Wait a minute, Pinjarrah? Shouldn’t it be Pinjarra? Well, it is now, but once upon a time, it was spelt with a ‘h’ on the end.
About a month ago I packed up Jerry the camper and took the kids for an overnighter at Pinjarrah Holiday Park. It’s only about 30 minutes away from my house which is exactly what we wanted, something close by. The idea was to take our other mates too for a bit of a trial-camp before our bigger trip up north to Shark Bay. We had Mark, Louise and their two boys Trent and Josh. Also Quentin, Janine and their boy Joshua. The in-law’s Graham and Barbara and of course, my crew, Melissa, Charlotte and Spencer.
I was initially thinking Dwellingup, but this time I wanted level grassy areas to try out the new additions to Jerry, namely, the extended annex and new walls. Plus level and grassy is mint for footy and other kids activities!
Pinjarrah Holiday Park is located 1 hour from Perth city at 326 Pinjarra-Williams Road. Only a very short drive out of Pinjarra towards Dwellingup. There is a lot of history in this property as it was established in 1854 by Captain Theodore Fawcett. You might recognise the name if you’ve ever been 4WD’ing in Dwellingup (the popular Captain Fawcett Commemorative Trail).
Mr Fawcett was quite the authoritative figure in his day and had a significant impact on the growth and development of the Pinjarra / Williams area. Google him.
This property was his estate, or homestead. It was built while he was back in England, where he married, returned with his wife and attempted farming of grain, and vines. He was the only licensed brandy distiller in Western Australia!
The property now boasts a fantastic camp ground, with space for tents, or the biggest big-rigs. Camp kitchens, showers, toilets and other amenities. The Murray river also runs through this property.
The owners are very friendly, dogs are allowed, as a fires in an approved fire pit. My only gripe was the middle-of-the-night trains tooting as they went past, but there are crossings nearby.
Now for some photo’s:by