Camping

Logue Brook Dam / Lake Brockman

The Dam is 'open' for skiing until further notice.

Directions: 10km south of Yarloop on the South Western Highway, turn left onto Logue Brook Dam Road, travel for  18km. You will find a lovely shady picnic area below the dam wall with tables, wood barbeques and a pit toilet. Turn left off Logue Brook Dam Road: before you come to the dam, travel a short distance down the sealed road.

Skiing and Swimming

A popular skiing/swimming dam with crystal clear water for the family to enjoy. Water skiing is to be carried out in an anti-clockwise direction and is permitted between the hours of SUNRISE and SUNSET only. Water skiing is prohibited within 60 metres of the foreshore except within the designated water ski takeoff and landing areas. Taking off or landing of skiers is prohibited except within the two designated water ski takeoff areas.  A maximum 5 knot speed limit applies in all other areas as indicated on map. Personal Water Craft (PWC) are not permitted in any water ski areas unless they are being used to tow a skier. Click here to view Logue Brook Dam Camping Codes.
As of April 2008 - All skippers will require a Recreational Skipper's Ticket to be in charge of a vessel with a motor of more than 4.5 kilowatts (6hp). Don't forget the sun screen. Lake Brockman Tourist Park has refreshments and other treats for your convenience. There is also a caravan park and holiday camp at the dam if you wish to stay for awhile.

Camping:

There are four camping areas within the Logue Brook Dam zone. Only one of these is open all year round, the other three are seasonal only, (open during peak periods as overflow). Currently none of the camp sites has designated bays. Logue Brook Dam has a number of picnic sites as well as camping and access for water-skiing, boating and fishing. Water-skiing is the prime reason for visiting Logue Brook Dam - Lake Brockman, however there are many forest tracks to walk and explore.

  • The forest comes alive in wildflower season.
  • Best time to visit: All year round.
  • Unlicensed off-road vehicles are not permitted on DEC-managed lands.
  • Camping fees apply.
A total fire ban is in force throughout the Wellington District from, inclusive. The ban includes all open fires for the purpose of cooking or camping. Low rainfall and/or hot conditions may see fire bans extended indefinitely beyond this date.

The camping site is set among jarrah forest on the banks of the lake that is formed by the dam wall. The water in the lake is used for irrigating the local farm land at the base of the scarp. Trout and marron fishing is permitted within the dam in season - contact local Department of Fisheries for further information.

Bookings do not apply at this campground. It operates on a first come - first served basis.

 

Special Conditions

Dogs are permitted at Logue Brook Dam however must be on a leash at all times and must not enter the water.

Unlicensed off-road vehicles are not permitted on DPaW-managed lands.

Legal camping past the Saddlebank (second wall) area, from the toilet block onwards. Bush camping available in designated areas around the dam. Please ensure you dispose of litter appropriately.  Camping Fees are: Adults- $7.50 each, concession $5.50 each, and children (6- 15 years) $2.20 each.  Fees are inclusive of GST.  DPaW Rangers collect all fees.  Rangers are on patrol 24 hours a day to ensure that regulations are adhered to and camping receipts are checked.

Fishing and Marroning:

Great fishing and marroning (in season with license - available from the Harvey Post Office). This dam is frequently restocked with trout.

Bike Riding:

Get back to nature - Ride a section of the  Munda Biddi Trail - Harvey Access. Enjoy the beauty of the jarrah and marri forest. Listen to the cries of the red-tailed black cockatoos.

Dogs are allowed at Logue Brook Dam, provided that they are on a leash at all times.

Hoffman Mill

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Directions: South Western Highway, 9km north of Harvey. Travel along Logue Brook Dam Road for 6.2km, past the turn off to Lake Brockman Tourist Park  and continue on the gravel road. After 3.1km the Logue Brook Dam Road runs into Clarke Road. Continue on a further 8.1km to Hoffman Mill. 27km north-east of Harvey.
Facilities: Flushing toilets with disabled access. Free gas BBQ, wood BBQ, pit toilets, picnic tables with seats, footy oval, untreated water taps, bush walks, central information board and rubbish collection area.

Description: Large camping areas good for caravans, shady, grassy and excellent for groups. Lots of private camping spots dotted around the site. Hoffman Mill is the site of a once thriving mill town, established in the early years of the century. The remains of the old mill may still be seen.
Traces of the old settlement still appear in the fig and peach trees near the river. Also enjoy the lilies, roses, and other flowers which grew in the gardens of the original inhabitants and still appear every summer.
Restrictions: This area is in a water catchment area. Strictly no swimming, fishing or marroning. All domestic animals are prohibited. No camping from the end of Easter until November 1. Day use only during this period.

