Top 3 Camping Spots Close to Perth Western Australia

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Camping sure is a lot of fun, I don’t know about you but for us at Voltaic nothing beats a weekend getaway to one of our favourite spots close to Perth.

There are literally hundreds of camping spots within a 4-hour drive of Perth, which makes it hard to choose just which camping spot to visit first. Sure, you could consider throwing a dart at a map to help you decide but that could lead to a tricky weekend instead of a good weekend.

If you’re looking for the best camping spots near Perth, Western Australia, look no further! In this article, we’ll recommend three of the best places to pitch your tent and enjoy all that nature has to offer.

Whether you’re looking for breathtaking views, calming forests, or sandy beaches, there’s a spot on this list for you. So, pack your bags, grab your tent, and get ready for an adventure!

Honeymoon Pool Campsite

This has been a fan favourite for over 20-years, with families making the most of the designated camping spots close to the river for a fun weekend of camping, and swimming.

Honeymoon Pool is located just a short drive from Perth, making it the perfect option for a quick getaway. Nestled in the jarrah forest, just outside of Collie and along the Collie River, Honeymoon Pool has a self-sufficient camping area with real toilets (not those long drop ones), and a BBQ area for meal preparation. 

Honey Pool is a medium-sized campground that boasts 20 campsites that vary in size due to being built amongst the jarrah forest, with minimal impact to the surrounding area. All campsites are unpowered and are only suitable for tents and swags, meaning that caravans and camper trailers are not permitted.

There are plenty of activities to keep you entertained in the area, including swimming, hiking, and camping. And, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can even try your hand at canoeing or kayaking.

Honeymoon Pool Facilities

The Honeymoon Pool area includes a shared gas barbeque station, with tables and benches, and multiple shared toilets blocks that are plumbed to the main system.

All campsites have a concreted fire ring with a swing barbeque plate, however, at certain times of the year there is a fire ban, and these are not allowed to be used. During the fire ban gas burner camping stoves are permitted, so it is recommended that you pack one.

Honeymoon Pool Fees

Camping fees do change, however, at the time of writing this article it is $15 for 16-years and older, $9 for concession holders, and $3 for children aged 6 – 15 with 5 and under no charge. More information can be found at

There are no booking fees but on cancellation fees may apply.

Honeymoon Pool Campground Rules

  • Campfires can only be lit in the provided fire rings.
  • Campfires are only permitted only when conditions permit.
  • Usual permitted season for campfires is April – November.
  • Chopped firewood may be available.
  • Bring your own firewood in case no firewood is available.
  • Collecting firewood and kindling are not permitted in national parks and other conservation reserves.
  • Gas barbeques and burners are permitted but must only be used in a cleared area.
  • Dogs are not permitted.
  • Generator use is permitted at all campsites between 8am – 6pm only.
  • Do not empty chemical toilet waste into campground toilets. There is a dump point at Potters Gorge.

Honeymoon Pool Contact & Information

Sandy Cape Campsite

Sandy Cape campsite is situated on a white sand beach and offers stunning views of the Indian Ocean. It is located 250km north of Perth, at the end of Sandy Cape Road off Indian Ocean Drive, 18kms from Jurien Bay.

The campsite has a total of 78 unpowered sites available for caravans, camper trailers and tents. In addition, there is an off-road section better suited for 4WD and camper trailers, that opens to camping closer to the beach and within the bushland area. However, before going off-road, we always advise booking your 4×4 in for a service to ensure an unwelcome surprise doesn’t ruin your trip. 

Sandy Cape Campsite is the perfect place to relax and unwind. It is also an excellent base for exploring the surrounding area which includes the towns of Cervantes, Dongara, and Geraldton. There is also plenty of activities to keep campers entertained such as snorkelling, fishing, swimming, kayaking, and windsurfing.

