Larrawa Station; great, safe camping near Halls Creek and Fitzroy

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.

Given we were coming back down the Gibb, we decided to take the bitumen from Broome to Kununurra. The aim of our trip was to spend as much time in the Northern Territory as possible, and that meant decent size travel days.

There are a number of free sites along the way between Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek, but finding one that we really looked forward to was proving hard.

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Originally we had planned to stay at Sawpit Gorge, but at the last minute I came across a nice review of Larrawa Station, and we changed our minds.

Its 550km from Broome, making the two travel days very well balanced, and with a great family reputation it was a no brainer.

Larrawa Station camping
Camped at Larrawa Station for a couple of nighs

If I am totally honest, I don’t really feel comfortable in the area around Halls Creek or Fitzroy Crossing. I’m sure there is lots to love about them, but we normally fuel up, grab what we need and keep moving. This seems to be a common theme as people are always asking about Fitzroy Crossing Camping options!

Larrawa Station is about 140km away from Fitzroy Crossing, and a similar distance from Halls Creek, and given its almost smack bang in the middle of Broome and Kununurra it makes for a great place to stop while doing the long drive.

In the past, we’d probably do it in a day, but with a toddler you are pushing your luck doing those sort of kilometres.

Getting to Larrawa

Larrawa is on the southern side of the Great Northern Highway, about 140km east of Fitzroy Crossing. Its got the normal blue accommodation sign out the front, with a big sign that you’ll see once you turn into the driveway.

From there, its a short 4km excellent condition gravel road to the homestead and camp ground. 2WD vehicles, caravans, busses and RV’s would have no issue safely getting there.

Magic sunsets at Larrawa
The sunsets are magic

What’s the camping like?

The camp ground is a round area, with a couple of fire pits spread around the place. There are quite a few reasonable sized trees, with a little undercover area and two picnic tables.

You can setup wherever you like. We found a nice spot on the edge of the circle with a tree for shade and plenty of sun for the solar panels.

There are two flushing toilets, and two hot showers very close to camp, wherever you pitch. I opened these, expecting to see a bit of dirt, spider webs and a floor that might have needed cleaning, but they are spotless.

The concrete is painted, the buildings are very well built and they are an absolute luxury in the middle of the bush.

I enjoyed a nice hot shower with our Coleman Lantern after dinner one night, and said to Sarah it was one of the best showers I’ve ever had!

Larrawa Station camping
Our camper trailer at Larrawa Station
Camping at Larrawa Station
The camp ground is big, full of birds and lovely
Bush camping with flushing toilet
The cleanest bush toilets and showers I’ve ever seen
Larrawa camping toilets
The perfect, clean place to do your business

What can you do there?

Larrawa is an operating Cattle Station. Its 425,000 hectares (or acres – I don’t remember!?!), and has about 6500 head of cattle. This is the primary income, and camping is just provided for those who need somewhere to stay.

There’s a nice walk down to a river, which didn’t have much water in it, lots of cows to see and heaps of bird life. Throughout the day we could hear and see a range of birds darting too and fro.

Larrawa often has a number of animals for the children to see. When we were there they had two beautiful little calves near the homestead that we spent some time watching. One of them loved a good scratch and a feed of grass.

If you are looking for Fitzroy Crossing Camping, we’d highly recommend this over staying anywhere near the town.

Larrawa Station Birds
You’ll see and hear birds almost all day at Larrawa
Cows at Larrawa Station
Watch the cows meander around
Larrawa River
Take a stroll down to the river, which was nearly dry
Magnificence at Larrawa
Walk to Sunset View, and appreciate the magnificence
Sunset walk
Walking back from the river at Sunset

How much does it cost?

Camping is $10 per adult, per night. Kids are free. The owner will wander around sometime between 4PM and 7PM to collect the fees, and have a chat. They are lovely people.

If you are looking for a safe, quiet, relaxed camp ground with hot showers and flushing toilets between Halls Creek and Fitzroy Crossing, this is it. We loved our two nights here, and would recommend it to anyone wanting a break from driving.

Larrawa Station costs
Heading out of Larrawa, after a great stay

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  1. Hi Miriam,

    No, just nice bush toilets and showers

    All the best

  2. Miriam Battaglia says:

    Was there power at Larrawa

  3. Hey Kaylene,

    I very much doubt it. There’s plenty of room. It has a blue sign out the front, and if you have Wikicamps open you won’t miss it

    All the best

  4. Kaylene carkeet says:

    would we have to book around 4th aug for a night is it hard to find travelling from kunnurra to broome

  5. Hi Carol,

    You shouldn’t have to book Larrawa for unpowered camping. They have plenty of room. Watch the road updates though, as its still hard to get here depending on what side you are on.

    All the best

  6. Carol Gardner says:

    We are planning to be in your area mid July 2023, will we need to book prior to our arrival?

  7. Hey Michael,

    Yep, its a great spot, and always nice to meet the owners! They’ve certainly got their work cut out for them!

    All the best

  8. M&V Destinations unknown says:

    Stayed 1 Night Very Relaxing, Plenty of room and clean amenities. Meet Barry and Family around their Home camp Fire. Their running between 6000 and 8000 head of cattle on 425,000 Hectares is a massive job.
    $15/n P/P Highly recommended.

  9. Hey Denise,

    Just rock up; they have plenty of space

    All the best

  10. Denise Walshe says:

    How do we ensure booking at Larrawa – is it ok to just turn up before 1600 so we can pay the owner

    Too scared of Halls and Fitzroy c


  11. Hey Ron,

    Not that I recall, unless they’ve added one.

    All the best

  12. Is there a camp kitchen?

  13. Hi Kaye,

    I don’t actually know – you might have to contact the owners to clarify. Doesn’t look like anything is mentioned on Wikicamps either

    All the best

  14. Are dogs allowed at Larrawa Station.

  15. Hey Howard,

    It is, and the owners are fantastic too

    All the best

  16. Howard Black says:

    Thanks Aaron.
    Great review.
    Sounds like a lovely spot.

  17. Hey Michele,

    You should be fine, but you could ring ahead if you were concerned.

    All the best

  18. We will be coming through on the 11th May 2022, do we need to book.


  19. Hi Yasman,

    You’ll have to give them a call, or it will be signed when you drive past. I suspect they will be open.

    This is just a review
    All the best

  20. Yasman Standfield says:

    Just wondering if you open on Saturday the 31st October and if dogs are welcome?

  21. Hey Kate,

    You can probably ring and book, but I doubt they will take bookings. It will be quiet then and there’s plenty of room.

    All the best

  22. kate marshall says:

    Just wanting to see whether we would need to book totally in advance – we are looking at 1-2 nights in April on the way to and from kununurra and lake argyle – possibly the night of tuesday 14th April. Thanks Kate Marshall