Last Updated Sep 2015 by LG64
Well defined, flat (and sandy) campsites in Leschenault Conservation park on the edge of the Leschenault Estuary with the Ocean only a stones throw away.
Most of the campsites are suitable for tents. There are half a dozen sites suitable for caravans or motorhomes.
Part of Leschenault Peninsula Conservation Park. Belvidere Beach (no facilities), and Buffalo Beach (with bitumen carpark, toilets and viewing platform) are close by. There are a number of walk and cycle tracks that provide views across the estuary to the Darling Range and Australind townsite.
The area is popular with fishermen, especially those chasing a feed of crab. When you catch one, you can cook him up on the barbecue (one at each campsite) and eat them at the provided picnic table.
Bring your mountain bike (or walking shoes) to follow the trail to "the cut". It is about 18km return and follows the estuary through native woodland made up of peppermint and tuart trees.
$7.50 per person per night (Children 6 - 15 $2.20, children 5 and under free)
We have no information available on how to book this site.
No bookings can be made.
Rangers will collect fees daily
Longdrop or composting
No water available at this campsite
Fires may be allowed in built fire places. Please check local fire bans and rules.
Wood barbeques are available. Bring firewood and check firebans.
You are able to swim in the lake nearby.
There are fishing spots at or near this campsite.
There are canoeing and kayaking spots at or near this campsite
Coastal conservation park on a penninsula between the Indian Ocean and the Leschenault Estuary
This campsite is accessable with regular 2wd vehicles.
12km North of Australind. Or 8km South of Binningup Road turnoff.
Turn off Forrest Hwy onto Buffalo Road. Turn onto Harris Track (not signposted).
Go past the right turn to Buffalo Beach. Keep the estuary on your left side.
Go straight through the 3way 'roundabout' (don't turn right to Belvidere Beach)
A tight left hand bend is quickly followed by a right hand turn to the campground loop.
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