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! It’s not that far from Lane Poole Reserve.

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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  1. 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!

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