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TOP 10 CAMPGROUNDS
WA is blessed with excellent family
camping options. Here’s ten of the best
Jurien Tourist Park,
Where is it? Jurien Bay is about two to three
hours’ drive north of Perth, along the new
Indian Ocean Drive.
Why it’s great for families It’s sprawled upon
a beachfront with sheltered waters and great
beach fishing. There’s a pontoon in the water,
a jetty for fishing nearby and a giant jumping
pillow in the park. The town also offers bike
hire, kayak hire and sea lion tours, and the
Pinnacles Desert and caves of Stockyard Gully
are not far away.
What is there? The park features powered and
unpowered campsites and a range of other
accommodation types. There’s also the giant
jumping pillow – a favourite with the kids.
Tips Bring your swimmers.
Don’t miss A swim at the beach and dropping a
line for fish.
Bookings/more information For bookings,
call (08) 9652 1595 or 1800 119 239, or visit
Soaking up the natural beauty at Dryandra
Woodland (Photography Department of
Environment and Conservation).
Dryandra Woodland, Peel
Where is it? 164km south-east of Perth and a
little more than 20km north-west of Narrogin,
amid the trees of Dryandra Woodland. It’s two-
wheel drive accessible.
Why it’s great for families This is possibly the
best place in the State to see elusive and rare
native mammals. You can visit nearby Barna Mia
Animal Sanctuary to see these cuddly looking
creatures and partake in a guided nocturnal
tour. It’s also home to nearly half the State’s
population of the numbat – WA’s fauna emblem.
What is there? Communal gas barbecues,
communal fire ring sites, long-drop bush
toilets, seven to eight single caravan sites, three
group camping tent areas (catering to about 40
people), three individual, one car-bay, camp
sites. The park also features Barna Mia Animal
Sanctuary and interpretive centre, a drive trail,
walk trails and picnic tables. You can also stay
at nearby Dryandra Woodland Village.
Tips There’s little drinking water: take your own.
Don’t miss A guided nocturnal tour at Barna
Mia Animal Sanctuary and a walk on the Woylie
Walk trail – recognised by Top Trails WA as
one of the State’s 50 best trails. The Ochre Trail
is also excellent, with interpretive signage
describing Aboriginal culture of the area.
Bookings/more information There is no booking
system for the campground. Simply obtain
camping fee envelopes from the information
shelter (brochures are also available here)
and send your payment to the DEC office in
Narrogin. For more details visit dec.wa.gov.au
(click on Parks and recreation, then Park finder),
go to dec.wa.gov.au/campgrounds, or call DEC’s
Narrogin office on (08) 9881 9200.
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