camping spot

i know its short notice but i would like a few ideas...need to find a good camping spot....these are the requirements
*near water to go fishing and swimming
* relatively cheap or free
*children friendly
*dog friendly
*and within 3-4hrs of perth
if anyone has any ideas it would be much appreciated


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cliffhead

Mon, 2008-02-25 16:12

gday mate,

cliffhead is about 4hrs north..just before Dongara.

havent stayed there personally but my mate has and he just camped on the beach and the fishing is unbelieveable 

cheers
sam

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fishermans bend in

Mon, 2008-02-25 16:23

fishermans bend in guilford------great fishing, great camping, not sure about swimming

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Good old luck bay

Mon, 2008-02-25 16:24

Cant go past luckybay safe swimming great fish and lots of beach right up to wagoe.

 Plus great camping spots out of all that wind /Behine the sand dunes-

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anywhere on the pilbara

Mon, 2008-02-25 16:43

anywhere on the pilbara coast will do, except a bit far away

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where is

Mon, 2008-02-25 16:58

fishermans bend
SO MANY FISH.....SO FEW SICKIES!

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fishmarket reserve is what i

Mon, 2008-02-25 18:51

fishmarket reserve is what i guess they are talking about.

im not too sure about the camping there.. but each to their own.

i think there would be too much trouble there.

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just about to say that

Mon, 2008-02-25 18:55

just about to say that wicksey...DODGEY! 

cheers
sam

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lucky bay

Mon, 2008-02-25 19:18

have to agree with sherbet cant go pass lucky bay

great camping and swinging and u cant go past the fishing

me and my old man went up dere this time last year and caught 15 tailor all over 1 kilo with the biggest 3 kilos and as for school mullaway we caught over 40 of them in a 3 day period (also caught a nice dart of 1.5 kilos). 

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LUCKY

Mon, 2008-02-25 20:09

have to go lucky vander. its a bit further to travel but definately worth it now the wx is starting to come good up here. The makkies are in a bit closer now so a balloon out in the morning is the goods and should start gettin some pinks off the beach north of lucky. Nice and safe and quiet!

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If the water safe and weather is good

Tue, 2008-02-26 05:15

Driver past wagoe farm stay and fish right under the cliffs,  You will get pink snapper there

And north of lucky bay Is a smellold bit of water abit back from the beach

Fish in front of there for big mulloway

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S Bend

Tue, 2008-02-26 07:19

S Bend is a great spot. Not sure if they allow dogs at the Caravan Park, but there is great fishing straight behind the park.

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Honeymoon Pool on the Collie

Tue, 2008-02-26 11:38

Honeymoon Pool on the Collie River - Near Wellington Dam

Swimming w/boardwalk area and steps into the water.

Fishing - Trout, perch, catfish. I cought a few perch, saw a couple of nice rainbow trout and a catfish while snorkelling.

Not sure on Dogs, though a few were there last long weekend.

Toilets, campfires, washing up facility - No showers.

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yeah, the dams are

Tue, 2008-02-26 12:30

yeah, the dams are great.
What about the river out of Dwellingup, Blackwood isnt it?

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Like this... Wellington Dam

Tue, 2008-02-26 13:25

Like this... Wellington Dam Aussie Day 2008 at sunset (just west of Collie townsite turn right into track just after the bridge -heading towards collie)

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cheers guys

Tue, 2008-02-26 16:43

i will prolly make the trip to lucky bay....have been there before ...just didnt want to drive that long with whinging kids and a restless dog.......and no thats not the missus
SO MANY FISH.....SO FEW SICKIES!

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Hope the winds are kind for you

Tue, 2008-02-26 18:06

A great place to kick back

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Hi Ya, Honeymoon pool is

Thu, 2008-02-28 19:48

Hi Ya,

Honeymoon pool is brilliant, but you have to be lucky to get a spot unless you are early, very early.  Don't know whether you can book or not.

Cheers.


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Kilcarnup beach

Fri, 2008-02-29 12:45

Just north of Margeret river, right on the beach and free bush camping,

Or blackwood river.