Free camp in the shade, just near the Bungle Bungles

Spring Creek is a hidden gem on the eastern side of the Kimberley region.

Although it’s far from a five star campground, just below the rest area is a large shady area on the edge of Spring Creek where you can drive down the RV or caravan and camp for the night.

When the conditions are right, the creek has a calm and constant flow of water, so you can walk down to the bridge and sit under the Great Northern Highway in the water, cooling off in what is usually a very hot place. Surrounding the river are plenty of trees that create shelter from the sun, an ideal place to spend the afternoon.

Spring Creek, The Kimberley
Eva in Bikini at Spring Creek, The Kimberley

Depending on your plans, head to Spring Creek and spend the night when you’re either traveling across the Kimberley via the bitumen or if you have plans of visiting the Bungle Bungles and Purnululu National Park, as Spring Creek Campground is pretty much across the road from the entrance.

Spring Creek Shady Camping Area
Spring Creek Riverside Camping Area

Campground Facilities

Up the top at the main rest area, on a large gravel car park is a set of toilets and dump point. You’ll also find a couple of permanent shelters with picnic tables.

The shady camping area is down a short dirt track next to the river, there aren’t any facilities down there, but it’s only a short walk.

No drinking water can be found here.

Spring Creek Rest Area
Camping at Spring Creek Rest Area