Camp Quaranup

Camp Quaranup provides the perfect launch-pad for regional excursions in the Great Southern in unique heritage accommodation.

Camp Quaranup (Circa 1875) is situated within a Class A nature reserve on the Princess Royal Harbour, with panoramic views across to the City of Albany.

The natural coastal bushland and the pristine beach environment present a fantastic venue for recreation activities, of which the camp offers a wide range including canoeing, raft making, archery, bushwalking, rogaining and team games.

Built in 1875 Camp Quaranup was a working quarantine station. Visiting the camp provides the opportunity to stay in unique heritage accommodation with capacities of up to 150 people.

The camp is an ideal launch pad for groups exploring the natural wonders of the Torndirrup National Park and the wider Great Southern Region.

The Camp is the perfect venue for conferences, workshops, professional development days, dinners, sporting presentations and reunions. The numerous buildings with open spaces make Camp Quaranup a great venue for music, drama, study groups, workshops, weddings and conferences.

Camp Quaranup in Albany, just 20 minutes drive from the city, makes it a comfortable journey for your Albany based guests and a great base for your regional, interstate or overseas guests.

The unique surroundings and panoramic views will ensure that everyone feels a sense of peace and tranquillity.

Camp Quaranup harbour view

Launch-pad for the Great Southern

The experience

The camp is more than a physical site available for group bookings. It is a special place where Western Australians of all ages can participate in unique activities in an isolated living environment.

Quaranup provides the perfect launch-pad for school groups exploring the natural wonders of Torndirrup National Park, an array of regional-based excursions within the Great Southern and not to mention the friendly hospitality of the team at Camp Q! 

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The location

Camp Quaranup is located south of Albany in the Great Southern region of Perth, Western Australia          


Camp Quaranup Map


Accommodation is predominantly dormitory style, there are two smaller buildings which are ideal for groups of families looking for the weekend that restores the connection to nature and a simpler life.

Activities and programs

Our on-site Manager and the team are offering a range of adventure program option in 2015. Some of these may be seasonal or to compliment holiday programs.

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The Camp has a number of facilities to enhance your experience.

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Camp staff

Camp Quaranup is administered through the Department of Sport and Recreation. The camp management team consists of:

Ian Sprigg
Manager, Quaranup
Telephone 08 9844 4087
Mobile 0401 695 798
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Paul Bloffwitch
Assistant Manager,
Telephone 08 9844 4087
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Julia Treadwell
Senior Program Coordinator
Telephone 08 9844 4087
Email Julia Treadwell

Department of Education guidelines

Most adventure recreation programs at Camp Quaranup meet or exceed the Department of Education's (DoE) Guidelines for Outdoor Education and Recreation Activities. In consideration of specific environments at the site, variations from the department's guidelines exist to increase safety.

More information

Camp Quaranup

Quaranup Road, Big Grove WA 6330
PO Box L30, Big Grove WA 6330
Telephone 08 9844 4087
Facsimile 08 9844 4566
Email Camp Quaranup

Camps bookings office

246 Vincent Street, Leederville WA 6007
PO Box 329 Leederville WA 6903
Telephone 08 9492 9999
Facsimile 08 9492 9711
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