YANCHEP National Park’s campground has been hailed a success, with credit given to staff and volunteers who spruced up facilities in the year since it became a permanent feature.
Visitors using 20 sites at the Henry White Campground can use a barbecue shelter and ablution facilities installed since a trial finished last year.
The Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure program and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions jointly funded the upgrades.
Environment Minister Stephen Dawson praised staff and volunteers who contributed to the project’s success.
“The introduction of camping to the park has proved to be immensely popular, resulting in the campground being booked most weekends and school holidays,” he said.
Tourism Minister Paul Papalia said in 2017, 43 per cent of interstate and 22 per cent of intrastate holiday visitors went to a national park in WA.
“Camping facilities at this spectacular national park will only help to attract even more visitors and encourage them to stay longer,” he said.
“This campground has the potential to be the starting point for visitors leaving Perth and travelling to the north of WA.”
The national park also has a golf course, historic buildings, caves, a koala boardwalk and nine walk trails through wetlands and remnant vegetation.
There are also opportunities to experience the rich culture and history of the Noongar people.
To book camp sites, visit https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park-stay .