Recreation camps

Our recreation camps are special places where Western Australians of all ages can participate in unique outdoor activities.

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Recreation camps — Phase 4 operations

Access to our recreation camps is now available consistent with the current State Government restrictions and for education clients this approach is consistent with the Phase 4 School Camp Guidelines.

Our camp facilities are accepting new bookings, and all have completed COVID Safety plans to accommodate guests in line with the adjusted social distancing requirements outlined in the Phase 4: WA COVID 19 Roadmap from 27 June 2020. (The new tentative date for Phase 5 has been postponed until Saturday, 24 October).

Some practical measures have been introduced to promote COVID Safe camp environments, including measures to:

  • reduce physical contact
  • enhance personal hygiene practices
  • strengthen cleaning standards
  • hygiene training for catering, cleaning and program staff.

The recreation camps have adapted program content to service COVID appropriate conditions and daily cleaning of common spaces will be consistent with Phase 4 requirements.

Protocols for cancellations and transfers on all camp bookings beyond 30 September 2020 will be considered within the normal stated terms and conditions. 

We appreciate that there is a great deal of effort that goes into organising a camp and we want to be here to help. If you have any queries or suggestions, please contact us at

Our camps

Whether it’s conquering that first abseil, team success at crossing the ‘acid river’ or the wonderful feeling of sharing a campfire with new friends, your camp experience will be a rewarding one.

Our four metropolitan camps each offer unique recreation and accommodation. From the tranquil bush of Bickley, a river retreat at Point Walter to our coastal camps at Woodman Point and Ern Halliday, you'll discover the perfect location for your school, community or corporate group.

Our regional camp, Camp Quaranup, offers many opportunities to explore Albany and the Great Southern. Situated on the harbour, this historic location is a popular regional destination.

Raft making at Bickley


Ideal for an outdoor experience in a picturesque bush setting Located alongside the picturesque Bickley Reservoir, on the Darling Scarp.

Ern Halliday lake

Ern Halliday

A sanctuary in the suburbs – a place where Western Australians of all ages can participate in unique and fun outdoor recreation activities.

Point Walter aerial view

Point Walter

Overlooking the Swan River, Point Walter is the ideal venue for your school, community or corporate river retreat.



Camp Quaranup provides the perfect launch-pad for regional excursions in the Great Southern in unique heritage accommodation.


Woodman Point

Woodman Point provides a historic coastal location south of Fremantle in unique heritage accommodation with one-of-a-kind Adventure Cube.

Students having a go at raft building

Holiday camps and events

The department’s popular school holiday camps get kids outdoors, making new friends, having a lot of fun in a safe and supportive environment.

Camp information


About us

The department provides five fantastic recreational camps situated around greater Perth and in Albany.



Accommodation and program costs have three tiers of pricing for school, community and corporate groups.


Functions and weddings

We offer two stunning venues perfect for your wedding, conference or special function.

A colourful spectrum of fruit: oranges, lemons, limes, mandarins, grapes, plums, grapefruit, pomegranate, persimmons, bananas, cherries, apples, mangoes, blackberries and blueberries.


Catering options for your stay include Accolade Catering, on-site chef or self-catering depending on where you stay.


School camps

The school camp experience helps students step out of their comfort zone and try some new learning activities.

Poping program equipment

Emergency, risk and insurance

The department is proactive in managing risk and staff ensure clients enjoy quality recreation experiences in safe surroundings. Includes working with children and insurance currency information.


Weather policy

The department’s weather policy ensures that outdoor recreation is both safe and manageable in variable weather conditions.

Alcohol policy

The department promotes, encourages and supports strategies to minimise harm from alcohol in the interests of the health and safety of those participating in sporting and recreational activities.


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Photo gallery

Check out some great photos to get a picture of what the camp experience is like.

Page reviewed 19 August 2020