Escape to a new style of outdoor freedom

With the largest and most diverse expanse of outback landscapes in Australia, the opportunities for caravan and camping adventures in Western Australia are endless and not to be missed. Get out and explore our State's sweeping white beaches, carpets of colourful wildflowers, cavernous gorges, vast cattle stations and the most dazzling star-filled skies you'll ever see.

From 5 star serviced glamping, catered camping, eco stays and outback station experiences, to simply pitching a tent yourself, the wide variety of camping options available means there's something for everyone.


If you're short on time

Whether sleeping in a tent, a caravan or a motorhome, these WA gems are all within a few hours of Perth, perfect for a weekend getaway:
  1. Yalgorup National Park 
    Just south of Mandurah lies a chain of salt lakes harbouring 2000-year-old thrombolites (organisms that link to early life forms) and migrating waterbirds. Camp in the surrounding Tuart forests.

  2. The Pinnacles
    Witness this honeycomb coloured karst-scape rising from the sand while basing yourself in Cervantes, where there’s an oceanfront caravan park.

  3. Ferguson Valley 
    Rolling hills combed with vineyards, casual microbreweries and the oddity of Gnomesville make this area a must-see. Stay at tranquil Honeymoon Pool.

  4. Lane Poole Reserve 
    It has six campgrounds to choose from, plus iconic bushwalking trails, old growth forests and canoeing and fishing on the Murray River.

  5. Rottnest Island
    Only a 19km ferry ride away, WA’s favourite island has campgrounds ideal for a simple weekend getaway.


The road tripping options in WA are endless. Here's a few ideas to get you started:

  1. Gibb River Road 
    One of Australia's most unique 4WD challenges, leading through Kimberley gorge country to Home Valley Station and El Questro.

  2. Golden Quest Discovery Trail 
    This journey to Kalgoorlie, Menzies and Laverton is a true outback adventure in one of the world’s biggest gold producing regions.

  3. Outback Coast
    Take the Indian Ocean Drive to the Pinnacles Desert, the rich marine life of Jurien Bay and Geraldton, and beyond to Kalbarri National Park.

  4. Ardi 4WD & Cultural Experience
    Head from Broome to the Dampier Peninsula and Cape Leveque to see the Kimberley region through the eyes of one of the oldest surviving cultures on Earth, the Bardi people.

  5. Kimberley Wilderness Highway
    Take the Kimberley Highway from Broome to Kununurra on a tour of Indigenous culture and country, from Geikie Gorge to the Bungle Bungle Range.

  6. Avon Valley Weekender
    Enjoy a romantic weekender in York, Northam, Toodyay and the Avon Valley and discover a little slice of old Spain in New Norcia.

  7. Great Southern Wine Trail
    Tour the Great Southern Wine Region from Mount Barker to Albany and Denmark, indulging the senses in one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots.

  8. South West Wine Trail
    Hit Margaret River to indulge your foodie passions in Australia’s largest premium wine region and discover the flavours of  nearby Bunbury and Pemberton.

  9. West Kimberley Coast and Gorges
    Head out from Derby to discover the West Kimberley’s trio of spectacular natural treasures – Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek and Geikie Gorge.

Catered camping: life made easy

You don’t even need to own any gear in order to go camping, let alone know how to use it. Camp set-up services are now available in selected locations in WA, so you can simply walk into the campground to see your tent set up, safe and secure, with your bed prepared and camp kitchen fully equipped.

Here are a few locations where this service is available in the South West region:

Glamping hotspots: luxury meets remote

For those of us whose comfort zone doesn’t usually extend beyond the hotel experience, glamping is the answer. Here's a snapshot of glampsites which can be found right around WA:


This is an initiative of the WA Caravan and Camping Action Plan, which is funded by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program to improve caravan and camping experiences in WA.

Royalties for RegionsDepartment of Regional Development