Surrounded by scenic walking trails, a myriad of sensational bike trails, and just a short walk from the Margaret River town centre, we offer the perfect setting for your Margaret River school camp. Set amidst the towering forest of the Wooditjup National Park and enriched with history, this rustic bush camp offers dorm, safari tent, cabin or camping school camp accommodation options as well as a variety of facilities to support your small or large group. Our facilities are available for both exclusive and shared use.
The historic Wharncliffe Mill building, originally a forestry and sawn pine facility in the 1960’s, provides a great undercover space for all your desired onsite activities.
For more information, please contact our friendly team or see our FAQ’s below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely, you have the option to book the whole property exclusively should you wish, otherwise you are welcome to share the property with other paying guests. A minimum spend for exclusive use bookings apply. Speak to our friendly team for more details.
- The Old Mill Building – this large undercover area offers the perfect area to run activities, serve meals or store equipment.
- Camp Kitchen – you are free to use our camp kitchen facilities, or we can provide you with recommendations for local catering options. If you’re not be booking the property exclusively, we ask that you respect other guests onsite who may also be using this facility
- Bench seating
- Lounge area with projector and screen
- Table tennis
|Eco safari tents (1 Queen & 1 single bunk)||4||7|
|Eco safari tents (1 Queen & 2 single bunks)||6||5|
|2 Bedroom Cabin (1 Queen, 1 single bunk & 1 triple bunk)||7||3|
|Eco Lodge (4 individually lockable bedrooms. 4 Queen & 4 single)||12||1|
|Dorm Room – sleeps 5 (1 triple bunk & 1 single bunk)||5||3|
|Dorm Room – sleeps 14 (7 single bunks)||14||1|
|Dorm Room – sleeps 26 (13 single bunks)||26||1|
Mountain bike trails
Leave straight from the property and hit the mountain bike trails. We have 19 mountain bikes suitable for teenagers and 5 suitable for children. Helmets are provided free with hire. Should you require more bikes, we are happy to put you in touch with a local hire company.
Nearer to Nature
Run by the Department of Parks and Wildlife, Nearer to Nature provides opportunities for children of all ages to take part in hands on experiential learning in a natural environment. You can find out more information about the sessions run onsite at the property here.
Students can engage in sensory skills as they explore the forest along a rope trail whilst blindfolded (suitable for years 1 to 12).
Let Wadandi custodian Josh “Koomal” Whiteland introduce you to the world’s oldest living culture and educate your students on the local Wadandi and Bibbulman country.
Koomal Dreaming’s cultural awareness sessions are held at our onsite amphitheatre and deliver an awareness of country, people, society, environment, science and history through public speaking, artefact displays and traditional music. Josh has worked within the Education Department for over ten years and is familiar with cultural curriculum requirements.
The Margaret River Region has an abundance of outdoor activities on offer. These include walking the Cape to Cape track, abseiling, surfing or canoeing on the nearby Margaret River.
“Busselton Senior High School has taken Year 11 Biology and Year 12 Geography students to RAC Margaret River Nature Park for a number of years for an overnight camp. We have always found the accommodation to be excellent regardless of whether we have taken a small group of students of about 10-12 or a larger group of around 30.
Both the cabins and the safari tents were clean, comfortable and well maintained. The facilities allowed for our students to be independent whilst staff could still provide adequate duty of care due to the proximity of all accommodation sites. Kitchen facilities in the cabins were big enough for all students to be able to make their own breakfasts and lunches and made the clean up manageable. The proximity to Wooditjup National Park makes the RAC Margaret River Nature Park ideal for accessing DBCA’s Nearer to Nature educational offerings and allows us to engage in multiple programs as we are already on site.”
David Johnson – Busselton Senior High School