Olive Hill Farm RV CampgroundOn 1. March 2020 by Cookie
Weather was not really on our side, and the drive along the coast would have been long and only with the outlook of having to stay on a caravan park, as there are not many free camps. Also, we chose a wrong turn once which would have meant a detour of about 30 km, so we changed our plans spontaneously and drove back a little bit, to Margaret River.
Originally we had planned to visit the town, center of the Margaret River Region. But driving into town, we already felt transported to the british tourist hotspots on the Canary Islands or along the spanish coast, and so we didn’t even stop. A pity. Maybe we could have tried to find the beautiful parts of the town, but we just did not feel like masses of people.
A few kilometers down the road and along a bit of gravel road, we reached our destination: Olive Hill Farm. The family offer camping possibilities for self-contained campers in one of their old, obviously derelict, olive groves.
It’s beautifully located, only a handful of other campers around us, and very special. After a short call and online booking, we had checked in and were told to choose a spot we liked. From the campground, a nice little stroll leads through the karri forest to the Margaret River.
For $ 1, we could have filled our tanks with 25l of potable water, and there would have been a dump point, too. We did not need either. Instead, we were invited very friendly by the owner, Benji, to take some tomatoes that were growing there, or to use the community tent. Very nice, and it is really beautiful, but we were left a little uncertain about the $ 20 fee just for staying the night. On the other hand, there are not many alternatives in the area other than the big caravan parks which would have cost nearly double than that and had been less peaceful.
It had been overcast the last couple of days, and the next morning, something new happened to us: We were out of battery. Time left: 14 minutes. That would not have been easy to recharge using solar even under the best conditions, so we were changing our plans yet again and off we went, towards Nannup.