Camping returns to Stockton sand dunes

CAMPING: Beach camping is back at the Aboriginal-owned Worimi Conservation Lands, as part of the Ganyamalbaa camping trial. Picture: Brent Mail/Office of Environment & Heritage
CAMPING: Beach camping is back at the Aboriginal-owned Worimi Conservation Lands, as part of the Ganyamalbaa camping trial. Picture: Brent Mail/Office of Environment & Heritage

Camping has returned to Stockton sand dunes for the first time in seven years on a trial basis while impacts are monitored on Aboriginal cultural sites, the frontal dune and vegetation.

Site fees at $33 per night for two adults and $8 a child have been set up to help recoup some of the additional costs associated with providing campers a unique visitor experience.

Worimi Conservation Lands Board of Management spokesperson Jamie Tarrant said the Ganyamalbaa (meaning “a place to camp” in Worimi Gathang language) camping trial which commenced on February 1 would provide a sustainable camping experience for everyone to enjoy.

“The board wants to provide a special place where the community can come and connect, and learn about and appreciate the cultural and natural significance of the Worimi Conservation Lands,” Mr Tarrant said.

“The camping is located within one location at the southern end of the dunes and offers 15 beach-camping sites located just behind the dune that fronts the beach. People are reminded that camping is not allowed anywhere else in the park.

“Each campsite accommodates up to eight campers and two vehicles and includes a firepit. Campsite bookings are essential and campers must be self-sufficient, bringing with them water, firewood and a camp toilet.”

Additional adults will incur $16.50 per night and infants under 4 are free.

To book a campsite visit www.worimiconservationlands.com/camping.