This is my opinion on caravan and camping spots that we have looked at or stayed at. They are all in the beautiful state of Western Australia and will be added to as new ones are checked out by us.. In no particular order. A work in progress...
Herron Point. COOLUP.
There is a caretaker on-site to collect fees but not all year round.
$10 a car. (Jan 2012)
Toilet Block has 2 toilets in the female section plus a basin for handwashing. No showers. Mens has 1 cubicle and an urinal.
This is a big area with plenty of room for all types of vehicles.
has plenty of shady spots, or more open, whatever you like. Some sites have water views.
Close to the water where you can swim, paddle, crab, fish. walk.
Will need to check Fisheries for rules and regulations with fishing and crabbing.
There is a boatramp.
Mozzies come in swarms at dusk and early morning so you will need something to keep them off you.
I like this area. There is plenty of room and lots to do. Apart from the mozzies there aren't any negatives.
Rivermouth Caravan Park, DENMARK, Link.
About a km from town
$30 night or $27pn if staying longer than the 1 for a powered site in Feb 2012.
This is a big, clean, busy park close to town, water, and tracks to walk or ride. Office staff were very friendly and helpful.
They have boats, bikes, canoes for hire.
There are 2 ablution blocks. This one is towards the back of the park and is a newer one. It has male and female toilets and showers and a laundry with clothesline close by. Very clean, plenty of hot water.
The older block is close to the front of the park. Wasn't as clean looking as the new block. There is a campers kitchen attached to this block. Big, clean, plenty of seating. Barbecue. Big fridge, microwave, electric frypan toaster, etc.
Nice park, I liked it and we would stay again.
Riverbend Caravan Park, DENMARK.
This is a small, quiet park. We haven't stayed but drove around it to see if it would suit us. We decided that it was too far from town and as we couldn't see any safe cycle or walking paths we gave it a miss. The river was narrowed here without much water so for us that was also a negative. For someone that wanted to relax in a peaceful setting I think this would be ideal.
Located 348km south of Perth. Fernhook Falls is 35km west of Walpole on the South West Highway, turning onto Beardmore Rd for 6km.
Bushcamping in a national park, surrounded by tall trees.
Pets not allowed so you can't take your animals in.
$7 for an adult in Feb 2012.
We didn't stay but went swimming in Rowells Pool and walked around the camping area. There are a couple of cabins, this one has bunks for 2 people. There are areas for tents and car camping as well.
A lovely area.
GREENHEAD Caravan Park.
We have stayed here a few times and liked it. (2010)
The ablution block was clean with plenty of hot water
There is a campers kitchen with fridge and barbecues. A small area for the kids next to the undercover cooking and seating area. Fishcleaning area in the park.
Nice grassed powered camping sites. Has on-site vans to stay in. Powered and unpowered sites but we found the unpowered to be more on dirt than grass. (2010)
Close to the water, with a track just behind to the jetty and beach.
Starvation Bay is about a half hours drive from Hopetoun, called Starvation Boat Harbour in the map book but we call it Starvation Bay. It is a lovely spot on the coast with different areas for tents, caravans and vans/trailes. There are composting toilets but no fresh water.
Fireplaces to use dutinf the correct season but you need to take your own wood. Lots of different areas to camp depending on which direction the wind (and rain) is coming from. I really liked it.
The sign going in says that there are fees but we didn't see anywhere to leave them and no-one came collecting. They may be a seasonal thing.
Waroona Dam, WAROONA.
MYALUP BEACH Caravan Park.
This caravan park is not as small and quiet as it used to be but it is close to the beach where swimming and fishing can be done.
NANNUP Caravan Park. I stayed here in March 2013. I was alone and an unpwered site cost me $15. Not bad but when I asked about extra people the cost seemed a lot. $32 for an unpowered site for 2 adults and 1 child seems a lot to me.
The park is clean, close to town and the river so walking anywhere is not a problem. It has a nice campers kitchen and the toilet block was clean.
Hamlin Bay Holiday Park.