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Barrabup Sanctuary and Camp Grounds


The property contains 60 Hectares of mainly Jarrah/Marri in association with Blackbutt, Banksia and River Gum along the Blackwood River. There is a diversity of habitat, ranging from river flat to ironstone ridge.



Barrabup Sanctuary started life in the early 70's when Glenn Orley purchased the property as the family hideaway, he soon had the idea to share the peace and tranquility with other like minded people and developed the Barrabup Tipi Village. This village was made up of three "American Indian" style Tipi's measuring 5 metres diameter and 7 metres tall. Made from heavy grade canvas, they could house approx 10 people in each. This Tipi Village continued into the late 70's as a secluded retreat. In the Eighties, the Tipi village moved out of vogue and it was run mainly as the family home, with small groups of visitors doing botanical and fauna walks around the sanctuary. In the mid 90's Barrabup Sanctuary was reborn as a Private Eco-camp ground and has evolved into the friendly and welcoming site that it is today. The Sanctuary and private camp grounds are run by Glenn Orley and he can be contacted at any time and is happy to answer any questions about the Sanctuary or camp grounds. Glenn is keen to encourage groups and clubs down for the weekend or even a whole week, so why not give him a call.

The property contains 60 Hectares of mainly Jarrah/Marri association with Blackbutt, Banksia and River Gum along the Blackwood River. There is a diversity of habitat, ranging from river flat to ironstone ridge.

There are over 100 recorded varieties of Native orchids, which mostly flower in September, but some of which can be seen all year round. The property has a particularly high occurrence of native fauna, possibly due to its fire history in recent years, and birdlife abounds.

Barrabup Sanctuary is being developed as an open zoo, park and arboretum, with plans for the complete eradication and exclusion of cats, dogs and foxes with the gradual re-establishment of the original native flora and fauna. Now includes two open-plan Eco Chalets for adults only - a unique retreat by the Blackwood River

- camp site bookings $15 p/night
- children under 10 free
- b/breakfast $65 per night
- includes a cooked breakfast
- dinner cooked by on site chef $35per head

Feature List

- barbeque
- cooking Facilities
- open Fireplace
- 4x4 touring
- campers toilets & showers
- bird watching facilities
- caravan access


Lot 1423, Barrabup Road, Nannup WA 6275, Australia


Barrabup Sanctuary is located 8km from Nannup at "Quigup" on the Old Barrabup Rd.

2km North of Nannup on the Vasse Highway, is Mowen Rd, turn into Mowen Rd and head up the hill about 200m, to turn left into Old Barrabup Rd. Follow the bitumen for about 6km, then onto the gravel for another 2km, at the Bus Shelter head straight to the gate of Barrabup Sanctuary. Once through the gate you have a well maintained 2km gravel road to get to the Campsite.

For the techo's out there GPS Co Ords are:
Datum: GDA94 Zone:50H
Easting: 0380492 Northing: 6238364



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Rated by 3 guests
Beautiful peaceful gorgeous river right in front. Was a lovely stay very comfortable and felt like you were miles from nowhere

Tranquil Location
Beautiful tranquil location overlooking the Blackwood River - woke to lovely view and sound of birdsong. Quirky accommodation, lovely to sit out on deck using bbq for dinner and breakfast, even toast on bbq. Wonderful hideaway. Will go back.

Loved it!
The Birdhide is a lovely, comfy chalet overlooking the river. Incredibly peaceful and relaxing. The owners are super friendly and welcoming. Loved it!!