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Upper Murray River Camping

We are on a mission to find more amazing camp sites within a couple of hours of Perth, and with nothing more than a screenshot from Google Earth and some basic maps, we headed off towards Dwellingup. We've stayed at camp sites along the Captain Fawcett Track which were amazing (and free), but Western Australia is a big place, and there are camp sites everywhere if you are prepared to put the time in.

The trip down was pretty quick, and we spent a good hour and a half looking around for a suitable spot. I'm going to be a bit vague as to where this place is, so it stays a little less known. I'm sure if you really want to find it, you will!

Dwellingup free camping

Settling into a fantastic camp site, after we all found each other

4WD camping options

A few different camping setups

Awesome riverside camping in Dwellingup

Not a bad view at all

Freezing temperatures at Dwellingup

The next morning was freezing, despite the forecast saying it was only going to get down to 16 degrees

Living the dream on the Murray River

Living the dream

Dwellingup Kayak

Kayaks are well worth taking to a spot like this

Relaxing in the river at Dwellingup

Fishing from a 4WD tube

Outback camper trailer

Relaxing in the shade after it warmed up

Epic little remote control boat at Dwellingup

Clayton's remote controlled boat

Sunset over the Murray River

Incredible reflections at sunset

Camping in Dwellingup

What an amazing place we call home

4WD Tracks around Dwellingup

We found a couple of fun 4WD tracks

4WDing in Dwellingup

Up and down

Rapids in the Murray River

Kayaking down some small rapids

Dwellingup River Water Crossing

Relaxing at a water crossing

GU Patrol crossing the murray river

A GU coming through

Water crossing in a 4WD

A slightly quicker and wider line

March Flies in WA

The good old March fly; I had a hard time getting a volunteer to let it stay still!

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  • Looks like a great spot. You really don’t have to venture too far from the city to get a spot all too yourself.

  • You aren’t wrong. All it takes is a bit of research, some patience and willingness to look around. We will be doing a lot more of it in the future!