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Woodman Point offers many facilities including the 13m tall recreational complex called the CUBE.
The CUBE was
constructed as part of the 2006/07 capital improvement program at
Woodman Point Camp. The primary building stands 13 metres high and its
bright colours are visible along the nearby coastline and Fremantle
approach roads. It is a prominent feature at the camp and artistically
contrasts the historical feel of the remaining buildings. The building
demands the attention and interest of client groups, visitors, trades
persons and locals.
The specialised roping facility contains
high ropes elements, internal and external abseiling at 5m and 9m,
internal and external artificial rock climbing walls, several vertical
climbing elements, two external 120m flying fox ziplines, briefing room,
staff office, storage area and ablutions. It is a significant addition
not only to the camp, but to the adventure recreation industry landscape
in WA. There is simply no facility of its kind anywhere else in the
At the centre of the
camp is a large grassed open space. The condition of the surface is not
suitable for sports training, but rather provides a nice open space for
informal activities. There are some flat grassed facilities within a
couple of kilometres of the camp for groups requiring an even activity
surface. A wide path splits the oval and provides a link between the
accommodation precinct and arrival area. Please be aware that at certain times of the day some of our programs may be running, therefore, access to these areas may not be possible as they will receive preference.
next to the main oval and the Acacia day area is a basketball/tennis court. The court has basic lighting for informal night use until
10pm. A synthetic grass sports field is located alongside the Owen
dormitories on the main oval. This 45m x 30m pitch provides guests with a
level field to play games, perform training drills, etc. These areas
are available for all camp guests to share during their stay, and cannot
be formally booked.
The beach along our camp boundary is a quiet stretch of coast, with
waters that are protected from major swell by Woodman Point. As the
Woodman Point Camp boundary stretches for some 500m along the coast,
there generally are not many other public users of our section of beach.
Access to the beach is via two access gates – one between Spinifex and
Grevillea dormitory and the other near our program shed. Your dormitory
key unlocks these gates.
Groups should be aware of their own duty of care in relation to
water-based activities. Further guidance can be provided by staff at the
camp, and camp instructors can be hired for group water supervision.
Contact the camp directly for further information on 08 9492 9797.
The beach is also good for a group walk. Less than two kilometres
south of the beach gates from the camp is the end of Woodman Point,
which can be reached using the dual-use path. About 1.5km north of the
camp beach entry is the John Graham Public Reserve and jetty.
several kilometres in either direction along the coast from Woodman
Point, the local dual-use bike path is a good way of exploring the local
coastline. There are parks, picnic areas, playgrounds and toilets along
the path, and most of the path is smooth red-stone bitumen, which is
facility is located within the main accommodation area of the camp and
consists of three separate dining rooms, two servery areas and a large
kitchen. Designed by a ship builder in the early 1900s, the unique main
room looks like the inside of an upside-down ship hull. The facility was
restored to an immaculate condition in 2007.
Dining room 1 is
the largest of the dining rooms, and can seat up to 200 people (in
conference configuration). Dining rooms 2 and 3 can seat up to 70 people
in each. Dining rooms are allocated to groups using Owen, Spinifex or
Grevillea dormitories, based on the size of each group.
in the servery corridor is a tea/coffee preparation area for group
leaders, and there are two filtered water cooler fountains located on
the veranda just outside the servery. No access is allowed to the
adjoining commercial kitchen for any group, as the area is used by our
on-site catering company, Accolade Catering.
recreation hall is a useful facility for groups wanting a separate
indoor space. It is a basic building with the dimensions of 15 metres x 9
Availability of the recreation hall is provided in three
time-slots: morning, afternoon and evening. Dormitory groups can book
time-slots free of charge (under certain conditions) through the camp,
however, guaranteed access can only be assured by making a formal
booking of the facility with our Bookings Office for the applicable fee.
room contains a wall-mounted whiteboard, a pin-up board and tables and
chairs. An alarm system provides added security for groups if required.
Audio-visual equipment can be hired from the camp.
designed for camp leaders for school groups, the Bertie Poore Room is a
central meeting room designed to assist with the coordination of school
Located in the middle of the main accommodation area of
the camp, the room is the first to be renovated in the former Doctor’s
Residence precinct. The room contains a tea/coffee preparation area,
electronic whiteboard, board table, small fridge, lounge and DVD/TV.
This room is provided to school camp leaders at the discretion of camp staff.
Point Recreation Camp was originally built as a Quarantine Station for
the port of Fremantle. An informative heritage trail has been developed
to educate the camp guests about the history of the former station, and
the local flora and fauna. There are a number of information signs
located around the site, each able to be located using a heritage trail
map available from the camp office.
Our staff are based in the former quarantine station laundry room, located near the main roundabout next to the oval.
The camp office also contains a display based on the true history of the camp, a worthwhile visit for all clients.
visitors to the site should register at the office upon arrival. Group
leaders can collect their keys from the office, and emergency contact
numbers and a site map is posted alongside the front door.
the former Doctor’s Residence precinct, camp leaders can utilise the
shared laundry. There are two coin-operated (4 x $1 coin per load)
washing machines, laundry trough and bench. You will need to bring your
own washing detergent for these machines. See camp staff for further
important buildings used in the processing of luggage and clothing
during the quarantine era has now been converted to work and storage
sheds for the general operation of the camp. These renovated sheds are
located in the staff area next to the office. Access to these areas for
camp guests is not permitted. Supervised access is allowed during formal
tours and certain recreation programs.
A historic feature of
this area is the boiler and fumigation equipment, which played a vital
role in the elimination of pests and diseases at the quarantine station.
This equipment is preserved in its original location and is featured in
historical site tours and the Historical Night Tour program.
disembarking at the former quarantine station were required to take a
shower with disinfectant before accessing their accommodation at the
site. The shower block building still exists and is located between the
Acacia Day Area and the work shed area. For heritage conservation
reasons, the shower area inside this building has remained unaltered,
and as such this building remains relatively unused.
This building is featured during historical site tours and the Historical Night Tour program.
The camp manager resides on-site for the purposes of emergency
response and site security. The Manager’s residence is located at the
north-western corner of the camp, past the recreation hall and Tuart
Cottage. The house was formerly named Cypress Cottage, and used to house
the officer in charge of the quarantine station. Two large Norfolk
Island pines planted by Bertie Poore now stand tall in front of the
General enquiries or emergencies should be directed in the first instance to the emergency camp mobile on 0414 448 088.
The former isolation hospital for the quarantine station is located
next to Jervoise dormitory near the entrance to the camp. This
historical building is now the home of the Friends of Woodman Point Recreation Camp Inc.
This association is a community group dedicated to protecting and
promoting the heritage of the former quarantine station. The ‘Friends’
often conduct guided historical tours around the site.
Do not submit enquiries with this form.