply sleep in swag under a awning or collapsible shelter (oztrail type thing)

And price wise when you compare a CP vs backpackers there basically the same price

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Reply By: Motherhen - Friday, Nov 03, 2017 at 23:22

Friday, Nov 03, 2017 at 23:22
Hi Michelle, the nearest 'legal' is the 72 hour camping at Tuarts Reserve, about eight or nine kilometres from the Indian Ocean Drive, heading north east along Cervantes Road.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rowdy6032 (WA) - Saturday, Nov 04, 2017 at 12:37

Saturday, Nov 04, 2017 at 12:37
All free campsites (Shire of Dandaragan) are for fully self-contained campers only. All campers must carry a minimum of 20 litres of fresh water, have a waste (grey) water holding tank capacity and have a portable toilet cassette with holding capacity. All waste must be retained by the camper and disposed of off-site in appropriate facilities.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Saturday, Nov 04, 2017 at 12:57

Saturday, Nov 04, 2017 at 12:57
However Rowdy, unlike many other "self contained only campgrounds" in the east which specify motorhomes and caravans only no campers, Dandaragan specifies campers. It is not difficult to leave no waste even when swag camping for the night.
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Reply By: gerard m2 - Saturday, Nov 04, 2017 at 03:02

Saturday, Nov 04, 2017 at 03:02
Why not the Cervantes caravan park?
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Reply By: Tim Owen - Tuesday, Nov 07, 2017 at 20:07

Tuesday, Nov 07, 2017 at 20:07
You might find this info helpful from the local council
https://www.dandaragan.wa.gov.au/camping-information.aspx
I stayed at Hakea reserve (-30.460308, 115.332180) a decade or so ago ... was a bit off the road and there were a couple of shelters with tables ... but otherwise just somewhere to park up for the night before tackling the drive back to Perth.
From google maps Tuarts Reserve (-30.420541, 115.136726) looks like a better option.
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