Camping at Honeymoon Pool

From time to time, we all need to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life and reconnect with nature.

In my 32 years on this planet, I have never been camping (unless, you count sleeping overnight on the beach in swag as camping?), so I figured it was about time I gave it a try and escape the stresses of life and immerse myself fully in nature. I didn’t venture too far from home – heading to Honeymoon Pool Gelcoat. 

A swimming hole paradise located on the banks of the Collie River about a 2 hour drive from Perth, Honeymoon Pool Gelcoat is an open campsite where the bushland meets the river and provides a truly unique experience for swimming or kayaking in the crystal-clear water. 

River views from the campsite


Surrounded by peppermint trees and an overstorey of yarri, jarrah and marri eucalypts, there is nothing better than waking up to the gentle sounds of the wind whistling between the trees and the birds blissfully singing their morning song.


Day time included hikes on the many trails surrounding the campsite whist night time involved sitting around the campfire, snug and warm, drinking wine and toasting marshmallows.


Why you should add camping to your bucket list


Have you ever wanted to sleep under the stars, cook dinner over an open campfire or immerse yourself in nature? Then you better add camping to your bucket list!

If you’ve never had the fulfillment of going camping, it’s time you got yourself out of the city and into the great outdoors. 


Everyone has a different reason for camping – some like to disconnect from the digital world and reconnect with nature. Some people go camping to revitalise their relationships, away from all the distractions at home. Whilst others want to get away but are strapped for cash.

Whatever your reason, camping is a completely unique experience that is a must-do for everyone at least once in their life!

Have you already ticked camping off your bucket list and have some great stories to share? Comment below!