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Happy Campers 101

Gain confidence camping in the great outdoors with your family at this specially-designed event to provide support for first-time campers.

Join up to 36 other families or groups for this event and take the camping plunge together, safe in the knowledge that the team from Outdoors WA will be there to help if you need it with lots of fun activities to give your family a wonderful camping experience.

Lane Poole Reserve
Nanga Road
Dwellingup, Western Australia 6213




Happy Campers 101 - Dwellingup


When: 17 & 18 October 2020

Arrival: 11 to 1pm on Saturday 17th October

Finish: 11am on Sunday 18th October

Costs: The camping rate is $40 + GST (+ $0.50 TryBooking processing fee) per family group of up to 6 people. This includes the site camping fees, firewood and activities.

Park entry to Lane Poole reserve is $12 per vehicle - this is to be paid by you when entering the park.

We'll be camping within Lane Poole Reserve which is close to the Murray River and has individual campfires at each camping site and a shared camp kitchen.

Over the weekend we'll have a number of friendly demonstration sessions running including:

  • How to setup and light your campfire
  • A visit from Ranger Red and his furry friends
  • A Family Nature Scavenger Hunt
  • Camp cooking, learn to make your own damper and billy tea - all while toasting marshmallows
  • Packing your day pack for your next adventure
  • How to use alternative cooking sources
  • and the chance to build your own Bush Art Masterpiece

Plus, discover the amazing sights, sounds and experiences that a trail town like Dwellingup and Lane Poole Reserve has to offer.

The sessions are designed to give you an introduction to what camping is all about and to build your confidence in the skills needed to enjoy the great outdoors.

You will have the freedom to explore Lane Poole Reserve, or just relax and chill at the campsite.


Note: you will be responsible for your family at all times whilst on site.



Do I need to bring my own gear?

Yes, you do need to bring camping equipment, food clothing etc. We will provide you with a list of packing ideas.

We may also provide a pre-camp education session at a local camping retailer/online video on the types of equipment available for use and their application.

Do I need to bring my own food?

Yes, there is a communal camp kitchen there but the camp sites are not powered so keep your meals simple such as sausages, sandwiches, pre-cooked meals, etc. 

Can I bring my dog/ pets?

Sorry, not for this camp. Usually at Lane Poole you can bring your dog (but it must remain on its lead at all times) however as there will be 37 families under our care we ask that you leave your furry friend at home for the weekend. 


This is your chance to learn from the outdoor experts about hiking and camping opportunities close to Perth.


Lots of local attractions to see

You will have plenty of time after the event on Sunday to explore what else is on offer at the magnificent Lane Poole Reserve.

There are a number of attractions that you can explore - we would encourage you to contact then before your trip. These include:

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Brought to you by the WA Parks Foundation and Outdoors WA

Outdoors WA

Outdoors WA is a membership organisation representing the WA outdoor recreation, outdoor education and adventure tourism sector.

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WA Parks Foundation

The WA Parks Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organisation. They are the official charity partner of Western Australia’s national parks, State forests, conservation, nature and marine reserves.

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