IN LINE WITH THE NATIONAL CABINET ADVICE ON NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL AS WE DEAL WITH THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC WE ASK THAT AT THIS TIME YOU DO NOT COME CAMPING IN THE WHEATBELT WAY AND THAT YOU POSTPONE YOUR PLANS AND STAY HOME.
Please be aware that many local government authorities have closed their camping sites.
The Wheatbelt Way offers an abundance of free locations at which to set up camp. A comprehensive list of sites has been provided below. We ask that you ‘tread lightly’ in the bush and “don’t love these areas to death” so that we can minimize damage to the campsites and the surrounding environment and reduce the need for area closures or access restrictions. We ask that all visitors by mindful suggest the following when camping out in the Wheatbelt Way.
- Camp only in designated sites
- Use established sites rather than creating new ones.
- Camp in small groups as fewer feet has less impact on campsites. If possible, disperse larger groups into smaller nodes rather than using a single large camp.
- Be aware of total fire ban days. Check before leaving with the Local Government Authorities or Visitor Information Centres if you are unsure, it is your responsibility to know.
- Take all rubbish with you or place it in bins if provided. If you carry it in – carry it out! Bring plenty of rubbish bags for the purpose.
- Use toilets where provided.
- Be considerate of others sharing your camp – radios, CD players, mobile phones, motorbikes and generators can be out of place in the natural environment.
- Leave your camp cleaner than when you arrived.
- Respect the rights of landowners. Don’t enter private property without permission.