Trapwell Farm

Western Australia

About the property
This is a grain and sheep farming property situated on the Mortlock River about one and a half hours from Perth city. You can camp near the river (seasonal water levels, can be dry in summer). Great for weekend campers or people needing a spur-of-the-moment break. We prefer campers during Winter - Spring.

There's a big campfire pit with wood provided and a septic toilet. Sites are secluded and quiet...just you and the river, Sheoaks; lots of walking, thinking, sleeping ...

Pets OK but dogs must be kept on a lead due to stock. Adults $15 and children 10 and under are $5 per night.
Nearest main town and distance
Northam - about 40km, but we have a local (famous) Tavern, if you'd prefer to be fed and watered while you're on your break.
River Sites
unlimited | max occupancy: 100 per Camping site (unpowered)
$ 15.00
per person per night
Water in the river is determined by seasonal conditions. Adults $15 and kids 10 and under are $5. Open area with plenty of shade. Easy to park and turn vehicles. Large 'tables' in place. Fire pit and wood organised depending on the time of year. Opportunity to wander and explore river environs undisturbed, or simply relax and read or sleep. Very quiet. A flushing toilet can be made ready if required - we cart the water down as necessary. Pets ok must be on leads/well controlled.
Campfires - only ONE allowed in the main fire pit (we provide the firewood). Determined by time of year.
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4 available | max occupancy: 10 per Camping site (unpowered)
$ 40.00
per person per night
Small yards set up to keep horses separate. Water provided. Hay and Oats can be purchased if you wish ...grown on farm.
Camp fires - seasonal only.
Mobile reception most of the time.
Camp fires in season. Horse pen per owner with water and hay to purchase.
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Activities & Tours
Farm tour
$ 10.00
We take guests around the property, showing then sites of interest, stopping for photo opportunities; feeding the horses; watching the sheep dog at work. Adults $10 and children 10 and under are $5. We can demonstrate shearing - given warning; run people through the sheep years (good fun) and so on. Just ask - we'll see what we can do. Best to ask when booking to give us time to prepare (eg a shearing demonstration).
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$ 20.00
BBQ available for your own use.
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Lamb on Spit for large groups
$ 350.00
Large groups. Must book a week in advance to have the animal prepared and Spit organised.
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Camp oven
$ 3.00
Camp oven available for your use (only during periods when fires are okay).
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Camp Chairs
$ 1.00
If you have forgotten your chair, or just don't want to bring one; book a few here!
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$ 1.00
If you need a camp rug to make your stay a little more comfortable, or just wish to jazz up your campsite, book one here.
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Table (& table cloth)
$ 3.00
If you haven't the space, or are unable to bring your table; book here. Table comes with table cloth.
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Full Cutlery/Crockery Set
$ 3.00
We can provide full crockery/cutlery set. Includes mug, bowl, plate and knife/fork/spoon. Price is per person.
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Hay, Oats and Rough-Cut Chaff
$ 15.00
Horse owners might like to buy here rather than cart their own horse food. Please ask what we have available. Fee charged.
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$ 4.00
Produced on farm for SMALL PETS and SMALL GARDENS. Targeting animal and garden lovers who need small quantities for rabbits, guinea pigs, hens etc AND garden lovers who have only balcony gardens or just pots and planters. Oaten, Lucerne and Pea Hay for Pets. Straw, Lucerne Hay and Pea Straw for gardens. Cheeky Chaff is a yummy mix of four fibres that pets love to forage and explore for flavours and good wholesome nutrition. All fibres are essential for gut health of domestic pets.
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Accommodation features
& Tours
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Food and drink
Common areas
Event/wedding facilities
accessible by: By Car
Cancellation Policy
Flexible: Guest can cancel up to 24 hours before check-in for a full refund (except fee)
Property Rules Print Rules
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Safety warnings Print Warnings
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Disabled access

This host provides access and mobility for

Physical disabilities
Guide dogs
Deaf & hearing impaired

There are no restrictions other than the fact that the ground is uneven and may be covered in grass or weeds (depending on time of year). If people feel comfortable enough to attempt to camp - they are welcome to try. The toilet is flushing - but NOT for wheelchair access.

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Joe And Cathie Bowen
About the host, Joe And Cathie Bowen
Member since February 2018
We are a grains and sheep farm situated about one and a half hours from the city - so great for weekenders. We offer a quiet hide-away camping location by our river (dry in summer). Winter campers have access to a large open fire, septic toilet and as much space as they need to walk, think, sleep. Animals are welcome but must be kept on a lead.
5 reviews
Angie Orozco
07 Mar at 10:59
I went along with my friends and we had a really good time there, all of us loved the welcoming from Cathie and Joe, who were warm and kind with us. They provided us with all the things we were lacked of, also we got enough water and the toilet was clean. We had really good fun there.
Connie De
07 Mar at 01:26
Trapwell Farm was a great spot for a weekend getaway , only 1.5hrs from Perth. Hosts Joe & Cathie suprised us with home made morning tea. Summertime the river is dry & double g's are yuk but going back in winter to camp &kayak when the river is running. Great riverside camping with shade ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Philippa Grimston
02 Apr at 02:50
Spent two nights here over Easter. Really great spot, we had a great time!
Graham & Denise McAtee
04 Apr at 01:01
We had a fantastic Easter weekend away with friends.We were greeted by Cathie who showed us to our spot under some lovely trees,and had also made us all a delicious morning tea.It really is so peaceful and relaxing , and we will return when time allows us to. Thanks for everything Joe & Cathie
Walter Kimble
24 Apr at 07:56
Had one night at Trapwell Farm and really enjoyed the peacefulness and tranquility. Cathie was great and the perfect hostess. The flushing toilet an extra bonus for the wife. Will definitely stay at Trapwell Farm again.
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