Bush Camping and 4wd around Perth

Submitted: Wednesday, Nov 06, 2002 at 01:00
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We're reasonably new to Perth and are looking forward to weekend camping trips this summer.

We spend alot of time in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park however would like to try some other spots.

Does anyone have any tips or know of great quiet camping spots and 4wding spots that are a weekend's trip away from Perth? (Other than those in the trek notes).

Thanks.
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Reply By: bob - Wednesday, Nov 06, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Nov 06, 2002 at 01:00
Why not head a little further south and go to the D'Entrecasteaux National Park. A series of tracks start east of Augusta and run through the beaches White and then Black Point then onto Lake Jasper. Good camping areas. Fairly easy 4x4 tracks. Maps of the area are easily obtained.
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Reply By: Member - Melissa - Wednesday, Nov 06, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Nov 06, 2002 at 01:00
Hi Nicki,

Western 4WDriver magazine have put out publications called "4WD Days out of Perth" and "4WD Weekends out of Perth" which contain trip notes etc. They are always at the Perth 4WD & Camping show with copies of these and other back issues of their mag. for sale. Show is this weekend so you could pick up copies if you're going there.

There are plenty of places all around Perth. Too many to mention, but one of our favourites is north or Perth...the Lancelin, Wedge Island, Cervantes and Jurien Bay run. Great coastal driving. However, I'm pretty sure camping is restricted to the beach area south of Wedge Island. North of there you'd have to stay in town.

:o) Melissa
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Follow Up By: Member - William - Thursday, Nov 07, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Nov 07, 2002 at 01:00
Melissa, planning on a move to Perth around December. Would like to discuss particulars with you about the area. Please E-mail me when you have a moment.

William
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Thursday, Nov 07, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Nov 07, 2002 at 01:00
William, What's you E-mail address? :o) Melissa
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Follow Up By: Member - William - Friday, Nov 08, 2002 at 01:00

Friday, Nov 08, 2002 at 01:00
Melissa, it's wjf567@bellsouth.net
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Reply By: Rod- Thursday, Nov 07, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Nov 07, 2002 at 01:00
Nicki,

In addition to what others have already provided you with. You may wish to attend the 4WD Show on this weekend at McCallum Park South Perth, it'll be full of ideas and info. And while you're there check out the displays of several surburban Perth 4WD Clubs. I'm sure this will be of great benifit.

See ya
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Follow Up By: Member - Scooby - Thursday, Nov 07, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Nov 07, 2002 at 01:00
Great idea Rod, any particular club you have in mind?
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Follow Up By: Rod - Thursday, Nov 07, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Nov 07, 2002 at 01:00
Scooby,

I don't want to be bias. Suggest you check for the one nearest to you that may meet your requirements. There will be about 10 Clubs on display this year (out of 35 in the association).
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Reply By: Janset - Thursday, Nov 07, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Nov 07, 2002 at 01:00
Hey Scooby.
I will be manning the Wanneroo Wanderers tent on Sunday from 8am to closing about 6pm. Drop in and say hello and ask for John. I will show you my troopie too if I can get it in as the organisers have cut down our space.
Regards
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Reply By: rickwagupatrol - Thursday, Nov 07, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Nov 07, 2002 at 01:00
hiya nicki. if yout looking for weekend getaway's or even just a day trip, you're in the best city fot it !!
there are so many to chose from, from the hill's to the coast that it would take year's to see it all. we found a beautifull place last weekend called lane-poole reserve, not even two hours from the cbd. so all i can say is enjoy the best city in the country, and the country that surround's it.
see ya in the bush.
rick.
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Follow Up By: Nicki - Friday, Nov 08, 2002 at 01:00

Friday, Nov 08, 2002 at 01:00
Hi there Rick.

Thanks for your comments! It just so happens we packed our cruiser this morning and we're heading to Lane Pool Reserve this afternoon afterwork. Glad to hear your comments as we were a little concerned about the spot due to mixed reviews.

Have a great day.

Nicki

PS: Thanks to all who have responded to my query!
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Friday, Nov 08, 2002 at 01:00

Friday, Nov 08, 2002 at 01:00
Hi Nicki/Rick,

Lane Poole and surrounds are great (take a canoe if you have one) but avoid it like the plague in summer school holidays. Super busy!!!! Rick, it's only a hop-skip-and-jump from our place and we are up there a fair bit. Next time you're heading that way, let's know...we might be able to catch up. You've got my email from the c/t group.

:o) Melissa
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