Paperbark Pond Camp: A new Farm Stay in Western Australia

I love a waterside camp spot and Paperbark Pond camp is just that. Located around 5 km north of the Western Australian town of Australind, along Cathedral Avenue is this idyllic 15 acre Farm Stay.

The campsite itself is at the back of the property, nestled beside a spring fed pond amongst the paperbarks and peppy trees. There is a table and a fire pit for your seasonal use.  Caravans, motorhomes and camper trailers are welcome as long as you are self contained.  This pretty spot is a budget campsite as well as being pet friendly (by prior arrangement before arrival).

There are horses in the paddocks around the campsite and abundant birdlife including Sea and Wedge tail eagles. You’ll even catch a glimpse of the odd aerial display by the freshwater Mullet in the campsite pond.

Directly over the road is the Leschenault Estuary with a scenic walk and cycle way into Australind and Bunbury. Australind has a modern boat ramp, and shopping centre. At nearby Bunbury 15 minutes away you’ll find a Cafe’ Strip and licensed restaurants. The Dolphin Discovery Centre there is world class and well worth a visit.

 

Getting There

Cathedral Avenue follows the estuary on the west coast and used to be “The Old Coast Road”. This was the main road from Perth to Bunbury before being bypassed by the Forrest Hwy and becoming part of the now “Australind-Bunbury Tourist Drive”.

This scenic route is almost 30 km end to end with a variety of lovely water views almost the entire way.

Day Trips

Heading north you’ll find 4WD beaches, fishing, history and exploring at the Leschenault Peninsula Conservation Park.

Do a day trip to the largest mural in the southern hemisphere. It is a 35 min drive away at Wellington Dam, Ferguson Valley and the start of the Geographe Wine region which produces some of the best Australian wines. Ferguson Valley is picturesque with Breweries, Wineries, Restaurants and world class Mountain Biking. It’s even home to the world famous Gnomesville. Quirky, but well worth a visit!

Further east is Collie and just out of Collie Western Australia’s second largest ski and water recreation area, Lake Kepwari. Enjoy swimming, beach, BBQ’s shelters, toilets and campground.

There is lots more in the region and friendly hosts will tell you all about it when you book your stay and come say, “Hello”!

Paperbark Pond Camp
Paperbark Pond Camp
Paperbark Pond Camp

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