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Camp at Barrabup Sanctuary (Nannup) Easter (Member only event)

  • 19 Apr 2019
  • 22 Apr 2019
  • Barrabup Sanctuary Campsite 2
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This is a private campground next to the Blackwood River and off the beaten track. Camping fees are low. This is the real bush experience. There are basic toilet and shower facilities. Hot water is available when we light the boiler. We have a very large undercover area for cooking, basic BBQ and a marshmallow-friendly camp fire. There is a wonderful natural swimming pool nearby and we are close to Nannup town. We hunt for the Nannup Tiger (often seen but never captured!) and Easter eggs. After the Easter egg hunt we put them in a large container and share them around. There is a large sandy pit to play.

Indicative cost is $20 per adult per night, kids under 18 are free. Fees are payable on arrival at camp site.

What to bring: Usual camping stuff and potable water to last the duration of the stay (Non-potable ground water on tap is available at the camp ground). 

Cancellation: Cancellation is at the discretion of the event organiser and camp ground manager. 

Contact: Debbie Carrapietta: goinghome2perth@hotmail.com

Some people has asked for more information on what to bring, so this is my opinion and commentary (Michael's List):

There is a clean hot communal shower and toilet block (flushing, i think) with toilet paper, although I still think it is a good idea to BYO everything you want to use. There is no light anywhere, so bring lighting for night use. Nannup is near-by if you forget something and needs to pick up essential supplies.

Not sure if it is being done again this year, and if so, someone will notify you about Easter Eggs, which is for the kids to find in the bush. Other events will be organised by the more experienced bushies and they will tell you if there are other things to bring.

From memory from last year camp, I (we) brought:

  • Tent/Hammock - don’t forget a mallet to bash in the pegs
  • Or caravan/campers - check with the organiser for parking space.
  • Sleeping bag/pillow/mattress
  • Lights for nighttime and to spot Nannup Tigers/Tigress.
  • Clean drinkable water. There is ground water plumbed from taps, but it has lots of suspended crusts so it is really only for washing up.
  • Food. We went lightweight but knock yourself out if you want to bring fridge or esky.
  • Easter eggs (chocolate). Easter egg hunt. This is consolidated and placed in the bush for your children to find. Found Easter eggs will then be shared equally*
  • Rain gear, shoes, change of clothes, warm clothes, hats, toothbrush etc.
  • Cooking stuff - Table, Knife, Utensils, Stove, Gas/Fuel, Wash up tubs
  • Medicines, First aid kit, Personal hygiene stuff, Aerogard/Hayfever/Sunscreen etc
  • Trash bags
  • Anything else that you want to do/Gear specific event, e.g. bike/bathers/canoe/hiking gear
  • ...so it is everything.
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