Weekend Camping Journey
Here in Mandurah & the Peel Region you can discover some of WA's finest natural assets. The area is blessed with some of the most pristine beaches on the south-west coast, and it's surprisingly easy to cove all to yourself.
Sleep under the stars at one of the region's many National Park camp sites, or pitch your tent at a lakeside tourist park and wake up to breathtaking views.
The Weekend Camping Itinerary
1. Lane Poole Reserve
Day 1: Camp at Chuditch in Lane Poole Reserve, Dwellingup and swim in the cool Island Pool. The reserve comprises of nearly 55,000 hectares of rock-rimmed pools, rapids and small waterfalls, steep forested valley slopes and undulating woodlands. It's popular for swimming, fishing, canoeing and rafting. If you are looking for information or to book Camping in the Lane Poole Reserve please visit the DPaW website for availability, rules and bookings.
2. Dwellingup Action
Get the day started with some energetic fun. Choose from a bush walk along one of the many guided trails or a bike ride on the exciting Munda Biddi Trail. Alternatively, hire a canoe or raft to take to the river for a water adventure.
3. Serpentine Dam and Serpentine Falls
Head north to Serpentine Dam. Enjoy a bushwalk to the lookout, a barbecue in Serpentine National Park or a stimulating cappuccino at the cafe. Then continue to the spectacular Serpentine Falls, where you can cool off with a dip in the calm waters.
4. Riverside Pub
Finish your first day off with a refreshing ale at the Ravenswood Hotel, and treat yourself to an early dinner on the banks of the Murray River.
Day 2: Take one of the many self-drive tours of Boddington and enjoy the area at your own pace. Go bushwalking, picnicking or birdwatching. Stop for fresh produce and jams at a roadside farm stall along the way.
5B. Paddling Mandjar Bay
Or as a second option, head to the heart of Mandurah and hire a canoe to explore Mandjar Bay and the picturesque, mansion-lined canals. Keep an eye out for the resident dolphins as they play around the estuary!
6. Country Pub Dinner
Enjoy an authentic Aussie pub atmosphere as you have dinner at the Quindanning Hotel beside the Williams River. Afterwards, make your way back to your campsite and go for a torchlight walk, to see what nocturnal wildlife you can spot.
7. Mandurah Outdoor Lunch
Next day, swing by Mandurah on the way home. Grab lunch from Mandurah Fish and Chips and relax on the grassy foreshore beside Mandjar Bay. Cap it off with some ice-cream from Simmo's and a stroll along the boardwalk.