8 Camping Spots Near Perth to Visit this Easter
Easter is the perfect holiday.
You get chocolate, time off work and there’s no pressure to buy presents-except some Easter eggs of course!
If you are looking for an escape, Easter is definitely the time to go! The weather is still beautiful and the kids are on school holidays. Luckily for us Perthians, we are spoilt for choice with plenty of accessible camping spots near Perth.
To help you hatch a plan this Easter, we’ve put together our favourite camping spots near Perth.
Camping North of Perth
Tuart Reserve Park Area
If you’re looking for camping north of Perth and you love the bush, Tuart Reserve Campground is the perfect camping spot for you. There are no facilities at the camp, so you will need to come prepared.
Another great feature of this nature-based camp is that it’s free!
Enjoy your Easter long weekend off the grid!
Sandy Cape Campground
Sandy Cape Campground is a tranquil beach camping spot north of Perth. The beaches are egg-quisite, with white sandy beaches and calm turquoise waters.
This Perth camping spot is great for swimming, snorkelling, fishing and SUP’ing.
There are BBQ and toilet facilities, but no freshwater.
No pre-bookings are available, so ensure you get in early as Easter can be a very busy time.
Camping South of Perth
Martins Tank Campground
There’s no egg-cuses for not visiting this Perth camping spot. Located just 1.5 hours from the city, Martins Tank campground is the perfect place for a short getaway.
The campground is nestled amongst a peppermint woodland, with 29 campsites. The camp has some facilities including a camp kitchen with BBQs and toilets.
Located near the campground is the scenic Martins Tank Lake – take a camera and get some great shots of the native wildlife and sunsets.
Braden Powell Campground
Forest camping right on the riverbank! Nestled in Dwellingup State Forest, Braden Powell is a large sheltered campground with 42 sites.
If you are looking for a forest campsite with facilities, Braden Powell Campground is a destination you can’t beat. You’ll have access to 3 camp kitchens, toilet blocks and freshwater.
If you’ve got kids, these facilities will make your Easter camping trip a piece of chocolate.
Make sure you book online early for this site or someone will poach your spot.
Possibly the most scenic Perth camping spot of the bunch, Honeymoon Pool is a dreamy campground on the banks of the Collie River. There are 20 campsites, nestled amongst peppermint trees. It’s the perfect place to unwind, swim, canoe and enjoy nature.
There are some facilities, most sites have a picnic table and fire pit. At the centre of the campsite, there are toilets and BBQs.
Bring your lover, drink wine and feed each other chocolate under the stars.
Mile End Glamping
If you are looking for a camping spot close to Perth that’s egg-stravegent, Mile End Glamping is the place for you. Located in the heart of Margaret River’s wine region, this camping spot is surrounded by native bush.
Why camp when you can glamp? The ultimate compromise for those who want to be amongst nature while still enjoying the comforts of home. Enjoy a private bathroom, dreamy king bed and a private spa.
Turn up the Easter spirit and bring along an Easter hamper filled with decadent chocolate goodies to add to the luxury!
Most Perthians head to Rottnest for a day trip or stay on the island’s accommodation. It’s less known that you can actually camp on the island. The Rottnest Campground features 42 sand-covered sites, where you can pitch a tent or simply roll out a swag.
It may be strange carting all your camping gear onto a ferry, but it will be well worth it. In fact, your luggage will be delivered from the main jetty directly to the camping ground free of charge. What’s better than waking up to the beautiful crisp Rottnest air, a warm cup of coffee amongst the quokkas.
Bookings can be made online or over the phone.
A playground in the Perth Hills.
Lake Leschenaultia is the perfect Perth camping spot for families. Camp along the banks under the shade of native trees surrounded by wildflowers.
Swim in the lake, explore the nature trails or read a book on the sandy white beaches.
There are a great range of facilities including powered sites, fire pits, a camp kitchen, playground, canoe hire and even a café. Lake Leschenaultia is also a short trip to the Chidlow town centre, where you will find plenty of nice food spots!
While camping is free, bookings are essential. If you are looking for a camping spot in the Perth hills, look no further!
Nothing completes a camping trip like a well-prepared picnic hamper. Create your own picnic basket and be sure to add some Easter treats!