Camping within a couple of hours of perth

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 at 19:10
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Heya all.

Finally got a 4x4 ( 2003 2.8 TD Triton ) to tow my camper van. Would like to a go for a quick weekender to try it out. Any suggestions? I've got very little experience off road ( or recovery gear yet!) , so not really looking for anything too adventurous, perhaps not even out of the parks.

Was looking at Cervantes park, any have any comments on that? Any good camping around that area. I've misplaced my camps book so can't check at the moment.

Thanks.
Matt.
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Reply By: Kanga1 - Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 at 19:19

Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 at 19:19
Hi Matt, Cervantes is a good spot, the Pinacles are not far and you get get some experience beach driving up there too, bit of fishing, few beers, cracking sunset, when are we going? Take a tyre pump and shovel minimum with you, and the Caravan Park in town was OK when we stayed up there March last year> Cheers Kanga1.
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Reply By: stumbly1 - Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 at 19:26

Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 at 19:26
Hey Matt,

make it 4 1/2 hrs and head south to cheynes beach - good fishing, the beach is fairly firm, and a lot bloody cooler than here!!!

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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 at 19:51

Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 at 19:51
Windy Harbour is pretty good. Close to Yeagarup Dunes, D'Entrecasteaux NP, Summertime Track, Mt Chudelup, Pemberton, Nannup, Northcliffe. Just to name a few close spots. Or when all else fails Dwellingup and Lane Poole Reserve.
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Reply By: The Rambler( W.A.) - Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 at 21:06

Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 at 21:06
It looks like Sandy Cape is an ideal spot to start your camping.It is about 3hrs north of Perth just past Jurien and is a campground right on the beach with access to fresh water and drop toilets.Cost about 7 dollars a night with a caretaker (Brian) on site.There are other 4wd tracks in the area which take you along the coast near the beach.
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Reply By: Member - Andrew (WA) - Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 at 21:44

Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 at 21:44
Wellington Dam (Collie). No real 4 x 4ing required and easy to get the camper in.

Head out the rear of Collie to the back end of the dam. Some beautiful spots along the water. Swimming is allowed and you can take a canoe or whatever out on the water.

Just don't take the marron without a licence and in season...or the rangers/fisheries will get you!!!!

Check out the Collie shire web site or just search 'Wellington Dam'. For a few days out of Perth...perfect.
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Reply By: get outmore - Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 at 22:32

Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 at 22:32
I head down to the murray river a fair bit. there is designated camping or if you head east from Yarrigal campground there are many secluded campsites although not all are camper freindly so you may want to walk down for a look.

best time to go is during the week as it gets crowded on the weekendsMurray river camping
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Reply By: Member - John Baas (WA) - Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 at 23:16

Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 at 23:16
I can recommend the wandoo woodlands as a delightful easy 4WD experience with good camping everywhere as well as firewood (but watch for any firebans). There is a trek on this site:

http://www.exploroz.com/TrekNotes/WAC/Wandoo_Woodlands.aspx

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