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Lewana is a historic ex forestry workers estate located on the Blackwood River and Tourist Route 251 between Balingup and Nannup. The 100 acre property is situated amongst state and pine forest and the parkland setting has over 50 different trees varieties creating a beautiful place to stay at any time of year.

Running Brook comprises of two secluded spaces, which when

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Lewana is a historic ex forestry workers estate located on the Blackwood River and Tourist Route 251 between Balingup and Nannup. The 100 acre property is situated amongst state and pine forest and the parkland setting has over 50 different trees varieties creating a beautiful place to stay at any time of year.

Running Brook comprises of two secluded spaces, which when combined are suitable for up to four camp set ups. 

The campgrounds are located in the forest with the elevated site overlooking the dam. Additional camping space is available if needed on the private gravel track with amazing views of the water.  

The Brook flows past the site during winter months filling the dam below. The site is located away from the other campsites, heritage listed cottages and c. 250m from the ablution block and old barn. 

The campground is best suited to self-contained caravans or trailer tents with their own restroom facilities.

Lewana is the ideal place to base yourself to enjoy the picturesque region of Balingup and the surrounding areas including Donnybrook, Nannup and Bridgetown.

Surrounded by orchards and award-winning wineries there is plenty to do during your stay. Experience nature by walking part of the Bibbulmun Track or cycle a section of the Mundi Bibbi Track, you can even kayak on the Blackwood River from historic Wrights Bridge.

Please note: no campfires between 1st Nov and 26th April subject to Shire ruling. 

Dog friendly, strictly by prior arrangement only.

Shower & toilet available adjacent to the old barn, communal fire pit & gas BBQ. 

No generators or trail bikes allowed. 

Coffee Cart open 8am to 10am on weekends and public/school holidays.

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 9 guests per site
Up to 5 vehicles
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Caravans, Fifth wheels, Camper trailers, Motorhomes, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 13 meters allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Mark a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out

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Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah C.
recommends this listing.
June 10th, 2022

A immaculately kept property with amazing scenery.. Mark and Jane are fantastic hosts and nothing was too much trouble.. the walks are beautiful and we were lucky enough to have the whole camping area to ourselves… hot showers were great at the end of a cold day.. thank you for having us and hosting our fur babies first camping trip 😊

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Hipcamper Mark
Response from Mark, the Host, on June 13th, 2022

Thanks for taking the time to post a review Sarah and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Lewana. Hopefully see you again one day. Regards, Mark & Jayne

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Hipcamper Romel

Highly recommended!

Romel B.
recommends this listing.
June 6th, 2022

A bit of bush, a bit of lake, a bit of top hill (sea of clouds) experience all in 1 location! Can't beat that! Plus my son enjoyed feeding the animals! Great host! Will definitely come back!

Hipcamper Mark
Response from Mark, the Host, on June 9th, 2022

Thanks for taking the time to post a review Romel, much appreciated. Regards, Mark.

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Hipcamper Joanne

Private sites!

Joanne D.
recommends this listing.
June 6th, 2022

Stayed at running brook for 3 nights, Mark and Jayne were lovely and very helpful. The site is secluded, pretty, fairly flat and overlooking the dam. The fire pits are perfect for camp oven cooking. The ablution building was quirky and clean. We had a great time exploring the surrounding property and pine plantation. Will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Mark
Response from Mark, the Host, on June 9th, 2022

Thanks for the review Joanne, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully see you again one day. Mark.

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Hipcamper Erin

Beautiful forest getaway

Erin G.
recommends this listing.
May 10th, 2022

The drive into Lewana campsites was so beautiful. Mark and Jayne were so incredibly welcoming, and were more than happy to help with any questions we had. We bought some firewood from their little shop for our campfire. The property itself was so incredibly well kept, all the ammenities were clean and it was nice to end our night with a hot shower.

We were lucky enough to have the entire site to ourselves, surrounded by tall trees and overlooking the dam. In the morning, we were greeting by kangaroos and chirping birds. We had a walk to explore the property and visited the alpacas and emu before we left.

