After heading through the quarantine station just out of Ceduna, we filled our water tanks up for one dollar at the paid water fill station, grabbed some shopping and filled up with fuel before continuing south along the beautiful Eye Pensinula in search of more amazing camp sites.
Scotts Beach was stunning, and the Bunda Cliffs took our breath away. Our next destination of choice though, was Wittelbee, which we found on Wikicamps (like many of the places we go to!). It’s one of the closer Ceduna camping options, and has magic coastline like the rest of the Eyre Peninsula.
Where is Wittelbee?
You’ll find this beautiful camp just 15 minutes from Ceduna, located right on the coast and a short drive off the main highway.
What does it cost to camp?
Like Scotts Beach, its $13.50 per night per vehicle to camp at Wittelbee Conservation Park. We reckon that’s decent value, and are happy to pay it, especially as a family of 4.
What’s the access road like?
The road in is reasonable condition limestone gravel. It’s fairly short, and you can turn off early on in the piece to start exploring the various camp sites. Some of the tracks around the camp sites are quite rocky and rough, and if you have a big van it pays to walk them first as we found a couple of tight corners.
You’d get into some of these camps without a 4WD, but it certainly makes life much easier and safer.
There’s a heap of different places you can camp at Wittelbee, with some more formal sites that are very obvious, and plenty of less formal ones that require a bit more looking. You can camp on the East, or West side of the peninsula, and there’s a heap of 4WD tracks that will take you in either direction.
We ended up looking west, over a beautiful little bay that had rough, but doable access by foot. The sunset was amazing, we had no mosquitoes and it was just an awesome, quiet camp right on the edge of a stunning cliff.
There are no amenities at Wittelbee, which means what you take in you must take out, and you need to be self sufficient.
It gets windy
Like most of Australia’s coastline, you should expect it to get windy unless you’ve had a really good look at the wind forecast. When we drove into Wittelbee, I could see white caps and the wind was howling in. We took the time to drive around to each option for camping, and selected the one that had the best outlook and least wind, on the other side of the point.
After facing our camper the right way around, we managed to avoid the bulk of the wind and it actually calmed down to very little in the evening, and absolutely nothing in the morning which was greatly appreciated.
Wittelbee Conservation Park is an awesome, low cost camp on the Eyre Peninsula that we’d happily go back to. We didn’t manage to get any fish or squid, but I guess that’s why they call it fishing, and not catching!
If you haven’t been to Wittelbee, check it out; its a great spot.