How do we book accommodation?
Accommodation for all of our metropolitan recreation camps can be booked through our bookings office. The bookings officers can easily check the availability of all areas at all four camps and can also help with queries regarding accommodation costing, deposits and refunds.
Camp bookings can be contacted by phone on 08 9492 9999, fax 08 9492 9998 or email camp bookings directly. For specific questions about Point Walter call 08 9492 9784 or email Point Walter Camp.
The first step for most groups interested in participating in one of our many exciting recreation programs should be to visit our website.
Our website has a description of programs, some action photos, a price list and associated age limits. Most of our programs have age restrictions relating to the school year (e.g. Year 6) due to guidelines produced by the Department of Education.
The majority of our programs last 90 minutes including a safety briefing. Most programs also have a limit of approximately 16 participants per session, although exceptions may apply. Our experienced program coordinators are highly-skilled in designing a custom schedule of activities for your group, for any budget, time or group size.
Is smoking permitted at Point Walter?
Given that the main users of the site are children, smoking is discouraged at Point Walter. Smoking is not permitted inside or within 10 metres of any onsite building. Smoking is also not permitted near areas of vegetation as this is a fire risk. Smoking or use of any other illegal or illicit substance is strictly forbidden.
Can we hire audiovisual or meeting equipment?
Absolutely. We have a wide range of audiovisual and meeting equipment including data projectors, projector screens, an electronic whiteboard, DVD players, TVs and a PA system which can be all used free of charge, subject to availability. Please discuss your equipment needs with the centre when making your booking so equipment can be allocated to your group. We also recommend a site visit, if possible, prior to your stay to ensure all your needs are met and any questions are answered.
Can our group check-in before 5pm?
Check-in time for our accommodation groups is at 5pm to allow time for our cleaners to prepare your facilities. Groups that choose to arrive onsite prior to 5pm to participate in our recreation programs will be encouraged, provided they fit in around the outgoing group’s schedule. Incoming groups that participate in programs are encouraged to bring their own lunch.
may be requested to provide lunch. It's recommended that this be a packed lunch, finger food or similar as day groups may be served outside and will need to utilise the gazebo
or sit on the grassed space for eating, unless a dining room is available on the day. Early arrival requirements need to be discussed and approved in advance. Contact our Bookings Officer for more information on 9492 9999.
Can our group stay later than our 2pm check-out time?
Outgoing accommodation groups must vacate their dormitories by 12.30pm. If you require access to your dormitories after 12.30pm, please discuss this with our Bookings Office when organising your stay. You will have access to your dining room until 2pm.
Can we have a one night accommodation booking?
Yes you can. Priority is given to groups who stay two nights or longer, so please ring our bookings office to discuss possible options.
Can we book the entire site for exclusive access to all facilities?
Yes you can, subject to availability. Please discuss this option with the centre directly on 08 9492 9784.
Can our group self-cater?
Unfortunately, self-catering is not available at Point Walter. Groups can use Point Walter Reserve’s barbecues offsite, however are not permitted to bring food into the centre or cook their own food without the permission of the camp manager. Catering is provided by our onsite caterers, Accolade Catering.
Can we use a picnic area or have lunch if we are only at Point Walter to participate in some of your recreation programs?
You certainly can. Accoldate Catering has some affordable options for your group or you may be able to bring your own food, subject to Camp Manager approval. If barbecue equipment or facilities are required, we charge a small fee to cover cleaning and equipment costs (day visitor fee).
Can we come for a picnic, party or day excursion?
Yes, however priority to use facilities and participate in recreation programs will be given to accommodation groups. Day visitors will be charged a fee to enter the site; please discuss costs with our bookings office. If you are utilising event areas, costs will be associated depending on length and period of your party or function. Please contact the centre direct for more information.
Are there any free recreational activities or facilities at Point Walter?
Yes, there a number of free areas within and around the site. We have a basketball court, tennis court and volleyball court which you can use. These are shared use facilities and cannot be booked so we ask that you share them with any other groups onsite.
Can we use Point Walter for a birthday party, wedding, bucks/hens party etc?
Point Walter is primarily a recreation centre. Given that it's also a multi-user venue, parties associated with excessive alcohol drinking, noise or inappropriate behaviour are not permitted. We encourage birthday parties (excluding 18th and 21st's), family days/reunions, weddings and other events that incorporate recreation and physical activity.
All groups who want to consume alcohol at any time during their stay must abide by the DSR Alcohol Policy.
Can we drink alcohol at Point Walter?
All groups who want to consume alcohol at any time during their stay must abide by the DSR Alcohol Policy, which can be obtained from our website. Normally, groups who follow the policy won't have any problems. This policy is guided by responsible and controlled consumption of alcohol by adults. Generally, groups may only consume alcohol in their associated dining hall. In any case, group leaders must lodge a written request to the camp manager prior to their stay stating how their group will provide for the conditions stipulated in the policy.
What happens if we have to cancel our booking?
The following cancellation fees apply:
- Six months or more before arrival date – $35.
- Three to six months before arrival date – 50% of deposit.
- Less than three months before arrival date – 100% of deposit.