WA has some of the best camping in the world, and in this post we’ve linked to everything ever written about the amazing locations near Perth, up the coast, through Cape Range, the Pilbara, Kimberley and everything in between.
If you are looking for the perfect camping destination near Perth, today is your lucky day. In this post, we are sharing a whopping 60 of the best campsites within 3 hours (or 300km) of Perth, all perfect for a weekend or longer break away. Having grown up here and stayed at most of these sites, I can honestly tell you some of these are next level amazing. Do everyone a favour though, and look after them, please.
With camping demand increasing hugely all over the country, its getting harder to book a site in peak season. If you want the best chance of booking online through the DPAW website, check this out.
If you are looking for the best bang for buck bush location close to Perth that’s jam packed full of opportunity for adventure, you need to head to Lane Poole Reserve. We’ve been visiting for many years at any time of the year, and cannot recommend it more for a quiet break, or a trip full of adventure.
Australia has some of the best camping in the world. What’s interesting is a huge number of ‘top spots’ as recommended by those who’ve done a lap of Australia are found in WA. From perfectly white beaches and pristine aqua coloured water through to amazing red rock gorges and stunning rivers, there are a lot of amazing places to enjoy in the west.
It’s been a long time since we’ve pulled into a camp site and been left speechless. That’s just changed! Today, we share with you Bolinda Vale Farm, a camp site under an hours drive from Perth that takes the best camp site near Perth to a whole new level.
If you are after brilliant camping on private property, 15 minutes from Margaret River and at only $10 per night, Olive Hill Farm is the ultimate place to check out. You can walk down the paddock for a swim in the Margaret River itself, and enjoy the beautiful region.
If you are looking for a magic camp ground in the Fitzgerald River National Park complete with hot showers and a quick walk to the beach, Four Mile is for you. It’s the perfect base to explore the amazing region around Hopetoun and we had a great stay there.
On our way back from the Fitzgerald National Park, we were looking for somewhere to rest our heads for a night before getting back to Perth. School holidays had just started, and every man and his dog (and their families) were out and about enjoying themselves. I spent a long time on Wikicamps, before I stumbled across a place that looked promising; Queerearrup Lake.
If you are looking for some camping near Perth that’s different to the ordinary, White Gum Farm is a fantastic place to add to the list. We’ve just spent a great weekend there, and would add it to the 60 best camp sites near Perth.
There’s nothing better than throwing the camping gear in your car and getting away from the city for a couple of days. There are so many amazing places to camp at, and you don’t have to travel for hours on end to get to them.
Here are 7 fantastic camp sites near Perth, where you can literally pack on a Friday afternoon, head away and still get a great weekend in. Nothing is better than camping close to Perth on a weekend, believe me!
If you are looking for incredible beaches, brilliant 4WD tracks, amazing Karri forests and some of the best camping around Denmark and Walpole, I reckon we might have found it.
Boat Harbour Camp and Chalets was our home for 3 glorious nights, and I’d have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone looking for somewhere to stay in the Denmark/Walpole/Albany region. We were looking forward to the stay, but left feeling like it had far exceeded our expectations.
If you are looking for a quiet, bookable bush camp not too far from Perth, then Potters Gorge in Wellington National Park should be on your list. Potters Gorge Camping area is home to 55 individual sites, and 4 group sites and is located about 300 metres from Wellington Dam banks.
Steep Point is the Western most point of Australian mainland, located in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, some 900km north of Perth. It’s known as one of the best land based fishing locations in the world, and has some of Western Australia’s most impressive coastline.
The WA coastline is well known for it’s untouched beauty, with some of the best beaches in the world. Over the years I’ve covered a fair bit of what it has to offer, and loved every minute of it. However, every now and again a place appears that stands head and shoulders above the rest.
If you are looking for remote, beach front, off grid camping on some of the best coastline in the world then Warroora Station might just be the place for you. Perched right on the Ningaloo Reef, this station has a huge reputation built up over the years, and is a spectacular stay for a few days, or weeks at a time. With world class fishing, camping and boating away from the crowds, its well and truly worth a stay.
After more than 10 years of looking for the best camping near Perth, I reckon we’ve finally found it. There’s lots of things we look for to make up the ultimate camp ground, and its rare to find one that one ticks so many boxes. After an absolutely fantastic weekend at Carmel Cider though, I’m going to call it. I don’t think you’ll find a better camp site close to Perth.
We are lucky in Western Australia to have some truly epic places to camp. From stunning beach camping through to amazing dams and pristine rivers, WA has infinite camping options.
A few weeks back we covered 7 Fantastic Camp Sites Near Perth, which were all within around 2 hours drive of the city. This week, we look at 7 Amazing Camp Sites from 3 – 5 hours away from Perth.
As of 27/4/20 camping is now officially permitted in WA, providing you maintain the 10 person rule, follow the usual social distancing practices and do the right thing. Initially we were over the the moon; its been a good couple of months since we’ve been out camping. That is, until we started looking for sites to stay at!
I mentioned a few posts ago that we are on a mission to find the best camping near Perth, and over the last couple of years we’ve stayed at a heap of great places. There’s something nice about getting home on a Friday afternoon, jumping in the 4WD and driving under an hour away to a nice camp site for the weekend.
With two young kids in tow, we are always on the lookout for the best camping near Perth, and I reckon we might have found it; Willowbrook Farm! If you are after something unique, family friendly and cheap, this is a great place to visit.
Some of the best camping in Australia can be found in Cape Range National Park, and Osprey Bay is one of the best camp sites on the coast. If camping metres away from the Ningaloo Reef tickles your fancy, check out Osprey Bay.
