The original Nanga Mill burnt down in suspicious circumstances in 1941, after the Depression had taken its toll on the nearby, and once flourishing, Nanga Townsite. A new smaller mill was built to replace the original, but Nanga never really recovered. A devastating fire swept through the area in 1961, bringing the mill to a final close. But if you fossick around, you will still find evidence of Nanga’s past in what is now a peaceful camping and picnic spot.
Nanga Mill is the largest campground in the area and offers a variety of camping sites. Bookings are not available at Nanga Mill – it is first in, first served. Toilets, bin and picnic tables are provided.
Campfires are usually permitted, in the provided fire rings only, between April 15 and November 30 but fire restrictions may be imposed at any time and without notice. Bring your own firewood. When fire restrictions are in place campfires must not be lit and any appliance powered by burning solid fuel must not be used.
Campers´ own liquid or gas fuel barbeques, stoves and heaters can be used at any time, unless a total fire ban has been declared (see Department of Fire and Emergency Services).
Bookings cannot be made.
The campground is very popular during school holidays and weekends from October to April, particularly public holiday weekends. Be prepared with an alternative place to stay at these times in case there is no suitable site available.
The 3.8-kilometre Chuditch walk trail takes in the heritage aspects of Nanga Townsite and Nanga Mill. The 18-kilometre, class 4, King Jarrah Walk Trail begins at Nanga Mill.
Nanga Brook flows through the campsite and is a lovely place to swim. It is especially good for children, with appropriate adult supervision. The brook flows down a trout ladder and into the Murray River.
Nanga Mill is 0.5 kilometres from the Nanga Gate, off Nanga Road. 13 kilometres from Dwellingup via Pinjarra-Williams Road and Nanga Road. 23 kilometres from Waroona via Nanga Brook Road and Nanga Road.