Guilderton Caravan Park is situated at the mouth of Moore River just an hours drive from Perth CBD. The caravan site is sand based throughout with a variety of hard stand pitches and grass. There are many mature trees arounds the park providing welcome shade in the Summer months.
There’s a kids playground and swings outside of the main entrance of the caravan park and adjacent to the car park and main foreshore. Because it’s right next to the car park you’ll need to supervise toddlers and younger kids, there are a few benches but little shade in this area.
There are also chalets available that have great views of the river and overlook the entire camp site and the family BBQ area.
In front of the chalets is a large grassed area ideal for games and running around.
One of the things we love about Guilderton Caravan Park is the family BBQ area complete with kitchen, fridge and washing facilities. There is a central covered area surrounded by lots of green grass for the kids to run around while you’re cooking and enjoying social time with other campers or friends. There are tables and BBQs for communal use. We also gave the kids glow sticks to play with, so when it got darker, we could see where they were. Head torches are also another great idea.
Just outside of the camp site is a restaurant/cafe, fishing store/general convenience shop for basics such as ice, milk, bread, etc.. They do excellent fish & chips and cooked breakfasts as well, ideal if you want a break from the camping food.
The beauty of Guilderton Caravan Park is the easy and close access to Moore River, just a short walk from your pitch to the beach. The beach tracks along the foreshore from the main car park up to the river mouth and the sea. Sometimes you can walk right across the river near the river mouth when the tide is low. This bank breaks its water every now and then so do watch out as this causes a big wave and gush of water from the sea into this area. The water is really shallow most months and you can just about walk halfway and still touch the floor. Take a walk along the shore towards the hill for some great ocean views.
We hired canoes for a few hours each day from the local boat hire in the foreshore car park.
You can canoe to the opposite river bank or take a longer trip right up the river for miles and miles!
Fishing is a big thing here, and we saw one family catch a huge snapper just on a piece of line with no rod! There’s a main jetty to fish off and then some rocks along the side of the river which proved popular with our boys.
In the main car park on the foreshore there’s a general store selling hot food, ice creams and coffee. You can sit outside on the veranda and enjoy your fish and chips.
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