For years I’ve been seeing photos of Fonty’s Pool in Manjimup pop up, and some of them almost seemed too good to be true. A few weeks back, we decided to check it out for ourselves, and see if it really lived up to the hype.
Spoiler alert; its pretty amazing, and probably should be on the list of 30 unbelievable camp sites in WA.
In terms of Camping near Perth, there’s been a huge increase of fantastic places to stay pop up over the last couple of years that are not at Caravan Parks. If you want more amazing places, check this out – 60 of the best campsites near Perth.
WA has some of the best camp sites in the world, and we are always on the hunt for new, better places to stay especially close to Perth. However, this week, we are sharing an absolute cracker camp site; Gidgedales Retreat. Located on private property in Gidgegannup this is quiet, cheap, peaceful and has some spectacular scenery.
If I’m totally honest, I’m not overly fond of most Caravan Parks. Our setup allows us to camp off the grid, and we prefer it this way. However, there are a few caravan parks around the country that I am very happy to stay at, and Coalmine Beach Holiday Park in Walpole is one of them (especially over peak periods, when you want a guaranteed camp site!).
The drive between Broome and Kununurra is roughly 1050km by bitumen along the Great Northern Highway or 920km by the gravel on the Gibb River Road.
Our first trip to Broome in 2015 was spent at Cable Beach Caravan Park, before we headed to Cape Leveque and The Gibb River Road. We loved the park, and had no hesitation in booking it again just recently. We spent 4 nights there again this year, and our opinion hasn’t changed; its a fantastic place to stay.
Nice. Terrible. Amazing. That was the three stages I went through when describing Cape Keraudren, for our short stay in May.
In our planning stages to Drive to Broome, we were looking for places to camp that were free/low cost but amazing, and we stumbled across Cape Keraudren, about 160km out from Port Hedland, and 60km from the De Grey river camp ground (which was closed!).
We’ve stayed at a huge number of camp sites around WA, and loved many of them. However, every now and again you come across something that is truly magic, and that’s Kalgan’s Pool to a tee.
We’d heard of Kalgans Pool many times before, mainly from my Dad who spent several years around Newman many years ago. However, despite being fairly well known there isn’t actually a lot of information or photographs online.
Bilyuin Pool was our first nights stop on our 3 month trip to the Northern Territory. You’ll find it about 860km north of Perth, or 84km north of Meekatharra. Its about 15km off the bitumen road, and a great place to stop for the night. From there, we went to Kalgan’s Pool in Newman and then Cape Keraudren.
It wasn’t long after turning onto the road that heads out to Lake Argyle that I knew we were in for something special. Lake Argyle is the second biggest freshwater body, and largest man made lake in Australia. You can look at it on a map and see its big, but until you actually get out there on the lake and see it for yourself, its impossible to fathom.
It wasn’t the first time I’d been blown away in the Kimberley. There are some absolutely mind blowing places.
If you are looking for a cheap, unique and totally amazing property not too far away from Perth, Lake Preston Lime is 100% worth a stay.
Not too far south of Carnarvon lies an epic beach front camping location known as Bush Bay. We had some of the best weather around, and highly recommend it
In a sleepy little town not far from Karratha lies a small, private camp site for 4 lucky people each night. If you can get a booking, camping at Settlers Beach in Cossack is amazing.
One of our favourite camp sites on the way to Broome is Barn Hill Station. It’s rustic, informal and has some of the best coastline around.
If you are looking for incredible, free camping north of Broome, James Price Point is the place to be. With its mind blowing red cliffs and huge area for camping in its a no brainer for at least a few nights!
Further north on Cape Leveque is Pender Bay, which is probably the most picturesque place we’ve ever camped, anywhere in Australia. It’s a magic place and we highly recommend it.
Not far south of Carnarvon lies another private property known as Wooramel Station. With its artesian spas and great camping area its extremely popular
The south west of WA has some of the most stunning country Australia has to offer. From pristine Karri and Jarrah forests through to world class beaches, local produce, caves and stunning rivers there’s something for everyone, and now you can camp to your hearts content!
One of the most peaceful and picturesque camp sites we’ve ever stayed at was in Pemberton, at The Warren River Campground. Located in the middle of the Karri forest, right on the banks of the Warren River this camp site is absolutely spectacular. Pemberton Camping really turns it on here.
Geraldton is a very popular mid north west destination in Western Australia. There are a stack of fantastic places to camp at ranging from low cost beach side camps to plenty of good Caravan parks to rest your head for the night.
Located along the Gibb River Road, El Questro Caravan Park and station is a one million acre tourist magnet. Each year, its visited by thousands of tourists from all over the world. It’s developed quite the name for itself. The thing is though, is it really worth the visit?
We spend a huge amount of time researching, travelling and reviewing various places you can stay at throughout WA. You don’t have to look very hard though, to get an idea of what an amazing country we live in. From time to time though, we come across a real gem, and Lynton Station is exactly that.
The real irony though, is that we’ve driven past this place at least 30 times and never knew it existed! We spent 5 nights here over Easter, and would highly recommend it.
There’s something about riverside camping that just does it for us. Combine it with free camp grounds and under 2 hours drive from Perth and you are onto a winner for any weekend of the year. We picked up a camper trailer a few weeks back, and took it on its second trip away, to Pumphreys Bridge in the shire of Wandering.
If you are looking for a cracker camp site not too far away from Perth, Belvidere campground is certainly worth a visit. It’s has fantastic beach nearby with great fishing, plenty of room to drive your 4WD on and not far away is a designated camp site a couple of kilometres inland.