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If you’re dreaming of getting back to nature on a trip to Australia’s southwest and looking for a suitable Margaret River camping spot, Wharncliffe Mill Bush retreat is ideally situated within Bramley National Park. With its admirable commitment to conservation, Wharncliffe Mill allows you to enjoy all the famous Margaret River attractions whilst leaving as little imprint as possible on this beautiful and sensitive environment.
After exploring the beautiful coastal areas of Dunsborough and Yallingup on my epic Perth to Adelaide adventure, I headed south to experience both forest and coast at Western Australia’s well-known holiday hotspot Margaret River. I was so impressed with my stay at Wharncliffe Mill that I thought I’d dedicate a whole blog post to it! So here’s an overview of the facilities and activities on offer.
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Wharncliffe Mill Accommodation
There’s a range of accommodation options at Wharncliffe Mill. We slept in our tent, but there’s also powered sites for caravans, campervans and camper trailers, along with dorms, cabins, an eco lodge and safari tents.
Wharncliffe Mill Eco Tourism
It was the conservation efforts of Wharncliffe Mill that led me to choose it as my Margaret River camping destination. As well as offering Aboriginal cultural tours, the retreat has implemented solar power, rain water tanks, wastewater recycling, revegetation and replanting of native species, weed management strategies and offers a fleet of mountain bikes to discourage guests from driving.
Facilities at Wharncliffe Mill Bush Retreat
Wharncliffe Mill has that rare combination of great facilities to rival a caravan park, but in the natural setting of a bush camp. As well as a café, kiosk and free Wi-Fi, Wharncliffe Mill offers hot showers, flushing toilets, well-equipped kitchens, an undercover dining and recreation area and campfire pits.
Bush Walking around Wharncliffe Mill
Wharncliffe Mill Bush Retreat is the perfect place to stay if you want to spend time bush walking on your trip to Margaret River. Set in the heart of Bramley National Park, the retreat has a multitude of walking trails right on its doorstep, taking you on a journey through the Karri, Marri and Jarrah trees that Australia’s southwest is know for. You can even walk to Margaret River town centre via a 15-minute bush walk from Wharncliffe Mill.
Here are some of the beautiful sights we saw on the walks. We chose a combination of the Pine Tree Trail, Big Brook Trail, Old Chimney Trail followed by the walk into town to grab a coffee.
How to Book & Get to Wharncliffe Mill
The driveway to Wharncliffe Mill is situated off Carters Road, about 1km off the Bussell Highway (you’ll see the sign below). Click here to visit the website for rates and bookings.
I hope you have a great time on your Margaret River camping trip! My overview of all the things I saw and did in Margaret River is coming soon!