News and Specials

Father’s Day 2017

Father’s day is nearly here and we are offering a special weekend deal for Dad and Family this September 2nd and 3rd.

When you book in for two nights over the father’s day weekend we will give you  50% discount on any accommodation or sites. Reservations must be made directly with our office. 08 98 401 026.

Whether you like Camping, Glamping, Caravans or Chalets we have an option for every family. Bring Dad down to Walpole for some precious family time. Camp Fires, Fishing and Four Wheel Driving are the necessities for any Dad Getaway.  Walpole has a number of driving tracks through the forest and along the coast that will take you to unspoilt beaches with picturesque views of the southern Ocean.  You can fish straight off the jetty at Coalmine Beach or bring the boat and launch from the coalmine boat ramp, we even have bait onsite for all your fishing needs. Firewood is available for purchase to roast marshmallows and maybe even cook your fish.

Welcome Winter in Walpole

Why not join us in Walpole to celebrate the start of winter?  With mesmerising campfires, heated luxury tents, toasty cabins and chalets to snuggle up in, protected sites set amongst the Peppermint Trees, walks along the Bibbulmun Track and cycling on the Munda Biddi Trail.  Listen to the Southern Ocean crashing in the distance.  Feel alive and wake up to the Wonders of the Walpole Wilderness!  Let us put together the perfect itinerary for your stay.  Stay 4 pay for 3 across all accommodation and sites.  Children will receive free marshmallows for toasting.  Guests can also take advantage of a buy one coffee get one free loyalty voucher from the Four Sisters Coffee Shop in Walpole. Promotion running to the 22nd September 2017.

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Welcoming the Whales Festival

Albany is hosting its very first ‘Welcoming the Whales’ festival to be held at the whaling station on Saturday the 3rd June 10:00am – 2:00pm, Free Entry for all ages. Over the whale season which commences this long weekend and goes through to October there will be over 600 Humpback and Southern Right whales visiting our South Coastal Waters. It is the longest whale watching season in the world. Good locations for Whale sightings other than Albany are Lights Beach, Denmark, Conspicuous Cliffs, Nornalup, Blue Holes Beach, Walpole (four wheel drive access) and Mandalay Beach, west of Walpole (park entry fee required).

The event will be full of family entertainment and story telling as the unique history surrounding the whales along our south coast will be shared through whale themed activities for all ages including live music, art, roving entertainment and storytelling of our heritage and folklore. The festival connects the past and present, recognising the 140 year old whaling industry whilst celebrating the return of these majestic marine mammals.  for more information please visit www.discoverybay.com.au

Article by journalist Sally Grandy – How I Discovered the Joys of ‘Glamping’ in a Quiet Corner of Australia

I must admit that camping does not come easy to me.  I have two boisterous boys aged 9 and 11 and the thought of pitching a tent while they run riot in nearby woods, while I must deal with poles and tent stays and inflating blow-up mattresses, fills me with dread.

I used to caravan with my parents as a child and have fond memories of lazy (and rather cloudy and wet) days in the countryside of southern England where I grew up.

You can see why the lure of so called ‘glamping’ holds appeal for me.  Glamping is on the increase with the market up 7% and so at the beginning of April just ahead of the rush for Easter, I headed south from Perth to Walpole to experience luxurious camping in upmarket tents at the Coalmine Beach Holiday Park.

The weekend trip did not start well, just south of Mandurah, my car started making funny banging noises. Recovery Assist came to my rescue, but it delayed our journey and we didn’t arrive until 11:15pm.

Entering a tent in the dark, then switching on a light (yes, these luxury tents really do have light switches) to reveal, what I thought was a rather marvellous, stylish upmarket hotel room, was unexpected.

“Hey Mum”, one of my boys shouted, “there’s a heated blanket on your bed,” – now that was a very welcome addition.

The Coalmine Beach Holiday Park installed four of these luxury tents in December and throughout the summer months they’ve all been virtually booked out.

The next day I meet with Lisa and Stephen Brockway, a nurse and lawyer who are visiting from East Perth and in the next-door glamping tent.

