Camping in Western Australia
Find a campground in the forest covered hills or set-up on the beach with white sand and turquoise coloured water when you go camping below Perth on WA’s south coast or head north for a much hotter experience.
Western Australia stretches for thousands of kilometres from north to south with the southern region having a cooler temperatures and landscapes covered in dense vegetation, including Esperance and Margaret River, where-as the northern parts, such as the Kimberley and Karijini, or even Exmouth and Kalbarri on the central coast are very hot and have much more desolate environments.
There are hundreds of camp grounds spread out throughout Western Australia, with the majority being on or close to the coast line, but there are plenty inland, even in the most remote locations.
Most of the descent campgrounds are either in State Parks, National Parks or private land, often with huge distances in between. Plenty of free roadside rest stops and campgrounds are found near the main tourist routes to help split up the long drives.
If you’ve got the option, bring a 4WD along as a lot of the great places to visit and best campgrounds in WA require one, but there are still plenty of places to bring along the 2WD and caravan.
Here are the different campgrounds in Western Australia, including roadside free camps that have been mentioned in the WAY&FARER blog.
Newman’s Rocks, Fraser Range
Salmon Gums Free Campground, Salmon Gums
Membinup Beach Campground, near Esperance
Bathers Paradise Caravan Park, Esperance
Le Grand Beach Campground, Cape Le Grand
Lucky Bay Campground, Cape Le Grand
Tonebridge Rest Area Free Campground
Chapman Pool – Warner Glen Campground, Margaret River
Riverview Tourist Park, Margaret River
Burns Beach Sunset Village, Perth
MID & NORTH WEST
Murchison House Station, Kalbarri
Yalabia Free Roadside Campground, Yandoo Creek
RAC Exmouth Cape Holiday Park, Exmouth
Yardie Homestead, Exmouth
Beasley River Free Campground, Pilbara
Tom Price Tourist Park, Pilbara
Not Daz & Shaz’s Stop, Pilbara
RIP Lookout, Pilbara
Dales Campground, Karijini National Park
Port Hedland Free RV Campground
Gravel Pit Free Campground, Port Hedland
De Grey River Free Campground
THE KIMBERLEY & SURROUNDINGS
Stanley Rest Stop, Eighty Mile Beach
Goldwire Free Campground, Lagrange
Barn Hill Beachside Station Stay, The Kimberley
Roebuck Free 2WD Campground & Rest Stop, Broome
Nillibubbica Rest Area, Waterbank (near Broome)
Windjana Gorge Campground, The Kimberley
Fitzroy River Lodge, Fitzroy Crossing
Crossing Inn, Fitzroy Crossing
Ngumban Cliff Campground, The Kimberley
Mary Pool, The Kimberley
Leycesters Rest, Ord River Campground, The Kimberley
Spring Creek, The Kimberley
Cockburn Rest Area, The Kimberley
Lake Argyle Caravan Park