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Ern Halliday is a sanctuary in the suburbs. It is a special place where Western Australians of all ages can participate in unique and exciting outdoor recreation activities within the Perth metropolitan area.
This exciting camping complex is located on the beach in the northern
suburb of Hillarys, Perth. The complex has three large dormitory camps,
a picnic and tent campsite and one of the largest range of adventure
programs in WA. Set in 28 hectares of natural bush, this camp really is
your sanctuary in the suburbs.
Ern Halliday is more than a physical site available for group bookings. It is a special place where people of all ages can share in unique activities in an isolated living environment. Whether it’s the conquest of the first abseil, the team success
of finding the 'lost pilot' or the wonderful feeling of sharing a camp-fire with new friends, Ern Halliday will be a rewarding experience.
Discover Ern Halliday Receation Camp
Telephone 61 8 9492 9999Email bookings office
Bookings and payment
School holiday camps
Ern Halliday is located on Whitfords Avenue, Hillarys, approximately
1.5km north of the Hillarys Marina. The site is identified in most
roadmaps and is situated between Flinders Avenue and Angove Drive. If
walking from Hillarys Marina, an underpass connects the camp to
Whitfords Beach and an extensive network of dual use pathways.
Ern Halliday offers a wide range of accommodation areas, meeting facilities and dining areas for all group types and budgets. It’s separated into five distinct areas that include: Commodore, Spinnaker, Port and Starboard, Windmill
and the Cardinal Meeting Hall.
Ern Halliday accommodation
Accolade Catering provides catering services at Ern Halliday Recreation Camp.
Self-catering is available for guests staying in the Spinnaker dormitories only.
Catering at Ern Halliday
There are 22 distinct recreation programs with an additional range of program variations, training packages, workplace adventures, custom programs, self–directed activities and holiday programs.
Ern Halliday recreation programs
Ern Halliday has a number of facilities to enhance your experience including meeting rooms and indoor recreation facilities.
Ern Halliday facilities
The Ern Halliday Recreation Camp is administered through the
Department of Local Government, Sport and Recreation. The Camp Management team consists
Brett PooleManagerEmail Brett Poole
Ben WaltonOperations ManagerEmail Ben Walton
Steve MorupAccommodation OfficerEmail Steve Morup
Matthew GraceSenior Program CoordinatorEmail Matt Grace
Steph PinkertonProgram CoordinatorEmail Steph Pinkerton
Laura GreenwoodProgram CoordinatorEmail Laura Greenwood
There is a dedicated team of highly
qualified outdoor instructors who deliver and facilitate our adventure
programs, together with a facilities and cleaning team who maintain and
upkeep the camp buildings and grounds.
Ern Haliday Recreation Camp, under the management of the department, provide public liability insurance within the framework of its accommodation and programs.
Most adventure recreation programs at Ern Halliday meet or exceed the DoE guidelines for outdoor pursuits. In consideration of specific environments at the site, variations from the DoE guidelines exist to increase safety.
management strongly recommend that all groups intending to use the beach
book qualified aquatics supervisors through the camp for water safety.
All groups should check with their governing bodies to make sure that
their water safety is in accordance with official procedures.
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