“We are going to Albany and we wanted to break the journey up, we came with our tent, but we thought we’d try glamping here.  Trouble is we’ve tasted luxury and won’t want to pitch our tent now.”

“It’s got all the hotel trimmings, pots and pans, luxurious shower, and modern wash basin and microwave.  We brought an esky but there was no need, there’s even a fridge. What a great way to wake up listening to the wild birds and kookaburras,” she said.

These tents manufactured by Perth based Eco Structures are the brain child of Australian company owner and developer Karl Plunkett.  This luxury tented accommodation is being utilised around the world in China, the Virgin Islands, Saudi Arabia and South America as well as Australia.

“Camping is a lot of fun, as long as there’s no suffering – the problem is sand gets into everything and when it rains you’re stuck inside the tent thinking I’m not going to do this again,” said Mr. Plunkett.

“When you’re glamping you walk into a perfect, spotless tent and get into a bed more luxurious than the one you have at home.”

Michael Triplett is the General Manager of the Coalmine Beach Holiday Park and has received very positive feedback.

“It’s a different type of accommodation and so many see it as a novelty.  We’ve had quite a lot of walkers who are taking a break from the Bibbulmun Track and want something more upmarket”, he said.

“People are coming here and seeing the tents and they think “Why would I tow a caravan or camper trailer when we could stay in one of these?” he adds

That’s just what Peter Charushenko, his wife and two older daughters are doing as they inspect a four-berth tent. I talk to them as they take a sneaky peak.

“Yes, we’re just having a quick look, we come to this caravan park about four times a year with our Jayco pop-up camper as we like sailing.  We were here in December and saw them being installed, I’d definitely come back and stay in one.”

I myself, certainly enjoyed the experience, with solid furniture and proper beds, it certainly is high-end camping.  My boys were suitably impressed, playing on the decked area and having a beach within a two-minute stroll.

As for my fellow luxurious campers next door, Lisa and Stephen Brockway they said they’ll be back for more.

“It’s just given us time to chill as a couple, no television and back to nature, I’m buying newspapers, and what’s more I have the time to read them.  Yes, this break has really made us relax and the standard of this tented accommodation has been superb.  Problem is I am not looking forward to pitching our own tent in a few days’ time.”

Sally Grandy stayed at the Coalmine Beach Holiday Park in luxurious tented accommodation manufactured by Eco Structures

Destination Walpole

Are you looking for fun and adventure or to relax and take it easy these April School Holidays? Whatever your pace, Coalmine Beach Holiday Park is the perfect destination. With a variety of accommodation styles available, from camp sites to Chalets and Luxury Tents, the choice is yours.  Fire pits are scattered around the Park making it easy for everyone to toast their marshmallows. There is an abundance of native bush attracting kangaroos, possums, kookaburras and blue wrens.

Our natural playground is only a 40 minute drive from one of the best beaches in Australia, Green’s Pool https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/site/greens-pool (as voted on Trip Advisor) and just minutes from the internationally acclaimed Valley of the Giants and Tree Top Walk http://www.valleyofthegiants.com.au/

The Beautiful Walpole-Nornalup National Park surrounds our town of Walpole. With Inlets for kayaking, secret fishing spots aplenty around the inlets, calm waters for stand up paddle boarding and more. Walking and riding trails including the Bibbulmun Track to explore.  What’s not to love?

So pack the tent, pack the bikes and give us a call today. April is often the most beautiful time of the year to explore Wonderful Walpole.

 

Christmas Celebrations at Coalmine

We wanted to share some pictures from our annual Christmas Eve BBQ. Plus a visit from SANTA in the fire truck. It was such a great night all the children received lolly bags from Santa and we hosted a sausage sizzle for our guests followed by a movie in the Rec Room. We are looking forward to this year’s Christmas Eve celebrations.

Dreaming of your next holiday?

We have a variety of accommodation types available over the Easter and April School holiday.  Please visit our accommodation page and click on “book now” to view availability.