Camping in WA is the best way to immerse yourself in the world-renowned biodiversity and natural wonders of Western Australia’s coast, bushlands and forests. Here are ten of the State’s not-to-be-missed camping experiences.
Lane Pool Reserve
Beelu National Park
One of the first stops along the epic 1,000-kilometre Bibbulmun Track, from Kalamunda to Albany, the Perth Hills Centre in Beelu National Park gets you nearer to nature with bush camping and a good choice of hiking trails. See more about camping at Beelu National Park
In the wooded valleys of the Darling Scarp and Murray River, near Dwellingup, Lane Pool Reserve is a 50,000-hectare nature lover’s paradise and a popular weekend getaway for bushwalking, camping, fishing and canoeing. Take a closer look at Lane Poole Reserve
Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park
Half way along the coastal Cape to Cape Track, south of Yallingup, you can camp beside a beautiful sandy beach and enjoy world-class surf breaks, excellent fishing and a spot of bird watching. Check out Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park.
D'Entrecasteaux National Park
Renowned for its unique botanical and geological features, this wild and rugged park near Pemberton, in the heart of tall karri tree country, is blessed with 131 kilometres of sweeping sandy beaches, perfect for camping, fishing, surfing and four wheel drive adventures. Plan your escape to D’Entrecasteaux National Park
Lucky Bay Campground
World-famous for holding the title of Australia’s whitest beach, Lucky Bay near Esperance is also often rated among the country’s top spots for bushwalking and camping. Take a solar heated shower after a dip in the ocean, or join the kangaroos sunbathing on the beach. Learn more about camping in Cape Le Grande National Park
Fitzgerald River National Park
Set up camp in the heart of one of the largest and most botanically significant national parks in Australia. Here, just a short drive from Bremer Bay, you can explore 329,000 hectares of beautiful bush landscapes, filled with more than 1,800 wildflowers and plants, many of which are unique to the park. Walk the mountains, red cliffs, inlets and white sandy beaches or navigate the river in a canoe. Go find adventure in Fitzgerald River National Park
Cape Range National Park
Beside the UNESCO World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef, the largest fringing reef on Earth, you’ll find the striking contrast of Cape Range National Park’s rugged red canyons and caves. Set up camp here and you’ll enjoy the best of both ocean and outback worlds – snorkelling the reef and hiking the gorges. Check out camping sites in Cape Range National Park
Francois Peron National Park
Take a four-wheel drive camping trip to Francois Peron National Park and you’ll discover some of the reasons why Shark Bay earned UNESCO World Heritage status. Its dramatic cliffs, white sandy beaches and red desert landscapes are a haven for rare and endangered species. Plan your adventure in Francois Peron National Park
Karijini National Park
The outback adventure playground of Karijini, one of Australia’s largest and most spectacular national parks, has been two billion years in the making. Here, you can hike through deep canyons, swim in clear rock pools and gaze in awe at some of the oldest rock formations on Earth. See more about camping in Karijini National Park.
Purnululu National Park
Earning a place on the National and World Heritage lists, Purnululu National Park is home to the Bungle Bungle Range, one of the most unique and captivating ranges on Earth. Its curious beehive domes have taken shape over 350 million years, but remained hidden from the world until the 1980s. Take a closer look at Purnululu National Park