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Honeymoon Pool campground is popular for swimming
and canoeing (Photography Collie Visitor Centre).
Honeymoon Pool, Wellington National Park, Collie, Geographe region
Where is it? 28km from Collie.
Why it’s great for families This riverside campground is set on the banks of a beautiful
pool in the Collie River and is surrounded by forest. It features a network of bike and
walk trails and the river’s clear waters are popular for swimming and canoeing.
What is there? Bush camping, flushing toilets, picnic facilities, fire rings (bring your own
firewood and avoid use in the fire-ban season) and barbecues. The adjoining Stones Brook
campground has a covered camp kitchen with barbecues, gas burner, sink and water, which
Honeymoon Pool campers can also use.
Tips There’s no power or showers so come prepared. Bring the kids’ bikes
because there are heaps of cycling trails.
Don’t miss A swim in the river or a hike through the trees.
Bookings/more information There are no bookings for this campground. For information,
visit dec.wa.gov.au (click on Parks and recreation, then Park finder), go to dec.wa.gov.au/
campgrounds, or contact DEC’s Wellington District on (08) 9734 1988.
Where is it? It’s a little over 200km
from Broome to Cape Leveque, at the
tip of the peninsula. You’ll need a 4WD
vehicle to access it (although half the drive
is now sealed).
Why it’s great for families There’s a riot of
family-friendly activities on offer at varied
places along the peninsula – mud crabbing,
Aboriginal cultural tours, fishing, whale
watching, swimming, snorkelling, kayaking,
birdwatching, boat charters, the list goes on.
And the beaches are simply stunning (but be
wary of extreme tides).
What is there? You’ve got a big choice of
campgrounds and facilities on the peninsula,
from pitching a tent near the beach to
staying at an eco-retreat at Goombaragin
or luxurious safari tents at Kooljaman at
Cape Leveque. There is no free camping
around here – you must stay at one of the
authorised campgrounds. Several of the
campgrounds have small shops serving the
Tips What you bring with you largely depends
on which campground you choose – some
require you to be totally self-sufficient, others
offer the luxury of a ‘bush butler’ service. No
dogs are allowed and there’s no alcohol for
sale – check at your campground if you’re
allowed to bring alcohol with you.
Don’t miss An Aboriginal cultural tour
offering activities like mud crabbing, a visit
to see the ancient footprints of humans and
a dog fossilised in the rock, reef tours, bush
tucker and more.
Bookings/more information The peninsula
can be busy during school holidays and at the
peak of The Dry. You’ll need to book directly
with whichever accommodation provider
you wish to. Go to ardi.com.au or visit
the Broome Visitor Centre and ask for the
Dampier Peninsula Traveller’s Guide.
Phone: 1300 765 569
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