Martins Tank Campground is a nice getaway when you want to escape city life but not venture too far from the metro area either. It’s a good spot for anyone seeking bush based camping without a gnarly off-road drive.
The campground is located in the Yalgorup National Park south of Mandurah and about 5 kilometres inland from Preston Beach. The campsites are beautifully located under the shady canopies of Tuart and Peppermint trees and on the banks of Martins Tank Lake .
To get there follow Preston Street North and follow the signs along the sandy, unsealed road. Yes, 2WD can get there too, but it can be a slightly bumpy ride. The site is managed by DPAW with a campground manager on site during the busy period.
This is a nature-based campground so expect no drinking water, electricity, flushing toilets or hot showers.
Martins Tank campground features a great, undercover camp kitchen with gas barbeques, dishwashing sinks, dining tables and benches. There are also open-air gas barbecues and a communal fire pit (fire restrictions apply). Most sites have their own tables, benches and fire pits.
There are 29 individual camp sites Five of these are tent-only walk-in sites, 10 individual sites for tents; five sites for campervans and camper trailers and nine sites suitable for caravans, camper trailers and large campervans.
There are also four group camping areas suitable for tents and swags only which can take up to 20 people.
Visit the thrombolites, the world’s oldest living organisms as nearby Lake Clifton.
Take a walk along the 6km Lake Pollard Trail that starts at the campground. Find trail notes here.
Bird watching at the lake.
Go fishing, swimming and 4WD at Preston Beach.
Costs are $11 per person and $5 for children. It can get busy, so make sure you book in advance here.
Bring your own water.