New and improved camping in WA's South West

Boranup Forest near Margaret River.
Picture: Stephen Scourfield The West Australian
Photo of Stephen Scourfield

Improved facilities at a national park near Bunbury will be joined by a new campground in the Margaret River region.

Potters Gorge campground in Wellington National Park, between Collie and Bunbury in Western Australia's South West, has been expanded and upgraded, and has reopened.

There are new toilet blocks, barbecue shelters, access roads and paths. A spokesperson for the Department of Parks and Wildlife says: “The campground contains 54 camp sites that can accommodate caravans, camp trailers and tents, each with their own picnic table and barbecue ring. Two of the sites are universally accessible and there is a group camping area.”

Construction work on Potter Gorge day use area is still underway and DPaW warns there will be some construction noise in daylight hours.

The work is part of the WA Government's $21 million Parks for People initiative, which aims to encourage more people to experience WA’s natural areas and provide affordable holidays for families. It is funded by Royalties for Regions.

And under the same scheme, a new campground for Margaret River region a will be built at the historic Jarrahdene Mill site in Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. Site works are about to start at the site near the Boranup forest about 20km south of Margaret River. 

There will be 45 individual camp sites and two group camping areas in a beautiful jarrah, marri and peppermint forest setting. It is expected to be finished by the middle of next year. 


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