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Get in quick to secure your Easter camping spot

Lucky Bay campground. Photo - DBCA
Lucky Bay campground. Photo - DBCA

With Easter just around the corner, the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is advising that many of its 36 bookable campgrounds are already full, with limited vacancies available at non-bookable locations.

Parks and Visitor Services’ Steve Crawford said the Easter long weekend remains one of the most popular times for camping in Western Australia’s national parks and reserves, with many families booking months in advance to secure their spot.

“Popular campgrounds like Lucky Bay, Conto, Potters Gorge and Honeymoon Pool can start filling up as early as six months before Easter,” Mr Crawford said.

Those without bookings that are still eager to camp may have luck at one of the non-bookable campgrounds, however at these locations, availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.

“We don’t want families to be disappointed, so if people are planning on camping without a booking, we advise they arrive early and have a back-up plan prepared in case their preferred campground is full,” Mr Crawford said.

“Shannon campground in Shannon National Park has recently been upgraded and is a great option for those who haven’t booked and are looking for somewhere to camp.

“It now has more than 60 campsites to choose from and is perfect for exploring Shannon and D’Entrecasteaux national parks, as well as the western part of the Walpole Wilderness Area.

“For your safety, please don’t camp in unauthorised areas as they may pose a fire or safety risk, have inadequate sanitation and may have limited access for emergency services if something goes wrong.

“We want everyone to have a safe and happy Easter long weekend and to do that it’s really important that they plan ahead and take precautions to stay safe.”

To view the latest up to date availability information for all Parks and Wildlife Service campgrounds go to https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/campgrounds-status and to make bookings for selected campgrounds up to 180 days in advance go to https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park-stay. To check if campfires are allowed, check the current campfire conditions at https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/current-campfire-conditions