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Campsite Review: Heron Point Campground, WA

Campsite Review: Heron Point Campground, WA 0

Heron Point Campground is located on the white sandy beaches just south of Perth in Western Australia. The campground has basic facilities. There is only 25 sites available on this campground.

Fires are allowed during certain periods, but must be contained within a fire pit. The allowed period is between the 1stof May and the 30th of October - however this can change depending on seasonal conditions, so be sure to check with the Shire of Murray.

Fishing is popular in this location, and there is a boat ramp located nearby. The Blue Swimmer Crab is commonly spotted in the calm shallows here, so if you are really keen, you can give the old crab catching method a go.

Cost: Contact the Shire of Murray for cost details - 9531 7777
Pets: Not allowed
Toilets: Fliushing Toilets
BBQ and Picnic: Yes to Picnic tables, unknown for BBQ's
Fishing: There are fishing spots near the campground
Swimming: This campsite is near the ocean
Horse Riding: No

  • Gavin Bottrell
Camping Site Reviews: Meebun Campground, QLD

Camping Site Reviews: Meebun Campground, QLD 0

Meebun Campground located East of Brisbane is another exclusive campground, with only 8 sites available. The sites are levelled, and have good views of the dam. It is near the boat ramp and dam wall of Lake Wyaralong - however the boat ramp is only suitable for smal trailer sailer style boats (note that powered boats are not allowed in the dam).

There are numerous walking and bike trails that circuit around the dam, with difficulty varying from easy to advanced. These trails take in the beautiful scenery of the dam and the surrounding environment. There is no parking available in the campsites - so caravans are out of the questions (there is parking nearby).

Fires are not permitted at Meebun Campground.

Cost: Free
Pets: Not allowed
Toilets and Showers: Longdrop or composting toilets
BBQ and Picnic: Both Available
Fishing: There are fishing spots near the campground
Swimming: There is a lake nearby you are able to swim in
Horse Riding: Yes

  • Gavin Bottrell
Camping Site Reviews: Parker Hill Campground, VIC

Camping Site Reviews: Parker Hill Campground, VIC 0

Parker Hill Campground is located in Victoria, along the Great Ocean Road. There is an array of awesome wildlife and geology to view here. Not to mention, the surfing and fishing is some of the best in Victoria! The nearby Parker River is another great spot to go for kayaking trips.

Parker Hill is limited - super limited - there are only 8 sites available. The sites are small, and grassy - however they are well protected from the ocean winds, and offer some shade during the hotter period of the year.

There is access to the beach via a short track, which offers perfect views!

Cost: Varies - BOOK HERE
Pets: Not allowed
Toilets and Showers: Longdrop or composting toilets
BBQ and Picnic: Picnic tables are located there, but no BBQ's
Fishing: There are fishing spots near this campground
Swimming: This campsite is near the ocean
Horse Riding: No

  • Gavin Bottrell
Campsite Review: Cutters Campground, NSW

Campsite Review: Cutters Campground, NSW 0

Cutters Campground is a large, open campsite, surrounded by a beautiful natural environment. It is very kid friendly, and poses a great opportunity for kids to get out an explore the environment.

There are no defined sites, but as a rule of thumb there are approx. 20 sites.

Although there is no immediate swimming hole at the campsite, there is Byrill Creek Walking track (500m long) nearby, which leads you through sub-tropical rainforest, ending at Byrill Creek which has a good small swimming hole - a great day out for the family.

Cost: $5 per night (per adult)/$3 per night (per child)
Pets: Not allowed
Toilets and Showers: Longdrop or composting toilets
BBQ and Picnic: Picnic tables (some sheltered) and free barbeques
Fishing: There are none at or near the campground
Swimming: No swimming holes at campsite
Horse Riding: Yes

  • Gavin Bottrell
Campsite Review: Ferndale Park, NSW

Campsite Review: Ferndale Park, NSW 0

Ferndale Park is located in the Upper Hunter, NSW. Situated within the foothills of the Barrington Tops, a short walk from Chichester Dam. The river is situated just off the campsite, which has rapids (safe enough for all ages). Visitors often bring blow up swimming toys and float around the river, or travel down the rapids. There are a number of great walking/hiking tracks for all experience and fitness levels around the park.

The property is about 150 hectare, and privately owned. You are able to choose anywhere to camp on the property - with approx. 50 sites available.

Cost: From $12.50 a night (pay upon arrival)
Pets: Well-behaved pets are allowed
Toilets and Showers: Yes to both
BBQ and Picnic: Neither are provided
Fishing: There are fishing spots available near Ferndale
Swimming: Ferndale is near a river you can swim in
Horse Riding: Not allowed

For booking information, or enquiries -
Visit: www.ferndalepark.com.au
Phone: 02 4995 9239

  • Gavin Bottrell