Seeking Grey Nomads!

SHIRE of Mundaring is on the hunt for volunteers for what might be considered one of the best jobs in one of Perth's most spectacular tourist destinations.

The job title is Camp Host and the workplace is Lake Leschenaultia in Chidlow. Responsibilities include closing park gates at sundown and assisting campers after hours.

Just 45 minutes' drive from the CBD, but a world away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Lake Leschenaultia is a 168 hectare bushland reserve known for its canoeing, swimming, cycling and barbeque facilities.

Perfect for a day trip with the family with cool shaded areas, lawns, white sand beaches and playground equipment, the Lake is also a popular camping destination.

Lake Leschenaultia Team Leader, Neil Fletcher, is hoping to create a dedicated pool of Camp Hosts to be included in an annual roster throughout the year.

"Our Camp Hosts are considered the after hour's eyes and ears at the Lake and a great source of support for our campers," Mr Fletcher said.

Mr Fletcher said the greatest perk of being a Camp Host is waking up to stunning views of the Lake and surrounding bushland. Hosts are also provided with a free site for their caravan, plus power and water are also provided at no charge.

"By targeting grey nomads, it is hoped that our hosts bring a wealth of life experience with them and then share their Lake Leschenaultia experiences with others once they return to the road," he said.

All prospective Camp Hosts are required to provide references as part of the application and selection process. Candidates will need to be able to commit to their role for around one to three months.

Lake Leschenaultia is home to a variety of native flora including Marri and Wandoo and in Spring wildflowers are in bloom. Bird life including black swans, ducks, geese, herons and swamp hens call the Lake home and kangaroos, possums, bandicoots and echidnas roam the surrounding bush

For information on becoming a Camp Host at the Lake contact Neil Fletcher, Team Leader Lake Leschenaultia,


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