Looking for a quick weekend getaway that’s close to Perth so you don’t have to spend all your time in the car? You might be short on time or your kids don’t travel well so you want to be there and set up within a couple of hours.
Instead of spending hours researching, here are some of the best camping spots near Perth for singles, couples and families.
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Camping spots near Perth
Yalgorup National Park
Located 120 km south of Perth, Yalgorup National Park and the surrounding area has heaps to offer for your weekend away. The National Park is home to 10 salt lakes and is an important wetland habitat that is vital for migratory birds.
It is close to Preston Beach which is excellent for swimming, fishing and beach driving.
Martin’s Tank Campground is run by the Department of Parks and Wildlife in WA and is easy to book through their online facility.
Serpentine is a small town located 55km south-east of Perth. Here you can find a small National Park which features Serpentine Falls. The waterfall is small and empties into a rock pool that is great for swimming in Perth’s hot summers.
There is no camping in the National Park, but the Caravan Park in Serpentine is within walking distance and offers excellent facilities.
Located 50km east of Perth, Lake Leschenaultia is an excellent spot for some bush camping close to Perth. The lake is perfect for swimming, canoeing or kayaking. Canoes are available for hire if you don’t have your own.
There is a 3km walking trail around the lake or a longer 6km mountain bike trail. All the facilities at the lake are excellent.
Located in Gin Gin, 80km north-east from Perth, Willowbrook Farm is excellent for a family weekend away. The kids will love camping next to the animals. They have daily feeding of the animals every afternoon which is a highlight for the kids because they are allowed to help.
Sunday mornings the farm offers free scones with jam and cream in the communal area, which is very popular with all visitors to the hobby farm.
Yanchep National Park
Located 50km north of Perth, Yanchep National Park is full of attractions. You can take a tour through Crystal Caves, explore the Koala boardwalk, spend some time bird watching by the lake or do one of the many bushwalks on offer.
There is also plenty to explore within the town of Yanchep itself. The beaches, in particular, are beautiful and definitely worth a stop.
They have campsites available or you can book a room at the newly refurbished Yanchep Tavern located within the National Park.
Perth and surrounding regions have so much to offer locals, tourists and Australian travellers. These camping spots near Perth are just a few of what is waiting to be discovered and explored in Western Australia. If you are looking for some more ideas on where to go or things to do in Perth, check out Rochelle’s blog.