Helena Campsite rebuild is underway

28 February 2019

We are very pleased to advise that the rebuild of Helena Campsite is underway.

The internal layout of the shelter is similar to the Deep South providing increased weather protection whilst leaving most of the front wall open to maximise the views. 

Walker feedback from the rammed earth shelters built previously has been taken into consideration including maximising hanging space. 

Drawing of the new shelter
Drawing of the new shelter

Furthermore, improvements to the existing four rammed earth shelters built in the Nornalup Design are being carried out including closing in one side to improve weather protection.

It has been just over a year since the Helena campsite and shelter were destroyed by fire in January 2018.   It is due for completion by the end of June. 

Walkers should be aware that construction vehicles will be using part of the Bibbulmun Track to access the site.

In the meantime, we kindly ask that walkers do not use any part of the campsite spur trail and keep away from the campsite itself, as trucks and construction equipment will be in the area. 

The campsite will remain closed and is about 18km between Ball Creek and Waalegh Campsites. Please keep an eye on the Track conditions in our Section By Section Guide.

Helena campsite destroyed in 2018
Helena campsite destroyed in 2018