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Armoin Nature Based Park & Campsite

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A mum of three boys who loves exploring. I am always looking for fun ideas to do with the kids and weekend getaways and camping trips.
Published April 17th 2016
Bush Camping Close to Perth
Only an hour and a half drive from Perth, near the town of Boddington, is a gorgeous, relatively new campsite, called Armoin.

It is a privately owned working property, that owners Paul and Sarah have developed a section of, into a campground, for all us looking for a more natural based camping experience.

The sites are unpowered, so you need to be self sufficient with water and power, however there are porta loos which you can rent at $5 per campsite per day (well worth it!). Generators are also available to hire if the sun and the solar panels aren't keeping up in bad weather.

We have just returned from a school holiday stay at this gorgeous little spot, with our 3 boys, who loved the variety of activities on offer.

Firstly, we were taken on a private tour of their property to show us the boundaries, the work that has been done, the wedding marquee and picturesque photo spots that will be open for business soon, the olive tree orchards, honeymooners retreat, the beautiful views from up on the hills, the horses and the river. The tour was a great way for the owners to share their vision for the property and let new campers have some appreciation for the time and effort that goes into building such a place, so they have more respect for the campgrounds.

In the afternoon, it was warm and still, so we took the kayaks down to the river, on the property, for a paddle. The kids just loved jumping off the jetty and playing in the shallow rock pools at the weir end of the river, that is on the property. The river can be access by a walk path down the hill from the campsite, which makes a great little bush walk.

Over the weekend we were also treated to a horse demonstration and pat and play with the horses and ponies, tractor rides for the kids, live music and a fire pit for roasting marshmallows.
School holiday horse day camps are also run, as well as horse riding lessons.

Rather than just being left to your own devices, Sarah and Paul make a big attempt at adding value to the already budget priced camping experience.

The town of Boddington is also only a 10 minute drive away, if you need to stock up on essentials at the local IGA or enjoy a coffee at a few quaint coffee shops. The town also has a skate park, which was popular with our boys, a gorgeous river and picnic area, with walks across the weir and the local Ranford natural swimming hole, on the Hothman River. The swinging rope made it so much fun.

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Why? Camping
When: Anytime
Phone: 0437 906 510
Where: Near Boddington
Cost: $20 per night
Your Comment
This looks awesome! We're planning on visiting Boddington, so might have to look into booking our accommodation here! :)
by Korii (score: 1|33) 1307 days ago
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