Camping with friends and family is a favorite activity among Aussies. If you are still deciding where to go, consider the majestic outback that is Western Australia. So, start getting your camping gear ready as we list the top 5 places in Western Australia you can go camping.
- Lake Navarino
Popular as a water skiing and freshwater fishing spot in the region, with camping fees ranging from $12 to $17. If you want to go on a more rugged adventure, you can go on a 4WD truck ride around Waroona Dam.
- Betty’s Beach
Located between Two People’s Bay and Norman’s Beach, this secluded place is a relaxing way to spend the day swimming and fishing. The area is small so it might not be a good idea to bring a motorhome there.
There is no electricity, so bringing a camping solar panel or a quiet inverter generator is advisable. This way you would have power to keep your gadgets charged, you can use electric camping appliances and have all your campsite lights turned on at night.
- Lake Porrarecap
This shady camping ground is popular for its many water activities. It is also large enough to accommodate motorhome campers, but pets are not allowed. Aside from water skiing, canoeing, boating and sailing, there are several hiking trails where you can see animals and plants endemic to the region.
- Collie River
Collie River is a popular camping ground for couples. It is home to The Honeymoon Pool which is just a two-hour drive from Perth. Stockton Lake is also a quick drive away which is another popular camping spot.
- Monkey Mia
Part of the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, there really isn’t monkeys endemic to the area. Instead, the area lets you get really close to bottlenose dolphins in the morning, as they get their morning feeding from the local rangers. Situated around 865 kilometers north of Perth, Monkey Mia is also a great area for camping if you’re in for water adventures.
A few runners-up:
People who come from as far as north and south east Western Australia would visit Lake Indoon for camping and many other recreational activities. The lake has big campgrounds around the basin where you can also go sailing and water skiing. A barbeque and picnic area is available where you can cook your catch and just enjoy the day.
Francois Peron National Park
The awesome combination of white, blue and red is a magical sight to behold and experience. The bright red sand dune lined with heavenly white sandy beaches against a sparkling blue sea is perfection. There is no better place in the continent to set up camp and enjoy Mother Nature’s artwork.
There are actually four camping sites that you can choose from in the area, each one of them ten kilometers apart from each other. Keep in mind though, that you need to secure permits before you set up camp in any one of them and only camping stoves are allowed.
There you have it. Our top picks for camping in Western Australia. Make sure that you got everything ready for your trip. Create a camping checklist so you don’t forget anything. Happy travels!