Sandy Cape Facilities

The Sandy Cape area includes long-drop toilet facilities, bathroom, and showers with cold water, gas barbeque is and tables, and non-potable water may be available (boil for 10-minutes before drinking). Fires may be allowed but only in-built fireplaces, be sure to check local fire bans and rules before starting one.

Sandy Cape Fees

Reservations for these campsites cannot be made in advanced, it is a first-come, first-served situation. During peak seasons like Easter Long Weekend, it can be extremely busy. We recommend arriving in advance the day before or leave early the day of, or if you’ve got a four-wheel drive, you will be able to drive into the bushland north of the campsites to find a spot.

The camping fees are $20 per night for 2 adults and 2 children, then $3 per additional adult. Check in with the on-site caretaker who collects fees. If the caretaker is not in attendance, you can pay fees at the information bay.

Sandy Cape Campground Rules

  • Campfires can only be lit in the provided fire pits.
  • Campfires are only permitted only when conditions permit.
  • Check local fire bans and rules before starting one.
  • Bring your own firewood.
  • Gas barbeques and burners are permitted but must only be used in a cleared area.
  • Dogs are allowed with conditions.
  • Generators are allowed, be considerate when using them.
  • Do not empty chemical toilet waste into campground toilets. There is a dump point at Information Bay.

Sandy Cape Contact & Information

Lake Leschenaultia Campsite

Lake Leschenaultia Campsite is in the heart of beautiful Yalgorup National Park. With its stunning scenery and wilderness, you’ll feel worlds away from the bustle of everyday life. This beautiful spot is close to Perth (just a 45-minute drive) and offers stunning views of the lake and surrounding countryside.

Before arriving at the campsite, be sure to book a reservation. The campsite has a total of 22 tent sites as well as several amenities, including sites for campers, camper trailers, rooftop tents, and live-in-vehicle camper setup. In addition, there are 3-lawn areas, and shelters for hire.

There are plenty of activities to keep you busy at Lake Leschenaultia campsite, including swimming, fishing, mountain bike riding, canoeing, and hiking. So, what are you waiting for? Pack up your camping gear and head to Lake Leschenaultia Campsite for an unforgettable camping experience!

Lake Leschenaultia Facilities

The Lake Leschenaultia camp area boasts a range of amenities which include plumbed toilet and shower facilities suitable for wheelchairs, powered campsites, tables, hiking tracks, barbeque areas, canoe shed with canoes for hire, café, and kiosk, park office, generous overflow and visitor parking, fire hydrants, and a playground.

Lake Leschenaultia Fees

The fees vary greatly between the size of the campsite required versus the time of year, as there are a peak and off-peak seasons. The pricing starts at $20 for 2 people, $6 per extra adult 18 and above, and $4 for children aged 3 – 17 with under 2 and under no charge.

For more information on the fees visit the Lake Leschenaultia page on

Lake Leschenaultia Campground Rules

  • Campfires can only be lit in the provided fire pits.
  • Campfires are only permitted only during the unrestricted burning period.
  • Total fire ban from 1 December to 31 March.
  • Bring your own firewood.
  • No collection of firewood is permitted within the park grounds
  • Gas barbeques and burners are permitted but must only be used in a cleared area.
  • Dogs are not allowed.
  • No grey water dumping is allowed.
  • All campervans and towed camping vehicles MUST have self-contained grey water storage or use the camp kitchen.

Lake Leschenaultia Contact & Information

The Conclusion to Our Top 3 Camping Spots Close to Perth

Discovering new places to explore and getting out camping are among our favourite things to do. With the number of campgrounds available near Perth, we wanted to share our favourite locations.

If you are looking to escape, unwind, and enjoy a weekend away to recharge these 3 camping spots we recommend. So, get away from it all and enjoy the amazing natural beauty of Western Australia has to offer.

All sites are accessible for the standard family vehicle, with options to explore if you have a four-wheel drive or capable SUV.

Which of these campsites have you been to and what did you think, or which are you going to visit first?

The team at Voltaic would love to hear your thoughts, and anything else you would like to add to help make this article a valuable resource.