Fees: DPaW Rangers collects all fees. Rangers are on patrol 24 hours a day, ensuring regulations are adhered to and camping receipts are checked. Adults are $7.50 each per night, concession are $5.50 each per night and children (6 to 15 years) are $2.20 each per night.  Fees are inclusive of GST.

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Leschenault Peninsula Conservation Park - Australind

Mosquito repellent is a must in all areas.

Directions:

Buffalo Road, west of Old Coast Road, 30km north of Bunbury. On entering the park there is an information bay and toilets. 4WD beach access on tracks only. Mosquito repellent advisable. Please note: Dogs are not permitted within the  Leschenault Peninsula Conservation Park - Australind. No dogs allowed.

Buffalo Beach

Day use area, fishing and swimming. Walking distance to the Indian Ocean, parking and 4WD access to Buffalo Beach. Dogs are permitted but must be on a leash.

Belvidere Beach

Day use area, fishing and swimming in the Indian Ocean. Belvidere Beach has parking and 4WD access to the beach. No dogs or off road vehicles permitted on Belvidere Beach.

Picnic at Belvidere (gas barbecues at Belvidere) or at the John Boyle O’Reilly site. A boardwalk trail and interpretive information is provided at John Boyle O’Reilly.

The camping area is within tuart forest with a peppermint tree understorey. Ring-tail possums are common in the area.

Enjoy walking, swimming or fishing at Buffalo Beach or Belvidere Beach.

Birdwatch along the estuary foreshore.

Walk or cycle from Belvidere Beach to The Cut, about 9km one-way. This path winds through tuart and peppermint woodland and has panoramic views across the estuary to the Darling Range.

Tuart Grove picnic site is accessible by boat and is located across the water to the west of the boat-ramp in Australind near the BP Service Station.

Belvidere Camp & Belvidere Day Use

Located at the end of Buffalo road on the edge of the inlet. The inlet is a very popular place for crabbing, fishing, prawning, boating, sailing and windsurfing. Not far to the beach. Camping and Day use area for families and groups. Walking trails along the inlet and to the "Cut" areas. Suitable for caravans. Information bay. John Boyle O'Reilly Memorial Monument, picnic tables and benches, gas and wood BBQs, fire rings and lookout. No dogs allowed.

The campground is nestled among tuart forest near the edge of Leschenault estuary. There are 11 designated camping sites each with a table and barbecue. There are a number of walk and cycle tracks that provide views across the estuary to the Darling Range and Australind townsite.

The lighting of camp fires in non-designated areas is prohibited. Wood barbecues are provided at most sites, however their use is prohibited on very high and extreme fire danger days.

It is a good idea to bring your own portable gas stove or barbecue.

Toilets are provided.

Bookings do not apply at this campground. It operates on a first come - first served basis.

The prices for this campground are:
Adults $7.50/night; Concession card holders $5.50/night; Children(6-15 yrs) $2.20/night.
A concession card holder is defined below. Children are school aged, under 16.

Best time to visit: All year round. Camping fees collected by rangers which patrol the area.

Mosquito repellent is a must in all areas.

Tuart Grove

Day use area with access from inlet by small boat jetty. Picnic tables, BBQ rings and access to walk trails.

The Cut

The Cut is situated on the Leschenault Peninsula where the Leschenault Inlet meets the Indian Ocean at Australind and is only accessibly by boat or hiking.

Description: 11 tent-based campsites, including two for large groups. Each site features a secluded area for a tent, a fire ring, wood BBQ and a picnic table. There is an island-like atmosphere with shelters, fish cleaning table. Fishing spots along the groyne can easily be reached via footpaths leading from the picnic site. Alternatively the beach is only 500m away. Bookings do not apply at this campground. It operates on a first come - first served basis.

  • Toilets, picnic and barbecue facilities are provided.
  • The lighting of campfires in other than designated areas is prohibited.
  • It is recommended that you take a portable gas stove for cooking.
  • Best time to visit: All year round.
  • Pets are NOT permitted
  • Unlicensed vehicles are not permitted on DEC estate unless in authorised areas.

Camping Fees: There is a charge for camping (Adults $7.50 per night, concession $5.50 per night , children (6-15 years) $2.20 per night and children U/6 free). The DPaW ranger patrols the area daily to collect fees.

DPaW Collie Office: 9735 1988