ONLINE registrations for camping at Yanchep National Park opened today with people able to set up camp from Monday.
The trial to introduce camping is part of a broader project to expand camping options across Perth, and timed to coincide with the school holidays.
Environment Minister Albert Jacob said campsites would be available from July 4 with bookings opened today through the Department of Parks and Wildlife’s Park Stay WA website or app.
“For people who want to try camping but are unsure about travelling far from home, Yanchep is the ideal place to experience WA’s great outdoors,” he said.
“It’s less than an hour from Perth and there’s plenty to explore with limestone caves, a koala enclosure, bush walking, canoeing, cycling and Aboriginal tours.
“With our increasingly urbanised society, I hope more families will use the school holidays to try camping.”
The minister said there was a small walk-in campsite in the northwestern section of the park and 20 more sites were now available at Henry White Oval for caravans, campervans, camper trailers and tents.
Camping fees at Yanchep National Park during the trial will be $10 a night for adults, $6.60 for concession holders, $2.20 for children aged six to 15 years while children under six are free, with the fees invested back into the park.
Campers can stay up to seven nights.