Orana Campsite is located 192km from Perth, 10km out of the quiet town of Narrogin.
This tranquil site is established on a large 15 acre block with both indoor and outdoor camping facilities.

Orana Campsite is available to schools, clubs and families.

Facilities

Indoor Facilities

  • Bunk house accommodation for up to 22 people.
  • Well-equipped kitchen with wood stove.
  • Dinning room.
  • Toilets and shower facilities.

Outdoor Facilities

  • Outdoor campsite area.
  • Shaded grounds.
  • Campfire circle (not to be used during restrictions).

Nearby Activities

Walks around Orana:

  • Pink Well - climbing gives you a panoramic view of the farming district.
  • A walk around the block will take you past the old wireless station. It's being used now as a home though the tower is still there. 
  • Barna Mia Night Walks (book through Dept Parks and Wildlife). Night walks are available through the Dryandra campground called Barna Mia. Participants learn about Dryandra Village and the wildlife in the compound. There is opportunity to feed the small animals at night. The walks are lead by a Ranger and participants learn why they are trying to conserve this part of our state. 

Local Attractions

  • Fox Lair. Geocaching course. Using mobile phones, a course can be followed. During spring the reserve has lovely wildflowers unique to the area. 
  • Swimming Pool. Heated and open all year round. Courts can also be hired for basketball and tennis. 
  • Yilliminning Rock (located 20kms away) Climb the rock to view the farming land. Great picnicking on the top.

Shopping

Narrogin has craft shops, Coles, butchers, pharmacies and a range of services.

Orana Campsite - The History

Orana Campsite was originally owned by a local farmer Mr. Thomas Chaplyn. In 1967 Mr. Chaplyn and Girl Guides Western Australia District Commissioner, Mrs Rae Comini arranged a lease which enabled Girl Guides Western Australia to utilise the site as a basic campsite.

 In 1970 the Rotary Club donated a green storage and wet weather shed to be used by the local Girl Guide Unit as they pleased. Water was later laid from the road to the grounds generating fresh running water to the property. 

In early 1987 the local Girl Guides Association held one of its regular committee meetings under the trees on the magnificent property. The parents of the girls attending the Unit we so impressed with the peace, tranquility and beauty of the property, it was later decided that development to the site would be beneficial to the Girl Guide Unit and the greater community.

Interest free loans form the Town Council, a garden party held by the Business and Professional Women's Association, donations and fundraising drives, enabled the property development scheme to begin. Support and donations we received from many local businesses, parents, friends and townspeople, which facilitated the progress and success of the development at the Orana site. 

In 1988 an ex-Westrail single men's quarters was purchased as part of the new development. The building was transported from the town centre to Orana Campsite through paddocks, bush land and farming properties. This was to become the core of the new building improvement.

Later that year a concrete pad was laid and earthworks were dug in order to build around the already standing structure. Gradually the building was completed with incredible support and assistance from the wider community.

On Saturday 26 September 1992 Orana Campsite was completed and officially opened. 

Bookings

If you would like further information on Orana Campsite please contact;
Name: Gwenda Savage
Phone:  (08) 9881 1605 Mobile: 0408 811 605
Email:  orana@girlguideswa.org.au