Hon Albert Jacob BEnvDes M.Arch JP MLA

Hon Albert Jacob BEnvDes M.Arch JP MLA

Former Minister for Environment; Heritage

    Yanchep campsites ready for school holidays

    1/07/2016 8:00 AM
    • Affordable short-term camping at Yanchep National Park from Monday
    • Booking for caravans, campervans, camper trailers and tents open today 

    Yanchep National Park is set to welcome campers this school holidays as part of a trial to expand camping options in the metropolitan area.


    Environment Minister Albert Jacob said campsites would be available from Monday (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 Western Australia's great outdoors," Mr Jacob 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 and appreciate the best of what WA offers."


    The Minister said there was a small walk-in campsite in the north-western section of the park and 20 more sites were now available at Henry White Oval for caravans, campervans, camper trailers and tents.


    The trial is part of the $21.05 million Parks for People Caravan and Camping initiative aimed at creating at least 450 new affordable camping sites within the State's spectacular natural areas.


    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.  Campers can stay up to seven nights.


    All fees will be invested back into Yanchep National Park.


    Fact File

    • The Liberal National Government has created more than 340 new campsites in the State's national parks and reserves since 2013 as part of the Caravan and Camping initiative
    • The Yanchep National Park campground is managed by the Department of Parks and Wildlife with assistance from the department's camp host
    • For bookings, go to https://parkstay.dpaw.wa.gov.au 

    Minister's office - 6552 5800


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