We had an amazing stay at Running Brook, and we have never felt so relaxed on a weekend getaway. We will definitely be back again to try out their other campsites. Thanks Mark and Jayne!

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Hipcamper Mark
Response from Mark, the Host, on May 10th, 2022

Thanks Erin, Jayne and I really appreciate you taking the time to post a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your camp stay and look forward to seeing you again one day. Mark

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Hipcamper Tara

Beautiful, relaxing and peaceful!

Tara C.
recommends this listing.
May 1st, 2022

One of the best campsites we’ve stayed at! So many beautiful views, from watching the sunset over the damn to watching the mist rise over the valley in the morning. Everything about this campsite is just so relaxing and peaceful. Thank you Mark & Jayne for a wonderful stay!

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Hipcamper Mark
Response from Mark, the Host, on June 9th, 2022

Thanks for posting up a review Tara and for all the photos! Hopefully see you again one day. Mark.

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Hipcamper Christian
Christian M.
recommends this listing.
April 21st, 2022

Camped at running Brooke for 3 nights, nice isolated quiet camp spot overlooking the dam. Lots of birdlife, kangaroos to watch and listen to, great way to unwind.

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Hipcamper Mark
Response from Mark, the Host, on April 23rd, 2022

Thanks for taking the time to post a review Christian, much appreciated.

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Hipcamper Nana

Secluded bush camping

Nana M.
recommends this listing.
March 7th, 2022

It was a lovely long weekend stay with just me, husband, friend couple and 3 little dogs. All loved the secluded bush camping set up. Mark and wife Jenny are wonderful host and owners of the property. We will definitely go back, next time will be when the creek is running. Thanks so much.

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Hipcamper Mark
Response from Mark, the Host, on March 10th, 2022

Thanks for the review Nana. Jayne and I are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and we will hopefully see you again when Running Brook is flowing! All the best, Mark.

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Hipcamper Dominique

Our favorite hipcamp so far !!

Dominique N.
recommends this listing.
March 4th, 2022

We had an amazing stay at Lewana Campground, on the Running Brook site. This tranquil Hipcamp is an off-grid experience yet comes with the home comforts of a hot shower, toilet, BBQ and fresh coffee of a weekend morning.
The camp is located on a 100 acre property, surround by tall pine trees overlooking a large beautiful dam, perfect to take an afternoon dip.
After an incredibly scenic drive, we were welcomed by the lovely hosts Jayne and Mark on arrival at the Reception, given a map and were shown around the farm, filled with Peacocks, Alpacas, Emu’s, Chooks and many more animals.
Lewana is filled with so much nature and wildlife, it’s very relaxing to sit back, listen to the birds and watch the kangaroos jump around the land.
The Running Brook site is located on the Eastern side of the property, away from the cottages and the Host’s residence, making for a secluded and private stay, however, it’s comforting to know that Jayne and Mark are not too far away and are the most friendly and knowledgeable hosts, more than happy to help with any questions or query’s you may have.
There is also a little shop located near the reception, which stocks cold drinks, ice creams, homemade produce and gifts, so you can take a little piece of Lewana home with you.
Thank you to Jayne and Mark for our perfect stay! We will definitely be back when in the Blackwood River Valley again, this Hipcamp is our favourite one we have stayed at so far!

Shared BBQ area for campers use.Making friends on the farm.The view from Running Brook campsite.Eating dinner under the stars.
Hipcamper Mark
Response from Mark, the Host, on March 7th, 2022

Dominique, Thanks for selecting Running Brook at Lewana during your travels in the South West of WA. The photos you have posted are amazing and we really appreciate the review. Jayne and I are stoked you found this the best campground on your journey so far. Maybe see you again next time you are passing through. All the best, Mark.

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Hipcamper Samantha
Samantha T.
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March 1st, 2022

What a beautiful property! Such a peaceful stay at Running Brook! We will definitely be back!

Awards

Best of 2022 Western Australia
Finalist
Best in 2021 Western Australia
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Property
Lewana Campsites
State
Western Australia
Country
Australia
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