This Campground Near Lake Preston Has Abandoned Aeroplanes And A Hobbit Cottage!

byTroy Mutton
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Cover photo by Diana Abeleda Photography

And now for something a little different…

This week we stumbled across Lake Preston Lime campground via the good folks at 4WDing Australia, and simply had to share this weird and wonderful little campground just under an hour-and-a-half from Perth.

It’s actually a working property (limestone mining), but the owners have opened it up to the public as a camping spot – though it’s important to note you’ll need to be self-contained as there are limited on-site amenities.

What they do have though is a heap of weird and wonderful little attractions to explore. Things like old boats, large machinery, farm animals, an empty airplane you can sit in and the pièce de résistance – a replica hobbit house you can chill out in! Dogs are also allowed but must be kept on a leash at all times.

It lies on the shores of salty Lake Preston, and is just a short drive away from great beaches like Myalup and Preston Beach. Some other attractions include the popular Crooked Carrot Cafe, Old Coast Road Brewery and Vineyard 28.

Owners Blair and Suzanne are super friendly, and if they’re not busy working are sometimes happy to show you around the property!

They’ve put Lake Preston Lime up on HipCamp so you’re able to book ahead for $20/night.